In the spirit of making the most of the cooler weather, this soup will make the perfect snuggle-up-in-a-warm-afghan-and-watch-Netflix companion. Who doesn’t love a savory tomato bisque soup?
I bet you were wondering if you’d see a new recipe this week…so was I. This week I’ve been so preoccupied with a brand new personal assistant job, I could hardly get this recipe up. And no time for recipes means I also couldn’t enjoy the fascinating world that encompasses photography. As I mentioned last week, my brand new Canon Rebel t3i has become an exciting new presence on this blog and in my day-to-day life.
I’ve only had it for two weeks, and I want to take it with me wherever I go. I want to do silly photo shoots with friends, but more importantly, take pictures of every piece of beautiful produce that comes across my path. I may have almost made it into the Cool Kids Camera Club, too. You know, the group of photographers who understand what the F-stop, shutter speed, and ISO are. I’m just about there, anyway. It’s been amazing to find out how many friends I’ve had all along who are members of this club.
Your friends with DSLR cameras want you to know:
Photography takes an incredible amount of talent, guys. If you’ve never experienced it first-hand, I feel I must tell you to hold your photographer friends to a higher level of prestige. Their talents come at the cost of thousands of dollars in equipment, countless hours learning to understand the capabilities of each piece, and patience to deal with friends, family, and clients who don’t take it seriously.
Photography is an art that does not come from just owning a fancy camera.
I find it very similar to the perils of the Graphic Design field where people automatically assume YouTube tutorials can teach these skills. Or perhaps that each design takes me approximately 10 seconds to complete. (They don’t.) So, to master my newest craft, it’s time for me to put in those long hours!
In the meantime…
I’m filling my weeks with the miniature parade of friends who want to be models for a day as I explore the depths of my camera and the possibilities of each lens. I love it!! But of course, the food is lining up to be photographed, too. This week, the tomatoes were a’lining! Time for that tomato bisque soup I promised.
Tomato Bisque Soup
- 3.5 c. diced tomatoes (or 1, 28 oz. can, including juice)
- 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
- 8-16 oz vegetable broth
- 16 oz unsweetened plain coconut yogurt
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 red onion
- 1/4 c. tahini
- 1 Tbs. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 Tbs. black pepper
- 1/2 Tbs. garlic parsley salt
- 1/2 tsp. paprika (I prefer smoked paprika, but regular works fine)
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. thyme
- Put diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, bell pepper, coconut yogurt, and spices into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy
- Add vegetable broth and soup mixture to a large pot and stir to combine.
- Heat on medium-high for 10 minutes and reduce to medium for another 20 minutes.
I hope this recipe warms your soul on these cold winter days, because if you live ANYwhere except Arizona, it is much, much cooler than 76°F and completely appropriate weather for hot soup.