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July Soups
Chili Mole Chili Mole
Traditional chili spices are scented with unsweetened Mexican cocoa and simmered with red beans, fresh sweet potatoes, corn and pumpkin seeds (pepitos) for a unique, rich flavor.

Vegan/Gluten Free

Tuscan Vegetable Soup Tuscan Vegetable Soup
Tuscan Vegetable Soup with Pasta
Tomatoes, fresh zucchini, roasted garlic and pasta are simmered in a tomato-squash broth seasoned with fresh basil, fennel and balsamic vinegar then mixed with pasta.

Vegan/Gluten Free

Zucchini Parmesan Bisque Zucchini Parmesan Bisque
This light bisque is a lightly simmered melange of fresh zucchini, onion with a touch of potato and parmesan cheese. Finished with a touch of cream, Zucchini Parmesan Bisque makes the perfect meal!

Vegetarian/Gluten Free

Split Pea Soup with Basil Split Pea Soup with Basil
Think green! Green split peas and zucchini are simmered together with garlic and fresh basil. Feel free to give in to temptation, it's great for you.

Vegan/Gluten Free

Tomato Basil Bisque with Ricotta Tomato Basil Bisque with Ricotta
Zesty tomatoes are cooked with fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and a balanced blend of spices, then blended to a creamy perfection with ricotta cheese.

Vegetarian/Gluten Free

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Green Split Pea Soup with Basil

Green Split Pea Soup with Basil Green Split Pea Soup with Basil
- Think green! Green split peas and zucchini are simmered together with garlic and fresh basil. Feel free to give in to temptation, it's great for you.

Simply put, split peas are a power house of the legume family. These peas have been specifically grown for centuries to be dried and stored for later use. Once the pea has been dried, the outer shell naturally falls off. This shell is what hold the 2 naturally occurring portions of pea together. Without the shell, the dried pea naturally splits.

Think of a peanut, another member of the legume family. When it is green and raw, the thin membrane holds the 2 parts of the peanut together. But when dried, the peanut naturally splits in half.


Popular for centuries, the split pea boasts twice the surface area of a dried bean. This allows for faster cooking and eliminates the need for soaking before cooking as is necessary with other dried members of the legume family. The most common colors of split peas today are green and yellow.

These peas are not only delicious, but have a pretty important historical significance. Famous geneticist George Mendel used these peas to study the dominant and recessive genes that pass along the color trait and helped out current understanding of phenotypes.


Split peas have been called a "super-food". They are high in protein and very low in fat. Split peas are also naturally in fiber making them the ideal dish for healthy eating.


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