Bunny Stew Recipe
My favorite little person recently requested carrot stew for dinner. Why carrot stew? Well, because the bunnies in one of the books she’s reading were having carrot stew and she’s enamored with the story, has an incredible imagination and wanted to pretend that she was eating carrot stew with the bunnies. How can I say no to a request like that? Even though my picky little eater who is a few weeks away from turning 3 has yet to have a bite of anything resembling a stew or soup. The closest she’s come is some bone broth in a syringe when she’s sick. I thought this would be a great opportunity to actually get her to take a bite of soup, so I obliged. The result was a delicious, carroty stew which of course she refused to take a bite of but happily picked out the carrot pieces that had simmered in bone broth. It is definitely a great recipe to add to your collection of healing soups and if you like carrots it’s even better!
Ingredients (makes 4 small bowls)
- 10 carrots
- 3 cups of
- 1 tsp. dry ginger
- 1 tbsp. arrowroot powder
- 4 cups spinach
- 1 garlic clove
- salt to taste
- a sprinkle of red pepper flakes
- Chop all the carrots into rounds
- Chop the spinach very finely
- Steam half of the carrots or gently boil until just tender
- Add the steamed carrots (without the water they were boiled in), 1 cup bone broth and garlic clove to a blender and blend until very smooth
- Heat the rest of the bone broth on the stove and add the pureed carrot mixture into it
- Add the dried ginger, the rest of the carrots, red pepper flakes and salt to taste
- Heat the broth until the carrots are just tender and then add in the spinach and mix it in until just wilted (this will happen very quickly and you might not even need heat for it to happen).
- In a small bowl add the arrowroot powder with about 1/8 cup of the soup liquid and mix well
Remove the soup from heat and add the arrowroot powder mixture to the soup and stir until well combined. Any leftover soup can be easily frozen and saved for a cold day when you need a little warmth. Just pour it into a glass jar and leave enough room for it to expand during freezing.