What are your favorite stand-by allergen-free gluten-free comfort foods? Tomato soup? Toasted cheese? Burgers and fries?
Yesterday, teenager emerged from her room and showed up in the kitchen ready for conversation. She flipped through a circular and found a can of tomato soup with a picture of such soup alongside a toasted cheese sandwich and declared – MOM! I want that soup! Can I have that soup?
(Pause: When teenager speaks more than grunts and sounds, one must listen.)
So after a frustrating web search trying to figure out if said can of tomato soup was alright for us, I searched the ingredients and found this blog by Katie, Produce on Parade. Katie created her own version of tomato soup for her husband. So I decided I would make the recipe – Please visit Katie’s blog for more unique recipes.
Below is how I made the soup based on the one I found on Produce on Parade. Please excuse the blurry picture. Apparently I need glasses.
Cheater Tomato Soup Recipe (adapted from Produce on Parade)
2 cans organic diced tomatoes
1/4 cup water
2 tsp tomato paste
1/8 cup brown sugar – or a bit over if you like it sweeter which we do
1/2 tsp Herbamare (or another seasoning salt)
1/2 tsp xanthan gum (sub arrowroot, corn, tapioca starch – or another type of flour if you’re opposed or don’t have the xanthan)
2 bay leaves
Go Veggie! parmesan-like cheese product
(optional: 2 tsp calcium powder)
Place all ingredients except the bay leaves in blender or Vitamix and mix for about 2 minutes. Place entire mixture and bay leaves into a heavy bottomed bot and place on medium heat. Stir occasionally until the soup reaches a deep red color. Ten to twenty minutes should do the trick.
Serve in bowls and top with Go Veggie parmesan like cheese product.
What is your favorite comfort food that you make that is safe for you and your family?