Thursday, August 6, 2009

Simple Spicing It Up!!

Today after my massage, I was STARVING. Even though it is warm outside, it's cloudy and dreary looking outside. Those are the days when I crave something warm and comforting. Grilled cheese and tomato soup are my answer. But I don't like to leave things just as they are, all plain and simple. So my grilled cheese was made in a tortilla on my Foreman Grill. So melty and yummy. I left it simple because nothing is better than yummy, melty cheese. But the soup (although I think Campbell's Tomato Soup is super yummy on it's own) got some doctoring. Sometimes I like things to be a little spicey. So I tossed a little oregano, garlic salt, cayenne pepper and a tiny touch of cinnamon into the pot with the soup. Don't ask me why the cinnamon (other than the obvious health benefits - cinnamon and cayenne are really good for digestion and lowering cholesterol), but it just works and gives an extra touch of flavour to the mix. Try it in your spaghetti sauce too.


  1. Just popped over from Kristen's blog to wish you good luck with your new blog!

  2. I'm glad that Kristen introduced us. I love Campbell tomato soup as well. I've tried to make it from scratch and its never quite as good. I have never added cinnamon, but just about everything else you can think of. My all time favorite is adding a little milk, black pepper and a pat of butter. Not so healthy, but oh so good with that grilled cheese. Nice to meet you!!

  3. Hi.. Stopping by through Kristens blog to say hi.. You have a lovely blog so far! Best of luck with it and looking forward to future postings.

  4. Followed you here from Kristen's blog (isn't she just one of the best folk!!) and I am pleased to make your acquaintance.

    I never thought of doctoring up tomato soup like that; I just add water and stir, LOL. Now I see see it in a whole new way.

    I'm looking forward to visiting your blog often. Many happy dishes to you.