Spanish Spiced Carrot Soup and Dogs and Kids-No Different

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Speaking of dogs, I am lucky. I have so many supports helping me with my dog. I have the amazing Fernando Camacho of Fern Dog Training ( helping me train my dog not to “express” himself all over the house by using some very familiar techniques. Boy is dog training like baby training. For example, there will be a need to express shortly after eating or drinking so, obviously, he’ll need a walk shorty after eating.

I’m kinda smart. Not a genius like the guy who helped me at the Mac store today, Eric Jacobson at the Willowbrook Mall, but not the dullest tool in the box either. How come this doggy house breaking strategy wasn’t intuitive? Of course that dog would have to go in the house if I waited 2 hours to walk him. Poor thing.

I have had 4 babies who all did their business soon after eating/drinking. Why would I think dogs are any different? Well, the main reason is because I did not apply my overall knowledge gained from life experience and simply felt overwhelmed and in a panic, rendering me feeling out of control with the house breaking.

How many of you successful folks out there feel overwhelmed with cooking a simple recipe even though you have read instructions and figured out zillions of other projects in your lives? No different.

Now, please go read the following recipe and make it, just like you would read IKEA instructions to make a table. O.K., vey bad example …Also, do NOT give a lot of carrots to your dog or he will get the runs-not good for house breaking.
P.S. Here is Fern Camacho’s very helpful dog training blog site:

Spanish Carrot Spiced Soup:

6 large peeled carrots, cut into one inch chunks
2 1/2 quarts chicken broth or vegetable broth
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper -more to taste
1 TBS fresh grated ginger
1 1/2 TBS butter or Earth Balance if you are vegan
1 1/2 medium chopped onion

Place broth in large pot and get to a boil. Put in carrots and all other ingredients. Simmer until carrots are tender, maybe about 1/2 hour. Once they are tender (you’ll know by tasting them), Let cool and place in a blender. Alternatively, if you have a hand blender, puree it in the pot directly until smooth. Adjust seasonings. Yum.


One Response

  1. MMMMM. That looks delic and perfect for the season. By the way, Just Rite–available on the internet only–makes the single best product for cleaning up after training "mistakes." Makes Nature's Miracle seem like a joke.

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