Wednesday, November 7, 2012

recipe: paleo tomato soup

So paleo is going; it's hard, but that's ok. I've learned that I'm actually a pretty good cook, and that I can make a ton of food if I actually just think about it at some point before 6 p.m. the night I want to eat.

I threw together this tomato soup recipe based off of a Nom Nom Paleo recipe. I changed a few things around, and overall was super pleased with it. Add in your favorite protein and you're ready for a solid meal.
Tomato soup (with roasted butternut squash)

1 butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1" cubes
4 cloves of garlic
4 T coconut oil, melted (divided)
1 28 oz can peeled tomatoes
dashes of cumin, dried basil, garlic powder, chili powder
1 medium onion
1/2 can of coconut milk
1 cup chicken broth
salt, pepper

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine your butternut squash, 2 diced cloves of garlic, 2 T of melted coconut oil and some salt and pepper. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes, mixing them up every 15 minutes or so.
While that's baking, dice up your onion and garlic. Saute them together in the remaining 2T of coconut oil over medium high heat for about 5-7 minutes. Pour your tomatoes into a blender with a few dashes of spices (whatever you fancy, really) and blend until smooth. Add about half of the tomato puree into a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add your onion/garlic mixture into the blender and blend those puppies with the remaining tomatoes until it's smooth. Add that into the sauce pan with the chicken stock, coconut milk and a bit of salt and pepper. Bring it all up to a boil, then simmer on low heat. Add in your roasted butternut squash once it's finished.
De-lish. I'm tellin' you.

11 comments:

  1. I'm just trying tos tart Paleo too and this looks awesome, especially for the cold weather. Keep at it!

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  2. Yum! I'm going to have to try this.

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  3. Yum! Going to try this. Been Paleo (pretty strict) since March. :]

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  4. this looks great! you know, i haven't tried any recipes with butternut squash yet, but you've inspired me to!

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  5. LOVE me some tomato soup + butternut squash soup, so together sounds even more amazing. And I love that theory-- I bet if I thought about dinner before 6 pm I might be able to cook too. Orrrr maybe not ha.

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    1. Finding time to cook dinner is hard. I'd much rather be cuddling Toby ;)

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  6. And perfect for a chilly fall night.

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  7. A combo of 2 of my fav things... a total winner! XO

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  8. Pinning this shit! I will say one thing I enjoy about Paleo is typically it's not super involved as far as cooking goes. Minus some prep and stuff, the longest part is cooking the squash. Then it's just putting it together. Although I guess most soups are like that?

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  9. Very interesting subject, thank you for putting up'''

    paleo meal

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Oh, herro there.

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