A long, long time ago I tried some of the tomato soup that comes in the red and white can, and honestly I wasn’t impressed. I thought I just didn’t like tomato soup, but now I see how very wrong I was. This simple tomato soup is made with diced tomatoes, stock and milk. There are also onions and a bit of salt. I had all the ingredients on hand and some tomatoes to use up in the freezer so I figured that it was worth a shot.
With such a simple ingredients list I really, really wanted to “doctor up” the recipe to add bunches of spices. But, I’m so glad I stuck with it and made the recipe exactly as written. It was fantastic! My 7 year old loved it and declared that he could eat 5 bowlfuls. :)
Tomato soup is just one of many recipes in a brand new book, Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons, written by Kimberly Harris of The Nourishing Gourmet. I’ve been a big fan the recipes Kimi has shared on her blog for quite some time and when she asked me to review a copy of Ladled I was so excited! Ladled has 250 pages of recipes with mouth watering photos, along with a pictorial index. I’m really picky about which cookbooks I give a space to in my small collection and have donated many to charity, but this one is definitely a keeper- real food, family friendly and yummy pictures! I’d definitely recommend that you check out Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons for oh so many delicious ways to get more nutrient dense food into your family throughout the year. :)