fresh & savory roasted tomato basil soup. the ultimate comfort food made healthy! (gluten free & vegan recipe)
this week, baby is the size of an onion and i’m starting to feel more and more movement in there. i can hardly wait another second to find out baby’s gender! people keep asking what my “gut feeling” is… and although i reeeeeallly want a lil boy, my “gut” says girl. we’ll see what God decides. :)
the recipe this week is one of the best soups i’ve ever tasted… courtesy of my sweet friend amy. let me stop and tell you a little something about amy: her best work is behind a camera lens… not in the kitchen. so when amy told me she made this recipe all by herself, without any assistance from her husband, i knew it would be perfect for all my readers looking for a healthy, easy, home cooked meal.
simple recipe, complex flavor, plus it’s gluten free, paleo, and vegan!!
pair it with a grilled cheese on a cool day… yes. just, yes!
confession: i’ve actually been hoarding this recipe for a little over a month now. (sorry!)
let me explain…
# 1, the weather needed to cool down a lil bit before anyone was ready to make a hot soup. (speaking of, have you tried this!?)
#2, i had to wait until one of the ingredients matched up with the size of the baby… duh! :)
#3, what else was i going to make for onion week??
this soup is based on this recipe but with a little help from amy, we have simplified it like crazy for you… and made it healthier! no sautéing onions and garlic or slaving over the stove. toss some stuff into the oven and and a few ingredients into a pot onto the stove. everything is “self-sufficient,” if you will. so while it does take over an hour to cook, it only requires about 5-10 minutes of your attention.
you’ll need a baking dish (lined with foil for easy clean up), a medium-large pot, and a blender (or food processor).
grilled cheese sandwich on the side is optional.