Recently I found this urge to learn how to cook new stuff. I’m a terrible cook, not like ‘oh well that’s not amazing but I’ll eat it’ no seriously terribly horrible. But since I will have to start thinking about taking care of someone else than myself I decided I would start to cook something nice and healthy (and new) every week.

Fabien (the boyfriend red.) is still thinking it’s the hormones and this too shall pass but until then, he’s happy he is free from kitchen duty at least once a week. Don’t get me wrong, he’s still on dishes duty :).

So this week I decided to buy some fresh organic tomatoes and some basil and come up with a nice tomato soup! It worked out amazingly delicious so here I am, sharing this super simple but very nice recipe with you guys.

You need:

  • about 2kg (organic) tomatoes.
  • 15gr fresh basil.
  • 1 piece of garlic
  • pepper
  • salt
  • a table spoon of olive oil

And that’s all!!

You start by cutting the tomatoes into pieces. Big pieces are fine, it’s just to make the mixing a little easier. Put all the pieces in a pan and put it on the fire to make the tomatoes soft. If you feel like the mixing will go smoothly enough you turn off the stove and start mixing the tomatoes until you don’t have any pieces anymore. It’s starting to look like soup already!! After that you cut the garlic in tiny little pieces and you do the same with the basil. Add this to the soup together with a table spoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper and put the pan back on the stove. Heat it up and voila! You have some delicious tomato soup :).

All this is pretty damn healthy but since I had some time left over and Fabien was looking over my shoulder asking ‘is that all?’ I thought it would be a nice idea to make some garlic butter to go with the soup (and bread). In case you want to do the same, this is how you do it:

Take some margarine or butter, whatever is your preference. Add some (fresh) basil, one piece of  fine cut garlic and some chive together with some ‘seasonal herbs’. For all the Dutchies: use some ‘Aromat’.  Mix it with a little bit of olive oil and there you go!!

Enjoy!