Soups for August 29-30

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Ohn No Kyawswe (Burmese Chicken Curry Soup)

This classic, Burmese favorite enjoys not just the addition of traditional Madras curry powder, but a generous blast of red curry paste as well. While packed with a fair amount of heat, it equally has great texture and flavor. The true secret in the soup is to enjoy it with the suggested garnish. We hope that you will enjoy!

Ingredients: Onions, chicken, garlic, curry powder, red curry paste, turmeric, coconut cream, coconut milk, fish sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, egg noodles, basil, chicken stock, tapioca starch, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Pairs perfectly with a icy I.P.A. when garnished with crispy fried egg noodles, pickled cabbage, hard cooked egg, cucumber, green onion and a squeeze of lemon

Consistency: Spicy, brothy and hearty all at the same time

Vegetarian (Y/N): No

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): No

Freezability: Just Okay

Price: $13/Quart

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Rasam (Southern Indian Tomato Lentil Soup)

I make this classic, simple and traditional Indian soup throughout the year because it’s one of my very favorites. With each year we seem to add a few converts. The flavors in this delicious soup are ones not to be missed. We hope that you will give it a try and convert to being a lover of Rasam!

Ingredients: Tomatoes, toor dal, onions, garlic, chili, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, cilantro, mustard seed, coriander, tamarind juice, coconut, salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Perfect when paired with toasted Naan and Cucumber-Mint Raita

Consistency: Brothy

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes

Vegan (Y/N): Yes

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: Extremely Good

Price: $12/Quart

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Cucumber-Mint Raita

This cooling yogurt concoction from India is a salad, relish, dip and side dish in one. The basic recipe is usually not eaten as is, but as the foundation for other raitas; there are infinite variations, and you can take them in almost any direction you like. We’ve chosen to add refreshing seasonal cucumber and fresh mint. We hope that you will enjoy!

Ingredients: Thick yogurt, cucumber, mint, cumin, sugar, red pepper flake, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: Not So Good

Price: $9/Half Pint

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Chicken Stock

Our inaugural batch of what we hope will become a staple in the store: 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