I made some skinny stew soup or “st-oup” over at @thebellygoodlife.
Hop on over for some! 😋
Thank you rain 🌧 for bringing us some #winterfeels
so we can have this beef and veggie st-oup. It’s been #summer
for way too long.
I learned the #restauranttrick
to soup-richness from a #chef
. It is to sautéed #tomatopaste
. It is absolutely worth the extra 2 mins to get that robust roasted tomato base without the need for added cream. This applies to pasta tomato sauces too.
Another useful benefit to sautéing tomatoes with a fat is that it increases its #antioxidant
value by up to 60% and helps your body absorb the nutrients better. So 😐 yeah if you’re eating raw tomatoes without a drizzle of olive oil, you’re not reaping the most benefits.
I’ve looked at tomatoes and oils a lot differently ever since I knew this. I hope you’ll take 2 mins every time you’re preparing a tomato based dish and try this out for taste and #nutritionalbenefits
:: 1 can Tomato paste
:: 1 tbsp Butter
:: 1 large or 2 small cans diced tomatoes
:: Veggie options: potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, celery
:: Protein options: chicken or beef
:: Seasoning options: basil, salt and pepper
:: Sautéed butter and tomato paste until bubbly and fragrant. Don’t burn it though.
:: Add chopped veggies and protein. Give it a toss.
:: Add can of diced tomatoes with the liquid.
:: Add enough water to cover all the veggies.
:: Bring to a boil and then simmer until meat and veggies are tender.
:: Season and serve. It’s ok to forget the #bread
. Most people just want second and third servings! 😋
Note: The veggies, tomato paste and meat will do their thing while they cook. So I recommend seasoning at the very end to avoid over seasoning.
. Tag #thebellygoodlife
if you try this recipe, and comment below with any simple and delicious party foods you'd like to see! xoxo, Audrey
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