Cashew Cream Tomato Soup. Vegan.

Cashew Cream Tomato Soup.
Cashew Cream Tomato Soup.

Oh boy it’s snowing WAIT sleeting again. I’m typing this recipe up on Sunday.  The snow started around 9am and now it’s sleeting. I’m guessing a school delay tomorrow.  This is good because my poor oldest had her wisdom teeth out and is quite swollen.  I’m sure sleeping in will be beneficial.

It’s March… so much for coming in like a lamb…. hopefully it leaves that way because it certainly came in like a lion. I know so many friends training in this weather are so tired of it.  Let’s face it, who isn’t tired of this already?  But it’s March and I’m hopeful for some warm 40 or dare-i-dream 50 degree days.  It looks like 40 degrees this weekend and pray it holds out to be true!   But for now, we dine on soup… mainly to keep us warm and sustained.  This recipe is a bit of a departure from Angela Liddon’s original tomato soup recipe.


1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
8 cloves of garlic, peeled and diced
1 cup of raw, soaked for 24 hour, cashews – drained
2 cups of vegetable broth
1 -28 ounce can of organic fire roasted tomatoes, diced
1 small can of tomato paste
2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper


Fresh basil leaves


In your large Dutch oven,  heat the oil over medium flame and add your onion. Cook for 5 minutes then add your garlic.  Stirring frequently.  Then turn the heat off.  In your Vitamix or powerful blender, add your cashews and broth.  Blend until liquified. Then add your cooked onions and garlic. Then tomatoes and paste.  Blend until creamy.  Pour back into your Dutch oven.  Add your spices and over low heat simmer, covered until ready to serve.

Garnish with fresh basil and serve.

Cashew Cream Tomato Soup. Vegan.
Cashew Cream Tomato Soup. Vegan.


Back at it today.  I didn’t need a rest day yesterday but as my good friend Shannon pointed out, even 12 miles is long and my body still needs recovery.  My legs didn’t feel sore or tight but I listened because I don’t want to injure any muscles at this point in my training cycle.  It was a fairly easy day.  So this is my recap…


Sunday: 12 treadmill miles
Monday: Rest day.  Ice storm school delay so I just rolled, stretched and did some yoga.
Tuesday: 4:44 treadmill miles, weights, abs and shoulders

That’s it from here!  More snow and then rain on the way today.  Happy March!























— Knead to Cook

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