Rainy Day Food: The Best Roasted Creamy Tomato Soup w/ Grill Cheese

Hey KS Fans

I love rainy days! – and it is going to rain this whole week it seems. Rainy Sunday’s are my favorite kind of rain days -it gives me an excuse to stay in and just chillax with my family. .  Sometimes the pressure of a sunny day and the need to get out and enjoy it has made it some of my indoor endeavors not so appealing and therefore I have been quite lax of late. On a rainy day like today -I love to just hunker down and have some great time indoors catching up on things I have been so desperately wanting to do!

Whether I am catching up on a great book I wanted to read, cleaning out closets I have been meaning to get to for the last few months,  or just sitting on the floor and playing with my daughter – Rainy Days are the best excuse to stay in PJ’s (or clothing that are almost like PJ’s)  and not leave the house.

Today was the perfect Sunday and of course a rainy day calls for the most delicious  roasted tomato cream soup and grilled cheese sandwich I could make!

Here’s to hoping that the old man keeps snoring for at least one more day! (I have a lot to do) :)



10 Large Beef Stake Tomatoes – sliced in half

7  large cloves of garlic, whole

2-3 tbsp. olive oil

1.tsp. cumin

1tsp. oregano

1 tsp. basil

Kosher Salt

Black Pepper

2 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water

1/2 cup of heavy cream ( to keep it pareve just add more water or broth)

Pre-heat oven 400 F

On a large cookie sheet that has been greased with olive oil – lay down the tomatoes cut side down,on to the tray. Add the onion slices and the whole garlic to the tray. In a small mixing bowl add the olive oil and all the spices except the salt and pepper. Use a pastry brush and generously coat the tomato halves, onions, and garlic. Then generously sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper and bake in oven for 25 minutes, or until the tomatoes have fully roasted.

In a blender add all the cooked tomatoes, onions, garlic and juices that have accumulated and blend till smooth. Put into a soup pot and add the broth and bring to a boil. Lower flame and add the cream. Mix well and serve.


For the Grilled Cheese: Check out the recipe here on kosher street


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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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