Monday, December 13, 2010

Easy and Oh So Creamy Tomato Soup

Nothing is better on a cold, snowy day then a hot cup of Creamy Tomato Soup and a Peanut Butter and Jelly sammy. MMM! This recipe is easy, creamy, smooth, and oh so good for your body AND soul!

Serves 4-5ish.

Whatcha need:

1 medium onion chopped (about 1/2 cup to 1 cup)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 clove garlic minced
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (opt)
1/4 cup earth balance/margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 large cans (28 oz) chopped/diced or whole tomatoes in juice or puree
1 to 2 tablespoons brown/raw sugar to taste, start with 1 then add more if needed
1 cup soy creamer
Vegetable broth, if needed for thinning

Saute vegetables in earth balance in soup pan. When tender, add flour, stir until dissolved and smooth with vegetables. Stir in tomatoes and bay leaf, salt & pepper and bring to a boil, turn heat down, put on lid and simmer for 30 minutes. Take out bay leaf, and put vegetables through food mill or food processor in small batches (can let cool before doing this if you have the time). Put back in soup pot, and add creamer, stirring well. Can add a little more earth balance, and warm back up over low heat if necessary, can use veg. broth for thinning out if needed.
(add salt, pepper, and sugar to your tastes)

Serve with a good ole fashioned Peanut Butter & jelly sandwich and there ya have it... Enjoy!

Eat up, buttercup! Let it snoooow!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds AMAZING and I will be making it immediately.