Sweet Potato Chickpea Corn Chowder

Ingredients 1 tablespoon oil 1 large onion diced 2 cloves garlic 2 med sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed) 1 tablespoon paprika 4 cups vegetable stock 19 ounce can drained chickpeas 12 ounce can drained corn niblets 1 teaspoon salt Pepper and cayenne pepper to taste 2-3 tablespoons chopped parsley Red pepper puree 1 roasted red…

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients: yield 3 litres 100g egg noodles, parboiled 1 white onion, diced fine 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced 2 tablespoon smoked paprika 3 litres chicken stock 1 tablespoon thyme 1 tablespoon parsley Salt and pepper to taste In a large soup pot, sweat onions over medium heat until translucent. Add smoked paprika and cooked…

Potluck Season is Upon Us

As it’s the season for potlucks and Christmas parties, we have a few ideas for you. Inspired by our own staff potluck, here are a few ideas and some simple recipes. Every year we pair the potluck with a version of secret Santa. Here are the rules. Each person grabs a present randomly and stands…

Carrot Ginger Soup

4 litres water 5 cups shredded carrots, divided 1 large onion, chopped 4 celery stalks, diced ¼ cup chopped fresh ginger 1 tbsp minced garlic Juice of one orange Pinch of dry basil and thyme ½ pound flour ½ pound butter 1 cup heavy cream ½ cup white wine Salt Fresh ground pepper Fresh parsley…

Thai Pumpkin Soup

1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 chopped onion 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 crushed garlic clove 1 chopped carrot 4 tablespoon red curry paste 6 cups chopped pumpkin 6 cups water or chicken stock 1 can coconut milk Sauté canola oil, salt, onion, ginger, garlic, carrot, red curry paste and pumpkin for…

Irish Soda Bread

2 cups flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons butter, cool 1 cup raisins or currants, or 1 1/2 tablespoons caraway seeds, or nothing 1 egg, beaten 2 cups buttermilk Preheat oven on convection bake at 425F. Sift together the flours, sugar, salt and…

Day 5 of 12 days of gift ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. If you have a foodie in the family a Staub pot is an indispensable component in any kitchen. Staub has perfected this traditional vessel in their signature piece – La Cocotte. The self-basting spikes on the…

Day 1 of the 12 days of Gift Ideas!

It’s our 12 days of Christmas at Trail Appliances!  We’ve got great gift ideas for your loved ones, big and small. For the health nut in your house this Wolf Gourmet blender is the perfect gift idea! Be it a velvety chocolate milkshake, refreshing fruit smoothie or a creamy butternut squash soup, the Wolf Gourmet blender…

Chicken Barley Soup with Red Lentils

Stay warm with this delicious and nutritious soup recipe from Chef David. 2 pounds cooked chicken, diced small 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons butter 9 oz pearl barley, soaked overnight 9 oz red lentils, soaked overnight 4 litres chicken stock 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt…