Sunday, February 23, 2014

Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup


1 (13.5 ounce) can chopped tomatoes

1/4 cup Olive Oil, Coconut Oil or Butter, melted

Salt and Pepper

1 stalk celery, diced

1 yellow onion, diced

1 small carrot, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup vegetable broth

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


1. Preheat oven to 450 F.

2. Strain the chopped canned tomatoes, reserving the juices, and spread onto a baking sheet, season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle your choice of fat over the tomatoes and roast until caramelized, about 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile in a saucepan, heat your choice of fat over low-medium heat. Add the celery, carrot, onion and garlic, cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add roasted tomatoes, reserved tomato juices, broth, and bay leaf. Simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes. Add basil and puree in a blender till smooth.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Paleo Stuffed Zucchini Pizza


4 medium zucchini

About 2 cups pizza sauce

1 package pepperoni

2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese

6 slices cooked bacon chopped


1. Preheat oven to 325 F.

2.  Cut each end of the zucchinis  and slice lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and toss them. Put the zucchinis in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and pour sauce into each one.

3. Top with cheese, bacon and pepperoni. Cook in the oven for 35-45 minutes. Enjoy!

Broccoli Cheese Soup


1 tbsp butter or coconut oil

1/2 medium onion, chopped

2 cups farm fresh half and half cream (Kalona Brand found at wholefoods)

2 cups vegetable broth

1/2 lb fresh broccoli

1 cup shredded carrot

1/4 tsp nutmeg

8 ounces grated grass fed sharp cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste


1. In a soup pot saute onion in butter till translucent.

2. Now put broccoli and carrots in a food processor or blender and blend till its finely chopped.

3. Pour broth over the onions and add the broccoli and carrot mix. Now add the half and half cream and cook at a low simmer for 20-25 minutes.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste and pour into a blender or food processor and puree till smooth and creamy. Return to heat and add the cheese and stir till melted and stir in the nutmeg and mix well before serving!