Tomato Soup Recipe

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Here is a simple tomato soup recipe:

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 24 ounces canned whole plum tomatoes
  • 3 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper  

Steps

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until onions have softened, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook until tomatoes, onions, and garlic are soft, 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Working in batches, transfer soup to the jar of a blender and puree until smooth. Return to saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until soup is heated through. If soup seems too thick, stir in some extra stock to thin. Serve immediately.

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Strawberry Smoothie

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If you plan to plant strawberries in a garden, here is a simple strawberry smoothie recipe:

Ingredients

  • strawberries
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cubes ice, crushed

Steps

“In a blender combine strawberries, milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Toss in the ice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve

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About Green Bell Peppers

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  • They were very common Mexico and Central America and spread throughout the 16th and 17 centuries, where now they are grown all around the world
  • Green bell peppers are harvested before they become ripe
  • Bell peppers are low in calories and have no grams of fat
  • Bell peppers are not seasonal fruits, so they are available all year round
  • They contain many vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E
  • Bell peppers are used in many recipes

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