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Summer & Beyond

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With the advent of spring, Souper’s winter delivery menu has come to an end. Firstly, we want to thank all of our supporters who’ve made the last few months an incredible experience for us. Thank you to both our customers and various collaborators! We hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did!

We’ll be back in September 2017 with a fall delivery menu. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with Souper by subscribing to this blog! We’ll update it periodically with new information regarding events and festivals we will be at this summer.

Also, if you don’t already, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Chana & Black Bone Tea

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For our last week, we have two special offerings, neither of which is really a soup.

First, our Chana Masala is making a return. This Chana is completely vegan and very filling. It’s stuffed with chickpeas and tomatoes and packs plenty of flavour into a 1-litre jar. We recommend serving over your favourite rice to make it a complete meal.

Our second offering this week is Black Bone Tea. This product is a light, chicken-broth with herbaceous notes of lemongrass, lavender and ginger. You can drink it warm for a comforting feel, or have it cold to refresh yourself.

Both of these products are available to order until Saturday. They will go out for delivery on Monday, April 3rd.

Gumbo and Miso

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Gumbo is back! This week, order a jar of one of our top sellers. The toasted flour in the dark roux gives this stew a deep and complex flavour, and it’s packed with chunks of veggies and sausage. We’ve added fish sauce to give it some umami. And of course, it wouldn’t be a proper gumbo without some spice. You can eat this soup hot on its own or, for a more complete meal, ladle some over rice and top with fresh herbs.

Our other offering this week is almost the complete opposite of Gumbo. Miso is also making a return! This vegan soup is a minimalist’s dream. It’s a classic, Japanese soup that is simple and light, yet savoury. Our version is packed with healthy green chard and tofu. We recommend heating it up and eat on its own.

Both of these soups are available to order now until Saturday. They’ll be going out for delivery on Monday, March 27th.

Sweet Potato & Clam Chowder

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Souper’s vegan offering this week is Sweet Potato soup. This soup has been carefully crafted to balance sweetness with an herbaceous flavor. It’s a great blend of sweet and a little bit of spice from added chili. And, as with all of our soups, the texture is simply beautiful. Enjoy this soup on its own, or as a companion during a larger meal. We’re sure you’ll find it delightful.

Satisfy a bunch of cravings at once this week with our Clam Chowder. Everything about this soup is indulgent. It’s thick with milk and cream, as well as having meaty flavour from both clams and bacon. But no worries, it’s not too rich. The added white wine cuts through everything just perfectly. One jar of this is sure to go a long way. We recommend enjoying it with even more bacon on top, and a full-bodied white wine such as an oaked chardonnay.

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Both the Sweet Potato and the Clam Chowder will be going out for delivery on March 13th. Order yours now!

Spicy Sausage Lentil and Dahl

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This week an old favourite makes a return in the Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup! This soup is packed with fresh ingredients and is incredibly flavourful! Since it’s so filling, the Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup is perfect as meal (or three) on its own. We recommend pairing it with an equally hearty bread.

We are also excited to announce a new soup! Dahl joins our line up of vegan soups and it’s the perfect counterpoint to the Spicy Sausage and Lentil. This soup has Indian influences and also uses lentils, yet where the Spicy Sausage is hearty, the Dahl feels light. It’s packed with flavour, but doesn’t compromise on being a healthy choice. It’s also a great choice for breakfast in the morning!

Both of these soups will be going out for delivery on Monday, March 6th. Be sure to get your orders in soon!

Smoked Split Pea & Cream of Mushroom

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After taking a break for a week, Souper is back with some exciting soups.

Smoked Split Pea is a great take on a classic soup. We’ve added smoked ham hock to give our soup a unique flavour, yet it still tastes fresh with herbal notes of bay leaf and thyme. It’s perfect for those in-between days where you aren’t quite sure if it’s spring yet. Try making our Easy Artisan Loaf and eat this soup with some fresh bread for a delicious meal.

Cream of Mushroom is our vegetarian option this week. This soup is simply delightful! The whole milk and cream give it a nice texture while the mix of mushrooms we’ve added is sure to please any mushroom lover. Eat this soup alone, or get creative and use it as a creamy sauce over chicken.

Both of these soups will be delivered on Monday, February 27th. Get your orders in now!

Souper at the Farmers' Market

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This Saturday, February 11th, come visit Souper at the Guelph Farmers’ Market! We’ll be there all morning serving samples of this week’s Broccoli soup as well as the Bacon White Bean soup. We’ll also be selling hot bowls if these soups, as well as our standard 1 Litre jars.

So come by and meet the Souper team! We had such a blast at the Christmas Night Market, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

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Souper at the Christmas Market!

Valentine's Day

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Souper has decided to show you how to serve two of our old favourites for a special loved one.

First up is Broccoli. If you really want to impress a date, serve this beautiful, smooth and light soup as an appetizer before dinner. You can even pass it off as your own creation (we won’t tell!). If you’re going to pair this soup with wine for Valentine’s Day, we recommend a light red, like Pinot Noir or a delicate white, such as a Chardonnay or Reisling.

Next is Bacon White Bean. If you’re having a more low-key Valentine’s Day (or perhaps you’re not the best cook) you can serve this tomato-based, dairy free soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. Pair it with an inexpensive wine or beer of your choice. While this meal is nostalgic, it’s certainly not basic!

Beet and Beef Noodle!

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This week, Souper is once again pairing an old favourite with something new!

Remember the velvety, smooth Beet Soup from the fall? This vibrant soup is back again for the winter. This soup is completely vegan, with the creaminess coming from coconut milk. It tastes as beautiful as it looks! This beet soup is great on its own or as a bright appetizer before your meal.

Also available this week is an entirely new soup. Vietnamese Beef Noodle is a hearty, dairy free, soup based on a traditional recipe from Allan’s family. It has a nice, meaty flavor that is just the tiniest bit sweet and packed with umami. We recommend serving it with some fresh herbs on top, like cilantro, or even some chopped green onion (although it’s delicious without these too). This soup makes for a delicious meal on its own. In fact, it’s so filling, you can get four bowls out of one jar.

Both these soups will be heading out for delivery on Monday, February 6th. Order now if you haven't done so already!

Our Kitchen

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Ever wondered where Souper produces our delicious soup?

We’re members of The Kitchen Collective. The Kitchen Collective is a co-operative, which means it’s owned and operated by its members. More importantly, it is a non-profit, fully-equipped, commercial kitchen that was created to give small businesses like ours a place to work and learn. It’s inspected and improved to ensure that everything created there is safe. Allan and Brandon are both students of food science, so you can be sure that food safety is important to Souper.

We at Souper are committed to serving the Guelph community natural, wholesome soups, and thanks to The Kitchen Collective, we can do that!

 

Easy Artisan Loaf

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What better way to eat chilli than with a loaf of fresh baked bread? Pop it in the oven right before you serve guests (or a date) and the smell of fresh baking bread will be sure to impress.This recipe is super easy (it requires no kneading), and is completely customizable! For this recipe, you’ll need a few simple ingredients and a Dutch oven or any large oven-safe dish or bowl with a lid (you could even cover a baking dish with aluminum foil).

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

1 ½ cups lukewarm water

Optional: Herbs, spices, dried fruit, nuts, cheese, etc.

Directions:

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt and yeast. Add the water and mix until the dough just begins to come together. Do not overmix! (If you wanted to add anything extra to the dough such as herbs or spices, now would be the time to mix it in).

Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let the dough sit at room temperature for 8-24 hours. Making it the night before and letting it rest overnight is a good idea.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (232 degrees Celsius) and place the Dutch oven or oven-safe dish inside, uncovered, to preheat the oven.

While preheating, turn dough onto a well-floured surface. If you have a bench scraper you can use to scoop all the sticky dough out of the bowl (otherwise, your hands are fine). Form the dough into a ball and cover it loosely with plastic wrap to let it rest while the oven is still preheating.

Once preheating is done, carefully remove the Dutch oven or dish and place the bread dough in it. Score the top of the dough with a knife in an “x” pattern. If you are not using an enamel Dutch oven, it’s recommended that you put a piece of parchment paper beneath the dough to prevent the bread from sticking.

Cover the Dutch oven or baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the cover and bake for another 7-15 minutes uncovered.

Allow the bread to cool on a cutting board before cutting it.

Chilli

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Do you feel like winter is just going to go on forever? Warm up on January 30th with a jar of chilli! Both of these soups are delicious and rich with a hint of dark chocolate and smoked paprika. The Beef Chilli is made with beef shoulder, while the Vegetarian Chilli features red kidney beans.

We recommend serving both these soups with a dollop of sour cream on top and some fresh herbs. Maybe even some green onion? These soups are delicious on their own, but some simple toppings can make them seem indulgent.

Have a date night planned?  You don’t need to break the bank to impress. Heat up a jar of this chilli and pair it with a bottle of wine. We recommend a Tempranillo from the Rioja region. And check back later this week for an easy bread recipe to serve as well!

January 16th Soups – An Old Classic and Something New!

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Our two soups this week are perfect for warming you up!

An old favourite returns with our Squash soup! If you came by our booth at the Guelph Holiday Night Market before Christmas, you may remember sampling this one. This soup has an herby, yet smoky flavour. It’s also creamy in texture without any dairy being added (it’s vegan). A jar of this soup can last three meals if eaten as a side with something like a sandwich, or two meals if just eaten on its own.

The Viet Curry is a new soup this winter, and it’s delicious! Inspired by the culture and food of Vietnam, it has a savoury, spiced, coconut milk base, with tender pieces of chicken. And it’s dairy free! We recommend serving this soup over rice to give you a full three meals out of one jar (although it can be eaten on its own). You could even use our photos as a guide and squeeze some lime on top, or add some fresh Thai basil (or just regular basil).

Get your orders in now! Both of these soups will be delivered on January 16th.

Save With Bundle Packs

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Last week we mentioned that we’re bundling soups together into packs, making it easier to order all your favourite soups at once. These packs also help you save money! Buy with a discount code – UoG2017 – and save an additional 15%! Available until the end of January.

Some packs have been put together based on common dietary restrictions or preferences.

The Vegetarian Pack – This pack contains all of our upcoming vegetarian soups. It includes Squash, Vegetarian Chilli,  Beet, Broccoli Cheddar, Cream of Mushroom, Dahl, Sweet Potato, Miso and Chana Masala.

The Vegan Pack – This pack contains all of our upcoming vegan soups. It includes Squash, Beet, Dahl, Sweet Potato, Miso and Chana Masala.

The No Dairy Pack – This pack contains all of our upcoming dairy-free soups. It includes Squash, Vegetarian Chilli, Vietnamese Beef Noodle, Bacon White Bean, Smoked Split Pea, Spicy Sausage & Lentil, Miso and Chana Masala.

If the above packs don’t do it for you, put together your own with the Pick 3, Pick 5 or Pick 10 option! You can configure these packs in any way you would like. Want to order three jars of next week’s Viet Curry? Order it with the Pick 3 pack to save up to $8!

Remember, all the soups will be delivered on their individual, specified delivery dates. Think of these packs like a one-time subscription for your favourite soups.

New Year, New Soup!

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Souper is excited to be back in action in 2017! Some old favourites, like our delicious Gumbo, are making a comeback. As well, we have plenty of new soups for you to enjoy! Get your first order of the New Year in before January 8th to receive soup on January 9th.

What’s New?

There are so many new soups on offer this winter. Each week, you’ll now have a choice between two kinds of soup! Buy one, or buy both – the choice is yours.

New Soup Calendar

  • Jan 9th – French Onion and Turkey Noodle
  • Jan 16th – Squash and Viet Curry
  • Jan 30th – Vegetarian Chilli and Beef Chilli
  • Feb 6th – Beets and Viet Beef Noodle
  • Feb 13th – Bacon White Bean and Broccoli
  • Feb 27th – Smoked Split Pea and Cream of Mushroom
  • Mar 6th – Spicy Sausage & Lentil and Dahl
  • Mar 13th – Sweet Potato and Clam Chowder
  • Mar 27th – Miso and Gumbo
  • Apr 3rd – Chana Masala and Black Bone Tea

Bundles

Souper is also excited to announce a new way to purchase your favourite soups. Stay cozy this winter by buying a bundle pack of soup! Bundle packs offer a way to order a number of soups at one time while saving money. When you order a bundle pack, your soups will still be delivered on the date as advertised. Think of it almost like a subscription service. The Vegan, Vegetarian, and No Dairy packs make it easy for those of you with dietary restrictions. The Souper pack is for all you soup fiends out there – order all of our winter soups in one click! Check out the new bundle packs available here.

Blog

As you may have noticed, Souper will keep you updated through our weekly blog posts. Here, we’ll include news updates, spotlights on some of our soups, and even suggested meal or side pairings to go with your soup. 

With all these changes, Souper is looking forward to 2017, and we hope you are too!

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Happy Holidays

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Happy holidays,

Souper has grown immensely and we learned a great deal of invaluable lessons over the course of 2016. Many great milestones were achieved within the last 12 months. Among them, being accepted into the CBaSE Hub Incubator Program as well as entering the Guelph Farmers Market. We are extremely proud of what has been achieved and equally thankful to serve such incredible customers. Without your support, none of this could have happened. 

We’ve taken some time over the course of the holidays to reflect and we have come to appreciate that the essence of our company is the same as that of the community - you. With that in mind, we remain focused on listening to our customers and serving you in whatever way possible. We have revised our system to produce two soups weekly. As well, we will be offering our specialty soups at the Guelph Farmers' Market on Saturdays.  

Thank you again for the endless support and continued business. We look forward to serving you the best soup Guelph has to offer in the coming year! Starting on January 3rd, visit our revamped website as we kick off 2017 with Turkey Thyme Lemon and French Onion. Get your orders in before January 7th to ensure delivery on Monday January 9th!

Warmest regards and thank you,

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