Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Simple, delicious...

Cream of Tomato Soup. I've never tried to make it. I never felt the need to. It's not a food I normally make. But it's fall - soup time!

A great ingredient can really contribute a lot to a recipe. So although I do love the fact that the recipe is so easy to put together and has a wonderful texture, I am sure that most of the praise for the actual flavor of the recipe can go to the tomatoes. Go Muir Glen - you'll never go back.

I had had a chaotic work day on the day that I made this. It's truly a testament to the simplicity of the recipe that I was able to make a success of it, even though I was flustered.

I definitely think it is a repeat. The ingredients are things that I will always have on hand. It is so quick and rich tasting but is truly light that I can feel decadent even though I am eating healthily.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Cream of Tomato Soup Variation 1

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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons unbleached flour
28 ounces canned tomatoes -- pureed
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup 1% low-fat milk

Melt the butter or heat the oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven. Add onion, bay leaves, and other seasonings, and saute over medium heat until the onion is soft (10 minutes or so). Have a whisk ready for the next step.

Sprinkle in the flour as you stir constantly with a whisk. Continue stirring and cooking for about 5 minutes more.

Stir in tomatoes and honey. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently from the bottom.

Turn the heat down to a simmer, and slowly drizzle in the milk. Fish out bay leaves.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 136 Calories; 4g Fat (27.8% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 2mg Cholesterol; 594mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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