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Recipe Challenge – February

Duration: 1st January – 31st January
Number of books: 4
Hosted by: Crazy Challenge Connection

An easy, low-calorie, vegan, and delicious tomato soup recipe perfect for weeknight dinners. Only 85 calories per cup!
Read a book with a vegan or vegetarian character – or – read a book with an “8” or “5” in the publication YEAR (tell us what year). Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion – coarsely chopped
1 red bell pepper – coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes
1 cup vegetable broth
½ teaspoon salt
Red pepper flakes, to taste
Chopped fresh basil, for garnish
Read a book with a mostly red cover (show us the cover) – or – read a Series #1 book (tell us the series). Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Instructions
In a large skillet, heat olive oil to medium-high. Cook and stir garlic, onions, and bell peppers until softened, about 5 minutes.
Combine sauteed vegetables, tomatoes, vegetable broth, salt, and red pepper flakes in Crock-Pot. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
► Read a book whose title starts with a letter in CROCKPOT (disregard A, An, The) – or – read a book with “8” or “5” in the total number of pages (tell us how many).
River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. Serve immediately with fresh basil as a garnish.
Top with Parmesan cheese, croutons, yogurt, or grilled cheese croutons as desired.
► Read a book that blends two different genres; i.e., cozy mystery and historical (tell us the genres) – or – read a book whose author’s LAST name begins with P, C, Y, or G. Allegiance of Honour by Nalini Singh

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