Soup Makin’ Saturday

Making this soup.  I found the recipe on Xanga the other day and decided to try it.  It doesn’t sound good at all, but it has all of my favorite flavors so I decided to try it anyway.

I added the calorie count.  I am a little obsessive about that.


 1 cup small dice celery – 17 Calories
 2 cups small dice yellow or white onion – 100 Calories (only used 1)
 olive oil – 120 Calories
 1 x 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes – 93 Calories
 1 or 2 bay leaves
 2 teaspoons oregano
 pinch of cinnamon
 cayenne pepper, ground black pepper and salt to taste
 1 x 12 ounce can of light or regular coconut milk – 240 Calories

Serves 6
Finely chop onion and celery. Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil to a large stock pot and saute celery and onion until tender, about 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in oregano, cinnamon and whole bay leaf.  Add can tomatoes. Turn up the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in can of coconut milk. Remove bay leaf. Blend with a hand held wand blender in the same pot or carefully transfer to a jar blender and blend until smooth. As hot liquids expand in a jar blender, fill the jar blender half way only. Blend in batches if necessary. Return to original pot if using a jar blender, otherwise keep warm on low heat until ready to serve. Season with cayenne pepper, salt and ground pepper to taste.

Comments on: "Soup Makin’ Saturday" (0)

  1. Cinnamon and oregano makes it sound almost Moroccan.  Tell us how it is!

  2. @Mom_with_a_Chainsaw – This one is a keeper.  Tastes like a herb’y cream of tomato soup.  I can’t really taste the coconut at all.  Maybe if I used regular coconut milk.  Good texture, good creamy flavor.

  3. Usually I can look at a group of ingredients and a sense of what they will taste like together but not with this recipe. I am glad it turned out well for you.  I have a recipe for you.  I will have to type it up later but it was a fruity sort of dessert.  Fruit, caramel sauce (not sure if you like that) and a bit of rum.  If it sounds like something that might interest you, let me know and I will type it up for you.

  4. @tracy – I sent the recipe in a message.  I tried to post it here but the formatting was all messed up.

  5. I enjoy food and food has that magic to cheer us up.

  6. This sounds sooo much better than that week of UGH you just had!

  7. @skanickadee – ooo, that sounds so good!

  8. it would be funny to rewrite this recipe with other ingredients, as if it were for a zombie or head hunter or cannibal.

  9. Surely I have to make a clean breast that everything you shout agrees with my attentionopen floor plans | weather in Paris | field day games

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