Thursday, October 6, 2011

15 Min Tomato Basil Soup

Wasting food is NOT allowed in the GFG household- so when I had half a can of diced tomatoes left over from my Spinach Chana Masala, I knew I had to do something with them.  I hadn't used any basil and my little plant had tons of new leaves, so what better than some super simple Tomato Basil Soup?

Tomato Basil Soup
1 tbsp EVOO
14 ounces of diced tomatoes
half onion, chopped
3/4 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
S&P to taste
big handful of fresh basil

Saute onion for a few minutes until starting to brown, then add in garlic and cook for another minute.  Season with salt and pepper to your liking.  Add in red pepper flakes and saute for another minute or so, then pour in chicken broth and milk.  If you'd rather use cream, go ahead and use it, or leave it out all together.  Stir to incorporate, then adding in tomatoes.  Cook down for five minutes, seasoning if necessary.  Blend using a handheld mixer or pour into blender, throwing in as much basil as you like.  Blend to your preferred consistency and serve!  Yum! 

S is going to be in a fashion show tonight!  The show is benefiting an awesome local cause, Back in the Swing, which helps women get "back in the swing" of life after breast cancer.  It's a phenomenal cause that helps women with medical care, diet and exercise, counseling, you name it.  I'll put up vids when we get them, but I can't wait!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so do your self-exams and encourage your moms, sisters, cousins, friends, and anyone else you know to do the same!  Early detection is the best weapon in the fight against breast cancer.  XoXoGFG

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