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  Let food be thy medicine… Antioxidants in general, prevent the accelerated oxidation process in your cells which can cause the onset of Cancer. This soup is a lighter version of your regular Tomato Soup and is packed with the strong antioxidant  Lycopene! Lycopene has been found to aid in the prevention of certain Cancers and also maintains the health of the cardiovascular system. You can find it in red pigmented fruits and vegetables and when cooking your tomatoes, the absorption of Lycopene in the body  is even higher. You can make this soup thicker or thinner depending on your taste.  When using fresh tortellini, make sure that they are not over cooked.  Prepare your soup base  first and then add the tortellini.  You kids will lick their fingers with this delicious soup all year round and will be adding a strong antioxidant to their bodies which will aid their immune system!
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Tomato-Basil Soup
Perfect for those winter days or make it thinner for milder days.
Tomato-Basil Soup
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  1. Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions then season with salt and pepper and saute until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic then saute for 30 more seconds.
  2. Add chicken broth, marinara sauce, and fresh basil then turn heat to high and bring to a boil.
  3. Carefully add tortellini to boiling soup then place a lid on top, turn heat down to medium, and then cook until tender. Serve with toasted french baguette.
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About Chef Chef Maria

Born in Venezuela, Chef Maria developed her passion for food as a young girl. In her early 20’s she came to the United States and entered the restaurant business in Boston MA. Later in San Diego CA she opened El Tucan Restaurant. It was in San Diego that Chef Maria was challenged by the culture and regional ingredients that ultimately contributed to the inventive style she’s known for today. Also during this time in San Diego, Chef Maria was introduced to organic produce importance of nutrition.

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