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Cheesy Tomato Soup

I love to devour bowls of soup with toast on cold rainy days or when I’m feeling sick. Soup somehow makes it all better!

I’ve added nutritional yeast to my tomato soup recipe, which gives it a delicious cheesy and creamy taste.
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Ingredients
Spray oil (or 1-2 tbs oil)
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 cups of vegetables, diced (such as a mixture of carrot, celery, potato, cauliflower)
1 large can (28oz/795gram) of crushed tomatoes
1 cup vegetable broth/stock
1 tbsp dried basil
3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
Salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings:
1 cup of fresh lentil sprouts
2 tbsp fresh garlic chives

Method
1. Spray a large pot with cooking oil (or add oil). Over medium heat saute onion until soft, around 5-10 minutes.

2. Add garlic and diced vegetables. Cook for 5 minutes, stir regularly.

3. Add canned tomatoes, broth, dried basil, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Stir through nutritional yeast, then allow soup to cool.

5. Using a submersion blender (or transfer to a counter top blender), blend until soup is smooth and creamy.

6. Heat soup to desired temperature, then ladle into into bowls and top with lentil sprouts and garlic chives (or whatever you like!). Serve with plenty of toast!

Serves 4

Enjoy, Rachel xo

Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

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Tomato pasta is my go-to lunch or dinner when I’m craving pasta or need something quick and tasty to eat.

Ingredients
Spray oil
1 lb/28oz (795 grams) can of crushed tomatoes
1 medium onion, finely diced
2-3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
1 tbs dried basil or 1/2 cup fresh basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil

Method
1. Spray a skillet with cooking oil. Saute onions over medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes. Stir regularly.

2. Add crushed garlic to the onions and cook for another 2 minutes

3. Pour the can of crushed tomatoes into the onion mixture.Β Add basil and season with salt and pepper. Stir well.

4. Bring tomato and basil sauce to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Stir well and allow to simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.

5. Stir through olive oil.

6. Serve with cook pasta and a sprinkle of basil.

Serves 4

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