Cream of roasted carrots

Cream of roasted carrots

I love soups. There is something comforting, soothing, heart-warming in a bowl of warm soup. Frankly, few foods have this effect on me.

When I am sad, down, when life seems to be going in the wrong direction, I drown my sorrows in a bowl of soup. When I don’t feel well, when my body resents the use and abuse of everyday life, I find nourishment in one of my favorite soups.

Cream of roasted carrots

Another great thing about soups is that they normally require little time and effort, because some days I don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Soup is the closest to “fast food” I get. And they are usually light, so its eating without the guilt.

Cream of roasted carrots

And I love carrots!

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t have carrots in my diet. It appears in soups, stews, rice, vegetable dishes and meat. Whatever nutrients there are in carrots, I am sure I am not missing them. Perhaps carrots are responsible for my healthy, orangey glow.

I am kidding.

Aunt Clara
Cream of roasted carrots
 
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Light, comforting, vegan and simple: a little something to please everybody. This is perfect for those lazy days when we just want a little something with the least possible effort.
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of carrots
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 qrt of low-salt, or homemade vegetable broth
  • ½ tablespoon of chopped curly parsley
  • ⅓ teaspoon of nutmeg powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 300 ºF (150 ºC).
  2. If the carrots are small scrub and wash them clean with a vegetable brush. If they are not, peel them and cut them into strips.
  3. Place the carrots on a baking pan. Drizzle with a tablespoon of oil, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
  4. Bake the carrots for 15 minutes, or until they are tender.
  5. In the meantime, Heat the remaining oil in a pan.
  6. Add the onions and cook over very low heat, stirring frequently until the onions turn transparent.
  7. Mix the onions, nutmeg, carrots, and the broth in the blender vase. Blend until they are dissolved.
  8. Pour into a pot, add the parsley. Boil until it has reduced to ¾ of the original volume.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
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  • Mayra December 6, 2012, 4:00 PM

    Oh my god, those pictures are so sweet. I too love soups, specially now that it’s so cold here in NJ.