Looking for a sweet way to dress up your soups, salads or stews? Sophistimom has an easy step-by-step tutorial for cutting carrots into heart-shaped coins perfect for Valentine's Day, or anytime you want to add a little love to your cooking.

The technique uses a vegetable peeler to do most of the shaping, so this is a project even beginning cooks can tackle. The tutorial includes a recipe for a chicken soup to showcase your carrot hearts, but you could also add them to salads, cut them into thicker chunks and roast them, or serve them solo as a fun snack.

And if hearts aren't your thing, here's our tutorial for cutting carrots into flowers:

(Image credit: Dana Velden)

Get the tutorial: Chicken Soup with Heart-Shaped Carrots at Sophistimom

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(Images: Sophistimom; Dana Velden)