"14 Carrot Gold" Soup

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I’ll admit it. I got this idea because I have a terrible sense of humor that is mostly comprised of puns. But now that the weather is becoming colder and colder, I wondered, “Could I actually make this a thing?”

This soup is a great source of fiber and a full serving of vegetables!

Makes four bowls of soup! Yum!
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Step 1: Ingredients

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These are the ingredients you will need:
  • 14 baby carrots
  • 2 large parsnips
  • 14.5 oz broth (I used chicken)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Sour cream
  • Edible gold glitter/gold flakes
Kitchen Equipment
  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Knife
  • Large bowl
  • Steamer
  • Blender
  • Large saucepan
  • Spatula

Step 2: Prep: Parsnips

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Parsnips are a pretty interesting vegetable. At first glance, they probably look like albino carrots, but they're actually sweeter than a carrot.

To prep them, first peel the skin using a vegetable peeler.
You'll notice that they have a large, round stem at the top. Cut this off.
Cut up the rest of the parsnip. Start off at the skinnier end, cutting the rounds in two. Once you've gotten to the bigger parts of the parsnip, you can cut the pieces into 4.

Step 3: Prep: Carrots

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Baby carrots are convenient in that they're already skinned.

All you have to do is cut the carrots into thirds

Step 4: Steam

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In order to cook the carrots and parsnips, we're going to steam them for 8-10 minutes, or until tender.

To test this, take a toothpick and stab one of the veggies. If the toothpick easily punctures it, then they're ready.

Step 5: Puree

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Now, you'll want to puree the parsnips and carrots to create a uniform, smooth veggie mix.

I don't own a blender, so I mashed them first and then proceeded to blend with a hand blender.

If you're using a blender, go ahead and dump everything in there along with 1 cup of chicken broth.
If you're using a hand blender, blend the veggies little by little and add 1 cup of chicken broth gradually.

Make sure your vegetables are silky smooth, otherwise you'll have chunky soup!
WUVIE2 years ago
I'm so confused. I watched your 14 Carrot Gold soup for days, just knowing it would win something. Now it isn't even listed as a finalist, but it was a finalist before.
(scratches head)

Loved your soup, can't wait to make this!
krysteanuh (author)  WUVIE2 years ago
Thank you so much for your kind words! c:
But, c'est la vie. There are many more contests in the sea. cx
coffekid2 years ago
Looks good.8)