Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Roasted Tomato Soup with Beans & Rice

We had a the most delicious dinner tonight - roasted tomato soup with garbanzo beans and brown rice. It was a very simple meal made from a handful of ingredients I had on hand. It was flavorful, healthy, mostly organic, and only cost about $7. Most of the ingredients are on sale until tomorrow (November 11).

What kinds of yummy dishes have you made from your sale items?

In case you're interested in recreating this soup, here is the recipe. By the way, I'm no Canary Girl, but I did use my own picture this time. She inspired me.

  • Gourmet House Organic Brown Rice - sale price 99 cents.
  • Swanson's Organic Vegetable Broth - sale price $2.50.
  • Organic Grape Tomatoes - BOGO.
  • Organic Garbanzo Beans (canned).
  • Ruskin Tomatoes - FREE - a kind gift from my husband's colleague. They were the loveliest, most flavorful tomatoes I've had in a long time.
  • Alexia All Natural Bread - BOGO. I had the ciabatta rolls. They were pretty good, but not great. Plus, they were not whole grain.
  • First, make the brown rice according to the instructions (it will take about 45 min).
  • Next, cut the tomatoes into wedges and roast them with olive oil at a high temperature until they are slightly charred on the edges (about 30 min). You could also add in some other things like garlic or red peppers. The roasting process adds a wonderfully rich flavor to the soup.
  • While the tomatoes are roasting, combine the vegetable broth and beans in a pot and bring to a boil. I used garbanzo beans, but just about any bean could work. I think white northern beans would be great.
  • When the tomatoes are finished roasting, put them in a pot and puree them with a hand mixer. Careful - they're hot!
  • Combine the rice, beans, broth, and tomatoes and simmer.
  • Season with olive oil, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and garlic powder.
  • Enjoy with a nice roll.
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Nutrition S'Mart News

Nutrition S'Mart is having a Customer Appreciation Day with free samples, prizes, and special pricing. If you sign up for the free Nutrition S'Mart email newsletter HERE you may also get a $5-off $35 coupon to use on the that day. I'd be happy to email you the coupon if you like.
  • Tampa - Saturday, November 14 - 11AM to 4PM
  • Palm Beach Gardens - Saturday, November 14 - 11AM to 4PM
  • Pembroke Pines - Saturday, November 21 - 11AM to 4PM
There's a new location opening on November 16 in Wesley Chapel at 1821 Bruce B Downs (813-341-444).

Nutrition S'Mart will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 9AM to 1PM.
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30% Discount at Borders

Click HERE for a 30%-off coupon to Borders (expires November 16).
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80% Off Code for Restaurant.com

Enter discount code ENTREE at Restaurant.com to get 80% off restaurant gift certificates. That means you pay $2 and you get a $25 gift certificate! Offer expires November 12.

Visit Restaurant.com to see which restaurants are participating in your area. The restrictions vary for each restaurant, so be sure you are okay with them before ordering your gift certificate.

I've used Restaurant.com gift certificates twice now with no problem (Restaurant BT and Giordano's).

Purchase through Ebates to earn cash back rewards. Also, use your Discover to earn 5% cash back on charges at restaurants through December.
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