Tomato soup recipe

Tomato soup recipe is a delicious way to get the necessary cooked lycopene.

These tips may be of interest to you.

Tip 1 is a suggestion to build up a pile of chicken bones in the freezer, and boil them for an hour. Better still, preserve the planet and pressure cook them for ten minutes. It makes a delicious, nutritious, anti arthritis stock.

The gelatine powder for arthritis in chicken bones has the capacity to heal aging and worn cartilage.

Tip 2 you'll find lower down.

Basic ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Vegetables like celery and carrots
  • Herbs and spices
  • Broth

I love it when delicious cooking is this dead easy. Take our tomato soup recipe for example.

  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil, always extra virgin on your salad but not necessarily for cooking; or butter.
  2. 1 large chopped onion
  3. 2 cloves garlic, chopped, more, lots more if you don't mind stinking tomorrow and want to live to 100.
  4. 2 sliced carrots
  5. 2 chopped celery sticks, leaves and all
  6. 10 chopped fresh tomatoes, or 2 cans
  7. 3 cups veggie or chicken bone broth
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9.  A good shake of dried thyme; better still think about a plant in the garden.
  10. Half a teaspoon ground black pepper
  11. Half a chilli, if you like it hot.
  12. Optional, 1 cup tofu blocks, no, not optional; do you know about this wonderful vegetable protein?

This page was last updated by Dr Barrie Lewis on 18th January, 2019.

Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomato soup recipe is about easy healthy cooking especially for the prostate gland but really for the whole body too.

Tomato soup recipe

"Real soup is to the body what peace is to the soul."


- Isabel Allende


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Saute the onion gently until the onion is tender.
  2. Add the carrot and celery; cook for a good few minutes until tender, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, broth, salt, thyme, pepper, garlic and chilli. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

What could be easier? It takes only half an hour, from start to finish.

If your cholesterol is in good shape, less than 5.1, then, entirely optional, not really, eh, then at the last moment drop in half a cup of double thick cream; that you do have to earn by eating plenty of fruit, salad and vegetables. 

Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley and sweet basil.

Follow the dictates of healthy living and I promise you, that you will have no problems with cholesterol. I eat all this stuff, and mine is dangerously low. Accept that when you are over sixty it rises normally, like blood pressure, and research proves there's absolutely no necessity for statins unless you have a history of heart disease or stroke.

Research is now fingering refined carbohydrates like white bread and sugar as the causes of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The exception is those with familial hypercholesterolemia, but that's really quite rare.

Why is this tomato soup recipe particularly healthy? Well, as you know they are excellent for preventing prostate and presumably other malignant conditions. Celery is good for arthritis and an excellent source of fibre for the colon. Onions and garlic lower cholesterol, and parsley is simply a wonder herb; convinced? It's delicious, healthy and quick food.

Here's tip 2. If you have a sensitive tum, then only eat this for lunch. If you like it with bread, at dinner any soup may give you heartburn. Read more about our cure for indigestion heartburn; no more antacid tablets with all their side effects. Kefir benefits is in large measure the solution for many.

Diabetics too should be regularly eating slow food made fast like this tomato soup recipe. Osteoporosis associated with raised blood sugar is becoming a national disaster. Pain and disability is the norm.

Do you want to avoid the big C? Then think seriously about chemical free living. Step number one is to stop smoking, and two work hard at keeping the junk out of your diet. Today's supermarket foods are loaded with crap, excuse my French, but I feel strongly about it.

Preservatives and flavour enhancers, as if food doesn't have enough fine taste of its own. Not after those  companies have got hold of it; then there are hydrogenated foods, emusifiers, thousands of them, literally. This lovely site will give you some ideas about food additives.

You'll notice that many tomato soup recipes would call for a few drops of a hot pepper sauce. Don't! Just buy a couple chillies at your green grocer, dice them and freeze them; it's so simple.

Better still chillies are very easy to grow if you have a little patch of full sun garden. One seedling is all you need from your gardening shop. How to grow chili couldn't be easier. Why not the pepper drops? Just read the label and see how many chemicals there are to preserve it so can you can have the convenience of that sauce. It's no more difficult to find that small packet of chopped chillies in the freezer.

Hydrogenated foods like margarine are are another no no in my book. They are loaded with trans fat isomers; bad stuff.

PS. Does your packet tomato soup recipe give you awful indigestion? Just read the label; food additives, preservatives, stabilisers, antioxidants; why not just make your own tomato soup recipe? It's really so easy! Even this ole fart can cook it up in no time at all!

Google appears to frown on too many links, so phrases in bold, like that how to grow chili above, and fresh tomato recipes below, need to be put into the Site Search function in the navigation bar on your left if you want more information.

Tofu nutrition

Tofu nutrition is one simple way to boost your vegetable protein; another is homemade hummus. In both cases you are using legumes; soya beans and chickpeas. Drop chunks of tofu or feta cheese into your tomato soup recipe.

There is a strong association between a diet high in animal protein and cancer. Eating 3 eggs per week increases the risk of prostate CA by a whopping 80 percent; however, there are big questions about this study; was the bacon, a processed meat and known cause of cancer, enjoyed with the eggs? These are what scientists call confounding factors.

Likewise, even poultry and particularly processed red meat are linked to the aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Again there are questions; was the research done on pasture fed beef and free range chickens? It can be generally agreed that it can't be healthy in a feedlot or chicken cage on a fast food diet and daily fed hormones and antibiotics, any more than it is for humans.

But eating more vegetable protein like tofu and hummus makes sense; they are inexpensive and very easy and quick to prepare.

Not enough protein in the meal? Blend in a little tofu nutrition, no one will even know it's there.

Do you prefer them raw? Then these fresh tomato recipes may be more to your liking; both are necessary really.

That animal protein, eggs and prostate cancer research can be found at
Cancer Prev Res 2011 Sep.

Prostate gland health

Prostate gland health is absolutely vital to men; almost nothing will make him more miserable than a problem in the nether regions; give him this homemade tomato soup recipe regularly.

The prostate gland is the most troublesome organ in men; it's becomes easily enlarged blocking the urine flow, and inflamed causing severe discomfort; worse it is home to the most aggressive and fatal cancers.

Treatment is awful, often causing permanent impotence.

When facing the question of prostate gland health, only prevention makes sense; and there's much that can be done.

Simply eating a tomato a day reduces that risk by 50 percent; including mushrooms for the selenium, and an avocado regularly in the diet too has much value. It's the richest source of beta sitosterol.

Tomato dishes and avocado should be on the menu every week.

Chiropractic help

Chiropractic help clinics are treating patients with lower back pain, but they are also complaining of urinary symptoms. They can be serious; regular consumption of a tomato soup recipe is part of the solution, preferably before the problem starts.


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1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

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