I like making "bisque" type soups too because I can sneak in extra veggies that my boys wouldn't normally eat.
I think the secret that makes this tomato bisque so good is the canned fire roasted tomato. It gives it a depth of flavor that you wouldn't get if you just used plain canned tomato.
Creamy Vegan Tomato Bisque:
Saute the onion garlic and carrots in the oil or broth whichever method you chose until they are soft and the onion is beginning to caramelize. Stir in the ww flour and seasonings and cook for another minute.
Add the broth and the cans of tomato and turn to med-high heat until boiling. Once it starts to boil turn heat to low and simmer on cook-top about 30 minutes adding more liquid if needed.
Once your soup is simmering your kitchen will be filled with a tantalizing aroma and everyone will be making their way to the kitchen to see if Mom needs help with supper.
After you have snacks set out of everyone you will make the cream.
1/2 c. raw cashew pieces rinsed well and put in blender with enough water to cover. Blend until creamy. Adding more liquid to the consistency you want.
After the soup is done use a hand blender to puree the tomato and other veggies while they are in the pot. Add the cashew cream.
It's simple, it's delicious. It's by far our favorite soup. :)
Question of the Day:
Do you eat more soup if the winter? What is your favorite soup?