Soups for September 19-20

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Potato and Yellow Split Pea Curry

This all new, hearty and warming soup selection is the perfect way to start off the 2014 Soup Season! Full of toasted and freshly ground spices, massive amounts of yellow split peas and chunky potatoes, this tasty and fragrant selection is a vegan’s dream. For the carnivores out there, feel free to drop in some roasted chicken. Either way, it’s flavor packed and a great option for a mid-week meal. We hope that you will enjoy.

Ingredients: Potatoes, yellow split peas, onions, garlic, ginger, red chile, tomato, mustard seed, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, Garam Masala, olive oil, vegetable stock, cilantro, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Great when paired with freshly toasted naan.

Consistency: Hearty

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes

Vegan (Y/N): Yes

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: Okay

Price: $12/Quart

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Chickpea & Roasted Pepper Soup with Fried Rosemary

Another great vegetarian option this week! Roasted bell peppers, tomatoes and onions simmered together in a light vegetable stock. Perfect all on its own but even better with the addition of tender chickpeas, fried rosemary and aromatic spices. We hope that you will enjoy.

Ingredients: Bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, chickpeas, vegetable stock, sour cream, rosemary, olive oil, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

A drizzle of fruity olive oil and freshly cracked black pepper, and you are all set to enjoy.

Consistency: Hearty and brothy

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: Great

Price: $12/Quart

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Chicken Noodle Soup – In The Traditional Style

Our version of the ever-popular, soul-satisfying bowl of broth! 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

Crispy saltines and soft butter would be a fantastic accompaniment.

Consistency: Chunky and brothy

Vegetarian (Y/N): No

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): No

Freezability: Extremely Good

Price: $13/Quart

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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