Recipes

 

Our NEW “THAI COCONUT LEMONGRASS SOUP”  is available at markets and special events at the moment and we suggest using fresh lemongrass (2 stalks)  in this recipe . 

 

CHOWDER LOVERS CHOWDER”…a great chowder base. You can make it sooooo many ways.  Add milk or cream and a variety of seafood, clams, mussels, lobster, crab, scallops, salmon, white fish…OR…chicken and a can of creamed corn…OR…broccoli and cheese…OR…smoked salmon and cream cheese…Or…a loaded potato soup with bacon bits, chives and sour cream…replace the liquid with clamato or tomato juice and add clams…whatever your heart desires.

***** 2017 Culinary Soup of the year… DILL PICKLE SOUP!!!! Add 1 cup of dill pickle juice and 1 cup (or as much as you like)  of chopped dill pickles to our ”Chowder Lovers Chowder”. Soooo good!  

TOMATO BASIL & QUINOA SOUP”…a delicious tomato soup adding only water and 1 tin of tomatoes, garnished with fresh basil and a dollop of sour cream…or anything else you may want to add. 

“WILD MUSHROOM & RICE SOUP”…a delicious earthy wild mushroom soup, with’ morel, lobster mushrooms, chantrelle, oyster, shiitake, porcini, and cauliflower mushrooms.’ For a creamy soup add 4 ounces of brie cheese in small chunks and stir till melted or add 1 tbsp of cream or sour cream to each bowl. Garnish with fresh thyme:)

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***HELPFUL TIME SAVING TIP***

With our soups, you have the option of  adding meat.  Instead of browning over a stove burner, put ground beef/chicken, chorizo, or chopped up sausage on a cookie sheet, enough for 5 or 6 soups, and brown in oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes.  Divide into portions and freeze in freezer bags for a quick addition to your crockpot:)  With your leftover vegetables…put them in small baggies and freeze them to add to soups at a later date.

****SLOW COOKER DISCREPANCIES****

All of our soups are slow cooker/crock pot friendly, but for some of them, a slow cooker is required.  I have 4 slow cookers and each of them cook differently.  Having said that, I have tried to give an accurate cooking time for each of the soup, but you will need to assess the timing on your own appliance.  If it says 6-8 hours, because of the slowness of the cooking, 10 hours will not hurt it one bit.  With the soups that contain beans, especially the Mexican Taco Soup and Smoky Black Bean Quinoa Chilli, with the black beans, leaving it longer, will help and enhance the flavour.   The soups that do not necessarily require a slow cooker, can easily be cooked in the slow cooker on low for several hours and still be wonderful.

****DON’T HAVE A “SLOW COOKER”…(Go buy one!!! Best investment at minimal cost)  YOU CAN USE YOUR OVEN!!!!…Bring soup to a boil on top of the stove in stove top/oven proof pan, then put in 250*F oven for the recommended  6-8 hours.

****CAMPERS, RV’S, HIKING, COTTAGES.…Our product line IS SO VERY PRACTICAL for you!!!!  These are the items that can be prepared with ONLY WATER and a pot…Chicken Little’s Noodle Soup, African Sweet Potato Soup, By the Bayou Jambalaya Soup,  Quinoa Vegetable Soup, Ancient Grain and Lentil Soup, Rice & Lentil Soup.   All of those items have “suggested” recipes on the label, but can be used without.  As I don’t add salt to my packages, you may need to do so to your taste.

 

OUR  SOUPS  &  SALADS

As many cooks know, soup is something you can play with….you can make it your own by adding those little left overs you have in your fridge, frozen vegetables, or a can of tomatoes.

 

“Chicken Little’s Noodle Soup”  organic corn pasta for the GLUTEN FREE.  For those curry lovers (me:) add 1&1/2 tbsp curry and 1 tsp of ginger to the pot as you are cooking the base, then when you add the noodles, add 1 can of coconut milk….delicious “COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP”

Our soups calling for “coconut milk” can be made more decadent by using “coconut cream”:)

        *   Mulligatawny Soup is a delicious “southeast asian” soup with delicious contrasting bursts of flavour.  Try adding a 1/4 cup of currants..lovely addition. This soup requires the spice Tamarind concentrate.  This spice can be located in the Asian isle of some stores or an Asian grocery store.  It is the primary spice flavour in worcestershire sauce and can be used, but some of the the worcestershire sauce brands contain wheat and salt plus many other unwanted items to your soup.

  • Coconut Curry Lentil Soup, is delicious with shrimp or chicken sautéed in butter and curry…just adds that extra zing.
  • I have added delicious roasted yams/carrots to the soup. The sweetness was so complimentary and it gave it a bit more thickness.
  • Steep the water with lemongrass, then cook the soup package in the lemongrass water and add a squirt of lime.
  • Pour over chicken breast/thighs, bake in the oven until chicken is done, serve over steamed rice.
  • Or pour over rice…(add brocolli, chicken and sweet potato, extra goodness
  • Coconut Curry Seafood Chowder….More goodness for this soup add… lots of extra veggies, chicken stock and chicken and/or scallops, shrimp and white fish for a delicious curry chowder!!
    Add a tin of tomatoes and puree for a delicious change.
  • “Nonna’s Minestrone Soup” cabbage, spinach, swiss chard or kale and 1/4 tsp fennel (great Tuscan flavour) make a delicious nutritous addition.
  • Mexican Taco Soup when cooked as a chilli, next day it will be thickened…stuff a wrap with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and salsa and put some of the ‘Soup” in it for a delicious lunch.
  • Slightly warm the left over Mexican Taco Soup and add guacamole and sour cream for a delicious dip
  • Our ‘SMOKY BLACK BEAN QUINOA CHILLI’ is a delicious hearty chilli…try adding sweet potatoes, squash or a tin of pumpkin for extra goodness:)