Simple tomato soup

I had 24 tomato plants in my garden last year, so I had lots of tomatoes that I tossed in the freezer. I’ve been making either soup or salsa, since thawed tomatoes are too mushy for anything else. The year before I dehydrated a bunch of tomatoes too, which you can re-hydrate and use to jazz up recipes like hummus. In any case, there is just nothing better on a cold day than homemade tomato soup. I wanted a really easy recipe that also has a lot of flavor. I kind of throw things together sometimes without measuring too much Continue Reading →

Recipes for Fall

It’s almost winter here in Montana, actually, and whenever the weather gets cold I pull out the warm, tummy-filling recipes. My sister and her husband were just visiting so I made my famous Butternut Squash Soup and Lentil Sausage Stew for them. Both received rave reviews.   The Stew makes enough for several days of lunches and dinners, so you can either get a little monotonous in your diet for a few days or freeze the leftovers. The squash soup never takes long to disappear, it’s just too  yummy! Both recipes have some carb but are not a big problem Continue Reading →