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Food

The Solution for Summertime Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

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It's been hot lately. Okay, really hot (at least in inland and in the Valley). But the weather should not stop us from enjoying the guilty pleasures of a simple grilled cheese and the usually-paired tomato soup. Problem is, 90-degree temperatures and soups are just not that fun. Thankfully local YouTube chef Aarti Paarti has a solution.

"Perhaps my tomato chutney recipe might satisfy your craving," she writes in an e-mail. "Whole grape tomatoes cooked with vinegar, onions, garlic, ginger, cilantro and brown sugar, finished with a yummy mustard seed oil that makes it oh-so South Indian! Slather it on your grilled cheese and voila: a little taste of your childhood, a little taste of something new. Cheap, easy, surprising... it's everything I love in a recipe!"

Hear, hear!