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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Soup Sunday Roasted Tomato & Crab Soup

Roasted Tomato & Crab Soup

6 Roma tomatoes roasted
2 teaspoons minced garlic
¼ white onion, chopped
¼ cup butter
¼ cup flour
2 ½ cups fat free half and half
2 cups tomato juice
1 package imitation crab meat finely chopped
2 teaspoons paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Add tomato juice and roasted tomatoes to blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
Add butter to bottom of  Dutch oven.  Once the butter is melted, add onions and cook until onions begin to soften. Add flour.  Add the tomato juice mixture, half and half and the crab.  Heat through.  Add the paprika. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with grated Swiss cheese or croutons.

Makes 6 servings

* To roast tomatoes, line a jelly roll plan with foil.  Coat pan with olive oil.  Add tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil.  Set oven to 350 F. Once pre-heated bake tomatoes until the skin wrinkles. This will take about an hour. Remove and cool.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 175 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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