Carrot soup's the perfect remedy for those days when you're in the mood to wind down with a meal that's truly light. One of my favorite versions is so silky-smooth you'd think it was simmered with cream like a traditional bisque, but the secret ingredient to its consistency is actually a blended potato, which adds a velveteen heft.
I like to build flavor by first sautéing the aromatics, then adding a small amount of curry powder, which foils the natural sweetness of carrot with earth and smokiness. If you're not in the mood for spice or simply don't like curry, you can omit the spice; it tastes great with or without it. A healthy, satisfying Winter soup, right this way!