Tigerlilly Quinn: Simple Carrot Soup

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Simple Carrot Soup


I've been trying to get Wilf to eat his vegetables lately. It's funny, he used to be so good with eating but for the past few months he will only eat carbs and fruit, oh wait and cheese of course he wants it with everything! He will also eat eggs but heaven forbid you cook him the wrong sort, toddler life is hard.

I thought that if we made some carrot soup together he would be interested in the process and maybe eat some. Well I tried! (he had the the biggest melt down and after twenty minutes of crying settled for some raisins..)

I thought it was yummy though, and it's super simple to make if you fancy a quick and healthy lunch. 

You will need:


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 900ml (1 1/2 pints) vegetable stock
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Next cook the carrots and onion for a few minutes until the onion has softened a little. Pour in the vegetable stock  then bring to the boil, and cook until the carrots are tender, about 10 minutes
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Puree the soup until smooth with a hand blender and serve with bread. Yum!
This post was written as part of an entry for The co-operative electrical shop competition 

19 comments:

Paola Agostini said...

Wonderful recipe! I will try it for my Sissi! I use to cook a pumpkin soup, if you want, this is the recipe: http://sissiworld.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/crema-di-zucca-pumpkin-soup/ :-)

Paula Harvey said...

Sound like a familiar story in our house - i have started the military operation of trying to get Flynn to eat a more varied diet. After being poorly at the beginning of the year he decided to 'not like' certain foods - he was becoming vegetarian (not eating meat) but also refusing to let any vegetable pass his lips!!
This week he has been allowed to eat whatever he wanted for his dinner if he had a vegetable 1st (3 slices of carrot, tablespoon of peas etc) and yesterday I finally got him to have 1 slice of wafer thin ham inside his normal sandwich of bread and butter!! :D Its a hard slog but it getting there - refusing them something other than what is in front of him seems to work for us.

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

It would have to be the play dough ice cream set for us too!

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Manda Louise said...

I like Draculaura

Sonia said...

I like 13 Wishes Clawdeen Wolf

Swazi said...

I always have carrots in the house as my toddler loves to eat 'crunchy munchy carrots' (raw carrot sticks) so this is perfect for a soup making newbie like me.
Thanks :o)

Globalmouse said...

That looks delicious! Toddlerdom is hard, hard work!!

Katie Skeoch said...

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Clare F Wood said...

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AnnieMammasaurus said...

I am a huge soup fan, it's like Autumn was made for making and eating soup. Crusty roll obligatory for me x

Melissa said...

hi, is this giveaway open to the US? thanks!

pinkoddy said...

Oh that sounds so simple and looks so delicious. My youngest has just got a fondness for raw carrot but wont go near it cooked, and another who is the opposite - kids and their diets aye!

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Jammie said...

I would pick Frankie! Frankie is my daughter's favorite.

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Monster High 13 Wishes Doll - Gigi

Helen S said...

I'd choose theMonster High Ghouls Rule Doll Draculaura

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