Soups for April 3-4

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Creamy Asparagus with Lemon and Fresh Dill

Just as the title denotes, our version of a simple Cream of Asparagus, but finished with the brightness of lemon and fresh dill instead! A fresh and welcoming start to any light spring meal.

Ingredients: Asparagus, onions, leeks, lemon, dill, vegetable stock, flour, butter, cream, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Serve with some freshly snipped chive, a warm toasted baguette and soft butter.

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes
Vegan (Y/N): No
Gluten Free (Y/N): No
Freezability: Not So Good

Price: $13/quart

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Kaeng Phet (Red Curried Carrot with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk)

From the long category of soups that should be titled, “Liquid Sunshine,” we have Kaeng Phet. A blend of sweet carrots that have simmered along with a spicy red curry paste, lemongrass and finished with coconut milk make this selection one for the adventurous.

Ingredients: Carrots, red lentils, onions, garlic, ginger, Thai basil, lemongrass, red curry paste, canola oil, coconut milk, water, sugar, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

A dollop of our delicious pesto might make a nice garnish for this selection.

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

Price: $12/quart

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Fresh Basil-Spinach Pesto

The ever-so-popular condiment extraordinaire, pesto! A delicious blend of freshest basil, pungent garlic and high quality extra virgin olive oil make this pesto the perfect little accessory to have in your pantry this week.

Ingredients: Basil (tons), spinach, parsley, garlic, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

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

Price: $ 10/8 oz.

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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

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 bone broth? 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

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