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Carrot Bisque and Cornmeal Blueberry Sunshine Muffins

This was another VwaV night, and as has been my experience with the cookbook, a total success.

I’d never made a carrot soup before, but decided it was high time to give it a try, and I’m happy that I did. This actually reminded me a lot of baby food, which is totally not a bad thing…I’ve been known to enjoy some fruity varieties of baby food past my baby years…shhh don’t tell!
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I do think I’d make this a complete puree in the future…it would be absolutely to die for in a smooth and creamy form. It was great with some texture, but I think a real puree would class things up a little bit. It would also make it thermos ready, and who doesn’t want classy carrot bisque in a thermos? The flavor also reminded me of something I’ve had before, but I still can’t put my finger on exactly what that is.

The muffins were TO DIE FOR. These retain a pretty serious crunch from the cornmeal, which might be a turn-off to some people, but was probably my favorite part. I didn’t have soy yogurt in the fridge, but I upped the soy milk a bit and it seemed to work fine. These weren’t dry at all.
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As Isa says in the book, I’m sure they’d be great with a bit of margarine, but they’re just fine plain as far as I’m concerned. I wouldn’t want to weigh them down with anything additional.

Selah.

2 comments to Carrot Bisque and Cornmeal Blueberry Sunshine Muffins

  • Virginia

    i haven’t tried that muffin recipe yet but all of her others have been great!

  • Vegetation

    Oooh! I don’t think I’ve made those ones either yet, I don’t know why not, I’ve made most of the other ones. But they look so amazing I know what I’ll be making next!

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