Pick yourself up from the post-holiday letdown this week with a nourishing bowl of handcrafted soup: Made from organic Beluga lentils and fresh vegetables simmered in our own chicken stock base, this hearty, healthy soup is wonderful served alongside toasted whole grain bread and a glass of earthy, spicy Côtes du Rhône wine from France. Accented by seasonal produce ranging from beets and winter squash to rainbow Swiss chard, this cold weather meal is finished off with a limited-release dark chocolate bar.
Here are some recipe ideas for the week:
Crostini with Blue Cheese, Honey & Hazlenuts
Fit for pairing with this week’s soup, these decadent crostini are also lovely topped with fresh slices of ripe pear or apple.
Gently cooking chopped cabbage in a bit of butter and salt creates a meltingly tender, richly-flavored side dish.
Rainbow Swiss Chard with Parmesan
Nutty parmesan and rich butter add nuanced flavor to Swiss chard in this easy stovetop recipe from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.
Rainbow Swiss Chard Gratin
Creamy with just a hint of mustard, this rustic gratin is wonderful served with this week’s whole-grain bread.