While you may not be dreaming of snow, Santa Claus, and Christmas-y reds and greens in all this heat, you might enJOY at least pretending the temperature is bearable while you flip through a new cookbook and plan to try some cool new recipes.
A few weeks ago I received notification that I was "this week's winner for the Foodie Blogroll 'Spread the Word & Comment to Win 'Simply Sugar and Gluten Free' Cookbook' contest! (I was sooooooo excited, because I NEVER win anything! Ever!) As the winner, I received two copies of the book Simply Sugar and Gluten Free by Amy Green. One copy, I can keep, and the other, I was told I could give away on my blog. Here's what it looks like:
So, after the books arrived, I read through my copy and chose a recipe to share with you. I think it's a keeper for sure! I've made it twice already, and let me tell you, not a drop was wasted. The recipe, "Basil Tomato Soup," is on page 58, and I want to share it with you today. Anyone who leaves a comment below (after the recipe) will be entered into a drawing to win the extra copy of "Simply Sugar and Gluten Free" by Amy Green---so don't forget to leave your two-cents! The contest ENDS on July 31 at midnight. I'll post the winner's name on the blog on August 1.
You're going to love this soup! I've eaten it cold---sipping it from a mug---and, I've eaten it hot along with some corn fritters, and it was delicious both ways. So, let's get started! Go gather the ingredients and I'll meet you back here!
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, grated fine or minced
4 c. chicken broth
2 (28-oz.) cans peeled whole plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
3 T chopped fresh basil, plus extra, if desired for garnish
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Make It Dairy-Free: Eliminate the butter and increase the oil to 3 Tablespoons.
Be sure to leave your comments below, so you'll be entered to win the "Simply Sugar and Gluten-free Cookbook" by Amy Green.