Inspired by Mirielle Guiliano’s book French Woman Don’t Get Fat, I made her Quick and Easy Carrot Soup recipe. She tells of a lifestyle where indulgent things like bread, butter, cheese, chocolate, and soup are all a part of a healthy diet, if you eat them with pleasure. I absolutely LOVE this read- I love how she laces lessons on healthy eating into personal stories of her childhood, marriage, etc. In her book, she describes soup as a mouthwatering magical elixir, always made with seasonal and wholesome ingredients. There’s something about the simplicity of this soup that makes it so appealing! There’s plenty of room for flexibility and versatility, too- a pinch of this and a dollop of that and voila, you’re done!
My absolute favorite part of eating this is watching the butter melt and swirl into the warm soup…
Quick and Easy Carrot Soup
- pinch sugar
- freshly ground pepper
- dollop of butter
Place the carrots in a pot with and equal amount of boiling water. Cook for about 15 min, until tender.
Puree the carrots and water in a blender and season to taste with a pinch of sugar, salt, and pepper. Serve warm with a dollop of butter on top.