2 1/2 lbs. ripe, flavorful tomatoes
4 cups chicken or veggie broth
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
2 bay leaves
Sautee onions in olive oil.
Add chopped tomatoes and simmer about 15 mins.
Add broth, basil, pepper, salt, bay leaves and simmer 25 mins.
Meanwhile, rinse the soaked cashews.
Blend in the blender with 1 cup fresh water.
Add cashew cream to soup and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth.