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Spicy and Cheesy Tomato Soup

After a long day in town I came home and found that my husband had made lunch and feed the kids and they were now all napping so I was on my own. It was like having a date with myself so I made a soup which I ate outside on the patio, while reading a Swedish cook book I just bought. Yes I read cook books like others read novels.
The soup is wonderfully cheesy and spicy because I mixed in some pepper jack rice cheese. If you don’t care for spicy or if you are cooking for kids, just use a non-spicy cheese instead.

1 yellow onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tbs olive oil
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup sugar snap peas, cut into half
1,5 cup vegetable broth
2 tbs ketchup
1 tbs agave nectar
1/2 cup cream (I used mimic cream)
Salt & black pepper to taste
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, grated
2 tbs fresh thyme, minced
  1. Heat oil in a pot on medium heat and saute onion and garlic for a few minutes until glossy but not brown.
  2. Add corn, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, broth, ketchup and agave nectar.
  3. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add cream, salt, pepper and blend soup in blender or food processor until creamy and smooth. Return to pot and reheat.
  5. Add cheese and fresh thyme right before serving.
  6. Enjoy alone or with a grilled cheese sandwich.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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