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March 01, 2017

Posted in Low Sodium, Recipes, Tips

In a Stew or Just Braising?

Stewing and braising are so similar that they are almost identical. Both are cooked over low heat, in a liquid in a covered pot, for a long period of time. Both are easily prepared, relatively low in cost, flavorful, and hold up well. They are great do-ahead items, taste better the next day, and freeze reasonably well. In other words, both techniques should be on of your list of go-to meal ideas.

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February 01, 2017

Posted in Gluten Free, Recipes, Tips

Chicken Soup Uncomplicated

Chicken Soup is probably the most uncomplicated item in cooking.

All you need is six ingredients; a little Redi-Base Chicken Base, water, onions, celery, carrots, some seasoning and whatever is hanging around in the refrigerator.

My chicken soup looks and tastes different every time I make it. I have been known to toss in the leftover beans and rice from “take-out” the night before, the bottom of the bag fine noodles, some fresh spinach in the bin that I never used for dinner, and yes, canned tomatoes and the leftover succotash from three days ago.

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January 04, 2017

Posted in Recipes

Navy Bean Soup & Food for Thought

Navy beans are small, pea-sized beans, creamy white in color, fat-free and mild in flavor.  Added to soups and stews, they are an excellent source of fiber, minerals, and protein.

Navy Bean Soup - Yield: 2 quarts

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November 01, 2016

Posted in Gluten Free, No Added MSG, Recipes

Let's Talk Turkey, Turkey Pot Pie That Is!

Thanksgiving turkey is a bit of a mystery. Nobody knows exactly how this particular bird earned a place of honor at the table each November.

Many historians believe that the bird was not served at the original 1621 Thanksgiving feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians. According to historical accounts of the meal, some sort of foul was served, but, whether it was a Turkey is still a mystery. 

But it's no mystery when it comes to our version of the classic Turkey Pot Pie. A perfect solution for leftover turkey and mashed potatoes.

Turkey Pot Pie - Serves 4

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced celery

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October 01, 2016

Posted in Recipes

Celebrate National Seafood Month with a Seafood Risotto

Every October, boaters, anglers and seafood aficionados all across the country celebrate National Seafood Month. This annual event highlights the country’s fishing industry and the value of smart seafood choices.

Celebrate this annual Fall event by creating this versatile seafood dish.

Seafood Risotto - Serves 2

  • 5 cups of prepared Seafood Base
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 6 Tbsp. (¾ stick) butter

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June 28, 2016

Posted in Recipes

5 Quick & Easy Ways to Fire Up the Flavor

Flavor Concentrates and Bases are ideal for creating marinates and rubs. Try these 5 quick and easy recipes at your next cookout.

Chile Rub
For Beef, Chicken, or Pork

  • 1 Tbsp. of either RC Ancho Chile, RC Chipotle Chile, or RC Ranchero Flavor Concentrate
  • ½ tsp. water, or orange juice, or apple juice*
  • Directions: Combine all ingredients to form a paste. Allow the beef, chicken, or pork to come to room temperature. Rub on seasoning mix and grill.
    *Most chefs prefer oil to water, but beware of possible grill flareup when using oil. Water, orange or apple juices are an option.

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June 01, 2016

Posted in Recipes, Vegetarian/Vegan

What Can I Use Vegetable Base For?

Everything…Whip it into sour cream and cream cheese for dips and spreads. Add it to soups and rice dishes for extra flavor. Mix it with olive oil, garlic and seasonings for a light marinade.

Cream of Asparagus Soup
This recipe can be used for a host of other soups – instead of asparagus, use spinach or broccoli.

  • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup onion, minced

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