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Vegan Quick Tomato Soup

Discussion in 'Soups' started by Blobbenstein, Aug 14, 2012.

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  1. Everleigh

    Everleigh World Class Member

    Thanks KLS!:)I'll check the canned tomato section and see if I see anything like that.But most of what I see around here is stewed,crushed,sauce,paste and the whole.I'll take a look again but I don't think so.
     
  2. thefadedone

    thefadedone Needs a life

    I've never seen it in any stores either. I just assumed it was a special UK thing.:shrug:
     
  3. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

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    Just a few brands I've used. :)

    Of course, there's always the chance that tomato purée is different in the US and UK?
     
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  4. Everleigh

    Everleigh World Class Member

    No,never seen em.But thanks for the photo reference.:)
     
  5. Blobbenstein

    Blobbenstein .......

    Location:
    UK.
    you get tomato purée in tubes in the UK.

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  6. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    I also didn't find any tomato purée in a tube in the normal supermarkets whilst I was in the US. I bought a small tin and only needed a squirt.
    You can buy them at World Market but they are very pricey at $2.99 !!

    . I only pay 79 cts (€) for a tube overhere. I also buy puréed garlic, sundried paste and chili paste in tubes when I'm in the UK. All very handy when you don't need a large amount of a particular ingredient.

    http://www.worldmarket.com/product/mutti-tomato-paste-tube.do


    You can also freeze any purée that you have leftover when opening a tin - not very practical.;)
     
  7. Blobbenstein

    Blobbenstein .......

    Location:
    UK.
    I think I use about a third of a tube for one cup of this soup, or maybe a quarter, but quite a bit.
     
  8. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    Aha! Mystery solved!

    "In the UK, paste is referred to as purée or concentrate"

    I thought so. :)
     
  9. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    That is a huge amount of tomato as the product is concentrated. It sounds more like tomato sauce than soup Blobb !:D
     
  10. nigel

    nigel Veteran Member

    Location:
    France
    It's another linguistic convolution between UK and US English like the word "chip." English tomato puree is equivalent to American tomato paste. How it is dispensed adds to the confusion further...
     
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  11. nigel

    nigel Veteran Member

    Location:
    France
    cross-post.
     
  12. Quiet Vegan

    Quiet Vegan Quiet, and vegan :)

    Location:
    UK
    Thank you thank you THANK YOU for this Blobbenstein!

    I've been unwell for around 4 days now and have hardly eaten a thing. Usually I would have a cup a soup with a piece of bread to try and stimulate my appetite (no real waste of food if it ends up tipped down the sink!). As you say, most packet soups sneak in some whey powder so I just made this and was very pleasantly surprised. I used 1/4 of a stock cube, around a tablespoon of tomato puree and a heaped tsp of nutritional yeast.

    Of course it's hardly cordon bleu but it's done the job in terms of getting me eating again. Yay!
     
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  13. I want tubes of tomato paste, dammit! :D I have to buy the little cans and since I use only about a tablespoon or so, I scrape the rest messily out of the can into a plastic bag and freeze it. Tubes would be great!
     
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  14. nigel

    nigel Veteran Member

    Location:
    France

    You can find them in shops like Cost Plus World Market and boutiquey markets, and on Amazon. It's easy enough to get a large can, dollop it inside a flattened plastic bag in the freezer then consolidate them all in one container once they freeze. Or, you can use a tablespoon for whatever your recipe calls for and use the remainder to make Lahmajune, the finest spread in all of the land:

    in a food processor mince:

    5 cloves garlic with
    3/4 tsp salt


    then blend in:

    3 Tbs crushed dried mint1/4 cup olive oil
    6 oz tomato paste
    1 tsp paprika
    1/2 tsp cayenne
    1/4 cup dried or 1 cup undried chopped parsley
    1/4 cup lemon juice
     
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  15. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    You should be able to buy it in WM.
    I buy chili, garlic, sun dried tomato and plain tomato paste from Sainsbury's. It is very convienent when you only need a small amount.
    I have found a brand which apparently is avalaible in the US. I don't know whether you'll find a stockist in your area.

    You could also just put the paste into an airtight container and drizzle some evo over the top of the paste. I think that it would keep for a while in the fridge.:)

    http://www.amorebrand.com/products/chili-pepper-paste

    I typed in the Zipcode of the town where I stay in CA and the Local Ralph's stocks the products. This will come in handy, as I couldn't find any purée in a tube during my visite.:up:
     
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