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I'm posting this recipe here for my dear friend, M, who is always an inspiration to me. She's the one who got me completely into eating raw foods a few years ago, and for that I am ever thankful!?

Tomato Soup

2 tomatoes (fresh or frozen--which is what I used)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

2-3 small cloves of garlic

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 spicy pepper (I used dried from this summer, discarding the seeds, first)

Thyme, to taste (I uses a lot )

Salt, to taste

I placed all of the ingredients into the VitaMix and blended it all. It made a tomato soup smoothie, because the tomatoes were frozen. So, I put the soup into a dish and popped it into the dehydrator on 105 degrees for some time (stirring it occasionally) until it was warm and yummy! You could probably let the tomatoes thaw and save yourself the difficult time getting it to break down in the VitaMix and thawing time in the dehydrator. ;-)

My entire family enjoys this soup. It's the second time I've made it. I took a recipe by Karen Knowler and deleted things, added things, and adjusted the amounts of things until it became the recipe, above.


I made some of Matt Amsden's onion bread the other day (36 hours to dehydrate!!) and it's as yummy as the first time I made it. There's too much sodium in it, however, because my fingers are feeling a bit puffy today. It's very yummy, but not something I should eat every day.

Original Comments

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On January 12, 2007, medamoso wrote:

mmmmmm....thanks for posting the recipe! I love your updates!

On January 24, 2009, Cindy wrote:

Will you please post Matt Amsden s dehydrated onion bread recipe? Thank you!
The soup sounds delicious!

On January 25, 2009, purejeevanblog wrote:

Hi there, Cindy!

It's not nice to share others' recipes without their permission. So, I'm
sorry to say that I can't help you with the onion bread recipe. I *can*
however tell you that if you purchase Matt Amsden's book, you'll never
regret it! His recipe book is one that I am happy to tell others about
because it's fantastic! We borrowed it from the library, first, to see if
we would like it. We loved it and purchased it as soon as possible. ;-)

I hope you enjoy the soup!

Lots of love to you,