Roasted Tomato Soup

Friday, February 27, 2015

The next recipe that I want to share from my For Chic Sake recipes is one that I make at least a few times a month! In fact, this tomato soup is one of Kenley's very favorite foods! Making tomato soup this way takes just a bit more time than opening a can but it isn't really any more difficult and the results are totally worth the extra bit of time to roast the tomatoes! 

Roasted Tomato Soup
Serves 2 (plus our 2 girls who barely eat)  :)


2 lbs Cherry Tomatoes
½ Cup roughly chopped Onion
¼ tsp minced garlic
Scant 2 Cups shredded cheese (I use Kerrygold Dubliner)
Pepper to taste


1.     Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.     Place tomatoes and chopped onions on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
3.     Cook tomatoes and onions in the oven for about 20 minutes or until some of the tomatoes begin to burst.
4.     Add tomatoes, onions, garlic, and cheese to the Vitamix. Blend on low speed for a few minutes to get everything combined then up the speed to high and blend for 5 minutes.
5.     Serve immediately


*When we are on Whole30 I substitute a spoonful of ghee for the cheese! It is still super yummy! 

For Chic Sake Recipes- White Chocolate Covered Strawberry Granola Bars

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sorry for the unannounced blog hiatus! My computer has stopped reading memory cards so I haven't been able to upload pictures in quite some time! I still need to get it fixed but in the mean time I thought I would post some recipes that I haven't posted before!  I used to be a food contributor on but that site has shut down so I am going to repost all those yummy recipes here! 

Let's start with the very first recipe that I shared! 

White Chocolate Covered 
Strawberry Granola Bars


1 stick salted Butter
1/2 cup Honey
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 cups Instant Oatmeal
1 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Freeze Dried Strawberries
1/3 cup White Chocolate Chips (plus more for drizzling if desired)


1. In a large mixing bowl combine oats, rice cereal, and strawberries. 
2. Add butter and honey to a saucepan set over medium low heat. 
3. Once butter melts and mixture begins to bubble, stir constantly for 3 minutes. 
4. At the end of your 3 minutes remove mixture from the heat and allow mixture to cool for       another 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally. 
5. Add vanilla extract to butter-honey mixture. 
6. Pour the butter mixture over the cereal mixture and stir to combine. 
7. Stir in white chocolate chips. (The longer you wait to add the chips the less likely they are to melt) 
8. Dump mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Add another piece of parchment paper over the top of your granola mixture and pound to desired thickness with a potato masher. This step helps your granola bars to stick together. 
9. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator to allow granola bars to set for at least 1 hour. Cut into bars and serve, or cut into bars and drizzle with additional white chocolate if desired.

These bars have the best consistency when stored and served straight from the refrigerator.


I happen to have all of these ingredients in my pantry so I think the girls and I will whip up another batch of these tomorrow!!