I feel like soup season is here in full force. And ohhhh man, do I love me some soup.
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I haven’t really had the chance to make much soup yet this season, but I’ve definitely been eating my fair share. Boulder Organic! recently came to me asking if I’d like to try out there soups and share them with you on the blog through a giveaway. I’m extremely selective when working with companies and usually have an immediate feeling if it’s someone I want to support and tell you guys about. With Boulder Organic! I answered YES for these reasons:
- the soups are ALL organic and ALL certified gluten-free
- they are also all non-GMO
- the plastic containers are BPA-free
- most of the soups are vegetarian and a few are also vegan
- they’re a Boulder company which is always super fun since I live nearby
- they use fresh, high-quality ingredients and the soups definitely taste homemade
- I love supporting companies who pay attention and care about ingredients and nutrition
You may have even heard of this soup company before, as it was formerly known as Boulder Soup Works. They’re currently undergoing re-branding and now have a whole new look! I’m kind of in love with the new packaging [above].
[butternut squash soup]
Do you know how much fun it is to have a fridge full of different flavored soups to try out? Here were my thoughts:
Butternut Squash Soup with Sage [vegetarian] – Creamy but not too heavy. Slightly sweet, mild flavor. Simple and delicious.
Roasted Tomato Basil [includes chicken] – Chris loved this one. The consistency looked great, not too creamy, not too thin [photographed in this post].
Green Chile Corn Chowder [includes chicken] – Chris also really enjoyed this one. It looked exactly how a corn chowder should!
Garden Minestrone [vegan] Possibly my favorite. The vegetable and fresh herb flavors were great. The tomato broth was thin as it should be and the vegetables were plentiful. Also, this minestrone uses potatoes instead of noodles to keep it GF. Loved that!
Potato Leek [vegetarian] Creamy and flavorful, without an overpowering leek flavor. This soup was filling while not being loaded down with cream.
Golden Quinoa and Kale Soup [vegan] The texture/consistency of this was fantastic. There was a lot of quinoa, so it was quite thick. It had a fabulous garden-herb fresh flavor.
Red Lentil Dahl [vegan] This is probably my second favorite. The dahl was thick and extremely hearty with the perfect amount of flavor. The whole cumin seeds were my favorite part and really made it seem homemade!
[butternut squash soup]
While I try to make all of our weekday breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as from-scratch as possible, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. You know, because, life. It happens to everyone. So it’s always nice to know that there are products out there you can feel good about buying and eating on those busy nights.
We love adding quick + simple things like you see below to round out the meal:
- grilled cheese
- avocado toast
- broiled cheese on top [or ricotta with tomato soup]
- bread croutons
- fresh herbs
- side salads
- pan bread
- nuts + seeds
The other thing to note about Boulder Organic! is that all of their soups are fresh and don’t include any preservatives. You’ll find them in the refrigerated section of your store near the deli or prepared foods area. They are stable in the fridge for a few months and once open need to be eaten in about 3-4 days.
I can’t even tell you how much more flavorful these soups are than anything I’ve eaten from a can.
And now you’ll get to see for yourselves!! Boulder Organic! is hosting a sweet giveaway with three winners! Check out the details below.
2 Runner Ups:
- 10 Tubs of Boulder Organic! soups
To enter: [US only – thank you!]
- Leave a comment below telling me which of the Boulder Organic! Soups you’d try first and your favorite soup side dish. My favorite soup is their Garden Minestrone with a buttery grilled cheese on the side. The giveaway ends Friday, November 7th at 5pm EST.
[golden quinoa and kale soup]
Hope this helps with your weekend hangover.
Also, despite my ranting of being terrible at Halloween, I think Chris and I finally pulled it off a successful costume idea. I pieced our outfits together an hour before a party with $6 kids t-shirts, $7 track pants Chris cut into shorts, $2 fabric for the capes + headbands, and bathing suit bottoms I had at home. Cheap, easy, and hilarious.