Homemade Tomato Soup Recipes

 

Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Carrots
Carrots

 

celery
celery
 

bay leaves
bay leaves

A big secret you need to know when preparing tomato soup, make sure the tomatoes are at their most ripe but still juicy.

Make and enjoy you own tastiest, warm bowl of tomato soup with homemade tomato soup recipes that utilizes commonly available ingredients.

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From homemade tomato soup recipes

Yield: 6 servings

What you need

1 ¼ kg ripe tomatoes (clean, and diced with any core removed)

1.2 litres hot vegetable stock (boiling water + 4 teaspoon bouillon powder+2 stock cubes)

2 bay leaves

Pinch of sugar

2 teaspoon tomato puree

A pinch of black pepper

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion (peeled)

1 small carrot (chopped)

1 celery stick (chopped)

Preparation

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of olive oil in pan and heat over low heat, until you can feel heat rising from the oil when you place your hands over the pan.
  2. Add onion, carrot and celery and stir them together. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they soften and slightly turn colour.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of tomato puree and stir until it turns vegetables red.
  4. Add tomatoes, a pinch of sugar and a little black pepper.
  5. Tear the bay leaves into a few pieces and throw them into the pan and stir to mix everything.
  6. Cover the pan and over low heat, cook for 10 minutes until the contents shrink and their juices flow. Shake the pan time to time to mix the contents.
  7. Add 1.2 litres of hot stock, and stir to mix with the vegetables, do not return the lid, yet.
  8. Increase the heat to high until it starts bubbling, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Cook for 25 minutes, stir a few times.
  9. Withdraw heat and let the steam escape for a few second. Take away the pieces of leaf bay and discard them
  10. Transfer the soup into a blender until its ¾ full, fit the lid tightly and turn it on full. Blitz until the soup is smooth, check after every 30 seconds to see if it’s smooth and then pour the soup in a bowl. Repeat with the soup in the bowl.

The soup may be frozen up to 3 months. When you need to use it while frozen, first defrost before heating. Heat in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes while stirring, do this until you see bubbles breaking from the pureed soup. You can add, pepper, salt or sugar if you want. You can also add more tomato puree for a more intense red colour and stir till it dissolves.  You can also sieve to remove the seeds or serve with cream swirled in.

More;

health benefits of tomatoes

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Good thing about having it Alfredo sauce homemade is that its economical, you make it to you preferred consistency and taste. Try out this 30 minutes homemade Alfredo sauce recipe.

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Yield: 4 servings

What you need

½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese or parmigiana-reggiano cheese (preferred)

1 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons butter

Salt (to taste)

Ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparation

  1. Put butter in a saucepan and melt it over medium heat. Make sure it doesn’t turn brown
  2. Add cream to the melted butter.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste
  4. Heat the mixture over medium heat till it starts to boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the sauce begins to thicken.
  5. Withdraw the pan from the heat and add the cheese. Stir until the cheese blends well in the sauce

 

Your sauce is ready. It is best served with your favourite pasta.

Afredo pasta

***Recipes ideas to try using homemade Alfredo sauce

  1. Spicy shrimp alfredo with red peppers and mushrooms
  2. Alfredo chicken pizza
  3. Chicken alfredo potpies
  4. Tortellini alfredo with roasted pepper
  5. Chicken linguine with pesto sauce

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Strawberry Syrup Recipe

 

Fresh strawberries -best for strawberry syrup recipe
Fresh strawberries -best for strawberry syrup recipe
chopped Strawberry

4 ingredients, 3 simple steps, 20 minutes – fresh strawberry syrup for your;

Homemade strawberry cake recipe,

Strawberry shortcakes recipe,

Strawberry cheese cake top recipe,

Strawberry pancakes recipe,

Strawberry ice cream

A simple strawberry syrup recipe, for all your “strawberry needs”!

Yield: 2 cups

What you need:

3 cups diced strawberries

Dicedstrawberries

½ teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup granulated sugar

Preparation

Total time 20 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Mix strawberries, lemon juice and vanilla in a saucepan and heat to boil
  2. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes while stirring occasionally, till the strawberries are soft and syrup has thickened and reduced by ½
  3. Add water to your desired consistency

 

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Teriyaki sauce is what you need to complete and perfect your Asian-style dishes. And if you think since you like it sweet and thick you can only get it from a takeout joint you could be wrong, a homemade version will surprise you.  Prepare flavourful sauce at home with an easy to follow homemade teriyaki sauce recipe.

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Yields:  2 servings

What you need

2 tablespoons sweet rice wine

2 tablespoon brown sugar

1 zested garlic clove

½ cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons water

3 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon zested fresh ginger

Starch corn (optional)

Preparation

Total time: 25minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Mix soy sauce, water, sweet rice wine, brown sugar, honey, garlic clove and fresh ginger in a saucepan and heat over moderately high heat.
  2. When the mixture reaches boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes, until the sauce reduces by half.
  3. Transfer into a bowl and let thicken as it cools. You can add a tablespoon of starch corn; stir until dissolved for a thicker sauce.

 

 

 

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

No more store-bought enchilada sauce! And if you are the all shortcuts type, this homemade enchilada sauce recipe will still work for you as it’s easy and takes just a few minutes.

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Yield: 5 cups

What you need

2 tablespoons flour

¼ canola oil

3 tablespoons chilli powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 cup chicken broth

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoons garlic, minced

½ teaspoon onion powder

Directions

Total Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

  1. Place some oil in a saucepan and heat on medium heat.
  2. Add flour and chilli powder and sir. Cook until a bit brown, while stirring.
  3. Mix onion powder, garlic, salt, tomato sauce, chicken broth and cumin in a bowl.
  4. Add the contents of the small bowl into the saucepan and stir till fully mixed.
  5. Cook for 8- 10 minutes on medium heat until thickened.

 

 

 

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry

Love it natural? Then this homemade cranberry sauce recipe suits you best. Unlike the sugar sweetened sauce the sweetness comes from 100% pure maple syrup.

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From Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipes gallery

Yield: 4 servings

What you need

6 teaspoons orange juice (other options zest/lemon zest/ lemon juice)

1 cup cranberry juice (or any other juice e.g. orange, or apple)

1 bag (12.oz) of cranberries

1 cup pure maple syrup

Directions

Total time: 15 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes.

  1. Place the cranberries (washed under cool water) in a sauce pan.
  2. Pour 1 cup of cranberry juice or juice of your preference into the sauce pan.
  3. Add 1 cup of maple syrup.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons orange juice (other options – zest/lemon zest/ lemon juice) and stir the contents of the saucepan.
  5. Heat the saucepan on high heat to boil then turn to medium heat when rolling boil starts.
  6. Cook under medium heat for 10 minutes, until the juice is thick then turn off the heat. You can remove the foam to make it look good but it is not necessary.
  7. Transfer into a jar. Ready for serving.

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Homemade Barbeque Sauce Recipe

We all got our own different ways of making BBQ sauce. I don’t know how you like it but I am sure of one thing that will make you BBQ sauce hater forever, very obvious high amounts of fructose corn syrup. Unfortunately, this is the most likely what you will find in the stores.

If you are the natural, mildly sweetened, thick and smoky fan, then here is homemade barbeque sauce recipe for you.The results will be amazing tasty staff

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From Homemade Barbeque Sauce Recipes collection

Yield: 3 cups

What you need

¼ cup tomato paste

1/3 cup honey

½ cup apple cider vinegar

1(15 oz.) tomato sauce

¼ cup molasses

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 teaspoon liquid smoke (For gluten-free sauce make sure the brand of liquid smoke is certified GF)

I tablespoon Worcestershire (For vegan sauce, make sure the brand of worcestershire sauce is vegan)

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Cayenne powder (optional

Preparation

Total time: 30 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to simmer over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer while uncovered for 2o minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  3. You can use the sauce immediately or refrigerate.

 

 

 

 

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Homemade Chips Recipe

Love chips but scared of the unhealthy part of it? Here is a healthier alternative to what you buy. Learn how to make healthy low fat and delicious oven chips from sweet potatoes or Irish potatoes. Follow this homemade chips recipe then add flavors of your own choice.

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From homemade chips recipes gallery

How to Make Homemade Chips 

What you need

Irish or sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into large pieces

Olive oil

Assorted spices or mixed spices (optional): pesto, garlic, herbs, chilli powder, ginger powder

Cheese (optional)

Soy sauce (optional)

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Directions

Total time: 30 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Cooking time: 20 minutes

 

  1. Put salted water into a pan and add the potato pieces while cold.
  2. Under medium heat bring to boil and as soon as the chips have come to boil, drain them and transfer them into a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the potato chips with olive oil and make sure they are well coated by turning them with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add any other desired ingredients: spices, soy sauce, cheese etc. And make sure the potato chips are well covered with whatever you add.
  5. Spread the chips on a baking tray and place them in an oven and cook at 200 degrees for 20 minutes, until they start getting crunchy and light brown. Serve hot!

 

 

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Easy Homemade Pancake Recipes

Pancakes are most people’s favourite weekend breakfast. Make light pancakes with fluffy interiors and a great taste with these easy homemade pancake recipes.

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From Easy Homemade Pancake Recipes gallery

Yield:  12 pancakes

What you need:

1 cup all- purpose flour

1 cup milk

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted or vegetable oil

1 egg

1 tablespoon cooking oil

Assorted toppings: cream, chocolate syrup, sugar, honey, jams, butter or maple syrup.

Directions

Total time: 25 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl( dry ingredients)
  3. In another bowl mix milk, butter/oil and egg ( wet ingredients)
  4. Into the bowl having wet ingredients, add the contents of the bowl having dry ingredients and stir until moistened avoiding overmixing.
  5. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half and moisten it with vegetable oil’
  6. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and cautiously rub it with the sheet of paper towel moistened with oil.
  7. Place 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto the frying pan for a single pancake and spread the batter making a round shape using the back of the spoon
  8. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the pancake have some bubbles and some bursts on the upper side and flip with a spatula and let it cook till it turns brown on the other side, for 1 to 2 minutes too and remove it from the pan.
  9. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter, cover loosely with aluminium foil and keep warm in oven.

 

 

                                                                                                                                        

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Easy Homemade Fudge Recipes

A heartfelt gift, that’s what fudge is. Spread the love to your family or visitors with these easy homemade fudge recipes.

Double Chocolate Fudge Recipe

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From Easy Homemade Fudge Recipe gallery

This is an all ages most favourite fudge.

Yield: 150

What you need

7 ounces marshmallow crème

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

12 ounces German sweet chocolate chips

2 cups chopped walnuts (optional).

3 ½ tablespoons butter

4 ½ cups sugar

12 ounce evaporated milk

Pinch salt

Preparation

Total time: 25 minutes ( Preparation and chilling)

  1. Line a foil in a pan. Grease the foil with 1 ½ tablespoons of the butter and place it aside.
  2. Combine sugar, milk, salt and the remaining butter in a saucepan. Over medium heat, cook and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Bring to a rapid boil and boil for 5 minutes while stirring continuously.
  4. Withdraw heat, add marshmallow and stir till melted.
  5. Add semisweet chocolate chips and German sweet cholate chips until melted
  6. Add walnuts if you prefer to have them.
  7. Pour into the  pan lined  with a foil earlier  and refrigerate until firm
  8. Using foil, remove fudge from the pan and carefully peel it and cut into desired shapes.

 

 

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