Friday, February 24, 2017

Creamy Tomato Soup a Weight Watchers Recipe

Have you ever wondered how to make Creamy Tomato Soup?  I love tomato soup, it's my favorite soup.  For me it brings back wonderful childhood memories of lunches with tomato soup and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.  It also reminds me of when my kids were little in Colorado and on would make it for them on snowy days.  I, also, love gooey, yummy, buttery grilled cheese sandwiches almost as much as I love tomato soup.   They kind of go together.  My mom always made Campbell's tomato soup, but I wanted to make a homemade soup that was a little more natural, a little healthier

Now I live in Southern Florida, so it is kind of like summer all year here, but when we get those cold days, I take full advantage of it. Most of the rest of you live in climates that have winters that are more conducive to soups and stews.  The weather is a little colder, so you can make these a lot more often then we can down here.  I guess I could make them more often if I turned the air conditioner on, but I think SW (sweet hubby) might get a little upset about the electric bill being higher just for a pot of soup.  The good news, though, is that yesterday we had a high of 66 degrees, which was great.  I could wear pants and even a sweater, but the best thing was that I could make this delicious Creamy Tomato Soup and share the recipe with all of you.

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Creamy Tomato Soup
Serves 6 / 4 Weight Watchers Smart Points per Serving

1 28 oz can tomato puree
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
9 basil leaves cut up ( I stack them together, then roll them up, then cut them into thin strips.)


Saute onions and garlic in olive until the onions are translucent.

Next add the tomato puree, crushed tomatoes, coconut sugar, pink Himalayan salt, both peppera, and chicken broth.

Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Use a stick blender to make the tomato soup smooth, pureeing the onions into the soup.  If you don't have a stick blender you can put it in a blender to make it smooth.  

Return the soup to the stove and over low heat add the coconut milk.

Bring to a light boil and then add the cut basil leaves.

It is now ready to serve.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup.  I loved it.  I'll share my recipe for grilled cheese sandwiches next week, and they are only 5 weight watchers points each.

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fighting in Prayer

Adorned From Above For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. 1 Cor 4:20 The power of the Holy Spirit

How do you fight your battles? If you are not fighting in prayer then you need to learn how to fight better.  We received all of the tools to battle the enemy when we were filled with the Holy Spirit.  A friend from church posted this line post on Facebook a few weeks ago, "If we're just praying and not praying and fighting, we're losing... #prayerwarrior".  As I was asking God what to share with all of you next, he told me "fighting in prayer".  So here are some verses to help you fight in prayer, with prayer. Through the Holy Spirit you have the AUTHORITY!  Be a prayer warrior.

And He called to Him His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out and to heal every disease and every affliction.
Matthew 10:1

And He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them the authority over unclean spirits.
Mark 6:7

Behold I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
Luke 10:19

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.
Matthew 10:6-8

Declare these things: and exhort and rebuke with all authority.  Let no one disregard you.
Titus 2:15

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, to the end of the earth.
Acts 1:8

For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
1 Cor 4:20

These scriptures tell us that we have the power, the authority to fight for our families, our friends, ourselves, even our country, our president, the world.  When we pray in the name of Jesus Christ we are using the power of the Holy Spirit.  I urge you to use the tools we were given, our weapon is  prayer, to defeat the enemy.  We can defeat him, it is written that in the end he loses.  Don't let him have one more soul.  Fight in prayer, fight with prayer, be a prayer warrior.

Have a blessed week.