A classic lunch at home for many children consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of creamy tomato soup. Never been a fan of grilled cheese sandwiches? Me neither. More often than not they were greasy, and bland.
So, we set out to change that. Give these two classics a healthy remake adult palates are sure to savor. With just the right combination of additional, flavorful ingredients, the blah sandwich that was only good for dipping in soup, has tasty pizzazz. This delicious, gourmet remake of retro creamy tomato soup will have you reaching for your blender, instead of a can. And if that wasn’t reason enough to try this soup recipe, you’ll notice that it includes nutritious ingredients.
Cannellini Cream of Tomato Soup (Blender Recipe)
Look Mom, no milk! Remake the classic soup you enjoyed as a child with fresh tomato, cannellini beans, and other nutritious ingredients for a satisfying blend of flavors you can whip up in minutes.
Yield: 3 cups
½ cup cannellini beans (cooked, white kidney beans)
1 large tomato, quartered
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
1 cup water, boiling
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste, or a dash of cayenne powder
Note: You can use olive oil or coconut oil to sauté the onions instead of butter, if you prefer. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Promote your next grilled cheese sandwich to gourmet status. The avocado and cheese add two creamy layers. The bacon adds a crispy crunch along with the toasted bread and the fresh slices of tomato add the perfect burst of juicy goodness.
Yield: per sandwich
2 slices Sprouted Grain Bread
1 slice fried bacon, uncured, nitrate and nitrite free
Slices of ripe, peeled avocado
2 or 3 tomato slices, thin
1 slice Cheddar cheese, opt.
Himalayan sea salt and Mrs. Dash seasoning, to taste
About the Author:
Deborah Tukua is the editor of Journey to Natural Living and the author of the healthy fresh from the blender recipe book, Naturally Sweet Blender Treats. She is a freelance writer for the Farmers' Almanac and Chiropractic Economics magazine and author of the book, Marketing Strategies for Chiropractic Success.
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