When I am cold, I like soup. When I don't feel like cooking, I like soup. When I need to clean out the veggie drawer, I like soup. When I don't have any fresh veggies, I like soup. I just pretty much like soup.
This is a really quick, healthy soup. It has an unusual flavor combination which makes it a wonderful home made treat you can't get anywhere else. The slightly sophisticated flavors are great with a simple broiled protein, like chicken or fish.
Fire Roasted Tomato Soup
This is one of the recipes included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
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This would be an excellent first course, and is great for a light lunch. The smoke flavor of the fire roasted tomatoes combined with the liquid smoke really adds a gourmet taste. The touch of sweetness adds depth as well, but you could leave it out and still have a great soup.
Look among your freezer favorites for proteins to go well. Meatballs would be excellent, as was my hickory chicken patty. Forgoing the cheese and cream base makes this a low calorie meal too, so what's not to love?