Add Some Local Spice with JBrady Seasonings!

 

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James of JBrady Seasoning, will be at The Cupboard this Friday April 20, 2018 for our Foodie Walk, where he will be making mini street tacos, guacamole and more! As a local entrepreneur with a new line of spice blends now carried at The Cupboard, James shared with us a few of his favorite recipes. These are easy to make and delicious to eat! All recipes below are made with his special seasoning blend, “Cajun Shake” found at The Cupboard.

JBrady recommends:

“Pop’s Cajun Shake”

Great on any grilled seafood, chicken, or pork chops. Amazing in gumbos, soups, and jambalaya. [Read more…]

Asparagus and Fennel Soup by Ina Garten

asparagus_fennel_soupHere at The Cupboard we have carried Ina Garten’s cookbooks from the beginning of her career. She is a favorite among the staff, and her recipes often show up at staff potlucks or are discussed over lunch. This soup is particularly lovely and great for this cold winter weather. The recipe comes from Ina Garten’s cookbook “Cooking for Jeffery” published in 2016. This is part of our regularly stocked cookbooks, so if, after making this delicious soup, you find you need to come in and take home this cookbook, we can help! We highly recommend adding it to your cookbook collection. Lori will be making this soup in our kitchen for the February 16th Foodie Walk from 5-8pm! Stop by and try it in person!

Asparagus and Fennel Soup   serves 6-8

2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil

2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter

5 cups (3/4 inch diced) fennel, tops and cores removed. (two fennel bulbs)

3 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts (2 leeks)

2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions)

1 pound medium think asparagus

1/2 cup long grain white rice

8 cups good chicken stock

3 large sprigs fresh thyme, tied with kitchen string

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup julienned fresh basil leaves, plus extra for garnish

2 tablespoons Pernod liqueur

1/2 cup half and half

Freshly grated Italian Parmesan cheese for serving [Read more…]

Spectacular Superbowl Snacks with J Brady Seasonings

Bloody Mary with Outlaw Spice by J Brady Seasoning.

‘The Bloody Outlaw’ with Outlaw Shake Seasoning                                 Photo by Kevin Alexander

The Cupboard welcomes J Brady Craft Seasoning Blends to our shelves. Crafted with love by local Fort Collins entrepreneur and spice aficionado Brady Stewart, these spice blends are guaranteed to spice up your kitchen. Here are three recipes that will make your Super Bowl party shine. [Read more…]

Monster Cookies by Barbara Stafford

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This tasty recipe is from Barbara Stafford’s book Small Plates and Dainty Desserts. You can find this wonderful cookbook at The Cupboard. Stafford will be in the store on Saturday December 16th from 12-3 pm making these amazing cookies! But if you want to make them yourself, she has graciously shared the recipe. [Read more…]

Cranberry Orange Shiitake Stuffing

Cranberry Orange Shiitake Stuffing by FoodThinkers.com by Breville

Cranberry Orange Shiitake Stuffing by FoodThinkers.com 

Here is a delicious fall stuffing. However don’t relegate stuffing just to a once a year Thanksgiving special. Bring it out for any fall meal. We recommend pairing this stuffing with a roasted chicken, roasted brussel sprouts, and a simple salad of greens tossed with lemon juice, olive oil and a dash of salt. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 3 cups chopped & de-stemmed shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots quartered
  • 2 leaves of Sage
  • 1 sm onion diced
  • 5 cups cubed bread whole grain + white bread (helps to be a day or two old)
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • ½ c walnuts
  • 2 tbs Orange Zest
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter an 8×12 casserole dish.
  2. Coat a large sautée pan with 2 tbs Olive Oil. Add the garlic and onions and let cook until they start to soften.
  3. Add the carrot and celery with sage and cook 10 minutes. Add mushrooms to mixture and cook until veggies and soft. Mushrooms will brown. Remove sage leaves.
  4. Transfer the ingredients from the pan into mixing bowl. Add bread and ¼ cup olive oil and toss to coat.
  5. Add 1 cup of veggie stock and stir.
  6. Transfer to a casserole dish. If the stuffing seems dry, add more veggie stock.
  7. Add a layer of the orange zest and dried cranberries atop the stuffing and bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.