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Homemade Tomato Bisque!!!

Growing up my mother always made fresh soups weekly. 

I have vivid memories of coming home from school to homemade tomato soup, one of my favorites and so easy to make. This recipe can be made with milk or without, depending on what your family enjoys.  

Sooooo yummy on a cold day!  Enjoy.

Tomato Bisque
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrots

Saute the above ingredients in a little butter or canola oil until translucent. Add 1 tablespoon of white flour to thicken the veggie mixture.  Add two 12-ounce cans of whole tomatoes, drained and chopped, 1 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp. fresh basil. Stir….

Add 4 cups chicken or veggie broth and 1 bay leaf.

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.  Discard Bay leaf and puree the soup.  

Add 2 cups of whole or 2% milk (optional), salt and pepper to taste.

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Warm Up With Great Vegetarian Chili!

It’s cold outside!!!
Gather these yummy ingredients next time you shop and
enjoy the most wonderful bowl of vegetarian chili.  There is a southwestern
kick to this pot that gives it a warm, delicious taste.

Ingredients:

2 Tbls of olive oil or canola
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 large carrot
1 stalk celery
1 zucchini
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 clove garlic (optional)
1-3 finely chopped chipotles
1 Tbls chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin (optional)
1 can plum tomatoes with their liquids
2 C red kidney beans (cooked)
2 C black beans (cooked)

Heat the oil and chop all the veggies.  

Begin with onions, then add carrots, celery, peppers, zucchini, and garlic and cook until vegetables are soft but still somewhat uncooked.  

Add chipotles, chili powder and cumin…salt too if you desire.  Stir.

Add tomatoes and 4 cups of vegetable broth or chicken broth.

Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.  

Add beans…..simmer another 15 minutes and serve.  

Garnish individual bowls with jack cheese and/or sour cream, if desired.

One more thing: sometimes  I drain the broth from the chili and serve inside soft baked corn tortillas with shredded lettuce and shredded cheese. Great way to make two dinners out of one dish.  

So easy and yummy too!!!!

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