Brrr! It is cold outside. The snow has barely started to melt here in Philadelphia and yet another ‘snowpocalypse’ has been predicted to be heading our way. It is time to stay inside and get cozy, slip on some warm and fuzzy clothes and cook up a meal that heats you up from the inside out. It is the perfect time for Part 2 of the Full Flavor Foods review.
Full Flavor Foods are the makers of gluten-free soup stocks, sauces, gravies and cream soup. In October they had sent me a box filled with samples of many of their products. There were far too many samples to fit into one review. In Full Flavor Foods: Part 1 I took advantage of the convenience that having an instant gluten-free sauce had to offer to make a much needed and well deserved home cooked meal. At the time I had a few doubts about a powdered sauce mix pulling off what some can soups can’t even offer. However, the meal was a success and as a result the review was very positive.
For this review I decided to take on a recipe I’ve wanted to try out for a while. The recipe is a bit simple, but to pull it requires the proper flavors.
Provided by Full Flavor Foods
In heavy stockpot, heat 1 T. butter or margarine over medium/low heat. Add 1½ C. sliced onions (1” length, 1/8 “width) and sauté about 30 minutes until onions are tender and a rich light brown color. (Do not burn) Add 4 C. water and stir in 1 packet of FFF Beef Soup Stock Mix. Add 1 oz. (2 T) Sauterne or Dry White Wine. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 3-5 minutes. Keep hot and serve in oven safe cup or soup bowl.
To garnish, place Italian seasoned GF Croutons or Toast Pieces on soup; cover soup and croutons with thin sliced Provolone Cheese. Place bowl under broiler until cheese begins to melt and brown (only 15-20 seconds). Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve.
Makes 4/8 oz. Servings.
Yum! Full Flavor Foods Beef Soup Stock worked very well for this recipe because it was not overly salty but far from bland or thin. I have used their beef stock in my favorite beef stew recipe as well and I was very pleased with the outcome.
As I mentioned in Part 1, Full Flavor Foods sauce and soup mixes have a lot to offer. In addition to having a full line of convenient high quality gluten-free soup and sauce mixes all of Full Flavor Foods products are also free of MSG, Trans Fats, nuts, eggs, artificial flavors, dyes and preservatives. Their products do not include barley, rye, oats, and of course wheat. Extra confidence can be placed with this company because their products have been independently certified gluten-free and are recognized and/or certified by the CSA and GIG, and they are members of the NFCA’s GREAT Business Association.
To learn more about these products as well as all the products Full Flavor Foods offers visit www.forfullflavor.com.