Tomato + White Bean Soup


Riddle I can’t solve: why Christmas decorations cost 83 million dollars.


I have been a full-blown, emerging adult for, like, four years now, and have gone four Christmases sans decorations.


It is not because I am the Grinch, though I am the world champion Grinch face-maker and will one day prove this to you all, but I digress!


It is because I do not see the point spending triple digits on items that are displayed in my home for 4 weeks max. The only person around to appreciate them is Topanga and she’s color blind. Alas, my festive hunk decided we simply MUST join the masses this year and decorate. I will admit, it was nice drinking pomosas and dancing to Christmas music and having Garr hook the ornaments for me so I could really focus on my vision for the tree.


My vision is “red and gold” because I did not want to spend money on a third color of ornaments.



Time: 1 1/2 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 6


  • 1 can of whole tomatoes
  • 2 cans of cannellini beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled + chopped
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. of white wine vinegar
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup of raw cashews
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Heat oil in a stock pot over low-medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add garlic + carrots + S+P, cook another 10 minutes
  • Add tomatoes + cook for another 8 minutes
  • Add vinegar + 1 can of white beans + broth + thyme + crushed red pepper + S+P, simmer for 20 minutes
  • Turn off heat + remove thyme springs
  • Blend with an immersion blender until smooth
  • Add remaining beans + spinach + a lil more S+P if you like
  • Serve hot
  • Tuck in your bib + settle into your highchair + have someone spoon feed you this



Adapted from here!


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