Homemade Tomato Basil Soup and Week 2

This was a rough week for me, we had some sickness run through our house and it seemed to hang on for the the better part of 6 days so working out and eating were not on the top of my to-do list but I’m really proud of myself because I persevered.  I got all my workouts in, was +/- 5 on my macros for 5/7 days (the other two days I was slightly under on my carbs only) AND I got the bonus workout in as well.  BOOM!  I almost threw up three times but I got it done; I’m no quitter.

I heard it’s supposed to be 16C tomorrow as well which is a BIG BONUS because I’m really tired of this wintery coldness.  I’m excited to start doing some workouts outside!

My goal this week was to start weaning myself off my food journal so I know better what the macro nutrient value of all foods are in order to live without entering every meal I eat.  I’m one step closer to that goal as well, in a few weeks I’ll have this mastered!  My goal for the coming week is to practice up some yoga on my off-workout nights so I can eventually do scorpion pose AND a handstand.  Exciting!

I’m seeing more definition in my arms and legs for sure and a pair of jeans that I almost had to pour myself into a few weeks ago went on really well this morning.  BEST.  FEELING.  EVER.  If only prepping our taxes were this easy…

Because I wasn’t feeling that great this week, I decided to make me some soup.  I bought this basil plant from Costco last week and it smells heavenly.  What better way to get some carbs in than a fresh veggie soup?

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Tomato basil it was!  I used canned tomatoes because I didn’t have any fresh but I can’t wait until summer when all the tomatoes will be ready.

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I started out sauteing the onions and garlic in some coconut oil.

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Then I added the basil.

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It smelled so awesome.  I could have just ate that!  Then I added one can of crushed tomatoes and the water with the beef stock.  Then I let it simmer on the stove for about an hour to let the flavours develop.

I ate it as is once and the next time I ate it I added sour cream and I SWEAR it tasted EXACTLY like the Safeway pre-made version but without all the added junk, win win!

Tomato and Fresh Basil Soup
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed or chopped fine
2 T coconut oil
1 can (14 oz) of crushed tomatoes
1 can (14 oz) of water plus 1 tsp of beef bouillon

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Easter’s coming…I think a festive dessert (possibly LEMON PIE) is in order!  Happy Spring to you all, lets get out in the sunshine!  XO, Kim.

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