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We all love a good deal, especially in the current economic situation. Our Compliments Organic line offers a wide variety of quality and affordable products. Here are recipe ideas featuring 5 must-have products that you can find at your Rachelle Béry store.

1. Reduced-sodium chicken broth

Chicken broth is a kitchen staple, perfect for preparing delicious soups. It makes the ideal base for your classic chicken noodle soup, which is great for using your leftover chicken. And if it’s hearty enough, you can even serve your chicken noodle soup as your main course.

Sauté an onion in vegetable oil, then deglaze your pot with 4 litres of chicken broth. Add the vegetables of your choice, like carrots, celery, leeks, or peas. For a more traditional soup, we recommend adding garlic, bay leaves, and turmeric. Otherwise, if you’re in the mood for something a little different, try using thyme. Cook your noodles or basmati rice.

Chicken broth is also great for infusing extra flavour into your rice or quinoa side dishes. Simply cook your starches in broth instead of water!

2. Red, black, and pinto beans

An excellent source of protein and fibre, red kidney beans can be added to practically any dish! Easy to prepare and loaded with nutrients, a bean salad with colourful bell peppers, chopped red onion, parsley, mint, and balsamic vinegar is sure to please everyone come lunchtime.

Black kidney beans are a must in any chili recipe.

Pinto beans, while not as well known as other beans, are just as nutritious. Enjoy them in a refried purée, which resembles hummus in texture. To make your purée, simply cook and mash the pinto beans in a pan, and season with garlic, cumin, and lime. Then serve as a dip, accompanied with toasted tortilla bites, or add to a variety of Mexican dishes, such as quesadillas.
Red, black, and pinto beans

3. Sharp cheddar

Creamy and delicious, sharp cheddar is great as an appetizer, served with crackers and apple slices, or melted on croutons and topped with a mixture of butter-sauteed leeks, crispy bacon bits, whole-grain mustard, and thyme.

Sharp cheddar is also delicious paired with smoked ham—perfect for adding a burst of flavour to any sandwich or croque-monsieur. It’s a great option for a quick and easy lunch.

And finally, any mac and cheese worthy of the name MUST feature sharp cheddar, as it pairs perfectly with nutmeg—a key ingredient in this comforting dish.

4. Quinoa

Quinoa is a salad staple. Rich in protein, iron, magnesium, and potassium, it has a subtle flavour that pairs well with just about anything. Try it with chopped kale, dried raisins, sesame seeds, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and a sprinkling of salt and sugar. The Middle Eastern flavours are sure to add some sunshine to your day!

Looking for a quick and delish meal idea? Combine quinoa with cooked shrimp, broccoli, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, for a hearty and balanced meal you’ll love!

5. Unsweetened applesauce

The secret to making healthy and delicious desserts? Unsweetened applesauce! It helps reduce the amount of sugar and fat used in a recipe. Use it next time you make apple muffins, for moist and delicious snacks the whole family will love.

You can also boil it with brown sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch, whisking until done. Then, layer the mixture over oatmeal crisp, cover with more oatmeal crisp and bake in the oven at 375o F for 45 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!