Ugh I had written up all this information and my web browser just shut down on me!! Let’s start again…
This morning I woke up with ringing ears and a TON of pressure in my ears. It came out of completely no where! I had a feeling it was more than home ear drops could solve so I ventured to the doctor to find I had inner ear fluid and needed steroids to stop and reduce the swelling. Now I HATE taking medication, but I was not willing to wait around and find a homeopathic answer to my ear problem. I’m 4/6 pills in for the day and am definitely feeling a bit better. Noise still is quite a bother though.
Now my philosophy is: If you begin hurting or have discomfort; nourish your body! Everything starts North. What you put into your body will cause a chain reaction. So I decided I would make some soup with as nutrient dense items I could find. Now surprisingly I had tomatoes in my fridge…I am honestly not a huge fan of them raw and therefore don’t buy them often, but thank the Lord I had them in there because tomato soup was calling my name!
Makes 4 servings
3 ripe tomatoes
1 2/3 cups chicken/beef/vegetable broth. (I used homemade beef bone broth)
5 (about) leaves of fresh basil or 1 TBS dried
1/2 TBS dried oregano
1/2 onion (chopped)
1-2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup ricotta cheese (optional)
parmesan cheese to garnish
salt and black pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a Vitamix, high quality blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Heat on stove top or microwave until desired temperature.
Note: you do not need to skin tomatoes if your blender blade is sharp.
If you do not have those kitchen items available:
Plunge the tomatoes into boiling water for 30 seconds, then refresh in cold water. Peel off the skins and quarter the tomatoes. Put them in a large, heavy pan and pour over the stock/broth. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Finely chop the rest of the ingredients and whisk together to break up the tomatoes.
Note: this soup will come out quite pale. If you prefer a brighter color add tomato paste.
Hope you all enjoy this quick and easy recipe! I know I did!