• 5 cups water
  • 24 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 4 Roma tomato
  • 1 pint cherry tomato
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 5 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup hempseeds
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • handful chives
  • 3 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp Italian spices

I received a text last week from a dear friend telling me her Aunt was in Hospice.  My heart sunk as I know her Aunt is young and has done so much for our community.  I continued to read on while clinching my jaw and slowly…. I was able to grasp the words she sent me that her loved one in Hospice was on a strict diet and could not eat dairy.

My friend remembered that I had used cauliflower in place of cream and butter in my tomato soup recipe at a gathering one time.  My friend is a great cook and took it upon herself to create her tomato soup with cauliflower so her Aunt could eat something nourishing and homemade.  I am so touched that a simple gesture of love was expressed through homemade soup!

My friend’s Aunt loved the soup and I am sure she felt the TLC her niece put into it.  My friend works, has 3 year old twins and a busy 8 year old.  I should mention that her husband travels for work weekly and taking all of this into consideration, makes her a Superhero in my eyes.

We all know these women that impart such acts of kindness and many of them are reading this right now. Whether you give unconditionally to your children, family, or strangers, I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you that what you do out of love is what keeps this world from complete darkness.  If I could, I would give you a hug right now for all you do in the name of love.

Please share a story of someone’s act of kindness that brought you sunshine or a time you were able to brighten someone’s day.  Don’t be shy, it is this type of sharing that keeps us all going and spurs a heart to express such a gesture of kindness.

TomatoSoup1

Ingredients
5 cups water
24 oz. crushed tomatoes
4 Roma cut tomato
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 head cauliflower
5 tbsp. tomato paste
3 tbsp. olive oil
5 cloves garlic
handful chives
3 1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp Italian spices
1/2 cup hempseeds {learn more}

Directions
1. Boil 5 cups water in a 4 quart pan. Add garlic and cauliflower.
2. After water has boiled for a few minutes add tomato everything.
3. When tomatoes and cauliflower is tender turn off heat.
4. Add salt, spices, chives and olive oil.  Let cool for 10 minutes.
5. Add hempseeds into soup and taste if any salt or spices are needed.
6. Add small batches of soup to your Vita Mix or strong blender and blend till creamy.

Tips
I buy tomato paste and crushed tomato in glass jars or the BPA free cans are ok too. This soup will keep in the refrigerator for several days.  You can add fresh basil and  grated cheese if you can have dairy.  My tomato soup can be a complete meal with the hemp added for the protein and if you want to add a tad more go for it!

There is something about homemade soup that speaks, “I care about you” so make an extra pot for someone who may need a little extra love.  The gift of having a valiant feminine heart and possessing the ability to nourish life around us is imperative to the wellbeing of our world.  So remember your simple gesture of love changes and creates momentum and it is not lost or unworthy.

With a Spoonful of Love,

Dawn

Creamy Tomato Soup {dairy free, paleo, & full of love}
 
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Ingredients
  • 5 cups water 24 oz. crusted tomato
  • 4 Roma cut tomato
  • 1 pint cherry tomato
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 5 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • handful chives
  • 3½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp Italian spices
  • ½ cup hempseeds

Instructions
  1. Boil 5 cups water in a 4 quart pan. Add garlic and cauliflower.
  2. After water has boiled for a few minutes add tomato everything.
  3. When tomatoes and cauliflower is tender turn off heat.
  4. Add salt, spices, chives and olive oil. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Add hempseeds into soup and taste if any salt or spices are needed.
  6. Add small batches of soup to your Vita Mix or strong blender and blend till creamy.