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Soup-er Bowl Smorgasbord

Create a Buffet of Choices

The 46th SuperBowl commences at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday in Indianapolis!  Unless you are lucky enough to have a ticket (which makes us jealous), you’ll need a game plan to ensure your friends and family have the stamina it takes to endure the battle of the year: New York Giants vs/ New England Patriots.

The game will be determined by strategy: Brady and Manning will fight with their wit.  Your food selections require the same approach. You’ll want a delicious and customizable variety, ready-to-go convenience, and the flexibility to throw or punt on the fourth down (add cheese or hold the jalapeño).

Consider setting up a soup buffet, where you and each guest can create a unique masterpiece of flavor from a few simple ingredients!

  • Step 1: Create two base stocks. We suggest a bean, rice and tomato combination, coupled with a creamy potato vegetable
  • Step 2: Go crazy with garnishes. Assign guests to bring items such as: sweet corn, hummus, sour cream, salsa, various shredded cheeses, ground beef, turkey, sausage and/or bacon, chopped olives. Then tons of fresh: sweet peppers, hot peppers, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro, parsley, avocado.
  • Step 3: Create an assembly-line buffet and use small bowls that leave room for a second trip to try something different.

Stock #1:

  • 2 cups of red and/or black beans (cooked or canned)
  • 2 cups of white beans (cooked or canned)
  • 2 cups of rice, quinoa or other grain of choice
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 Chili or taco seasoning packets (or one of each!)
  • Follow cooking instructions and water requirements per your grain of choice.

Stock #2

  • 4-5 white potatoes (peel if not organic)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 chopped carrots
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • 1 head of chopped broccoli and or cauliflower
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 Veggie or chicken bouillon cube
  • Cover vegetables with water, and boil until potatoes are soft. Use a handheld masher to create desired thickness.
  • Dairy, cream or unsweetened coconut milk can be added in place of some of the water. (Use lower heat in this case so it doesn’t boil over!)

 

Enjoy your parties!

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