The World Tour 2014 is moving right along and currently enjoying the sights and flavors of Seattle! Now, until December 13th, you can visit any Café Zupas and try our delicious Salmon Chowder. Our creamy chowder is made with the finest herbs and spices. Finding the perfect consistency took months to perfect. The flavors in the chowder base perfectly accent the delicious portions of salmon found in every bowl, complemented by our fresh vegetables. At Café Zupas we do not believe you have to sacrifice flavor for healthy eating. We offer a variety of healthy soups, salads, and sandwiches, bringing you only the best recipes so that you can enjoy the rich flavors of only the best ingredients. What we love about our Salmon Chowder is its unique spin on the classic, Clam Chowder. Salmon is known to be high in nutrients and our customers absolutely love it. Winter is upon us, so there is no better time than to warm up with a hot bowl of delicious soup. You won’t find a better soup menu, we promise. So, come in today before December 13th and try the soup everyone is talking about: our Salmon Chowder!
We’re moving full steam ahead on our World Tour for 2014! Next up is our spectacular Swiss Onion soup. We’ve been blessed with a fairly warm October, but it won’t stay that way for long. The temperatures are starting to come down, especially after the sun sets, so now is the perfect time to warm your soul with our featured soups. Starting November 3rd, we will be presenting our Swiss Onion soup. Our cooks have been hard at work to perfect this now famous recipe. In creating this little gem, we knew we had to get the consistency just right. We spent days working on the perfect creamy consistency that you can now enjoy. Once we mastered the creamy base, we added the perfect blend of spices to really bring out that Swiss flavor. Even better, this is a soup that all can enjoy, including our vegetarian customers. The real stars of our Swiss Onion are our flavorful, yet mild, onions and loads of cheese. The mild Jarlsberg cheese, cultivated in Norway, adds a buttery and nutty flavor with just a touch of sweetness. So come in out of the cold and warm yourself up in the absolute best way….with our Swiss Onion soup!
Halloween is next week and that means lots and lots of candy! We always buy too much candy for our trick-or-treaters and our son always comes home with more than he can eat…or more than I will let him eat. I love using leftover Halloween candy to create delicious treats! The candy isn’t sweet enough so I have to make cookies, brownies, and popcorn:) If you are looking for ways to use up your Halloween candy this year, make sure you try my favorite Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes! And if you don’t have any Halloween candy leftover, you can go buy new candy. I won’t tell:) Continue reading “Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes” »
We know you’ve been in the mood for anything pumpkin flavored. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the various pumpkin related recipes available during this festive season: pumpkin bread, cookies, muffins, pies, cheesecakes, lattes, you name it. Starting on October 20th, we will be taking our World Tour to Mexico, bringing you our famous Pumpkin & Chorizo soup. We’ve spent a lot of time perfecting this tasty recipe; filled with chorizo sausage, black beans, corn, cilantro, and plenty of zesty spices. All of these tasty ingredients are then added to and simmered in our signature creamy pumpkin base. The result….a magical blend that perfectly complements this wonderful season. So if you’re looking for the ideal comfort soup that also celebrates the Halloween season, then be sure to stop by your local Cafe Zupas, and treat yourself to a bowl of our hearty Pumpkin & Chorizo soup. We’re in full swing with our World Tour, so be sure to stay informed about what we have coming next….you won’t want to miss it.
Next stop on the Zupas World Tour 2014…Italy! Now, until October 18th, come in to your local Cafe Zupas and discover what every soup lover is talking about: the Italian White Bean & Sausage. Our White Bean & Sausage is the perfect comfort soup to warm your soul on these cool Autumn nights; full of vegetables with a variety of spices and herbs that make for the perfect flavor. Add in our hearty seasoned sausage, and you’re looking at a well-rounded meal all served in one bowl. At Cafe Zupas, we take great pride in mastering our recipes so that our customers not only have a healthy, substantial meal, but a fine dining experience without having to sacrifice everything in their wallet. During our World Tour 2014 we will be featuring some of the best soup recipes from around the globe, but each one is only available for a limited time. Hurry in before October 18th to try our delicious White Bean & Sausage; it’s the taste of Italy you’ve never known you always wanted.
Hip Hip Hooray for apple season! I am loving all of the varieties of apples that are at the farmers markets and stores. Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonigold, Golden Delicious…and the list goes on. I love them all! Continue reading “10 Apple Recipes for Fall” »
Basil is my all-time favorite herb and I am so excited it is in season. There is nothing like fresh basil! There are several species of basil, but the most common is sweet basil. It is often used for caprese salad, pesto, tomato sauces, and to liven up Italian dishes. To harvest fresh basil, clip the stem where it extends from a two-leaf joint. A new stem and leaf will grow from this point. Continuing to clip and use the basil while it is young and tender keeps the leaves and stems from maturing and forming buds and blooms. If the plant flowers, the basil will have a slightly bitter taste so try to keep basil plants trimmed! If you harvest more than you can use, you can place the basil in a jar of water and store it on the counter for a few days. You can also freeze basil! To prevent the basil from wilting and turning brown, blanch the basil first. Chill and pat the basil dry and put the leaves in a blender or food processor and puree, adding enough extra-virgin olive oil to make a smooth paste. Freeze the basil in ice cube trays for easy use! You can also make batches of pesto to freeze. If you are looking for ways to use up your summer basil, here are a few of my favorite basil recipes!
- Spinach Basil Pesto
- Cheese Ravioli with Lemon Basil Butter Sauce
- Grilled Peach, Brie, and Basil Sandwich
- Caprese Garlic Bread
- Pesto Guacamole
- Edamame Basil Hummus
- Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
- Easy Summer Pasta Salad
- Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Peas, Avocado, and Lemon Basil Dressing
- Strawberry Basil Sorbet