Nothing beats a delicious bowl of cozy soup in the winter time. This is a family favorite and so easy to make. The best part it’s literally made in the oven.

Here are a few tips for making any type of soup.

  1. Make homemade stock- it is really a game changer, just throw all of your scraps in a pot cover with water and simmer for 30-45 minutes. 
  2. Roast the vegetables you are using before you puree the soup. This adds so much flavor. If the recipe asks you to sweat the vegetables take 1/2 the vegetables and roast them with salt and pepper the other half sweat like the recipe calls for. 
  3. Flavor boosters- parmesan cheese rinds and  toasted spices. I love to add rinds into the soups and let them cook with the base and when ready to serve I pull it out. 
  4. Brown or sear the protein you are using – this adds that delicious crust and also helps the meat from drying out 
  5. Mix up textures – add beans, grains, crunchy slaw for topping or herby breadcrumbs 
  6. Add a ton of fresh herbs and salt throughout the cooking process. 
  7. Finish with a splash of acid – lemon juice your favorite vinegar etc. This just really brings out the flavors but wait to do this until the end of cooking! 
  8. Add creaminess without cream – use coconut milk, puree the soup in the high speed blender, add a dollop of yogurt at serving. 
  9. Don’t boil it to death – cook it low and slow 
  10. Finally make enough to freeze – I personally think soup tastes better the next day and I love to freeze it so you can savor the flavors of seasons all year around!

Tomato Soup

2 cans whole peeled organic tomatoes 

1 Parmesan rind 

2 bay leaves 

2 whole peeled garlic cloves 

1 small onion diced 

1 cup dairy free or regular milk @addjoi ( danielle10)

1/2 cup grated Parmesan 

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

Kosher salt and pepper to taste 

Heat oven 350 ‘f . In an oven safe baking dish add onion, garlic, rind, bay leaves and tomato season with salt and pepper. Stir and bake 1 hour. 

Remove from oven and discard rind and leaves . Add mixture to blender add remaining ingredients blend until smooth! Taste to adjust seasonings and serve! 

Happy Cooking!