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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Soup - vegan tomato soup recipe with coconut milk. This dairy free healthy cream of tomato soup takes only 15 minutes. | ifoodreal.com

This post is brought to you by high quality German brand Braun and the juiciest summer beefsteak tomatoes ever.

We just got back from Osoyoos which I plan to recap on later this week. We did so much in blasting +35C heat – laid by the pool for 2 days straight. That is it, my friends. I really enjoyed doing nothing and could do that for another week.

On the way back we stopped at probably 10 fruit and vegetable stands coming back with 20 lbs of cherries, 10 lbs of peaches and a big bag of juiciest beefsteak tomatoes ever.

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Soup - vegan tomato soup recipe with coconut milk. This dairy free healthy cream of tomato soup takes only 15 minutes. | ifoodreal.com

Come summer I am obsessed with tomatoes! I buy bananas like a zoo keeper during fall winter months and tomatoes like an Italian in summer. I enjoy them in so many ways: sliced with salt and pepper, on avocado toast and in salads. And now in soup…creamy sun dried tomato soup. You know me – it is dairy free and silky smooth and creamy without any cream. You just try and you shall see. Read more »

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To All Farmers Market Newbies May through November you sure will find me at the farmers market every Saturday. Farmers’ market is an affordable way to eat pesticide free and organic (mostly uncertified) produce. Despite growing up in Ukraine on seasonal produce, eating clean since 2011 and blogging about health for almost 4 years, I discovered farmers market (5 minute drive from my house) only last year…Huh?! I guess it was only when we decided to eat mostly organic (after all research I have done since my mom had a…
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