Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mosaic Monday! Quick and Spicy Soup!

Joining Mary at the Little Red House for another fun Mosaic Monday! Stop by to see all the Mosaics this week! I made this one at Big Huge Labs using the Framer, then clicking on Canvas Panels!




Been a very long, but fun weekend. Back to work in the morning.

Can you believe tonight I'm speechless? Just a quick and spicy post!

This is a quick recipe, perfect for any time! Add a salad. A sandwich. Whatever you like. Doesn't get any better or any easier!

Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup
Source: Everyday Italian – Giada DeLaurentiis
Printable Recipe
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 carrots, peeled and chopped (I used bagged, shredded carrots)
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (26-ounce) jar marinara sauce
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth (I use the boxed broth)
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (chick peas are also good in this!)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup small pasta (I used ditalini)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Garnish with fresh basil and croutons

Warm the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion, and garlic and saute until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add the jar of marinara sauce, chicken broth, cannellini beans, red pepper flakes, pasta, salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.

27 comments:

  1. Oh my, now this looks good! I've been looking for a way to spice up some tomato soup, and this looks like it will be perfect! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Happy week1...Debbie

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  2. Your soup recipe sounds delicious. Great for the cold weather coming soon.

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  3. Ooooo, yum! Now that looks delicious! thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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  4. Mmm Those croutons look delicious on top of it too. A nice thick grilled cheese sandwich and I'm good to go. ~Jeanne

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  5. Speechless? You must be very tired - LOL! Soup hit the spot here too :) This sounds like a wonderful recipe and I'm saving a copy!

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  6. Nifty mosaic ... looks tasty! I love tomato soup ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,
    Sacred Ruminations

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  7. ooo that would be great for those cold winter nights. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
    *hugs*deb

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  8. It's a great time of year for soup! Thanks for the recipe.

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  9. It is hard to believe that your are speechless ... really.

    Good-looking soup and interesting recipe. I love the photo especially the croutons. Sounds like a great meal for the end of a long holiday weekend.

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  10. Now that's my kind of soup - quick, easy and tasty looking.
    I make a yummy squash & pear soup and have done it from scratch but recently cheated with frozen squash and pears in a tin - couldn't even tell the difference.
    Love all the recipes you share.

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  11. I love a spicy tomato soup and I always put croutons in mine!

    Have a good week back at work!

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  12. Great mosaic! Now I have to figure out how it's done!!! :-)

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  13. I agree - how did you do that mosaic?

    visit me at
    http://www.jeanneselep.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks for all the nice comments!!

    I made it at Big Huge Labs
    using the Framer, then with Canvas Panels.

    Click here...Big Huge Labs, Framer

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  15. Clever gal...Soup looks good too!

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  16. Yummy!! The soup sounds as good as the picture looks. MB

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  17. Yummy!!!! You need to publish a cookbook! Sharon

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  18. Hell has frozen over !!!

    Love the new look of mosaic - I checked it out.

    Soup looks delicious..and so comforting! Just give me some crusty bread and it's a meal..

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  19. Delish! So simple and a quick fix! Giada is one of my favorites, her food really has a touch of class!

    P.S. I will try that framer on bighugelabs. I just use the regular mnosaic!

    Have a great week!

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  20. this looks delicious. thanks for the recipe.

    happy monday!

    mine's here http://vielerfolg.com/2009/11/29/distorted/

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  21. That looks delicious. Happy Monday

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  22. Oh wow, yum! I will try the framer, looks cool! I only use mosaic maker.

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  23. I confess I have never liked tomato soup but then I've only had it from a red can - your's looks good enough to change my mine! I love the mosaic created from one photo - very striking and your photos are so clear and bright. I think you have mastered gourmet photo shooting :)

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  24. Wow! The spicy tomato soup looks really good. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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