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The Big E 

Hi Everyone!

We're off to Springfield, MA this weekend for the Big E--a huge fair.

We're excited to announce that we'll be serving chili cones! We wanted to be able to share our soups with everyone, but we also knew that everyone woul be walking around while they eat--which could make soup kind of inconvenient. So we brainstormed a little, and decided to create chili cones; a soft, warm tortilla rolled into a cone, and filled with steamy Beef & Black Bean or Vegan Chili (with VT tempeh). On top will be cheese, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream.

The fair opens it's gates at 8 a.m. this morning (September 16th), and we'll be there until 11 o'clock or so every night this weekend (here's a link of how to get there, depending on where you're coming from). We'll ALSO be going down next weekend--the 23rd-25th. There's an entire building on the fairgound that is dedicated to Vermont--and that's where our booth is located. Here's a link to an overview of all the different VT vendors that are going to be attending the Big E this year. We can't wait! We're grateful of this wonderful opportunity, and excited to share our soup with so many new people!

Hope to see you there!!
Joe & the Crew 



Dinner Ideas; Featuring our Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce!

Our Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce is one of our favorite seasonings. 

With a hint of sweetness (from the maple syrup) and a lot of spice (from the peppers, of course!) our Maple Chipotle BBQ sauce can be used in many dishes--not just on the grill! I've put together a few of our favorite unconventional uses for it, in case anyone is looking for some quick new dinner (or lunch) ideas. Enjoy!

(we also often use our BBQ sauce on chicken in tacos--here's a picture of one such taco)

Because half of our family is vegetarian, we're always looking for interesting new ways to cook our protein--which is often tofu :). Another one of our favorite things to eat are tacos! They're so easy and fast to make, as well as being delicious. Crumble up some tofu in a pan, with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and BBQ sauce. As the tofu cooks, heat up some beans and/or put a pot of rice on the stove. Mix it all together in a tortilla with some cheddar cheese and salsa--yum! Vegetarian tacos that are full of protein. Another tasty way to incorporate our BBQ sauce into a taco is to put it on some ground beef, or to add it into scrambled eggs. 

You can also use it as a garnish for tempeh! Another really fast, tasty way to eat our BBQ sauce is brushed on top of some tempeh. We generally just buy Rhapsody plain tempeh when we eat it, and if you slice it in half (thickness-wise), and then into little rectangles, it gets nice and crispy in a pan fairly quickly. Once the tempeh is browned to your liking, brush some BBQ sauce onto both sides and let it cook for 5 more minutes or so. We'll often just eat these little tempeh-fingers plain, but they're also tasty on top of some rice! 

Another really good way to use the BBQ sauce as a seasoning is in a vegetable stir fry. One of our favorite vegetable combinations to use the Maple Chipotle BBQ sauce on is onion, potato, and green beans. During this time of year, we'll often add frozen peas or corn, as well. Put the onions and potatoes in the pan first, and cook them on the stovetop until browned on the outside. Then transfer them to an oven-safe dish and mix them together with some BBQ sauce, and any frozen veggies you want to add. Let it cook in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are nice and soft. Yum! It really spices up an old favorite dish. Sometimes, we sprinkle a little cheese on top of it to add a little more richness to the dish. :) 

I hope that everyone has a wonderful week! Stay warm!