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Creamy, Healthy Carrot Soup

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Had to make something with with all the leftover carrots I had from my potato soup. First time for me. Combined two recipes. A little garlicky but not overpowering. Onions, fresh ginger, vegetable stock. No cream added, but plenty thick. Forgot the crusty bread at the grocery store so used fig and olive crackers instead. Some people think it’s too early for soup, but if you crank the air down, you’ll be just fine. ⛄️🌬❄️🥶

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Mratl83Reading Rabbits

Hello there sister, you literally just made my day, if i had telepathic powers i would appear, on the phone, screen and eat all of it lol🤣🤣🤣 you would have to make some more because i will suck it up like a vacuum cleaner, lol🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Mratl83

Come on down! There’s plenty!🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕😂

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Mratl83Reading Rabbits in reply to Isinatra

You are such a great lady sister thanks alot. That excellent meal that you posted surely beats pizza, im getting tired of eating it almost every other day lol🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Mratl83

Watch that pizza, M. We’ve got to get you to some cooking classes!

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Mratl83Reading Rabbits in reply to Isinatra

Yes indeed sister i totally agree, i need a cooking class, just like my car need gas when, its running on E, lol🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Mratl83

Make sure the gas is high grade. 😂

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Mratl83Reading Rabbits in reply to Isinatra

Yes definitely, high grade i totally agree, because sometimes i can be a real cheapskate sister lol🤣🤣🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Mratl83

Ever try recycled corn oil? When you learn to cook 😂😂😂you can kill two birds with one stone.

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Mratl83Reading Rabbits in reply to Isinatra

I will definitely check it out, you are a master at cooking thanks alot. That will surely kill two birds one stone lol🤣. It will make me say goodbye to frozen foods aswell lol🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Mratl83

Thank you for the compliment, M. But I’m hardly a master. I just can follow directions. On a good day. 😉

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Mratl83Reading Rabbits in reply to Isinatra

I am so motivated, to learn a few techniques on how to cook, i will let you know how it came out. But if i burn my kitchen down, i want tell you lol🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Mratl83

Lol Yes, please let us ALL know how your science experiments come out. Lol Take out fire insurance first and maybe some flood, too.

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Mratl83Reading Rabbits in reply to Isinatra

Sister you are so silly you always make me laugh so hard lol🤣🤣🤣 you keep me in a good spirit. My insurance is definitely, in process, because the cooking science experiment, that im trying to master i surely, need a serious insurance backup plan just in case lol🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Mratl83

😂😂

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Mratl83Reading Rabbits in reply to Isinatra

I love making you laugh lol🤣🤣

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Isinatra in reply to Mratl83

Me,too! 😁

Never too early for soup when it looks and sounds as lovely as yours does😋😋

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Isinatra in reply to BTCCET

I’d forgotten how tasty homemade soups were. And this one I don’t feel guilty having seconds. 😉

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BTCCET in reply to Isinatra

It looks so delicious that I can almost smell the flavour from here😍

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Isinatra in reply to BTCCET

I’ll turn on my fans and blast the aromas to you. They’re very powerful!😁

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MadBunny in reply to BTCCET

No it certainly isn't 😁

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Hi Isinatra Your soup looks fabulous. I bet it was really tasty. I like the look of your fig and olive crackers too. Yum! I enjoy soup all year long, no matter what the temperature, I think it's a great option.

Zest :-)

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Isinatra in reply to Zest

Thank you, Zest. I have to say I was surprised of the taste, since I’m not a real fan of carrots. It really kicked my backside.😂

That looks and sounds delicious Isinatra and the fig and olive crackers sound really yummy too, wish we could get them here. 🙂

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Isinatra in reply to springcross

Hi, there, Springcross. Thank you. The crackers were a new item at my grocers. They’re crunchy, but chewy at the same time. A little sweet, great with cheese. There’s many items from across the ocean I wish I could get, too.

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springcross in reply to Isinatra

They sound as good as they look.

That looks and sounds delicious.To me,it's never too early for a good soup- I eat it all year round 😁 The crackers sound good, too🐰

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

Thank you..I’ll be looking for more soup recipes now. Any favorites for you?

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

I'm not very imaginative when it comes to making soup, just carrot, leek and potato, and mixed root veg ( carrot, potato, swede, parsnip with onion added)

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

Sounds pretty imaginative to me. 😁Swede…I’ve heard it before here…any equivalent to something here in the states?

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

Just googled it. Rutabaga or yellow turnip 😁

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

Oh! After today, I’ll try anything new. Thanks for googling. 🌸

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

I dont use a recipe, just cut up the veg, add them to whatever quantity of stock I want, along with onion , garlic and any herbs I want to use🤗

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

I could build on that, for sure. Atleast it doesn’t call for pureeing, which gets quite messy. 🥴

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

I usually put it in the blender ( with the lid on if course😁)when the veg are cooked, if I want it smooth. You can add a splash of cream if you want to.

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

Yes, I can see it coming together now. A splash of cream, I’ve noticed that in several recipes, too. Yum 😋.

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

If I'm being a good girl I'll put skimmed milk in it instead of cream 😁

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

And a very good girl you would be! 😉

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

I didn't say how often though 🤗

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

I have a good idea…😉

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

Actually it's more often milk than cream as I rarely buy cream.Honest 🤗

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

I trust you. Low fat or regular milk?

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

Low. I never use regular. Ever.

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Isinatra in reply to MadBunny

Yes. Low fat or skim for me. But when it comes to cooking something time consuming, I like to make it worthwhile, so I go all in. Unless I’ve made it before and I feel comfortable making substitutions. It’s all good!

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MadBunny in reply to Isinatra

👍👍👍

Can you use almond milk?

Good question. 🤔 All I can think of is the taste might be altered a bit. The milk or cream called for in my recipe doesn’t add a whole lot except to make the soup a little silkier, but I like the soup unsilky. Done right, carrot soup is sweet by itself, and sweetened almond milk may make it too sweet. You could use unsweetened. I did find a recipe that called for maple syrup, but I passed over that one. Ugh. Lol Maybe some real soup connoisseurs on here has more experience with almond milk. 😁

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Isinatra in reply to Isinatra

P.S. if my memory serves me,I think Jerry could help you with your question.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Superfluffies

Hi Superfluffies you can use any milk in soups I use coconut milk and plant based single cream and they all work well. Here's some carrot soup made with coconut milk:

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So I'd definitely make some with almond milk. 😊

And thanks for flagging this up Isinatra 😊

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Isinatra in reply to Jerry

Thank you for the info. 👍🏼

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Your carrot soup looks totally delicious Isinatra so top marks from me. 😊

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Isinatra in reply to Jerry

Thank you, Jerry. It’s hard sometimes to get those top marks. Always welcomed, though. I’ve picked up a lot of inspiration from Healthy Eating. 👍🏼

Beautiful presentation of a delicious looking soup. I love that its GARLICKY , I'll enjoy it vicariously through you since I cant touch garlic at the moment. Absolutely adore that you dared to be creative and combined two recipes. If this boldness continues, you might just end up becoming a daredevil and jump off a ✈️

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Isinatra in reply to Imaaan

Lol Not only no, but heck no! I might be a daredevil in the kitchen, but not in the sky. Unless you jump first!😂

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Isinatra in reply to Isinatra

Btw I think the garlic could be left out and it would be fine. The recipe called for allspice and coriander, but I didn’t have any on hand. The fresh ginger really made a difference.

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Imaaan in reply to Isinatra

You made a good call with the ginger and garlic ;)

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Imaaan in reply to Isinatra

🐓🐣🍗

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Isinatra in reply to Imaaan

Oh, you vixen!😂😂

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Imaaan in reply to Isinatra

😘

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Isinatra in reply to Imaaan

💕

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Hi Isinatra,

Your soup sounds and looks wonderful. I like carrot soup on the side with either a salad or sandwich. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it. :-)

Thank you. Since this was the first time I made it, I wasn’t sure how filling it would be. I had a bowl an hour ago and I’m hungry again. A sandwich or hefty salad would be great alongside it. 👍🏼🌸

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Isinatra

You're welcome! What is your favorite type of salad/sandwich to have with the soup? :-)

Hmmm….Reuben sandwich comes to mind. Or a grilled cheese with tomato. Really rich in the combo,though. What would be your suggestion?

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Isinatra

I would personally have a tuna sandwich or tuna on the salad. :-)

That’s more like it. Good combo. Haven’t had a tuna sandwich in ages. Definitely tuna in the salad. 👍🏼

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Isinatra

That sounds good! Enjoy the sandwich and soup! :-)

😁👍🏼

Chef Isinatra 👩‍🍳 your carrot soup looks healthy and tasty and filling. The presentation is 👌Your creating your Veg soups on HE at just the right time as its getting cold here in the UK even though we've had a reasonably warmish day today the evening and nights are chilly. Just the right weather for some warm 🥕🥕🥕 soup on a cold evening for supper yummy 😋

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Isinatra in reply to Zara0123

Your description has really set my tummy to rumbling and longing for some cool weather. Love, love.

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Isinatra in reply to Isinatra

Chef? Do I have to keep my hat on?😉

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Zara0123 in reply to Isinatra

Oh definitely......just for a while 😉

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Isinatra in reply to Zara0123

🙏

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Zara0123 in reply to Isinatra

I do enjoy the cool weather at night. Nothing beats snuggling under a cosy duvet 😴 💤

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Isinatra in reply to Zara0123

I felt a cool breeze when you said that. Thanks 🙏.

Looks really good.

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Isinatra in reply to Maxy6

Thank you, Maxy6.😊

Looks lovely I love it had some my friend made carrots are a super food I must start cooking again once my kitchen works 😊🙋

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👋 You better put that new kitchen to good use. I know you know how to use it. Lol.

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Well with no electric if I eat carrot soup I may see in the dark 😂😂🧡

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😂 More like day glo orange. Who needs electricity?

Looks sustaining and healthy.will definitely make.

Yummy. Looks great. Love those dishes. More!

oh lovely

Your soup looks really good, and the crackers too, but I just wanted to say I absolutely love your bowl and plate too 🥣

Thank you HH. The soup didn’t disappoint and I’d hoped the pottery brought a little more fun to the table. 😁

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