1/4teaspoonof Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
1-2Tablespoonof Earth Balance (non-dairy butter or oil)
In a large pot sweat your onions with your non-dairy butter (or oil) and carrots for 15-20 minutes on a medium heat, string frequently to avoid burning or browning.
Add in your garlic, diced tomatoes, bell pepper and basil along with your seasonings and water (or stock). Stir till evenly combined. Let everything cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the tomatoes begin to crack and mush up.
Add in your non-dairy milk and cream. Then, using a blender, food processor or a handy dandy hand-held blender. Puree soup till smooth, in batches if needed.Taste and adjust seasonings if desired and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve hot with a non-dairy grilled cheese sandwich or a hearty bread for dipping, enjoy!