Carrot, Leek, Parsnip soup. vegan glutenfree

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Hey its friday! We are still snowed in, but the snow is now melting away, so hubbs is off to office.. back to the grind! So we got a big parsnip in the local farm delivery and after peeling it I was like, hmmm.. i dont think I like the smell of that thing.. It is quite a pungent smell/taste when raw.. You either like it or you dont. I added some of it to this soup for a warm wintery evening. The carrot and leek help alter the taste for someone who falls in the not a fan of parsnip group :)

This soup is easy and quick.. I think some lemongrass, ginger or some five-spice mix would go well with it too.
Some other yumm soups to check out

1 cup carrots chopped
2/3 cup leek chopped
2/3 cup parsnips chopped
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cajun spice blend
freshly ground black pepper or red pepper flakes to taste
about 1 cup water
In a pan, heat oil at medium heat and add leeks to it.
Cook for 2-3 minutes until golden.
Add the carrots and parsnip and cook covered for 2-3 minutes until parnips start to get tender.
Blend these with 1/2 cup or more water into a puree and pour puree back into the pan.
Add salt, cajun spice and freshly ground black pepper to taste, mix well and bring to a boil.
Taste and adjust, salt spices and water content.
Serve hot topped with parsley or cilantro.

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  1. perfect for this weather... lust lookin at this pic is making me warm :)

  2. I love this any time of the week..You are making me to have it now..


  3. Thank you Neha, Torview, Deeps and Aarthi!

  4. I don't cook with parsnip enough-maybe this tasty soup will change that!

  5. THis is the kind of soup my hubby loves - piping hot :)

  6. Just mouthwatering...looks so fresh, delectable & delicious!

  7. Ah, now we're snowed in here too... Such a bummer. All I want to do is cook, but it seems like we don't have the right ingredients on hand for anything! Figures, huh?

    Keep warm, and I hope you thaw out soon!

  8. Warm and hearty and with all the colors of winter.

    The whole concept of imprisoning those enormous animals in a pond is a torture beyond words :(

  9. This soup sounds so warming and delicious, combining the best of winter produce! I love the favors you have here!

  10. A delicious soup! Thanks for sharing!! :)


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