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Recipe: All Day Power Tomato Soup
By Adam Gnade
Friday, December 18th, 2009

I came up with All Day Power Tomato Soup during a weekend where me and my buddy Bart decided to co-write a three-day novel together. What I needed was something filling, full of energy, and–always important–cheap.

All Day Power Tomato Soup gets its name because you make it once and you can eat it all day, which is great when you’re stuck on a heavy deadline like a three-day novel.

What I did was I made it in the morning, left it on the stove, and came back to it whenever I was hungry. Distance was important. I was writing in the living room and the kitchen was only five or six steps away. Nothing to get in the way of work. Just quick fill ups.

Also, it was during a cold spell, and there’s nothing like tomato soup to warm you up and keep you moving.


It’s a pretty simple recipe but you might be surprised how good it is.


1 can of tomato soup

1 block of extra firm tofu

cost: $2ish

Hand crumble tofu into large pieces and fry in a pan with some vegetable oil.

When it starts to brown, dump it in a pot with your can of soup and cook until hot.

That’s pretty much all it takes, but it’s a heavy-hitter… protein, substance, warmth, you name it.

I guess there are plenty of ways you can fancy this one up but that’s not where my head was at when I came up with it.

For me, All Day Power Tomato Soup is strictly a workhorse but feel free to get crazy…

BIO: Adam Gnade's (guh nah dee) work is released as a series of books and records that share characters and themes; the fiction writing continuing plot-lines left open by the self-described "talking songs" in an attempt to compile a vast, detailed, interconnected, personal history of contemporary American life. Check out recent writing here and songs here. Contact: adam@asthmatickitty.com

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