Happy snowy day!The 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!I even got to sport my deluxe fur hat for the occasion.A 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.A lovely winter run. It was so peaceful outside — barely a soul outside except for me and this little snowman.I hope you (safely) venture out into the snowy wonderland today, too, if you can!Cold 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!I was inspired by this recipe, which is pretty basic and can be easily jazzed up (see my full recipe below!)
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!Enjoy!
- 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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