Recipes

 

OUR  SOUPS 

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

“Chicken Little’s Noodle Soup“:   we use organic gluten free corn pasta. 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. When you add the noodles also add 1 can of coconut milk….delicious

”  Mulligatawny Soup” is a delicious “southeast Asian” soup with delicious contrasting bursts of flavour.  A lovely addition is a 1/4 cup of currants. One of the optional additions on the label is Tamarind concentrate as. This spice can be located in the Asian aisle of some stores or at some Asian grocery stores.  It is the primary spice flavour in Worcestershire. Please note some of the Worcestershire sauce brands contain wheat and salt plus many other unwanted items so read your labels!

“Coconut Curry Lentil Soup”  delicious with roasted yams/sweet potato or carrots. Other optional additions: coconut cream (for extra creaminess), chickpeas, green peas. Puree for a fantastic sauce to use over, rice, quinoa or pasta. Steep the water with lemongrass, then cook the soup package in the lemongrass water and add a squirt of lime.

“Nonna’s Minestrone Soup”: add cabbage, spinach, swiss chard or kale and 1/4 tsp fennel (great Tuscan flavour).

“Mexican Taco Soup”: Leftovers will be thicken in the fridge and are delicious stuffed in a wrap with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and salsa. Add some guacamole and eat this one with chips as a dip! Or spread over baguette bread and bake in the oven. Also great over greens as a taco salad.

“‘Smoky Black Bean and Quinoa Chili”:  Try adding sweet potatoes, squash or a tin of pumpkin for extra goodness:)

Chowder Lovers Chowder”: A great chowder base. You can make it so many ways.  Add a milk of choice and a can of creamed corn, or broccoli and Cauliflower and puree, leeks and potatoes, add tomato juice or a tin of tomatoes for a Manhattan style chowder.

***** 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!  

 “Wild Mushroom and Rice Soup”: a delicious earthy wild mushroom soup with’ morel, lobster mushrooms, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake, porcini, and cauliflower mushrooms.’ Fantastic with extra mushrooms and served over pasta.

 Our Salads

 “Quinoa Greek salad/Pilaf”: Excellent made with just water and served as a side dish. Add veggies and a dressing and you have a perfect salad for lunches throughout the week. This one can also be used as a Gluten free and vegan stuffing base or mix with some pasta sauce and stuff peppers!

“Moroccan Salad”: Delicious made with just water and served hot as a side dish. Add some dried apricots, chopped apples and fresh mint for extra crunch!

 

****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 cooks 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 of 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 to 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 a 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. Our product line is reduced sodium so please salt to taste!