Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

In my effort to eat healthier and cleaner, I’ve been investigating cookbooks and recipe websites that offer such recipes. A lot of them I pass over (I draw the line at squash and zucchini since I was “heavily encouraged” to eat those vegetables every summer from our family vegetable gardens. The sliminess of them after they’d been cooked . . . ugh, still makes me shiver!), but some of the recipes I discovered look rather normal.

Such was this soup pictured above. It’s called “Fire Roasted Tomato Soup” and comes from the website, “The Game Changers”. Dave and I stumbled upon the documentary while surfing Netflix last week, decided to give it a watch and really learned a lot about plant based eating and how it effects your athletic performance. I’ve been thinking a lot more about what I put in my body since watching it, and have more or less decided to give up red meat entirely. I’m not sold on the whole plant based diet (I mean, I do love my milk and yogurt, and the baker in me just can’t fathom baking without butter and eggs), but the red meat, yeah, I can do without that.

But back to the soup. It has a whole sweet potato, roasted red peppers, an entire onion, celery, garlic, spices . . . everything but tomatoes! The tomato-y taste comes from the 4 cups of V8 juice that you add later in the process, so it does taste like tomatoes.

It is delicious.

It’s creamy, filling, rich without feeling rich, and you finish feeling healthy and like you’ve given your body a little treat. I can’t wait to eat it on a cold, grey winter’s day after a long run. And it’s just pretty to look at.

Here’s the link to the recipe again: Fire Roasted Tomato Soup.