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Ham Cheddar Chowder and French Lentil Soup with Alexia Artisan Breads

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IMG_0641_zpsf3d71f77Soup served with Alexia Sweet Potato Rolls and Ancient Grain Rolls. They are super delicious and convenient.
Ham Cheddar Chowder

 

Ingredients:

1 package Alexia Sweet Potato Rolls

2 cups water
2 cups potatoes, diced
½ cup carrots
½ cup celery
¼ cup onion, chopped
½ cup butter
¼ cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar, shredded
1 ½ cups frozen corn
1 ½ cups ham, diced

 

Directions:

Bring to boil water, potatoes, carrots and celery. Cook until vegetables are tender, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat. While vegetables are boiling, prepare Alexia Sweet Potato Rolls according to package instructions.

In saucepan, melt butter and sauté the onion. Add the flour to make a smooth paste. Add milk and cheese slowly to ensure it fully melts. Heat slowly, stirring often until cheese is fully melted and incorporated. Do not boil, but keep on low heat. Slowly add the water and vegetable mixture to the milk and cheese sauce. Stir to combine.

Serve immediately with Alexia Sweet Potato Rolls.

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French Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons extra–virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery stalks plus chopped celery leaves for garnish
1 cup chopped carrots
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 cups (or more) vegetable broth
1 1/4 cups lentils, rinsed, drained
1 14 1/2–ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
Balsamic vinegar (optional)

 

Directions:

Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium–high heat. Add onions, celery, carrots, and garlic; sauté until vegetables begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Add 4 cups broth, lentils, and tomatoes with juice and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium–low, cover, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 35 minutes.

Transfer 2 cups soup (mostly solids) to blender and puree until smooth. Return puree to soup in pan; thin soup with more broth by 1/4 cupfuls, if too thick. Season with salt, pepper, and a splash of vinegar, if desired. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with celery leaves.

Alexia Hashed Brown Breakfast Tostadas

Hashbrown Breakfast Tostadas | heatherlikesfood.com

Hashbrown Breakfast Tostadas | heatherlikesfood.com

Cooking the potatoes in a waffle iron keeps them super crispy and is super simple to boot. You’ll need about 1 1/2 C of frozen potatoes per tostada “shell”. It will seem like a lot when your loading it onto the waffle iron, but they shrink down quite a bit while cooking.

Hashbrown Breakfast Tostadas | heatherlikesfood.com

Cooking each “shell” takes about 5 minutes which is longer than the usual waffle. My waffle iron has a light that goes on when a waffle is ready and it usually takes 2-3 of those cycles before the potatoes are done and nicely crisp.

Hashbrown Breakfast Tostadas | heatherlikesfood.com

Hashbrown Breakfast Tostadas | heatherlikesfood.com

Yield: 4 Tostadas

Made with Alexia Organic Hashed Browns

 

 

Ingredients:

1 package Alexia Organic Hashed Browns

8 eggs, scrambled

1 pound breakfast sausage, crumbled and cooked

Shredded cheese of choice

For garnish: salsa, sour cream or Greek yogurt and sliced avocado

 

Directions:
Heat waffle iron and place 1 ½ cup of Alexia Organic Hashed Browns in iron. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned and crispy. Top with eggs, sausage, cheese and other desired toppings. Enjoy immediately.