1 pound carrots, chopped
nondairy milk or water, as needed
nutmeg, to taste
cinnamon, to taste
cloves, to taste
ginger, to taste
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons kudzo, arrowroot, or cornstarch + 1/2 cup cold water
1. Steam or boil carrots until very tender. Puree carrots and cooking water in a food processor until it's as smooth as you think it will ever get. Add more water or milk to make it into a thick liquid.
2. Pour the puree back into the pot, add spices and maple syrup until it tastes just right, and heat on medium. In a cup, mix the starch with the 1/2 cup water until it's completely dissolved.
3. Pour the starch mixture into the hot liquid, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Cool the pudding in a great big bowl or in smaller bowls until it's firmed up. Serve with a smile.