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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Published in: on March 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

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

Published in: on March 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm03  Leave a Comment  

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 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on February 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm02  Leave a Comment  

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

Published in: on February 4, 2019 at 9:49 pm02  Leave a Comment  

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  

Soups & Sweet Treat 1.17.19

I just learned last week that January is national soup month!  How appropriate since winter seems to be settling into our little northwest corner of Vermont. How about celebrating by ordering a quart or two of soup!

Classic Chicken Noodle… what more is there to say?  Rich homemade chicken stock,    Noodles, and the usual veggies. Ingredients: chicken, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme, bay leaf, parsley, egg noodles. 13. Per quart served w. Bread

Eggplant Parmesan…yum! Ingredients: eggplant, olive oil, garlic, onions, celery, stewed tomatoes, tomato juice, veggie stock, oregano, basil, garlic croutons, Parmesan cheese, kosher salt and pepper. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. Vegetarian 

Sweet Treat : lemon bars 2. Each 

Published in: on January 14, 2019 at 9:49 pm01  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 1.10.19

It’s the first full week of January which calls for hearty soups to warm you body and soul!

Lentil Soup w. Sausage & Chard… I love this soup, and I’m not a big fan of lentil soup!  The combination of aromatics, sausage and tomatoes makes for a delicious broth. The lentils add a touch of earthiness and the chard a burst of green. Ingredients: olive oil, local Sweet Italian sausage, onions, celery, carrots,garlic, lentils, bay leaves, crushed tomatoes, ground pepper, Swiss chard, kosher salt and Parmesan cheese. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. Gluten-free 

Loaded Potato Soup… I’ve mentioned before how much I crave potatoes in the winter!  This is a creamy potato soup topped w. Garnishes common with a baked potato.  Ingredients:  butter, garlic, onions, celery, potatoes, veggie stock, onion powder, garlic powder, sour cream, light cream, kosher salt and pepper.  Garnished w. Bacon (optional), chives, and grated cheese.  13. Per quart served w. Bread  vegetarian (minus bacon), gluten-free 

sweet treat: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies  1.  Each

 

Published in: on January 7, 2019 at 9:49 pm01  Leave a Comment  

Soups & Sweet Treat 1.3.19

Happy New Year!  Phew. I always look forward to the craziness of the holiday season- AND- I always breathe a sigh of relief on New Year’s Day. I’m a person that likes her routine. Waking up on New Year’s Day I feel hopeful, energized, and appreciative of the things that make my life mine. Cheers to all of you on this first day of the new year. Good luck with any resolutions you have made – but most importantly be kind to yourself and others. 2019 needs kindness!

Black-Eyed Pea & Kale Chili… for those of you that didn’t eat your black-eyed peas today, eat them Thursday!  They are suppose to bring luck in the new year, which is something we could all use. This chili is a perfect winters day soup…smoky, earthy, filling and good for the body and soul!  Ingredients: bacon, onions, celery, garlic, diced tomatoes, black-eyed peas, chipotle in adobe, cumin, coriander, dijoun mustard, shredded kale, kosher salt and pepper. Garnished w. Grated jack cheese. gluten-free. 13. Per quart served w. Bread

Carrot Soup w. Tahini & Crisped Chickpeas… this sounds like the kind of soup you should eat during the first week of the new year. It tastes like something so much more!  I’m not a big fan of cooked carrots (unless they are drizzled w. Olive oil, sprinkled with salt and roasted in a VERY hot oven ). Anyhow…this simple soup, thanks to its creamy texture and wonderful toppings , may change your mind towards cooked carrots!  Ingredients: olive oil, carrots, onions, garlic, coriander, cumin, kosher salt, Aleppo pepper, veggie broth.  Crisped Chickpea Garnish: chickpeas, olive oil, cumin, kosher salt. Also garnished w. Lemon-tahini sauce and a sprinkle of parsley. Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-free. 13. Per quart served w. Bread. 

Sweet Treat: simple, old fashioned chocolate chip cookies!  1. Each

Published in: on January 1, 2019 at 9:49 pm01  Leave a Comment