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Carrot Soup with Orange and Tarragon

Sweet and savory, plus great for the waistline!


1 tablespoon  Olive oil

1 pound Carrots

¾ cup  Onion, chopped

¼ cup Ginger, chopped

3 medium Garlic cloves, chopped

3 cups Vegetable stock

1/4 cup Orange juice, fresh squeezed

2 tablespoons Wine, white, dry

2 teaspoons Tarragon, fresh, chopped

1 tseaspoon Thyme, fresh, chopped

Pinch Salt

Pinch Pepper, white


Add oil to medium pot and heat on medium-high flame.  Add carrot, onion, ginger and garlic and sauté until onion is soft.  Add stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender.

Puree soup in batches in blender until very smooth.  Return to pot. Stir in orange juice, wine, chopped tarragon, thyme, salt and white pepper and simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.

Garnish with sprigs of tarragon.

Soup can be served either hot or chilled.

YIELD: 8 servings

SERVING: 1 cup

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool comfort on a hot summer day.


6 cups  Watermelon, seeded

½ medium  Cucumber, peeled, seeded, coarse chop

1/3 cup  Cilantro, chopped

1/3 cup  Mint, chopped

1/3 cup  Basil, chopped


Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until slightly chunky consistency, like a thick salsa. Serve cold.

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1 cup