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cold run & hot soup

Happy snowy day!1-DSC04046The dark, ice, and drizzle challenged me to stay inside today — and I almost gave in. But once I started running, I was glad to be out in the white beauty!snow_arlington_va_04055I even got to sport my deluxe fur hat for the occasion.3-DSC04053A couple slick roads and a bit of soreness from yesterday’s race meant I got to take things nice and slow, which seemed to match the dreary mood of this morning. Even the monument looks sleepy, tucked beneath the sky.snow_washington_dc_monument_04062A lovely winter run. It was so peaceful outside — barely a soul outside except for me and this little snowman.5-DSC04058I hope you (safely) venture out into the snowy wonderland today, too, if you can!snow_arlington_va_04048Cold snow and hot soup go hand in hand, right?

I know it’s breakfast time, but I’m already looking forward to a hot lunch. Sun-dried tomato soup!sundried_tomato_soup_04021I was inspired by this recipe, which is pretty basic and can be easily jazzed up (see my full recipe below!)sundried_tomato_soup_04020

Slow-Cooked Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Soup

Gadgets needed: Slow cooker and immersion blender or blender.

Ingredients (makes about 8 servings or more)

  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 small jar of sundried tomatoes in oil (about 1 cup)
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes (go for fire roasted if you can handle it!)
  • 28 oz chicken broth
  • 14.5 oz chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup heavy cream (to your liking)
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce


Coarsely chop up the onion, garlic, and tomato, and put in the slow cooker. Add the sundried tomatoes, tossing in about 2 tablespoons of the jar’s olive oil, too. Add all other ingredients, and cook on low 6-8 hours (or high 4-6 hours). After about two hours, carefully blend the soup together with an immersion blender. Top your soup with croutons, cheese, greek yogurt, or even a poached egg!sundried_tomato_soup_04019Enjoy!

  • Is it snowing where you live?
  • Warm running gear: warm headband, light beanie, or full-on snow hat?
  • What’s your favorite dreary day soup?

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5 thoughts on “cold run & hot soup

  1. It’s snowing where I live, but not where I am! It’s going to be hard to swap my shorts and tanks for spandex when I come home later this week.

  2. Omg. That soup looks perfect for poached eggs. I have had a serious craving for some good shakshouka lately (must be the weather). This morning I put a poached egg on some fire roasted diced tomatoes I had hanging out in the fridge- that’s how desperate I’ve been for tomato + egg haha.