One of my favorite quick meals, for myself or my son, is a grilled cheese on sourdough (made on the griddle with lots of butter!) accompanied by a warm tomato soup. Tomato soup is one of my favorites: it’s delicious, warm and satisfying. It’s great topped with sour cream or with a little cheese melted in, and it accompanies a sourdough grilled cheese like nothing else. I love tomato soup, but I don't like buying cans or even tetra-packs of pre-made soup. There are often preservatives, a lot of sodium, and possibly BPA in the lining of the packaging. So I like to make my own, but tomato soup can be time consuming and labor intensive, so I came up with a simple hack. This quick tip will have you enjoying delicious, nutritious tomato soup whenever you feel like a quick lunch or snack. My little trick is to use my favorite organic jarred (or homemade) tomato marinara sauce as a "tomato soup concentrate." Simply heat up a bit of homemade broth (find our bone broth recipe here) and add ½-1 cup of your favorite red pasta sauce (home-made or otherwise). Add noodles, chopped veggies, a bit of cream or some meat chunks, and you have a quick, nourishing soup! Add some meatballs or cooked beans to create a full meal. This may seem like a bit of a “cheat,” mostly because it is. But we can’t cook from-scratch meals 3 times a day every day; we know you are busy, and any short-cut that isn't a processed, canned sodium-filled nightmare is fine by us!