This roasted carrot apple soup is like a big hug – warm, comforting, and nourishing for the body and soul. It’s a nutty and sweet fall soup recipe that’s naturally paleo, whole 30 and gluten-free. Most importantly, my kid ate this without complaint (and even proffered a compliment!). A weeknight winner in this house.
There are basic comforts you covet when in the season of parenthood that involves the care and feeding of the tiniest humans. A full night of uninterrupted sleep. Staying snot free from September through April. A day without laundry. Three consecutive hours in which you don’t have to touch someone else’s bodily fluids. Clothes that stays clean the entire day. Well, that last one I’ve never been able to achieve, but the others are accurate.
Different parents cope with these cravings in different ways, all in an attempt to maintain a little bit of control over the incessant chaos that’s taken over their lives. Cam listens to really loud music. One of my girlfriends knits. Another does the whole adult coloring thing. A dad friend run races (slow clap for that guy).
In case you haven’t noticed, I cook. If I can’t sleep well, I might as well eat well, amirite? This recipe for roasted carrot apple soup is the definition of comfort. It’s as close as I can get to a rib-crushing bear hug from my BFF after a particularly shitty day. It’s sweet, but not cloying. It’s warm, and filling. And best of all it’s nourishing, both metaphorically and literally. Soul food, it is (says Yoda).