Soups for November 21-22

Chicken Noodle Soup – In The Traditional Style

For those of you who may have missed it the first time around…we offer our version of the ever-popular classic, Chicken Noodle! Slowly simmered hand-cut vegetables, pulled chicken and thick egg noodles in a rich, delicious chicken stock finished with fresh thyme and parsley. The perfect soup to stock in your freezer for when a friend or loved one is feeling under the weather.

Ingredients: Onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, chicken breast, egg noodles, parsley, thyme, garlic, chicken stock, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Serve with crispy saltines and soft butter.

Vegetarian (Y/N): No
Vegan (Y/N): No
Gluten Free (Y/N): No
Freezability: Extremely good

Price: $13/quart

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Tomato and Cheddar Soup with Smoked Paprika and Bacon

An all new selection for us here at Uncommon Stock! Not just your average Tomato Soup. We start with a simple tomato base with lots of onions. We’ll slowly simmer the soup with smoked paprika and a bit of Webster City Hickory Smoked Bacon (just for good measure). Then we’ll puree this batch of goodness while adding some super sharp cheddar cheese to smooth it out. Finally we’ll finish with crispy bacon lardons and fresh chives. Break out the fancy grilled cheese sandwiches!

Ingredients: Tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots, smoked paprika, Webster City Bacon, fresh thyme, chives, dry mustard, heavy cream, tomato juice, sharp cheddar, flour, butter, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Top with Goldfish crackers and serve with that fancy grilled cheese sandwich we spoke of.

Vegetarian (Y/N): No
Vegan (Y/N): No
Gluten Free (Y/N): No
Freezability: Extremely good

Price: $12/quart

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Winter Squash Soup with Pear and Ginger

Our twist on the autumnal classic, Butternut Squash Soup. Certainly a classic such as Butternut Squash Soup has earned its place on the table and rightly so. I’m certain we’ll see it sometime in the not so distant future. But for this week, let’s go in a different direction. An elegant puree of winter squash, the likes of Hubbard, Buttercup, Delicata and everyones favorite, Butternut Squash. We’ll use as many varieties as we can find and simmer them slowly alongside pungent ginger, sweet roasted garlic and perfectly ripened pears.  A short little zip in the blender and voila! Winter Squash Soup with Pear and Ginger. We hope that you will enjoy!

Ingredients: Winter squash (several varieties, as mentioned), onions, leeks, pears, ginger, garlic, carrot, pear nectar, water, almond milk, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Serve with diced caramelized pears.

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes
Vegan (Y/N): Yes
Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes
Freezability: Extremely good

Price: $12/quart

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Chicken Stock

Traditional, homemade chicken stock! (insert reference about “how grandma used to make it”) Works wonderful as a base for your own soups and stews, and doubles a great item to have around for those sudden colds or bouts of sickness. This stock is the real deal, and isn’t saturated with ungodly amounts of sodium and preservatives like the store bought kind. Plus, we add a few marrow bones in the cooking process to thicken it just a touch and supercharge it with the healthy benefits of marrow!

Ingredients: Chicken bones, celery, onion, carrot, leek, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, parsley, kosher salt (minimal), black peppercorn, split-marrow bone (minimal)

Vegetarian (Y/N): No
Vegan (Y/N): No
Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes
Freezability: Great

Price: $9/Quart

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Bone Broth – Beef

We have been getting a lot of requests for bone broth over the last few months, and after a little bit of trial and error, have come up with a recipe that we’re happy to put our name on. Starting with bones from grass fed, grass finished cattle boiled down for hours (and hours, and hours, and hours….. and hours), and finished off with a mirepoix of onions, carrots, and herbs, Uncommon Stock bone broth is a completely natural super food that also tastes great.

Bone broth is a source of minerals, like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, in forms that your body can easily absorb. It’s also rich in glycine and proline, amino acids not found in significant amounts in muscle meat (the vast majority of the meat we consume). It also contains chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, the compounds sold as supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis, and joint pain. Finally, “soup bones” include collagen, a protein found in connective tissue of vertebrate animals, which is abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The breakdown of collagen in bone broths is what produces gelatin.

Broth can be sipped straight as a healthy “tea”, or used in a variety of recipes to add flavor and health benefits. Don’t know about bonebroth? Google it, and see why athletes, paleo disciples, people with a wide range of ailments including colitis, Crohns, and celiac disease, and those who are simply interested in being healthy are seeking it out.

Ingredients: Bones (grass fed, grass finished), water, cider vinegar, onions, garlic, celery, carrot, bay leaf, thyme, parsley, black peppercorn

Vegetarian (Y/N): No
Vegan (Y/N): No
Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes
Freezability: Very Good

Price: $16/Quart