Soups & Sweet Treat 4.11.19

Welcome April showers!  I always need to remind myself that the dark and dreary days of April will eventually reward us with spring greens and gaudy tulips!  This weeks soup will add a zip of flavor that is needed this time of year.

Mulligatawny- take two!  For details see last weeks post

Mexican Tortilla Soup … Chile, spices, and a big punch of lime make for a delicious Mexican “chicken soup”. I break from tradition by adding some extra veggies. Ingredients: canola oil, onions, poblano, garlic, cumin. Chipotle, tomatoes, zucchini, corn, home made chicken stock, chicken, masa, kosher salt, oregano, pepper, lime, and cilantro. Garnished w. Tortillas, cotija & scallions. 13. Per quart served with bread. Gluten-free 

Sweet Treat : chocolate-chocolate chip cookies. 1.  Each 

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Published in: on April 8, 2019 at 9:49 pm04  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 4.4.19

Welcome April!  This weeks soups & Sweet treats are…

Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup… one of my most requested soups!  Ingredients: olive oil, garlic, onions, celery, carrots, lentils, tomatoes, chickpeas, tomato juice, curry powder, cumin, coriander, coconut milk, basmati rice, cilantro, kosher salt, and pepper. 13. Per quart served with bread.  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free 

“Hamburger “ Soup … a soup my grandmother use to make. Best described as an Italian beef and barely. I lightened it up w. Local ground turkey. Ingredients: ground turkey, carrots, onions, celery, garlic,tomatoes, ketchup, barely, oregano, basil, thyme, kosher salt, pepper, and parsley. Garnished with Parmesan. 13. Per quart served with bread. 

Sweet Treat: bananna chocolate chip coffee cake. 2.  Per slice. 

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Soups & Sweet Treat 3.28.19

This will be the last soup Thursday of March!  That means next Thursday crocus and daffodils will be showing their faces!  We can hope…

Beef & Black Bean Chili… this is the most popular chili I make and a favorite of many!  Not to spicy, but smoky from the chipotle.  Creamy from the black beans and loaded w. Local ground beef. Ingredients: onions, garlic, cumin, chili powder, chipotle in adobe, tomatoes, black beans, ground beef, kosher salt, pepper, lime juice, and fresh cilantro. Garnished w. Sour cream and grated cheese. 13. Per quart served with bread. Gluten-free 

Potato Leek Soup… a classic and one of the best comfort foods around .  Ingredients: leeks, olive oil, fresh thyme, potatoes, veggie stock, light cream, kosher salt, and pepper .  Garnished w. Chives & garlic croutons.  13  per quart served with bread.  Vegetarian, gluten-free minus crouton garnish  

Sweet Treat : loaded oatmeal cookies 1.  Each

 

Published in: on March 25, 2019 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 3.21.19

The soups for the first Thursday of SPRING are…

Italian  Sausage & Zucchini Soup… I love this soup. The broth is full of flavor thanks to local sweet Italian sausage , and it’s simultaneously filling yet light thanks to the lack of carbohydrates.  Ingredients: olive oil, Italian sausage, onions, garlic, celery,tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini, basil, oregano, parsley, kosher salt, grated Parmesan. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. Gluten-free

Broccoli Cheddar… a classic! Ingredients: butter, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, flour, broccoli, veggie stock, cheddar cheese, whole milk, kosher salt & pepper. 13. Per quart served with bread. Vegetarian. 

Sweet Treat: peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. 1.  Each

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Soups & Sweet Treat 3.14.19

It is almost mid March!  That glorious time of year when one day feels like spring – the next winter. It’s a moody month, full of ups and down. Food wise I start to crave lighter, fresher flavors , yet still want something warm and soothing. Soup to the rescue!

Greek Orzo, Lemon & Chicken Soup… full of bright flavors but also creamy (from threads of egg) and comforting. Ingredients: homemade chicken stock, orzo, lemon zest, lemon juice, chicken, spinach, kosher salt, pepper and fresh dill. 13. Per quart served with bread 

Spinach & Zucchini Bisque… this soup is greater then the sum of its parts. Fennel adds a touch of sweetened and Yukon golds a creaminess. Ingredients: butter, garlic, leeks, celery, fennel, zucchini, Yukon golds, nutmeg, spinach, light cream, kosher salt & pepper. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. Vegetarian 

Sweet Treat: black bottom cupcakes 2. Each

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Soups & Sweet Treat 2.21.19

This will be the last soup Thursday of February!  For those of you visiting warm climates next week, please soak up some warmth and color for me. Although I do enjoy the stark beauty of Vermont’s winters, I start to miss color at this time of year!

Classic Chicken Noodle… what more is there to say?  Winter comfort food at its best!  Ingredients: homema stock, chicken, celery, carrots, egg noodles, kosher salt, pepper and fresh parsley. 13. Per quart served with bread 

Soul-soothing African Peanut Stew… this soup comes from the much heralded vegan cookbook The Oh She Glows Cookbook.  It’s creamy and filling thanks to the peanut butter, full of good for veggies, and the broth ultra flavorful. You will forget you are eating something so good for you!  Ingredients: olive oil, onions, garlic, red pepper, jalapeño, sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, natural peanut butter, veggie stock, chili powder, chickpeas, kale, kosher salt, pepper and fresh cilantro. 13. Per quart served with bread. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free 

Sweet Treat: it’s time to end the week w. My favorite chocolate chip cookies. 1. Each

Published in: on February 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm02  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 2.14.19

This week Soup Thursday is on Valentine’s Day!  As an ode to the holiday of glitter, hearts and love I will be offering a red soup and a soup that will give your mid winter body the love it deserves!

Beet Fennel Soup…. delicate and full of flavor this soup turns a lovely shade of pink when swirled with Greek yogurt.  Ingredients: olive oil, fennel, onions, garlic, thyme, veggie stock, beets, kosher salt and pepper. Garnished with fresh dill, Greek yogurt, and diced Persian cucumbers. 13. Per quart served with bread. Vegetarian, vegan (minus yogurt) & gluten-free 

Gingered Turkey Meatball Soup… full flavored broth , think ginger, garlic, herbs, onion and soy- tender meatballs, veggies and rice noodles .  Yum!  Ingredients: meatballs: local ground turkey, Greek yogurt, mix of cilantro and basil, bread crumbs, garlic, ginger, lime zest, salt and pepper.  Soup: chicken stock, onions, mushrooms, greens, carrots, soy sauce, and rice noodles.  Garnished w. Additional fresh herbs.  13  per quart  served with bread 

sweet treat: brownie drops 1. Each 

 

 

 

 

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Soups & Sweet Treat 2.7.19

The soups for the first full week of February are…

Creamy Tomato & Cauliflower… this is the perfect bowl of soup to warm up with at them end of the dreary week we have forecast!  I can easily modify this soup to be vegan – and it will still be delicious!  Just let me know!  Ingredients: olive oil, onions, garlic, celery, cauliflower, veggie stock, fresh thyme, tomatoes, light cream, cheddar cheese, kosher salt & pepper. Garnished w. Cheddar and a sprinkling of chives. 13. Per quart, served with bread. Vegetarian, vegan (if specified) & gluten-free 

Classic Corn Chowder.. traditional corn chowder w. Bacon, potatoes, and corn!  Ingredients: bacon, carrots, onions, celery, garlic, potatoes, corn, light cream, chicken stock, kosher salt and pepper. Garnished w. Scallions. 13. Per quart served with bread. Gluten-free 

Sweet Treat: Salted Butter Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies 1. Each

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Soups & Sweet Treat 1.31.19

The last Soup Thursday in January!  Mid winter has settled in. While the snow, ice, and polar winds feel endless – the days are slowly starting to get longer.  This is the time of year when it’s most important to nourish your body.  A brisk ski or walk and a bowl of soup do wonders!

Coconut Lime Chickpea & Butternut Squash Soup… I can’t believe I haven’t made this soup yet this year!  One of my favorite vegetarian soups, it’s an explosion of flavor!  Ingredients: olive oil, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, butternut squash, tomatoes, chickpeas, tomato juice, tamari, lime juice, ground ginger, coriander, coconut milk, and fresh cilantro. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free

Italian Wedding Soup … take two !  13  per quart served w. Bread

oreos – 2. Each 

 

 

Published in: on January 28, 2019 at 9:49 pm01  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 1.24.19

Snow! Cold! January!  Warm up with soup!

Italian Wedding Soup… There are many stories about how this soup got its name- what I think is that the ingredients “marry” together, in a delicious, loving soup! Ingredients: meatballs: ground beef, ground pork, eggs, Parmesan, panko, garlic, parsley, kosher salt and pepper. Soup: olive oil, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, tomatoes, chicken stock, escarole, baby pasta, kosher salt, pepper and fresh parsley. 13. Per quart served w. Bread

Classic Corn Chowder this can be vegetarian minus the bacon garnish- just let me know! Ingredients: sunflower oil, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, coriander, corn, cheddar cheese, light cream, scallions, kosher salt and pepper.  Garnished w. Optional bacon. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. Vegetarian (minus bacon) and gluten-free 

sweet treat- Oreo time! 2. Each

Published in: on January 22, 2019 at 9:49 pm01  Leave a Comment