Spicy Tomato Bisque

This is yet another soup that I make fairly often for lunch…  smooth, creamy yet with a spicy kick, it is great on a cold day.

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Seeing that today Calgary had it’s first snow-fall of 2013, it seemed like the ideal day to make this wonderful soup.

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Use it for a warming lunch on a cold day, a comforting snack, as an appetizer…  this soup is very adaptable.  It even reheats well, so is a good contender for a lunch box.  Either send it in a mason jar (if the person taking it has access to a microwave), or heat it up in the morning and pack it in a thermos.

This recipe contains nightshades which are an AIP stage 4 reintroduction.  When reintroducing foods on the AIP, I recommend this guide.

Spicy Tomato Bisque

serves 6 with some leftovers

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  • 1 tbsp fat of choice (I used bacon fat)
  • 1 onion – peeled and chopped
  • 1 carrot – peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk of celery – chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic – crushed
  • 1 28floz (796ml) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pint ( aprox 500ml) bone broth – I used a ham-bone broth made from the bones from 3 smoked hams.  Use whatever you have.
  • 2 chipotle chillies in adobo sauce (you can substitute other chillies if you like)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 can coconut milk (400ml/13.5oz)
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Melt the fat in a large, heavy based pan and add the chopped onion, carrot and celery.  Cook for 5 minutes until starting to soften.  Now add in the garlic and cook for a few more minutes.  Add the tomatoes, bone broth, chipotle chille, herbs and paprika and simmer for around 30 minutes until all the vegetables are tender.  Pour in the can of coconut milk and blend with a stick blender.

Taste and season with salt and black pepper.

Serve at once although it does reheat beautifully if you have any leftovers.  I am planning on taking some to work with me tomorrow!

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I will pack them into a mason jar, which can go in the microwave at work (once I have removed the metal lid), and I can eat it right out of the jar….  Hubby has also said that he wants to take some of the leftovers to work tomorrow for lunch as have C, J and A.  All of these 3 have a microwave they can use in the lunch-room at school, and they are perfectly old enough to take care of a glass jar.   B will have to take hers in an insulated food jar….  no microwave for students use at her school.

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