It’s that time of year again. We’re turning back the clocks, it’s getting dark early, and we’re all settling in for another long, cold New England winter. But it doesn’t have to be all gloom: this is an opportunity to get comfy and cozy. Cuddle up with a good book, a warm blanket, and a nice, hot soup!
Of course, the most important component of any soup is the broth. Here at Cambridge Naturals we have several excellent broth brands, but my personal favorite is Five Way Foods. They’re a not just a locally-based company, they also locally source the ingredients for their chicken, fish, and veggie broths. So when you buy their products from us, you’re supporting the local economy at least three times over! How cool is THAT?!
I’ve come up with a simple recipe suggestion for each of their three broths, using lots of ingredients you can find here at Cambridge Naturals. With any luck, they’ll leave you imagining hundreds of other ways to warm up your winter with Five Way. The possibilities are limitless!
First up is an option that is both vegan and gluten-free. Simmer some carrots, peas, and onion in 16 ounces of Five Way Ginger Veggie Broth until the veggies are soft. Add a packet of Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice Ramen and cook for another four to five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the ramen’s miso packet. If you’re looking for a little extra heat, add some of our Kitchen Garden Brand sriracha to taste.
If you’d rather sample the tastes of the sea, simmer 16 ounces of Five Way Foods fish bone broth with our Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Alaria (Wakame) seaweed. Stir in South River Garlic Red Pepper Miso and finish with some of our ready-to-eat Gold Mine Kelp Noodles. The Atlantic may be frigid right now, but its bounty is as comforting as a warm, fishy hug!
Finally, a true winter comfort food: chicken and rice soup! Cook up some of our Tru Roots Organic Sprouted Rice Trio. Add to 16 ounces of Five Ways chicken bone broth along with celery, carrots, and some chopped, dried shiitakes from our bulk section. Season with a few pinches of Curio Spice Company's Kozani Spice Blend. You'll be radiating a deep inner warmth in no time!
If you want to level up your textures, try crumbling some Jovial Sea Salt Einkorn Crackers over any of these soups. Or simmer in any number of the healing herbs from our bulk section for a delicious wellness boost. There are a million scrumptious ways to enjoy Five Ways broth! Come on into Cambridge Naturals and talk to any of our brilliant and beautiful grocery staff for additional suggestions.