Okay, here we go, guys! It's letting me upload one photo (only one, it seems, although I tried for another for a 'soup show' item, as it were). So this keeps me happy for now - Yesssssssss!!!!!
RAW TOMATO SOUP
NOTE: not all my condiments are strictly raw - eg. the soy sauce and nutritional yeast, but I see them used in raw cookbooks. I adapted this from recipe from a Tomato Soup in Kate Wood's _Eat Smart Eat Raw_ book.
6 tomatoes 1-1/2 sticks of celery 3 cloves of garlic 1 tsp dried basil 2-1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast 1 Tbsp low sodium soy a handful of parsley juice and zest of half a lemon (or more to taste) 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 4 rehydrated sundried tomatoes and as much water as I needed to make it work fresh black pepper to taste more salt, if you like, to taste
GARNISH: Well, maybe a little parsley and a twist of lemon? I also rehydrated a little wakame for garnish (that's the funny dark green circle of love around the lemon and lemon zest) - love any excuse for using sea vegetables! - but you can skip these if you like.
Chop what needs to be chopped and dump everything except the garnish in the blender, puree and chill. Garnish and serve. Delish!