Tuesday, November 29, 2011


This month Dom and Jac * have teamed up to challenge us to pick a random veggie soup recipe and prepare it for your enjoyment (and ours of course!).  Dom has allowed us to choose our own method of randomising (?) our recipe, so I decided I would choose the first book to hand and cook the first soup recipe for which I had all the ingredients in stock.

I have been using Catherine Fulvio's Family Kitchen alot recently and her Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup and Tomato Soup looked delicious but there are pepper allergies in this house so I made her Tomato soup all on it's own, and combined it with her Soda Focaccia, and all I can say is it was the easiest,  tastiest lunch I have had in ages.  The sundried tomatoes in the soup really intensify the flavour - skrummy stuff.

*Dom and Jac - don't present a children's TV show!! They write two excellent blogs - really worth visiting if you haven't already done so.

Tomato Soup
from Catherine Fulvio

extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 potato, peeled and chopped
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
300ml vegetable stock
2 tsp chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper

Fry the garlic and sundried tomatoes in some olive oil for a minute.
Stir in the potato, tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for  10-15 minutes, until the potato is cooked through.
Add the basil and remove from the heat.
Puree the soup and taste for seasoning.
Add more stock if needed.

Serve and enjoy.


Maria♥ said...

Soups are so comforting during these winter months, love them. Your soup looks and sounds really yummy!


Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

Oh I like the idea of a children's tv show. I'd be perfect, if not a tad old... Genius!! Welcome to the Dom and Jac show! ... Nice soup and I love the soda focaccia. That looks fabulous! Thanks for taking part xx

Rose H (UK) said...

Mmmm, I love soup, especially this time of year.

laura_howtocook said...

I never tire of tomato soup and your soda focaccia looks fantastic too!

Phil in the Kitchen said...

Lovely sounding soup. If Dom and Jac did take up presenting a children's TV show, then I'd definitely watch.

little macaroon. said...

I've had agonising indigestion the last two times I made red pepper soup (a family favourite)... I had no idea people could be allergic to peppers - NOOOOO!

anne said...

The tomato soup looks yummy so as the foccacia ;) Really good for this wintry days .

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

It looks healthy and wholesome. I must agree with the above ^^ perfect for cold days when you want to snuggle up with something warm

Riverside Baking said...

I do love a good wintery soup, Think I will make this for healthy packed lunches at work.

Great post


makincakin said...

Sometimes a simple soup is just what you need for lunch. Looks yummy!

C said...

The soup looks lovely and I really like the sound of that soda foccacia too. A lovely lunch indeed.

Zoe said...

This soup is beautiful. I would eat this with a slice of bread.

Shu Han said...

Oh this looks yum! Great idea on adding a bit of sundried tomatoes for extra oomph to a tomato soup! and you even made soda foccacia?!

Gloria said...

Love this soup Brownie:) look delicious!

teresa said...

oh yum, so warm and yummy!

JavelinWarrior said...

Interesting - I've never added potato to tomato soup before but I'd imagine it'd make a fantastic thickener. Your's is a delightful consistency!

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

You haven't posted for a while - hope you're doing okay BVG. I'm sure you're very busy.
I have tagged you in the food blogger unplugged but no pressure to do it - I know you have a lot on your plate. xx

Karen S Booth said...

I missed this post, sorry, but I am here now and I don't see you much lately ~ I HOPE you are happy and well!
You cannot beat a tomato soup and this looks great!