1combine all ingredients EXCEPT the sour cream, in a lg sauce pan, and boil for 1/2 hr.
2remove some of the carrot, corsely chop it & set aside
3put the rest of the sauce pan ingredients into a blender, a little at a time, and puree (be sure NOT to fill the blender past 3/4 full, and make sure the top is cracked, to prevent exploding the lid)
4when it’s all pureed, return to sauce pan, and return to a low boil. THEN, whisk in the sour cream, 1 tbps at a time, Then, add the corsely chopped carrot, and boil on low for another 15 min. Add salt & pepper to taste, and serve.
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too). Read more.
Stuffed with toasted walnuts, shredded carrots, and all the spices found in carrot cake, these light buttermilk pancakes are a guilt-free breakfast pleasure.
Classic Tomato Soup
This comforting tomato soup is super easy and super delicious. Canned San Marzano tomatoes marry with soft, sautéed onions and garlic, a pinch of red pepper, and chicken broth to create a soothing, savory bowl. Finished with a bit of cream, this is begging for a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. But really, it tastes great with lots of things, as well as on its own (though a basil and Parmesan garnish doesn't hurt). Read more.