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Basic Cream of Tomato Soup

What you need: 

2 cups water
3 small tomatoes (or 2 large), chopped
2 carrots, grated
1/2 of an onion, or 2 scallions, chopped
Dash of red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons basil
Several mushrooms, sliced (optional)

What you do: 

Bring the water to a boil and add chopped tomatoes and onion. Bring to a boil and cook until tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm. Puree in a blender (if you have a small blender, puree in two batches) until smooth. Return to pan and bring to a boil. Add the grated carrots and the spices and basil. Add the sliced mushrooms 5 minutes before serving, or use as a garnish on top with a sprig of parsley. Per serving (2 per batch): Calories: 79.8 Protein: 3.185 Fiber: 7.72 Carbohydrates: 18.345 Fat: .53

Preparation Time: 
1/2 hour
Cooking Time: 
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