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cooking under pressure: cozy carrot soup

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is a great soup to make on those cold dreary days of Winter; however, it would be welcome in my home any old time of the year (IMHO). It is easy/peasy to assemble, and you can have a nice steaming pot ready to go in under 30 minutes. And, since you are not opening a can, you have the ability to change things out to suit your own personal tastes. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For cooking under pressure: cozy carrot soup

  • 1 lb
    carrots, roughly cut up into disks
  • 1/2 c
    yellow onion, chopped, about 4 ounces
  • 1 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 3 c
    vegetable stock, not broth
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg, freshly ground
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • greek yogurt, or sour cream, for garnish

How To Make cooking under pressure: cozy carrot soup

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    You will need a medium-sized soup pot, and a stand blender, or stick blender to make this recipe.
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    When the weather is decidedly on the cold side, I like to add a bit of cayenne pepper; however, in the Summer months I usually leave it out.
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    If you want to give this dish more depth of flavor, and you are not concerned about the vegetarian thing, you could sub out part or all of the vegetable stock with chicken stock.
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    The Story of Honey Honey is a somewhat controversial food among vegans. Unlike overt animal foods like meat, eggs, and dairy, foods from insects aren’t always grouped into the vegan category. As a matter of fact, some vegans who eat an otherwise entirely plant-based diet may opt to include honey in their diet. That said, most vegans view honey as non-vegan and avoid eating However, since honey contains no blood, tissues or any type of life matter, it is considered completely vegetarian. FYI: To make this recipe vegan, sub out the honey with an equal amount of maple syrup.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Chop up your veggies, but do not try to be pretty… they are all going to get blended up in the end.
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    Add the veggies and the remainder of the ingredients to the bowl of your pressure cooker/instant pot.
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    Seal the device, set the pressure to high, and pressure cook for 3 minutes.
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    Allow the unit to rest for 10 minutes, bleed off any remaining pressure, then use a stand blender, or stick blender to puree the soup.
  • So yummy
    Place in a pot with just enough heat to keep it nice and warm and do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
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  • So yummy
    Serve while nice and warm with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream or simply drink it out of a mug. Enjoy.
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