Wednesday, January 12, 2011

{ winter tomato soup }

Today we've had the heaviest snowfall in 14 years in Chilliwack! It is beautiful to look at (from the cozy comfort of the indoors), but I am not one to purposely get cold and wet, so while the kids were out building a rare igloo, I was slaving over a steaming pot of delicious soup.

Winter Tomato Soup

1 tbsp vegetable oil
3 carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced

2 large cans whole tomatoes
1 tsp dried basil
.5 tsp dried oregano
2 bay leaves
.5 tsp garlic powder
.5 tsp celery salt
sprinkle of lawry salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tsp Chicken bouillon powder
2 cups homemade turkey stock from the freezer
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp sugar

Heat up the oil in a big pot. Add carrots and onions. Saute until slightly softened then add everything else. Bring to a boil then simmer with the lid on for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves!! Puree with an immersion blender and cook for another 5 minutes or so.

It's a very simple soup, but delicious and toasty on a freezing day!



  1. This is perfect for today's weather. We really need something to warm us up.