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Creamy Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup recipe

Creamy Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup recipe
Hi All! The very first time I had REAL tomato-basil soup for the first time at The Noodle Cafe when I was about 12 or 13. This little gem is in a small suburb of Chicago (where I grew up) and to this day it’s still one of my all time favorite restaurants. There are a few reasons for this: 1) The food is amazing. 2) All of there food is made from scratch…including their pasta (duh) 3) The restaurant itself is teeny tiny…teeny tiny in the best way possible, with only a handful of tables. 4) They have some of the most personal, friendly staff you could ask for, with amazing service. Anyways, this place is known for a few things, there pastas, their caesar pasta salad (yea you’re reading that correctly) and last but not least….their creamy.tomato.basil.soup. Creamy Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup Makes 7 cups Directions: 1. Related:  Food :)

Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a Bread Bowl November 6, 2009 | Print | E-mail | Filed under bread, cheese, soup I have an unhealthy addiction to Panera’s broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl (I have an unhealthy addiction to fresh, warm bread in general). But the soup is great too; perfect for cold, rainy days when all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good movie. It was one of those cold, rainy days when I decided that I wanted broccoli cheddar soup, but I didn’t want to go out into the crummy weather to get it. So, I decided to create my own. 1/4 cup butter1/2 chopped onion1 clove garlic, minced1/4 cup flour1 cup half-and-half1 cup milk2 cups chicken stock1/2 lb fresh broccoli, chopped1 cup carrot, shredded and chopped1/4 tsp nutmeg1/4 tsp cardamom8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese4 ounces grated colby jack cheeseSalt and pepper to taste First, prepare the bread bowls. For the soup, sauté the onion and garlic in the butter over medium heat. Remove the onions and add in the flour, stirring constantly.

Pumpkin Risotto with Seared Scallops Risotto is one of my favorite foods. EVER. I love it so much because it’s so easy to make and you can add all kinds of things to it. Getting into the spirit of fall, while trying to ignore this totally non-fall weather we’ve been experiencing in L.A. (BOO!) Pumpkin Risotto with Seared Scallops Serves 6 Directions: 1. A Healthy Power Food Recipe: How To… Make Quinoa Stuffed Peppers With Veggies photo credit Since it’s summertime, peppers are in season and the healthy recipe possibilities are endless! For one that also pacts a punch with protein and extra vegetables, look no further than this recipe for quinoa stuffed peppers with grilled vegetables and pesto. Original recipe can be found here . 1 cup of cooked quinoa 1 red bell pepper 1/2 cup of chopped grilled vegetables of your choice 1/2 cup of cherry tomato caprese 1 tablespoon of pesto olive oil For the pesto sauce: a little dollop of water to thin out the dressing A squeeze of lemon juice Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Clean out your pepper by cutting it in half and removing the seeds In a small mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, grilled vegetables, cherry tomato caprese and pesto Mix together well Divide the stuffing between halves of the pepper Prepare the pesto sauce by mixing the pesto, lemon juice and water together until you reach the desired consistency of your choice Drizzle the peppers with the sauce before serving

Zuppa Toscana | Eclectic Recipes Zuppa Toscana A couple of weeks ago we had lunch with my husband’s grandmother. She picked one of her lunchtime favorite spots, Olive Garden. Even though it’s not our favorite spot, I knew we could find something on the menu that wasn’t that bad. Even though our soup at Olive Gaerden was the best thing I have ever had on their menu, I still couldn’t wait to get home and try Grandma’s perfected copycat recipe out. So a few days later, I got all the ingredients and followed her recipe exactly. Here is her recipe. Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat) Ingredients:1 lb hot Italian sausage, casing removed 1/4 cup chopped bacon (optional) 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 cups chicken stock 1 quart water 2 large russet potatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thin, cut in triangles 4 cups fresh roughly chopped kale, tough stems removed 1 cup cream or whole milkDirections:Preheat a large soup pot.

Creamy Tomato Soup This recipe is unbelievably simple, yet so utterly delicious that once you try it, you’ll likely never go back to canned tomato soup. With just six ingredients – tomatoes, butter, an onion, vegetable broth, garlic, and a little cream – it’s a cinch to put together. Tomato soup – especially super-delicious creamy tomato soup – is something just about everyone loves, meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, so it’s likely to please every palate under your roof. Serve it up with grilled cheese sandwiches and an easy green salad and you’ve got terrific meal. It freezes remarkably well, too – make a double batch and scoop individual servings into Ziploc bags, then freeze for later on. I garnished this bowl with a bit of chopped parsley to make it look pretty, but basil would be pretty amazing too. Creamy Tomato Soup Total time Author: Kare Recipe type: Soup In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the tomatoes, butter and onion to a boil.

Brown Butter Banana Strawberry Bread Can I tell you something about me? This has exactly nothing to do with bananas or butter or bread. Feel free to roll your eyes and skip ahead, if necessary. I used to be a worrier. Like… a professional worrier. I thought that worry would save me from every possible pain in the world. Well… let me tell you: worry is no preparation. Let’s be real. I worry about earthquakes in the middle of the night when I’m wearing no bra, my ugliest possible t-shirt, and the most embarrassing pair of panties a girl has ever owned. But I’m changed my expectations. Seriously… what would my day look like if I expected great things instead of disastrous things? I still worry about earthquakes. (What? Do you remember when the strawberry/banana combo really hit its stride? But… well, there’s something undeniably good going on here. Let’s not fight it. Wait. Let’s get down to the real deal. This is banana bread. Brown butter adds depth, nuttiness, and downright deliciousness. Sweet bread. makes 1 9×5-inch loaf

Spicy Blood Orange Champagne Punch Recipe Hi! (you can’t tell, but I’m furiously waving at you all with a really huge, borderline creepy smile on my face!) It’s Friday…yay! I could say something totally cheesy and awkward like, “TGIF!!” This is a perfect and SUPER easy drink to make….like right now :) It takes no time at all, especially if you make the blood orange juice mixture a day or two ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch Serves 3 to 5 Ingredients:3 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice or store bought 100% blood orange juice3 tablespoons sugar1 cinnamon stick2 whole star anise1 cup dry white wine1 (500ml) bottle brut champagne, chilled Directions: 1.

Baked Egg Boat recipe Breakfast is my favorite meal. I like to drink iced coffee and watch the cream climb its way down the chunky ice cubes in a dazy before the caffeine hits. I like to order bacon with whatever I’m eating. Baked Egg BoatsMakes 4 Ingredients: 4 demi sourdough baguettes 5 eggs 1/3 cup heavy cream 4 ounces pancetta, finely chopped and fried until crisp 3 ounces gruyere cheese, grated 2 green onions, thinly slicedsalt and pepper to tasteDirections: 1.

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