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merpancake replied to your post: My carrot and ginger soup (which is my favourite…

Hmmm so any chance I could snag the recipe from you?

I don’t have a recipe so I’m gonna wing it:

What you need:

Soup pot (large pot for lots of soup, small pot for…smaller amounts).
Stick blender

Carrots (like a kilo or kilo and a half)
Onions - you only need one. I use three though.
Ginger (fresh is best) - I use about two-three teaspoons, but if you’re just starting out, add one and adjust.
Garlic (fresh also good) - I use genuinely about 15 cloves, you do not need this many. Five is a good start, lol.
Rosemary (fresh good, dry works) - add at end to taste.
Stock cubes - I use vegetarian beef lol, because I was taught how to make this by a vegetarian, you can use whatever you like. I use 2. 1 is enough. A lot of this soup is ‘adding based on what tastes good’ so it’s better to add more at the end than too much at the beginning. You could add liquid stock in place of water.
Salt/pepper/etc.

Other root vegetables are pretty tasty in this soup. It’s also good to taste one of the carrots first to make sure it’s a sweet carrot, and not a bitter carrot. Otherwise you’ll get that bitter taste all through the soup.

How to do the thing:

Peel things that need peeling. (Carrots etc.)
Roughly chop things that need chopping (Carrots, onions, garlic, ginger). 

(Remember you’re using the stick blender to blend everything later, so you don’t need to worry about things being nicely cut or whatever - except for the garlic and ginger).

Fry ginger and garlic in ghee or butter or margarine in soup pot. Until the house smells really good.

Add onions. Cook until soft and a little see-through.

Add all the rest. (Sans rosemary.)

Add enough water that you can see it, but it doesn’t completely cover the vegetables. You can always boil it off if you add too much, or add more if it’s too little.

Bring to boil and then simmer on low heat for a thousand years with some kind of lid on the pot. Seriously like it takes about 1.5-2 hours for me. This is a soup I like to forget about.

When carrots are soft enough that they can be easily smooshed with a fork or wooden spoon, turn off stove and get your stick blender out. Blend that fucker down.

You should end with a smooth, creamy, orange soup that tastes absolutely incredible given the main ingredient is carrots.

Alter flavours as needed, and add your rosemary. (Put back on stove on low heat for this).

Can be served with sour cream except I don’t like sour cream.

Serve with crusty bread if you like that too!

Have seconds!

Have thirds and try not to think about how many carrots you’ve just consumed….

It will taste better the day after, as most soups do. :D

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I need a cooking show where the contestants are tasked with recreating fictional dishes

Like

“Make this dish that showed up in that anime one time - it looks like this and it’s slightly spicy. This is all we know” *shows big picture on a screen*

or

“Your task today is to make a health potion. It should be able to stay preserved for a week in room temperature, at least. But it’s not like we can really check that on a 1 hour show. Still, keep it in mind”

and then the old man who lives alone with two dogs and a cat wins, and the gamer and the anime nerd look at him in horror whispering “how…” to themselves

or something

but yeah I need this

concept: it’s early in the morning and you’re soundly sleeping still. i head into the kitchen to make you your favorite breakfast, smiling at the thought of your sleepy morning voice

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