Did you get to experience the “Blizzard of 2016”? I am in New Jersey so we finally got some snow and social media had a frenzy. The meme’s, jokes, complaints, rejoicing, and pictures. And yes, I took part of it all. I had prepared for this storm way beforehand. Bought my girls snow pants, snow boots, warm gloves and was all set as of October, but no snow. When it came time for this snow storm, I was excited to get use out of my investment. Bundled the girls up and set out to play in the snow. The only one I hadn’t prepared for was myself. I had no snow pants, no snow boots, a hat and my husbands warm gloves-mental note: get me some snow boots. My girls set out for a great adventure we were to build a snow hill complete with a tunnel in our driveway. I love my neighborhood because the kids are all the same age and play together, so with an army of kids and a few of their crazy parents we designated my driveway to hold the snow day play spot.
All hands on deck we started shoveling and piling snow. I was gun hoe for a good 45 minutes until my lack of proper snow gear began to get the best of me. My hands, heads, legs and arms were good but my toes-“Oh my toes.” If you played out in the snow without the proper snow gear you know exactly what I am talking about. That feeling that your toes might just turn black at any moment and break off like icicles, which ended my contribution to the snow “mountain,” I tapped out and went inside.
When I got inside and painfully thawed out, the nostalgia of childhood set in and I wanted a childhood favorite “Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich.” Nothing, says snow day than that combination. I had another problem, no bread (I went to the store and missed out on the bread rush) and no canned soup. I had banned canned goods from my house months before. So, off to Pinterest I went to find a Easy Tomato Soup recipe. I made some adjustments to accommodate my newly discovered wheat allergy and made a grown-up rendition of my childhood fave. Tomato Tumeric Soup with Cloud Bread Grilled Cheese.
I have been on a Cardamom and Turmeric kick lately. Anything that I can find to put in it I will. Turmeric has so many health benefits and has a very mild taste so its easy to slip into any recipe. I found 10 Benefits on the authority of Nutrition that made me want to add this little spice to everything. By-the-way the snow “mountain” ended up being pretty cool or “epic” as my soon to be 8 year old said. It was definitely a memorable snow storm in my house that my girls will remember for years to come.
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 6 Roasted Roma tomatoes,chopped or 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 8 oz of Tomato Sauce
- 1 cup of Chicken or Vegetable Broth
- 1 tbsp of Oat Flour
- 1 tsp of Coconut Oil
- 2 tsp of Olive Oil
- 1 tsp of Ground Tumeric
- 1 tsp of Dried Basil
- 1 tsp of Dried Oregano
- Saute Onion and spices in Coconut Oil and Olive Oil for 2 minutes
- Add Oat Flour and garlic, let cook for 2-3 minutes
- Add Chicken broth and whisk clumps and let simmer for 4-5 minutes
- Add tomato and tomato sauce
- Simmer for 30 minutes
- Blend in food processor, bullet, or blender