In a large pot over high heat, add the olive oil. When the pan and oil are hot, turn the heat down to medium, and add the onions and celery. Cook until the onions are translucent.
Add the carrots and parsnips along with 4 cups of vegetable broth.
Add the paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
Using an immersion hand blender or counter-top blender, puree the veggies. It is not necessary to remove all the liquid from the pot to puree the veggies.
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