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Marjorie Matheson, cancer survivor
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This vegetarian soup is puréed and easy to swallow. Fresh tomatoes may help if you have a metallic taste in your mouth. This recipe can easily be doubled, and it freezes well.
|1 tbsp||olive oil||15 mL|
|1/2 cup||finely diced carrots
|1/2 cup||finely diced celery
|1–2||cloves garlic, chopped||1–2|
|1||large onion, finely diced||1|
|12||plum tomatoes, cut in half||12|
|3 cups||vegetable (or chicken) stock||750 mL|
|1/2 tsp||dried oregano||2 mL|
|1/2 tsp||dried basil||2 mL|
Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the carrots, celery, garlic and onion, and sauté for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes, and cook for 10 minutes. Add the stock, bay leaf, oregano and basil. Bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Remove the bay leaf and purée in a blender or with a hand blender.
Makes 4 servings
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