I know what you’re thinking…parsnips, how exciting… But really, this soup is fabulous. We’ll get to that. First, I have a GIVEAWAY I’d like to announce! Woohoo! It’s my first giveaway so I’m rather excited. My readers have been so good to me so I wanted to give a little something back to you. The nice folks at CSN Stores.com have given me a $40 gift certificate for me to give away to one of you. They have some really nice things ranging from luggage sets to kitchen table to home accessories. To Enter: All you have to do is comment on this post giving me a random number between 1 and 300. I’ll use random.org to generate a winner, closest one wins! Details: Giveaway ends on Sunday, December 5th at 11:59pm PST. Open to US residents only, sorry. Good luck On with the soup. ~~~~~~~~~ I’m known in my family as the soup master. I don’t know about the master part, I think they’re just being nice, but I do make soups A LOT in the cold weather. I love soup. What’s not to love about an easy one-pot meal that’s filling and nourishing, capturing all the wonderful nutrients in its broth. I firmly believe soup helps me stay healthy through winter. One of the things that makes soup so easy is my hand immersion blender. I like to blend many of my soups and I can’t imagine transferring it over to the food processor every time. I highly recommend one if you’re a soup lover like me. Without further ado, here it is. Hope you enjoy it!