Soups for December 19-20

Chicken and Stars with Parmesan Broth

Bring out the inner kid in yourselves with this weeks selection of Chicken and Stars! We’ll start with a rich, homemade chicken stock laced with Parmigiano-Reggiano (the undisputed king of all cheeses) and toss in a traditional mirepoix of celery, carrot and onion and finish with chunks of tender poached chicken breast, fresh herbs and of course…tiny, little stars. Grab a few extra to freeze, you’ll thank us later.

Ingredients: Onions, celery, carrots, chicken breast, garlic, star shaped pasta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, flat leaf parsley, thyme, chicken stock, EVOO, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Serve with crusty warm bread, soft butter and sea salt.

Consistency: Brothy and hearty
Vegetarian (Y/N): No
Vegan (Y/N): No
Gluten Free (Y/N): No

Freezability: Extremely good

$13/quart

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Cream of Mushroom Soup with Fresh Thyme and Sherry

As classic as they come, our traditional Cream of Mushroom Soup is lovingly hand-crafted and finished with a generous dose of dry sherry, cream and fresh thyme.  Perfect for your family’s dinner table.

Ingredients:  Mushrooms, onions, celery, carrots, roasted garlic, vegetable stock, heavy cream, milk, flour, butter, dry sherry, thyme, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Serve with freshly snipped chives and brioche croutons.

Consistency: Creamy
Vegetarian (Y/N):  Yes
Vegan (Y/N):  No
Gluten Free (Y/N):  No

Freezability:  Just okay

Price: $12

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Classic Tomato Soup

With just an easy preparation of a few simple ingredients, you have one of our most beloved selections, a good old fashioned Tomato Soup. Perfect all on its own and even better when paired with a crispy grilled cheese sandwich. We hope that you will enjoy!

Ingredients: San Marzano tomatoes, onions, garlic, fennel, red pepper, basil, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Serve with a splash of fruity extra virgin olive oil, freshly cut basil and a dollop of goat cheese (or that grilled cheese sandwich that we spoke of).

Consistency: Pureed
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

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

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