Well, now that it’s Sunday…I guess I can’t call this recipe a Simple Saturday one.
But it’s still very simple and delicious!
It’s tomato soup and it can be ready in like 5 minutes.
To make it you just saute onions and garlic in oil, add in the canned tomatoes, herbs and milk and blend until creamy. And if you want to add a few splashes of heavy cream, go for it!
After I hit the teenage years and Halloween rolled around, I was always sad that I had never eaten a caramel apple as a child.
I felt like I had missed something, like I had been left out of the cool club.
I’m not sure why I was never around caramel apples…perhaps my parents wanted me to keep all of my teeth intact. And maybe they didn’t want me jumping off the ceilings from the sugar rush.
This week, I threw this dish together because I was in need of a salad that didn’t contain lettuce (because we were out).
It was quite a conundrum.
Then, I remembered that I had a can of white beans in the pantry and since the salad was accompanying pasta, the Italian vibe would totally work.
I made this super simple salad by combining washed, drained white beans with carrots, freshly chopped basil, oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and a bit of garlic salt.
I mixed it all together and threw it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
It was a delicious and fresh side to our Italian meal.
P.S. White beans are also great on lettuce salads with tuna and in this amazing app. If you have any other great uses for these dandy beans, give me a shout out.
It’s our third Simple Saturday on the Fruitful blog! Woohoo!
(If you’d like to check out the other two Simple Saturday posts click here: Avocado Toast and Popcorn in a Bag.)
I hope these non-recipes have been inspiring you to make some simple snacks and meals.
Today, I’ve got a treat for you.
This fall, I’m thankful for many things.
I’m thankful to have a great job.
I’m thankful to get to see the sun come up (most) mornings.
I’m extra thankful for the amazing yellows, oranges, reds and greens that the trees around my apartment are showing off lately.
I’ve been spending a glorious weekend in my hometown, hanging out with my family and wonderful husband.
It’s been so fun just being here and not having an agenda, not having anywhere certain to be and just enjoying life together.
And this Simple Saturday recipe is absolutely perfect for relaxing weekends in front of a big game or your favorite flick with friends or family.
Chill out and make some popcorn in a bag!
Happy 1st Birthday Fruitful!
I can’t hardly believe that it’s been a year since I started this wonderful journey of food blogging.
In the past year, I’ve cooked more than I probably ever have in my life.
I’ve made some really tasty treats and I’ve had some recipe failures as well.
What I’ve enjoyed most is when you, my wonderful fans, give me a shout out that you loved a recipe or share your own recipes. You are awesome!
Life is like peeling potatoes.
Sometimes it’s not fun. Sometimes it’s stressful. Sometimes you nick yourself in the midst of it.
But you know that what those potatoes hold is worth every bit of peeling.
Life is about to get a lot busier for me.
I’ll be a regular old 9-5 employee starting next week, which I’m thrilled about.
When you spend most of your time in a one bedroom apartment every day, you get a little stir crazy and in need of social interactions.
I’m so excited about this new chapter of life.