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.


  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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

    Have a good week back at work!

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

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

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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

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

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

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

  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..

  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!

  20. this looks delicious. thanks for the recipe.

    happy monday!

    mine's here

  21. That looks delicious. Happy Monday

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

  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 :)

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


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