I can hardly get over how easy tomato soup is to make. One can of crushed tomatoes, some chicken stock, and a good sprinkle of Chinese five spice. I use the better than bouillon brand of stock concentrate and usually stir in some of their garlic as well. You can eat it “rustic” or use a stick blender to smooth it out, as here. Start with equal amounts of tomato and broth for a good, thick, soup.