3/10/14

Simple Tomato Soup

One downside of avoiding meals from a box, can or drive-thru is what to make when you need dinner fast and have little energy. It is important to have a few recipes in mind for those busy or exhausting days. Or days when it is just too cold to move. Here is a simple recipe for a cold day. Fast, easy and delicious. No need to reach for a can of rancid soybean oil with "natural flavor," kick the can and make a tomato soup where you can control the ingredients. Of course, canning your own tomatoes, and sauce would be best.  But even if all you have on hand are canned tomatoes, at least you know that no thyroid killing soybean oil is in the mix.


15 Minute Tomato Basil Soup
1 15 oz can tomatoes
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 6 oz can tomato paste
3 cloves garlic
1 T onion powder
1 T sugar (optional)
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/4 tsp pepper
3-4 fresh basil leaves or 1 tsp dried basil

Throw all of it in a blender and let it whirl. Heat on the stove for 15 minutes, or put in a crock pot on low all day. Before serving, add 3 cups of milk, half and half or heavy cream to the soup. If your gut will allow it (and blessedly, mine will!), serve with toasted cheese sandwiches made with freshly baked whole wheat bread! (click for my recipe)

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21 comments:

  1. How many servings would you say this makes?

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    1. I have a family of 7 and we had leftovers. But I would say 6 good sized portions.

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  2. Yumm. Nothing like homemade soup. Enjoy!

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  3. Amen! Wish my family agreed. They use soup as dipping sauce!

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  4. Yum! Sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. Recipe sounds really good and easy too. Pinned on my recipe board - will be trying it soon.

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    1. Thanks for pinning Kimberlee! I appreciate that.

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  6. Thanks. This sounds like a recipe easy enough for a busy day. And your picture looks mouth-watering. : )

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  7. This sounds really easy! Thanks for sharing. Gonna pin. :)

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  8. I just hopped by from Waste Not Want Not Wednesday because your tomato soup recipe intrigued me. I love the fact that it only takes 15 minutes from start to stomach! I would probably omit the milk and use fresh basil when I make it. I can't wait to try this in my kitchen.

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    1. I didn't share this on your hop this week because of the milk. But I imagine a vegetable stock would do, it would just be thinner.

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  9. This looks fabulous! Pinning. :-)

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  10. Mmm...this looks delicious! And perfect for a cold day outside.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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    1. Thank you Natasha. And thanks for hosting each week.

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  11. Thanks for sharing this simple down to earth recipe with 4 seasons blog hop. Pinned in the Group's board. Cheers and have a nice day.

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  12. Your recipe sounds delicious, Janine. I like all the layers of flavour with the tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. What a great healthy store cupboard recipe. Thank you for sharing your Tomato Soup with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  13. Tomato is my favorite soup, so I'll be giving this a try. It sounds so easy, and will be a great addition to my "quick meals" list. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kathi. I hope your whole family enjoys this recipe.

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  14. I've never made my own tomato soup but this looks simple and delicious. I'm pinning it for later. Thanks for sharing it at Think Tank Thursday. I'm featuring it today. http://saving4six.com/2014/03/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-74.html

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