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       Title: Winter Carrot Soup
  Categories: Soups/stews, Vegetables
       Yield: 5 servings
       1 tb Safflower oil                       1 tb Soy sauce
       4 x  Carrots, grated                   1/2 ts Thyme
       1 x  Med Onion, chopped (1/2 cup)      1/4 ts Ground Cumin
       4 c  Vegetable stock                   1/4 ts Black Pepper
       6 oz Can Tomato Paste (2/3 cup)     
   GARNISH: scallion curls or Herbed Garlic Croutons (optional).
    In Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil. Stir in carrots and onion;
   saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, increase
   heat, and cover. When mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat to med and
   simmer for about 5 minutes. Top with garnish if desired.
   VARIATIONS: - add 1/2 cup raisins-cook soup until they are plump & tender.