T is for…

June 25, 2010

…trips to Trader Joe’s…

…Twitter…

Follow me @ southernbritish !

…touch-ups…

…tomato soup…

Creamy Tomato Soup

2 lbs of tomatoes, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, diced

2 carrots, peeled and diced

2 celery ribs, diced (use the leafy green bit!)

1 can of no-salt added White Tuscan beans (or any other soft bean)

1 can of coconut milk

1 cup vegetable broth

S&P to taste

1 cup basil, packed

Saute your onion and add in the garlic. You know how to make soup. In goes the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery. Let them cook down and then add in your tomatoes, about three quarters of your basil, andΒ  the beans. After those have cooked for just a few minutes, toss in your coconut milk and vegetable broth. Let your soup simmer for about an hour, until the beans are very soft and easily fall apart.

Once your soup has cooled, you can put it in a blender and cream it up. You could also use an immersion blender right in your pot, if you have one.

Garnish with the rest of your basil and a little bit more coconut milk if your little heart desires.

T is also for…

…taters…

Sweet potato cheetahs, inspired by the fabulous Kailey!

Sweet potato cheetahs are for reals the best thing eva.

Just take a sweet potato, slice it into half moons. Sprinkle it with S&P and whatever seasonings you like. I use basil for savory and maple syrup and cinnamon for sweet. Spray with non-stick (or use oil) and roast in your oven for about 45 minutes, or until cheetah-ish. I put mine under the broiler for the last few minutes to get them extra crispy.

and, most importantly, T is TGIF!

How did you spend your Friday?

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16 Responses to “T is for…”

  1. kaztronomic Says:

    That soup looks so good! I love tomato soup. Omnomnom.

    My Friday has been so lazy. I may hop a bus in a few minutes, though. I’m *dying* of boredom here. xD

  2. Megan Says:

    Can we agree that Trader Joe’s and taters are two of THE best things in the world?! In addition to nut butter, WF, and the gym. Don’t know why I just listed all my faves, maybe I am still in honeymoon-planning mode. =P

  3. Chelsey Says:

    How did I spend my Friday, you ask?

    DROOLING at the sight of that tomato soup…. oh em gee. Are you for real? That looks delicious.

    I’m not much of a soup person in the summer, but I totally want that right now.

    Oh, I can go for a run at about 10:30 on Sunday – are you ladies heading to Chicago? That would be perfecccct!

  4. Becky Says:

    Your taters look so good! Thanks for stopping by my blog – can’t wait to read more of yours!

    I spent Friday at the beach – it was perfect.

  5. Heather Says:

    T is also for TIRED! 😦
    I spent my TGIF at a Milwaukee Brewer game and stayed up wayyyyy Too late.
    Twas fun though πŸ˜‰


  6. That tomato soup looks delicious! I did not do anything other than laundry and work on a recipe page for my site! I did not go out in the heat! I was really over that from Thursday. Have a great weekend!

  7. mapledreams Says:

    Sadly, T is not for Trader Joes where i live! but i think the most important one you’ve listed is T is for TGIF!!!!!!!!! x

  8. jassy Says:

    i’m now loving tomato soup…is that a real tattoo? what does your tattoo mean? πŸ™‚

  9. Kiersten Says:

    Love your tattoo. It’s similar to mine.

  10. foodiefresh Says:

    I went to TJ’s on Friday too, but not that one, the one near Uptown. I also went to Earthfare. Why does grocery shopping make me so happy?


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