One of America’s Favorites – Tomato Soup

December 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Tomato soup with basil

Tomato soup is a soup made with tomatoes as the primary ingredient. It may be served hot or cold in a bowl, and may be made in a variety of ways. It may be smooth in texture, and there are also recipes which include chunks of tomato, cream and chicken or vegetable stock. Popular toppings for tomato soup include sour cream or croutons. In the United States, the soup is frequently served with crackers, which may be crumbled onto the soup by the diner, and a grilled cheese sandwich. Tomato soup is one of the top comfort foods in Poland and the United States. It can be made fresh by blanching tomatoes, removing the skins, then blending them into a puree.

The first published tomato soup is mentioned by Eliza Leslie in 1857 in her final publication New Cookery Book. Joseph A. Campbell’s recipe for condensed tomato soup in 1897 further increased its popularity.

Commercially prepared tomato soup is available in a variety of forms, including canned, condensed and in dehydrated powder form. “Tomato” ranks among the top three flavors of soup produced by the Campbell Soup Company.

The main ingredients for tomato soup are tomato puree and wheat flour.

The cell wall structural importance for the plant’s growth and stability in the ripening process is equally as important to the quality of the tomato products it can produce. The pectin and cellulose are what determine the apparent viscosity of the tomato product. If they are broken at higher temperatures more enzymes are deactivated than if they are broken at lower temperatures.

High-fructose corn syrup is sometimes added to tomato soup to make it sweeter. HFCS is composed of both glucose and fructose in their free monosaccharide from that doesn’t crystallize readily. HFCS is also important in binding water, the monosaccharaides of fructose and glucose have the ability to bind to water in the product. The binding of water helps to reduce microbial growth by removing available water from the product it can also prevent the separation of water in products like sauces and soups.

Wheat flour is composed of six main groups, carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, lipids, minerals and vitamins. Flour is added to tomato soup to increase its viscosity. The starch in the flour acts as a gelling agent and increases the viscosity of the product. When starch granules found in the flour are heated in solution they become less ordered and begin to gel. During this process of gelatinization the crystal like structures of the starch granules disappear and the swelling starts creating a viscoelastic product.

Tomato soup served with a grilled cheese sandwich

Gazpacho is a tomato soup of Spanish origin, served cold. It originates in the region of Andalucía in southern Spain. Gazpacho is widely consumed in Spanish cuisine, as well as in neighboring

Portugal, where it is known as gaspacho. Gazpacho is mostly consumed during the summer months, due to its refreshing qualities and cold serving temperature. Many variations of gazpacho exist.

Tomato soup is often paired with a grilled cheese sandwich, toast, crumpet or English muffin.

 

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Green Chili Stew

November 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Green Chili Stew. This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday recipe is Green Chili Stew. Made using Fresh Sausage or Cubed Pork, Mild Green Chilies, Corn (3 cans), Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chicken Broth, Flour Tortillas, and Spices. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Green Chili Stew

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds fresh sausage links or cubed pork
3 (4-ounce) cans diced mild green chiles
3 (12-ounce) cans corn, drained
2 stalks celery, diced
2 medium potatoes, diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
8 cups (32 ounces) chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt, to taste
Flour tortillas
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Cooking Directions:
1 – In large Dutch oven or deep skillet with lid, brown meat over medium-high heat until lightly browned; crumble into pieces.
2 – Add remaining ingredients to pot; cover and simmer for one hour.
3 – Serve hot with flour tortillas.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 410; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 95mg; Total Carbs: 36g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 36g; Sodium: 990mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/green_chili_stew_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Chili Mac with Turkey

November 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday recipe is Chili Mac with Turkey. Using a JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey Roll, Whole Grain Macaroni, Pinto Beans, Tomatoes, and more! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Chili Mac with Turkey
Who says macaroni is just for kids? Combine with ground turkey, tomatoes, pinto beans and taco seasoning for a hearty dinner your whole family will enjoy.

INGREDIENTS
5 ounces whole grain macaroni
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey Roll
5 tablespoons pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (12-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
2½ ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 350°F.
2) Cook macaroni until al dente. Rinse and drain.
3) Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add macaroni, pinto beans, tomatoes, tomato paste and seasoning. Stir to combine. Add mixture to 9 x 9-inch baking dish and sprinkle with cheese.
4) Bake 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is hot.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 340
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 32g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Fat 13g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 440mg
Saturated Fat 5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/986-chili-mac-with-turkey

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Hot Diggety Turkey Dogs

October 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Hot Diggety Turkey Dogs. You’ll be using the JENNIE-O® Turkey Franks, Spices, Onion, Green Peppers, Tomatoes, Black Beans, Corn Kernels, Brown Sugar, Hot Dog Buns, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Only 230 calories and 21 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy Jennie – O recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Hot Diggety Turkey Dogs
Sure, JENNIE-O® turkey dogs are amazing on their own — but when topped with black beans, corn and tomatoes, this weeknight dinner recipe will have you saying “Hot diggety!” Under 300 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
1½ teaspoons vegetable oil
2½ tablespoons diced onion
2½ tablespoons diced green peppers
¾ tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon garlic
½ cup crushed tomatoes
¾ cup water
1 cup cooked black beans
⅓ cup corn kernels
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
6 JENNIE-O® Turkey Franks
6 hot dog buns
6 teaspoons shredded Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oil. Add onions and peppers and cook 10 minutes or until soft. Stir in chili powder, cumin and garlic.
2) Add tomatoes, water, beans, corn and brown sugar. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes. Put heated franks in hot dog buns and top with vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 230
Protein 13g
Carbohydrates 27g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 480mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/850-hot-diggety-turkey-dogs

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Pasta Pie

September 25, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Pasta Pie. This is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Italian Seasoning, Pasta, Pesto (Recipe Included), Spinach, Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Eggs, Cream, and Seasonings. Suggested side dish would be a Salad. You can find this Recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Pasta Pie (serves 8)
Made with garden fresh ingredients this recipe believe it or not is light and so good. Serve it up with a delicious salad for a simple, fab, flavorful meal!

Ingredients:

1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – 1 oz. pkg. Jill’s Italian Seasoning (or other Italian seasoning)
8 – ounces pasta, linguini, spaghetti or other, cooked el dente
½ – cup pesto (*recipe below or pre-made pesto)
2 – cups packed, chopped, fresh spinach
1 – cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
8 – ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 – ounces shredded parmesan cheese
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 – Add the Italian seasonings and stir in to incorporate. Break up the meat with a spatula as you stir and continue to brown the meat.
Remove meat from heat and cover.
3 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
4 – In a large bowl toss the pasta with the pesto.
5 – Add the meat, spinach, tomatoes, the mozzarella cheese and half of the parmesan cheese, tossing to incorporate.
6 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and toss into the pasta mixture.
7 – Press the ingredients into a deep-dish pie pan and cover with foil.
8 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
9 – Uncover the pie and cover with remaining Parmesan cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
10 – Remove form the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
11 – Drizzle with a little more pesto and garnish with fresh tomatoes. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.

Basil Pesto
Ingredients:

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded Parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (I like a little more)
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Boil the water…………

Need to quickly peel tomatoes for a recipe? The easiest way is to place them in a pot of boiling water for a minute. The skins will practically fall off.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Tomatoes……………

 

For the best storage, keep tomatoes stem side down in a cool place. If they’re still attached to the stem, try to space them so that they are not touching.

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Turkey Taco Chili

August 24, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Turkey Taco Chili. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Onion, Garlic, Taco Seasoning, Ranch Dressing Mix, Tomatoes, Beans, and Corn. For a perfect side you could prepare some Corn Muffins. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Taco Chili
What happens when you bring two favorites—chili and tacos—together? Taste for yourself. This simple and hearty chili recipe will have your kids running to the table. Make it a new go-to weeknight dinner recipe.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ small yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (1-ounce) low-sodium taco seasoning
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
4 cups water or low-sodium chicken broth
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14-ounce) can corn kernels, drained
corn muffins, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, garlic, taco seasoning and ranch dressing; stir. Add water, tomatoes, beans and corn. Heat 20 to 30 minutes or until hot.
2) Serve with corn muffins, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 360
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 48g
Fiber 12g
Sugars 5g
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 690mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/820-turkey-taco-chili

New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer

August 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From theEatingWell website and Magazine its New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer. Delicious and Healthy New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer with recipes like; Heirloom Tomato Salad with Charred Corn and Pepper Salsa, Tomato Bun Tuna Melt, and Sheet-Pan Pork and Cherry Tomatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer
Have an abundance of fresh tomatoes? As delicious as BLTs and chopped salads are, they can get old fairly fast. So try one of these new tomato recipes this summer, including tomato bun tuna melts, baked salmon with fresh tomatoes, fried green tomatoes, homemade tomato sauce, beautiful heirloom tomato salads and even vegan “tuna” sushi.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Charred Corn and Pepper Salsa
The roasted pepper and corn salsa that tops this gorgeous tomato salad has a kick from the tart sherry vinegar and moderately spicy and fruity Aleppo pepper. Red-wine vinegar and ground ancho chile are good alternatives. Grill some chicken, fish or other protein along with the corn for an easy summer dinner………….

Tomato Bun Tuna Melt
Make a bun out of a tomato in this healthy low-carb tuna melt recipe that swaps bread for veggies. You save 23 grams of carbohydrate and get 1 veggie serving while you’re at it!………….

Sheet-Pan Pork and Cherry Tomatoes
Rutabaga is a root vegetable that tastes like cabbage and turnips had a baby. Start roasting it in the oven first while you prep the tomatoes and pork. As the tomatoes cook, they burst and create a delicious sauce to mix with the balsamic vinegar at the end…………….

* Click the link below to get all the – New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23061/ingredients/vegetables/tomato/new-tomatoes-summer/slideshow/new-ways-to-eat-tomatoes-this-summer/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados

August 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados. Its Jennie – O Turkey Snacks and Appetizers this week! To make this delicious and healthy Snack you’ll need; JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, Avocados, Cream Cheese, Tomatoes, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Egg Substitute, and Cotija Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados
In the mood to ham it up? Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados are like loaded baked potatoes only better. Make them to enjoy a fast and nutritious snack with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham anytime.

INGREDIENTS
4 avocados, halved and pitted
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup chopped tomatoes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup egg substitute
10 ounces JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, diced and browned
½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Scoop flesh of each avocado, leaving about a ⅛-inch border and place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper; mix well to combine. Spoon mixture into avocado halves.
2) In medium non-stick skillet, over medium heat, cook eggs just until set. Place a small amount of egg on top of each avocado. Top with turkey ham and crumbled cheese.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 260
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 10g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Fat 22g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 580mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1240-turkey-ham-stuffed-avocados

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