Need Soup? Just Ask!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Announcements | Comments Off on Need Soup? Just Ask!

Need Soup? Just Ask!

We want to be close to you!

Do you have a favourite grocery store, bakery or deli in your neighbourhood that may like a product such as Souptacular on their shelves?

We are doing our very best to get Souptacular on your shelves so you can have this great resource available as conveniently as possible. But you know what works? Customer requests. Just ask your manager, and chances are good they will give us a call.

 

We appreciate your support, and when you make a request, WE want to support YOU! 🙂

Feel free to print off the form and take it to your store manager. Here is a file download button:

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Real-Life Instapot Adventures

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Autumn Harvest Customer Recipes, Instapot | Comments Off on Real-Life Instapot Adventures

Real-Life Instapot Adventures

Our customers are having a great time with their Instapots and Souptacular, so we just had to share these great stories! And don’t forget, Souptacular works great in the crock pot and in the pressure cooker, so give it a try for an easy and nutritious meal this fall.

 

Tanya’s Instapot Adventure

Hello, I was at the spring Butterdome Craft Sale on Saturday May 6 and I met you at your booth. I bought four of your soups – 2 mulligatawny, 1 tandoori and 1 pea soup. I made the mulligatawny tonight for supper in my Instapot – and it is absolutely fantastic! Both me and my husband love the soup and I love the fact that it is low in sodium as I have high blood pressure. It is so easy to make and so flavourful. I used 6 cups of water and 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth and didn’t add anything else – I threw it on high for 6 hours and it turned out brilliantly. My husband is already having seconds. I know for a fact that your soup will be a weekly dinner for us from now on. It was so lovely being able to chat with you and hopefully I will see you soon, maybe at the St. Albert market. Thanks again!

 

Bobbi’s Instapot Adventure

What I did was chop 1/2 an onion, and set to sauce in the Instapot with a touch of water. While that was started, I cut up 1/2 a package of bacon (mine was frozen) and threw it in with the onions for a couple minutes. Then, I tossed in the chicken stocks and 8 cups of water. The Souptacular soup and spice packages and then tossed in the chicken thighs (again, mine were frozen). Stirred it all up and then set the Instapot to manual > high pressure for 35 minutes and then QR any remaining pressure.

This turned out really well and was a big hit. I would add more veggies (definitely carrots) and add a little salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

Thank you Soup-er Fans for your amazing Instapot stories and recipes! If you have a recipe and a method you want to share, please send it to us on Facebook or by email. You guys rock!

Back To School Routine with Soup

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Kid Friendly Recipe Ideas, Special Events | Comments Off on Back To School Routine with Soup

Back To School Routine with Soup

Souptacular loves kids in the kitchen!

Here is one of many of our smallest ‘Souptacular chefs’ cooking the ‘Traditional Bean’ soup.

Souptacular is a wonderful product to introduce little ones to cooking!

Measuring, stirring and adding their favorite veggies, macaroni, and meats too, will allow children to build on a low in sodium soup base BUT the way THEY want it! 🙂

Allowing our children to play an active role in lunchtime or dinnertime prep will help to create good long term healthy routines!

Happy back to school days and enjoy your
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN!!

Souptacular at College

College student Bryanne stocked up as she loves that they are vegetarian, and easy to throw into her slowcooker before she leaves for class in the morning at Grant McEwan. This is economical but healthy food that is easy to make…. oh, and great to share with her roommates!

Our Soup-er Birthday special is available for you and your college student every Saturday at the St. Albert Farmer’s Market until October 7.

Souptacular is located by Le Crema Cafe from 10am – 3pm, on St.Thomas street.
Your Local St. Albert Family-Run Soup Company since 2001!

Souptacular’s Birthday SPECIAL

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Special Events | Comments Off on Souptacular’s Birthday SPECIAL

Souptacular’s Birthday SPECIAL

Whew! Thankful for strong men!
Now FINALLY I can say truthfully……
“Davis, you are full of beans”!!

Starting September 1, it’s Birthday Month for Souptacular! Our family business is celebrating its 17 th year!

We started bringing Souptacular to the Grandin Mall, Indoor Farmers Market (St.Albert), our boys in tow when Ryley was 7, Davis (above) 5 and li’l Vaughn was not quite 1.

Well, lots has changed since then, like the boys growing up! and a few grey hairs for me (Maureen) and NO hair for Al!!:). Lol….. but one thing that has always kept us inspired has been all the wonderful friendships we have made through Souptacular! The wide range of topics that have been covered ALL started with SOUP! How funny!! We truly think you are all wonderful and value ALL of these Soup-inspired friendships! 🙂

For the next 5 Saturdays through the St. Albert Farmers Market we will run a FIRST time ever and largest special!

“10 souptacular soups for $40.00” !!

Our “thank you” to you all!

We are located, as always, booth # 164 on St.Thomas Street. Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone for your wonderful support our our small ‘family run’ soup company:) It’s been “SOUP-er fun,” ( sorry….you know I had too.) 🙂

School Fundraiser Testimonial

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Testimonials | Comments Off on School Fundraiser Testimonial

School Fundraiser Testimonial

Souptacular School Fundraiser with Tandoori Soup

We have worked hard to provide a fantastic fundraising opportunity using Souptacular soups and a GREAT profit margin to benefit our local schools and organizations.  We thought you would want to see this awesome testimonial from a school!  Jen Z. said:

Everything went really well. Good price, excellent product! Always comes very well organized and never short any orders or any mix ups. As always you are awesome to deal with and order with!  We look forward to dealing with Souptacular in the future, as we will continue to use Souptacular as a fundraiser!

StudentFundraisingThanks for that wonderful feedback, Jen!

If you are interested in fundraising with Souptacular for your next school or organization event, we offer:

  • Flexible profit margin recommended at 40%
  • Healthy fundraising products great for parents and kids
  • Nutritional content suitable for Apple Schools
  • Teacher Incentive to reward teachers who go the extra mile for their school fundraiser
  • Downloadable forms for easy start-up
  • Attentive, helpful, and accurate service

Best of luck from your friends at Souptacular!

Changing to Vegetarian and Vegan Soup

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Autumn Harvest Customer Recipes | Comments Off on Changing to Vegetarian and Vegan Soup

Changing to Vegetarian and Vegan Soup

Why I love Souptacular so much!

We just got this awesome vegan recipe and testimonial from Kirsten R, and we wanted to share this with our soup-er fans. We know you are all health conscious, especially at this time of year, so this tip is great! Especially if you are planning to make a change to vegan, or adjust your diet in that direction, it’s nice to know that Souptacular fits in effortlessly. Here are Kirsten’s comments:

Hey Maureen!

I have been eating your soups for over 3 years now and it is regularly stocked in my house (I have it like 2 times a month).

A year ago I went vegan…. and a lot of my food items changed drastically. BUT I could keep my Souptacular soups, and I am so happy about it.

I love your soup, and this is my favourite way to eat it!  🙂

Krupnik – Polish Pearl Barley Soup

Krupnik – Polish Pearl Barley Soup

Vegan Autumn Harvest Soup

  • 1 package of Autumn Harvest soup
  • 1 Leek, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • 2 cups green beans, halved
  • 3 large potatoes, chopped
  • 8 1/2 cups of vegetable broth (add more if you like your soup with more liquid. I prefer mine thick and chunky)
  • Franks Hot Sauce (to taste)

Method

  1. Sauté leeks on high in water or oil until soft. Add carrots and celery and sauté for 3 more minutes.
  2. Add in package of soup and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and let simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add in the rest of the vegetables and bring back to a boil.
  4. Boil for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are soft and soup is thickened.
  5. Serve with Franks Hot Sauce on top with nutritional yeast.
  6. Bon appetite!

Thank you Kirsten! We wish you all the best with your diet and in the New Year.

Souptacular New Locations!

To help you with your New Year’s resolutions, we are adding new stores that carry Souptacular soups! You can now find our soups in North Central Co-op stores at these locations:

Mill Woods Town Centre Mall
2331 66 Street Northwest Edmonton

Hawkstone  Co-op
18370 Lessard Road Northwest Edmonton

Victoria Yoga Instructor meets Souptacular

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Recipes, Testimonials | Comments Off on Victoria Yoga Instructor meets Souptacular

Victoria Yoga Instructor meets Souptacular

Why I LOVE Souptacular so much… let me count the ways.

For years I have ordered and used your soups. Perhaps when you first created them.

I always use a crockpot and with my glass (freezer and microwave safe) containers have at least three version of a two cup portion soup ready for a quick lunch or dinner. Our family’s schedule was always out of synch with our appetites, so having these ready to warm up served us well during our working lives.

Now that we have adult children who no longer live with us, we find these soups still serve us well. It keeps us super healthy with nutrient-dense foods and there is never a big fuss in the kitchen to clean up, as we do our various hobbies and work. Which includes teaching yoga and playing bagpipes.

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I often will add the following to any of the soups:

  • A frozen piece of the rind of Parmesan cheese, remove it when soup is completed. Especially good with the Split Green Pea soup. I love that one, but it is not my husband’s favourite, so I always have a choice in the freezer.
  • Any and all older veggies from the fridge.
  • Fennel fronds.( we have lots of that here on the coast)
  • Rosemary sprig from the garden fresh herbs at the end , also from the garden.
  • A can of unsalted tomatoes, I love the ones from Italy, they taste like sunshine.
  • Barley, the slow cooking kind. This really makes the soup “last” as it creates a full satisfied feeling for hours after.
  • Extra lentils, when they are on hand. I also try out various broths, that are low sodium for the base instead of water.
  • Wild rice in the winter months.
  • Chopped up yams for extra texture and colour. We love squash of all type and this takes the soup to a very nice stew texture.

For the tandoori soup, we add more curry or have some hot sauce to add at the table. We have different taste buds at our home.

So even though we have had the “same” soups for so many years, we can make them seem new and different or just feel comfortable with the original flavours.

I give these soups as hostess gifts and little comfort gifts whenever I can. They are so appreciated. Whenever I meet a friend for lunch, or know someone is having a difficult day, they get a package of soup and some tea. Then the good feelings can last longer than the moment of meeting.

Some of my best ideas come from a cook book by Anna Thomas called Love Soup. I alternate between the souptacular soups and her soups, when I feel soup-inspired.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank-you for your kind words.

Kindly, Paula Carey

New Italian Centre and Save-On Locations!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Announcements, Locations | Comments Off on New Italian Centre and Save-On Locations!

New Italian Centre and Save-On Locations!

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From our family to yours, we want to wish you an early and festive holiday season! We thank you so much for your support of our St. Albert family business. We promise to continue to work hard creating healthy soup products that you and your families can enjoy, knowing that they are eating healthy and choosing local food!

Souptacular is now available at these SOUP-er new locations:

Save On Foods
1400 market street S.E.
Airdrie. AB.

Save On Foods
4805-167 ave
Edmonton, AB.

Italian Centre
10878 95 st. N.W.
Edmonton, AB.

Italian Centre
17010 90th ave
Edmonton, AB

Italian Centre
5028 104 A street
Edmonton, AB.

H&W Produce
Terra Losa
17220 95 Ave
Edmonton, AB

You can also come and see us during Craft Show Season at these wonderful seasonal craft shows:

Craft Show Season

Indie Handmade (Nov. 24-27)
Enjoy centre
101 Riel Dr
St.Albert, AB.
Hours
Thursday and Friday 10-9
Saturday 10-6
Sunday. 10-5

Butterdome Craft Sale (Dec. 1-4)
87 Ave 114st
Edm., AB.
Hours
Thursday and Friday 10-10
Saturday 10-6
Sunday. 10-5

Soup Recipe Request

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Announcements, Recipes | Comments Off on Soup Recipe Request

Soup Recipe Request

Hi there! This is Maureen from Souptacular Soup Company.

This is a busy season for me with Souptacular, BUT I am also working on a recipe book to complement Souptacular products. I am asking my special customers (YOU) to submit their tricks, add-ons, gourmet ideas or not so gourmet, etc. I am accepting ALL ideas and this does NOT need to be formal! 🙂

I will also include these recipes and ask for comments on what is so unique about Souptacular within the marketplace. We want to know what you enjoy most about our soup!

I will Facebook these recipe ideas so that Soup-er fans can offer feedback. My goal is to provide a collection of soup recipes that gives our fans a wide range of easy and healthy choices, so you can continue to eat healthy while having access to a variety of unique, tasty, and interesting menu options.

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So here is my big question:

Why do you like Souptacular AND what do you add to customize your soup?

Bonus:

I will write down your email address, and include a free Christmas Spirit soup in your next online order as a Thank You!

Send Your Recipes Right Now!

Or email your recipe ideas to recipe@souptacular.com.

I appreciate this very much!

Warm regards
Maureen

Happy Halloween! Dumplings in Lentil Soup

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Christmas Spirit Customer Recipes, Lentil Lovers Customer Recipes, Recipes | Comments Off on Happy Halloween! Dumplings in Lentil Soup

Happy Halloween! Dumplings in Lentil Soup

Happy Halloween from all of us at Souptacular!

We always have a lot of fun at the market this time of year, and we LOVE Jenni’s Soup-er Woman costume!

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We also have a fantastic EASY recipe for you to try:

Lentil Soup with Dumplings!

This is a VERY easy recipe using a biscuit for the dumpling. Start by making the soup, following the instructions on the package. (This recipe will work with any of our soups, but we recommend Lentil Lovers, Split Pea, or Christmas Spirit.)

When your soup is nearly ready (45 minutes before serving), make the dough.

Ingredients:
250 grams flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
50-70 grams cold butter
grated cheese, if desired
3/4 cup yogurt or buttermilk (or use milk with 1 tbsp vinegar)

Instructions:
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut the cutter into small pieces and pulse it into the flour, or rub it in using your fingers. Then begin adding the yogurt or liquid slowly, just until the mixture forms a ball. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and kneed a few times. Don’t add too much flour.

When your dough is ready, pinch a small amount off and form into the same you want. Drop your dumplings into the soup, cover the crock pot or sauce pan, and cook undisturbed until they are cooked and a toothpick comes out clean, about 10-15 minutes. Larger dumplings will take longer to cook.

The dumplings in this picture were made in a thicker broth. Don’t hesitate to add ingredients to your soup, including meats and vegetables, to create the flavour you want.

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Have a safe and Happy Halloween with your family and friends today!

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