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Inside The Kitchen: My Carrot Soup Recipe

I wanted to start to incorporate more of what I cooked at home instead of just posting some of my favorite online recipes. I’m actually going to invite you to send me pictures of your favorite dishes and step by step instructions on how to make them.

Get featured on INO Mommy! I would love to learn about your favorite recipes! Do you have a special dish that you are known for? How about a quick and easy meal that can get us all through a tough day? Anything and everything is welcomed.


Here’s my first entry – it’s carrot soup and my kids love it. I make it whenever I buy WAY too many carrots from the supermarket. Instead of throwing them away, I make a soup that the kids enjoy for lunch with a little grilled cheese.

Here’s how I make it:

  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 to 2 stalks of celery (if you have celery that you want to get rid of – use 2, otherwise use 1)
  • 1 pound of carrots (or whatever you have – I don’t really measure when I cook)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 onion
  • Salt and Pepper


Step 1: Chop up onions, garlic, and celery. Combine with the olive oil and let it cook through. About 5 to 7 minutes.


Step 2: Chop the carrots in half. You don’t need to dice or get crazy with this step because everything will be pureed. I put whatever I have in the soup. If I end up using more, so be it. Don’t get caught up on the measurements – this isn’t baking!


Step 3: Add the chicken broth and put on lid. Bring to a boil and then cook on medium for about 20 to 25 minutes. Stir on occasion.


Step 4: After the soup cooked for a while, puree it. If you don’t have the tool that you put directly in the pot – GO AND BUY IT. It is a time saver galore! No need to whip out and then clean a blender.



Step 5: Spoon and serve! If you want you can garnish it with chives or scallions, but I don’t typically have those ingredients on hand.

Original recipe from Parents Magazine. I altered it a bit. If you want to follow their version take out the garlic and replace with 1 Tablespoon of grated ginger. I’m not particularity a fan of the taste of ginger, so I swapped it out and was happy with the taste.

Again, if you would like to send in pictures of you making your favorite recipe, I would LOVE to have you! Email me at vera@inomommy.com with recipe and shots.

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  1. gavintiegirl : March 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    That looks like an awesome recipe. I make two similar recipes; a potato cheese soup and a potato leek soup. I would love to share them with you and send pictures. When I make my soups I used all organic ingredients and I use Pacific Naturals organic veggie broth because it is the only broth on the market that is truly 100% MSG free. If I must use chicken broth, I make my own and freeze it for future recipes. But that is such a pain, I would rather just use the veggie broth. Even if the front of the box says MSG free, (and some do these days) if the ingredients say, “Natural Flavors”, “Natural Chicken Flavors” or “Citric Acid”, those are considered hidden forms of MSG. Check out MSGTruth.org for information on the effect of MSG on our brains and nervous system. Researchers have linked MSG consumption to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and I believe migraines can be caused by MSG consumption. MSG Truth has a list of hidden MSG sources so you can be aware of all the ways you are getting it in your system without knowing it.

    Also, the carrots you are using are organic, but make sure they have nothing on them. Some of those precut and prewashed carrots are bathed in something to make them look so pretty and shiny. It's better to buy the truly organic carrots that look nasty, wash and peel them. It's a little more work, but worth the chemical free peace of mind.

    I am enjoying INOmommy and your personal blog. I am glad you have had such success. You seem like an awesome wife and mother.

  2. I would LOVE if you shared your recipe! Good point about the coating – never KNEW THAT. Will definitely be sure to look out for that.

    My house is pretty much all organic – so this info was helpful

  3. Sweet, sweet, little boy. So special. Bless him and his challenges.

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