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What to do with all this carrot puree?

eepi | May 8, 201211:09 PM     23

I picked up a copy of "French Women Don't Get Fat" and as I happened to have an overabundance of carrots, tried out the recipe for "Quick and Easy Carrot Soup." Even bought a food mill for the purpose. Well, the thing is... it's vile.

Now I've got a couple of cups (maybe 3) of - well, it's not a nice, creamy puree of carrot. A sort of coarse-sand-of-carrot - just sitting there in the refrigerator being orange...

I tried adding ginger to a small bit of it, but that was nasty. Tried a bit of nutmeg - horrible. Texture-wise, tried adding half-and-half - it's just not anything like what I'd call soup.

What would you do with it? I'm not sure that milk of any type is what I really want if I'm trying not to get fat, but something is definitely needed. I've thought of boiling potatoes, adding the carrot, and using an immersion blender to try to get a smoother texture. What about seasoning?

I probably have a 2-day window before I give up and just compost it, which would be a shameful waste. All ideas welcome, including what I might have done wrong in the first place!

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