Boulder Organic Soup and Crusty Italian Bread
I love soup.
Not the typical canned soups with bland broth and high sodium. I rarely purchase processed soup. I rarely even go down the soup isle at the grocery store. Good soup is quick and easy to make and very versatile. It's the perfect answer when needing to clear out the veggies from your fridge.
However, there are times, when you need something on the go, you're rushed, or you just don't feel like cooking (or don't enjoy cooking, although if you're reading a food blog, I doubt that's the case). If you find yourself in any of these predicaments, don't grab the can. Go into the deli section and find yourself some real soup. Find yourself a container Boulder Organic Soup!
I had the pleasure of trying a few of these delicious, organic, gluten free soups. Talk about YUM factor! Each container is about 3 servings, and paired with some good bread, makes for the perfect meal when time is against you! Or take it to work and you have yourself 3 lunches for the price of one!
Boulder Organic uses locally grown produce as much as possible, is always gluten free, non gmo and of course organic. Not only are they doing good by preparing a very healthy product for the consumer, but they also donate to the local Community Food Share and other non-profits in their area.
I had the pleasure of doing an informal email interview with the Kate Brown, the Founder of President of Boulder Organic Foods. Please see read the interview at the bottom of this post for more insight to this wonderful company!
Although I tried a few flavors, Roasted Tomato Basil (pictured above), and Potato Leek, the Golden Quinoa and Kale was my favorite!
So very good! Nice chunks of tomato, carrots and kale....with oh so healthy quinoa all over the place. Perfect for those cold winter days/nights (although with the heat wave we're experiencing here, forcing us to wear our summer clothes, it's a bit challenging to go into more detail about how satisfying it is to eat hot soup in the winter0.
There are so many other flavors that I still need to try. Of course you can go on their website to find where you can purchase Boulder Organic Soup near you and see for yourself how many delicious soups there are to choose from.
In the meantime, let's talk about the bread you can make and serve with the soup (because I can't post anything without a recipe).
I found a wonderful Crusty Italian Bread recipe in the King Arthur's Flour Baker's Companion Cookbook, The biga (starter) is what makes this bread stand out from others. It gives it a depth of flavor that you can't get with other doughs (unless you're making sourdough). So plan ahead by a day....it'll be worth it! You'll love the soft, tender crumb as you bit through the firm crust.
Crusty Italian Bread
- 1 cup cool water
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1/2 cup cool water
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten mixed with 1 tablespoon water