Home made Soup

A bunch of carrots

Sunday is traditionally home made soup making day in the Caron Cares household ! I have a huge pot and make a different soup most weeks. Today I made carrot and coriander and several containers of this delicious recipe will be making its way to some of my elderly clients.

Home made soup is not only easy and relatively cheap to make but nutritionally wonderful.

Low fat, full of vegetables containing vital vitamins and minerals not to mention fibre. It is a meal in a bowl and welcomed by the elderly especially as it is filling a warming and an easy meal to eat and digest.

If you fancy making carrot and coriander soup for yourself and perhaps an elderly person you care for, here is the recipe I used.

Carrot & coriander soup


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 chopped potato
  • 450g carrots , peeled and chopped
  • 1.2l vegetable or chicken stock
  • handful coriander (about ½ a supermarket packet)

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, then fry for 5 mins until softened. Stir in the ground coriander and potato, then cook for 1 min. Add the carrots and stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and cook for 20 mins until the carrots are tender.
Tip into food processor with the coriander. then blitz until smooth (you may need to do this in two batches). Return to pan, taste, add salt if necessary, then reheat to serve.
I made 5 times the quantity and have frozen some !!!!
It is also my eldest sons favourite and he will be taking 2 pints back (in a plastic milk bottle)  to University in Manchester following a brief visit to his girlfriend for Valentines day. Manchester to Devon is no short journey.an icy red heart on a grey background



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Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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