Brrr.. Winter has definitely settled. The cold is here and I will tell you that even though I am enjoying putting on my warm sweaters, I am still finding hard adjusting to those temperatures. I am warm natured so if I get cold, it takes me hours to warm up. So today as I was trying to keep warm, I was dreaming of warm home-made soups. What I really wanted was a leek and potato soup, but since my grocery store were not selling any leeks, I settled for carrots.
Ingredients: 1 lb of carrots, 1 big sweet potato, 2 bundles of green onions cleaned up and chopped thinly, salt, pepper, cumin and 4-5 cups of broth.
In a large pot, melt the butter and when the butter is sizzling, add the chopped onions. Sweat the onions until they become soft and golden. Add the chopped carrots and sweet potatoes and saute them. Add 1 tbsp of cumin and stir to coat the vegetables. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the broth to the pot and bring the mixture to boil. Lower the temperature and cook for 15 minutes. With a mixer, puree the soup and add more broth if you think it needs to be more liquid. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another 10 minutes.
To serve, spoon the soup in individual bowls and add a dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle more cumin over the soup and serve. Et voila!!!
NB: If you want to make your soup creamier, add 1 cup of heavy cream.
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!