Soups for October 31-November 1

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New Orleans Style Gumbo

One of our most popular selections ever, and always a crowd favorite. Our hearty gumbo is made in the traditional manner by simmering the “Holy Trinity” (onions, celery and green bell peppers) in a rich stock chock full of spicy Andouille sausage, tender chicken and plump shrimp. We hope that you will enjoy!

Ingredients: Onion, celery, green bell peppers, okra, tomatoes, garlic, chicken, shrimp, Andouille sausage, bay leaf, fresh herbs, Cajun seasoning, file powder, chicken stock, flour, butter, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

I’d simply serve this one with fresh steamed rice, chopped green onions and a splash of Tabasco sauce.

Consistency: Hearty

Vegetarian (Y/N): No

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): No

Freezability: Good

Price: $14/Quart

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Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Many variations on this classic, ranging from broth based versions with pig tails and “spinners” to creamy, pureed renditions. We’ve opted for the pureed version laced with allspice, thyme and scotch bonnet peppers (just a few to let you know they are present). We hope that you will enjoy!

Ingredients: Butternut squash, yams, carrots, celery, onions, roasted garlic, allspice, thyme, scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, vegetable stock, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Garnish with toasted spiced pumpkin seeds and fresh picked leaves of thyme.

Consistency: Smooth puree

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes

Vegan (Y/N): Yes

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: Extremely Good

Price: $12/Quart

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Cream of Tomato and Asiago Soup

All of the deliciousness of a classic tomato soup backed up with a touch of cream and finished with freshly grated Asiago cheese. We’ve served this selection for years now, and it always brings us rave reviews. For those who missed it… here’s your chance. We hope that you will enjoy!

Ingredients: Tomatoes, onions, roasted garlic, fresh herbs, Balsamic vinegar, Asiago cheese, extra virgin olive oil, cream, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Just a drizzle of fruity olive oil and freshly chopped basil is all this selection needs to complete the meal.

Consistency: Smooth

Vegetarian (Y/N): Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: 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