It’s been colder than usual here in Seattle with intermittent flurries of snow. So what could be better than a warm bowl of soup? I won’t lie. Our normal tomato soup nights are the result of opening a can of Campbells. But I found this recipe for Smoky Tomato Soup w/Gruyère Toasts on the Food & Wine website and thought, “Can you really make a rich tomato soup in 40 mins with just tomatoes, ½ cup of water and ¼ cup of cream?” Sure enough, you can! And even better, because I had everything else, the only ingredients that needed purchasing were the tomatoes, baguette and cheese. Dinner for two for $12! Because it’s winter, added a little sugar to the soup to cut the acidity of the tomatoes. Starter? Simple spinach, red onion and blue cheese salad with a garlic vinaigrette. Delish. Sated, warm and watching a little football. This Meatless Monday thing isn’t so bad.