Back when I was in culinary school, I used to make soups like it was my job. I made soups that were pretty much every color in the rainbow and I was one happy camper. But recently I haven’t been making any soups and it’s totally unacceptable. I’ve decided that this is because in culinary school, I would always have homemade chicken stock on hand from my endless homework assignments when I had to make vats of stock. I’ve also come to terms with the fact that I’m really not a make-you-own-chicken-stock kinda girl. Instead, I’m a Better than Bouillan kinda girl and let me tell you – it makes life way easier and just as delicious! Stock is so important in so many recipes so the fact that I literally have an endless supply of Better than Bouillan makes things kinda amazing over here.
This past week I made a Roasted Red Pepper and Heirloom Tomato Soup! It was ah-mazing. Plus I stirred in a touch of goat cheese at the end to give it a silky texture, and topped it with some lump crab meat. It made me feel fancy, but it took about 20 minutes of actual work time to make, it was pretty much the best of both worlds.
So if you’re like me, and love the extra flavor that stock gives a recipe, you’ve got to give Better than Bouillon a go if you haven’t already! It comes in just about every flavor under the sun – including lobster (one of my favorites!) and it’s way lower in sodium that the boxed stock from the market. And then you’ve got to try this soup! I like to serve it at room temperature during the summer because it’s just too hot to be eating soup. But you can serve it just about any way you please. I promise it’s going to be delish – especially with that extra hit of goat cheese at the end
And, because it’s Friday, and I’m pretty jazzed about the weekend, we’re having a Better than Bouillan giveaway here today!! We are giving away 6 jars of the Better than Bouillan bases and you can mix and match depending on what you would use the most!
1. Leave a comment here and tell us… what’s your favorite thing to make that uses a stock? Is it a soup? A stew? Something in the crock pot?
4. Contest ends this Friday August 26th 8pm PST. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and be notified by email. Giveaway provided by Better than Bouillan
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