Creamy Tomato Soup

tomato soup Mmmmm, creamy tomato soup that doesn’t have any dairy products in it and can be frozen for easy storage and later use.  YAY!

This recipe comes from Matt Amsden’s RAWvolutionand I really like it paired with his Famous Onion Bread (also seen in the picture).  Such a simple recipe is easy for you to play with by changing up the herbs in it (try cilantro, dill, oregano, rosemary, and/or tarragon) and by adding in additional ingredients (like chopped tomatoes so it’s a chunky soup).

OK, enough about how to customize, here’s the recipe so you can get on with it!

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Creamy Tomato Soup

3 Cups Blended Tomatoes (about 4 medium tomatoes quartered and blended until smooth)

1.5 Cups Coconut Water (from a boxed container or from fresh young Thai coconuts)

1 Stalk Celery

1/4 Onion

1 Cup Basil (fresh – or use other herbs)

5 Cloves Garlic (or less if that’s too spicy for you)

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Nama Shoyu (raw soy sauce – *see other options below)

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1 tsp Sun Fire Salt

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Tomato “Pizza” Crackers

Tomato CrackersOK, we have a new favorite Flax cracker.  The Green Crackers used to be  our favorite, and we still make them now and again, but these tomato crackers (“The Red Crackers”) are so flavorfully awesome that they’ve taken the #1 spot.

What’s more, we found a way of making a yummy pizza-like treat with these crackers, earning them even more kudos.

You will need a dehydrator to pull this recipe off, but it’s worth it! Plus, then you can make the green crackers and nori rolls and all sorts of other yummy treats that last a good long time.

Many thanks to my current favorite raw food book, Raw Food/Real World by Sarma Melngailis and Matthew Kenney for this recipe.  My only changes to their original were more sun dried tomatoes and a specific quantity of specific herbs and superfoods to get that pizza flavor every time.

Tomato Pizza Crackers

5 Cups Walnuts (soaked 1 hour and rinsed)

1 Tbsp Sun Fire Salt

1.5 Tbsp Basil (dried – use more if you have fresh available)

1.5 Tbsp Oregano (ditto above)

1.5 Tbsp Marjoram (ditto above)

1.5 Tbsp Fiesta Mole Superfood Powder

5 Cups Zucchini (cut into small chunks)

2 Cups Sun Dried Tomatoes

4 Green Onions chopped

1 Cup Flax Seeds finely ground

1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds

1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast (optional, and it makes it slightly cheesy)

1/3 Cup Lemon Juice

1/2 Cup Water

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Tomato Flax Crackers

I tried this recipe once.  It was OK.  I’d suggest adding some more spice to it.  Really, I like my Green Flax Crackers so much, I haven’t bothered trying any other kinds again.  Still, maybe you will prefer this version:

Tomato Spice Crackers
This recipe makes 2 trays of crackers for your dehydrator. To create more trays of crackers simply repeat the recipe process since the seed gel and spice mix blends best in this small batch size.

1¼ Cups pure water

½ Cup Golden Flax Seeds

¼ tsp Sun Fire Salt

1 Tbsp Tomato Concentrate Flakes or Sun Dried Tomatoes

½ tsp Cumin powder

¼ tsp Cayenne pepper powder

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