A Comforting Bowl of Soup: Scott's Go-To Meal

Hello, readers!

It's Scott here, and today I want to talk about my go-to meal for when I'm feeling down or in need of a bit of comfort - a comforting bowl of soup.

There's just something about a steaming bowl of soup that warms you from the inside out and makes everything feel better. Whether it's chicken noodle, tomato, or a hearty vegetable soup, there's a soup out there for every mood and occasion.

My personal favourite is a creamy tomato soup, made with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a splash of cream. I love the way the tangy sweetness of the tomatoes is balanced by the richness of the cream, and how the warmth of the soup seems to seep into my bones and soothe my soul.

Soup is also a versatile meal that can be customised to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. You can add different herbs and spices to create a unique flavour profile, or substitute ingredients to make the soup vegan, gluten-free, or low-fat.

But perhaps the best thing about soup is how easy it is to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of time, you can create a delicious, comforting meal that will warm your heart and nourish your body.

So next time you're feeling under the weather or in need of a bit of comfort, why not whip up a batch of soup? Trust me, it's the perfect way to brighten up even the darkest of days.

That's all for today's blog.

I hope my love of soup has inspired you to try making your own comforting bowl.

Until next time,


Scott's Savory Tomato Soup


1.5 kg ripe tomatoes, quartered

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 carrots, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

4 cups vegetable broth

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons olive oilFresh basil leaves (for garnish)

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic is fragrant.

Add the diced carrots and celery to the pot, and cook for another 5 minutes until they start to soften.

Add the quartered tomatoes to the pot, along with the tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, dried thyme, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Stir well to coat the vegetables with the seasonings.

Pour in the vegetable broth, making sure the vegetables are fully submerged. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the tomatoes have softened and the flavors have melded together.

Remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool slightly.

Using an immersion blender or a countertop blender, puree the soup until smooth and creamy. If using a countertop blender, work in batches and blend on low speed to avoid hot liquid splashing.

Return the pureed soup to the pot and place it back on the stove over low heat. Adjust the seasoning to taste.Heat the soup until warmed through, stirring occasionally.Serve the tomato soup hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves.

Scott's Tips:
For a creamier texture, you can add a splash of heavy cream or coconut milk before serving.

Don't be afraid to experiment with additional seasonings like smoked paprika or a hint of balsamic vinegar for added depth of flavor.

This soup pairs well with crusty bread or a grilled cheese sandwich for a comforting and satisfying meal.Enjoy Scott's savory tomato soup, packed with rich flavors and warmth!

A Comforting Bowl of Soup: Scott's Go-To Meal

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