Tomato soup with herbs and minced beef

We love tomato based dishes and tomato soup is consumed quite often. As a food blogger one needs to come up with different kinds, but not so strange so the children wont eat.
Nälje wanted lasagna today, but since it is soup Wednesday I made this soup instead.

1 finely chopped onion
400 g/1 lb minced beef
2 olive oil for frying
2 cans chopped boxed/canned tomatoes with herbs (or use the regular kind just add
1 teaspoon oregano and basil, 1-2 cloves garlic that you saute with the onion)
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 liter broth / water with bullion.
250 g of pasta(fusilli, macaroni, etc.)
Salt and pepper to taste.
1 teaspoon sugar,
1/2 cup creme fraiche/sour cream
fresh basil
Grated Parmesan cheese

Chop the onion and saute along with the minced beef with the oil in a sauce pan.

Chop the tomatoes in a blender until you get a smooth mixture and pour  to the pan with the onion and mince beef.

Add tomato pureé and broth and bring the soup to a boil.
Add the pasta when the soup is boiling and let it simmer until pasta is done.
Add salt and pepper as desired.
(If you have a lot of time to make this soup you can let it simmer without the pasta for an hour or so to bring out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes, then add the pasta)
Taste the soup to adjust the sweetness with a little sugar.

Lastly add the creme fraiche/sour cream and a handful of torn/chopped  fresh basil.Serve the soup with grated Parmesan, garnish with a few basil leaves and some nice bread.

Cauliflower soup with bacon bits and ramson

How long does take o properly heat up a can of soup or a packet of soup? 10-15 minutes maybe. Home made vegetable soups is just as easy to make, specially this cauliflower soup. With a few ingredients you can cook a soup in almost the same amount of time.
For 4 people need
1 Head of Cauliflower
1 liter chicken stock or vegetable stock
3 dl cream
Salt to taste.
1 pk bacon
Ramson(wild garlic) puree, basil pesto or some other green type of garnish
White pepper as desired
Serve with some nice bread
Put the bacon in the oven to bake or in the microwave, then you will have this process out of the way.
Divide the cauliflower head into smaller pieces except for 4 bouquets that you will need or can use as garnish, boil hem with the stock until they are tender about 5 minutes.
Remove the 4 bouquets and set aside for later.
The rest you mash with an immersion blender and pour the cream in with the mixture and give it a slight simmer on medium heat, give it a stir ones in a while so it won’t burn.
Salt to taste.
By now your bacon should be ready and give them a rough chop.
Place a cauliflower bouquet in a bowl then pour the soup and  garnish with bacon bits and ramson pure, add white pepper as desired.