My all time favorite food growing up was tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I still love them. Getting Interstitial Cystitis didn't deter me. I could no longer eat Campbell's tomato soup, but I figured out my own recipe, so I could enjoy the tomato-y and cheesy goodness.
- 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes peels and diced
- 1 diced onion
- 3 tsp oregano
- 3 tsp basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- chicken stock
- 3/4 tsp salt
Combine tomatoes, onion, oregano, basil, and garlic in a crock pot. Cover with chicken stock. Simmer on low for about 3-5 hours. A good sign it's close to being done is you can smell it. Pour into a blender and blend. At this point, add the salt. DO NOT DO IT IN THE CROCK POT! I did that and it ended up tasting of salt and nothing else. Serve. If you want, add a little milk, but it doesn't need it.
*I say possibly because IC is finicky. What doesn't trigger me, may trigger someone else, so I can't guarantee even low acid tomatoes will be safe. If you want to know more, I have a blog about living with IC.
Gregory Green loves his mom’s pea soup, but when he eats it at school, all of his friends make fun of how it looks. He doesn’t think it looks like bugs, and it tastes good! Then at recess, his friends run from him, screaming, “He’s a monster!” Gregory doesn’t know why his friends are being mean until he sees his skin is green. The teasing gets worse until an unlikely friend comes to the rescue—his teddy bear, Sammy. Sammy usually only comes to life for Gregory and his family, but Sammy has an important lesson to teach Gregory and his classmates.
Elaine Kaye got the idea for Pea Soup Disaster from her son who loved to eat her homemade pea soup. Pea Soup Disaster is the first of many fun stories featuring Gregory Green and his teddy bear, Sammy, as part of the Gregory Green Adventure series.
Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.