Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Guest Recipe and GIVEAWAY with Joseph's Grainery

My family and I have been moving toward eating more whole grains lately, so I was especially pleased to open up my mailbox and get two wonderful mixes from Kelli and her family at Joseph's Grainery-- a multi-grain pancake mix and a whole grain cookie mix!

You absolutely would not believe the quality and made-from-scratch taste of their mixes. Wonderful! My mom, sister and I tried them out and were really impressed with how fresh and delicious (and easy) they were. The kids gobbled them down, too!

Make sure you check out Kelli's recipe below and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

Then go order some wonderful, nutritious products from these nice folks--who wouldn't feel good about eating well and supporting a family-owned business?

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Hi there!  It's Kelli (aka "MaMa" to Lil' Joe) from Joseph's Grainery and I'm excited (and honored) to share one of my all time favorite soup recipes with you today.
Me, Lil' Joe and My Dad - Joseph's Grainery

Over at Joseph's Grainery, I'm the cook and computer geek, my dad's the farmer and Lil' Joe is the "blogger".  ;)  I love coming up with family friendly, yet healthy whole grain recipes made with the grains from our family's farm.

So here's a recipe that you'll definitely want to file away for those times when you have to feed a crowd or want some left overs, and soup will fit the bill.  This is a kid-tested-and-approved yummy soup, perfect for a rainy spring evening!
Sausage and Lentil Soup

Get ready, cause this is like no Lentil Soup you've ever tasted before!

Sausage and Lentil Soup Ingredients:

2 Tbs olive oil
1 red onion, diced
4+ cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb mild Italian pork sausage (or more if you want)
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
8 to 10 c beef broth
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
2 Tbs tomato paste 
1 c fresh spinach 
2 tsp rosemary, chopped
1 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:  Saute onion in olive oil for several minutes in a big soup pot. 
Add sausage and garlic and saute until sausage is browned.
Add carrots and saute for several more minutes.  Then add lenils and saute briefly.


Add broth, tomatoes, paste and seasoning and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes.  When about 10 minutes remain, add the spinach and continue to simmer for the remainder of the time.  If it becomes to thick, add more broth or water.


Serve with grated parmesan cheese and enjoy every bite!  We know you will!

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{{ GIVEAWAY! }}
Joseph's Grainery Gift Pack ($30 value)

 Joseph's Grainery Gift Pack let's you send the gift of whole grain goodness to your special someone.  This Gift Pack is the perfect sampler of our favorite and best selling whole grain products.  Included in the festively packed gift are the Joseph's Grainery Multigrain Pancake Mix, Whole Grain Cookie Mix, Cracked Wheat Breakfast Cereal, Hard Red Wheat Berries, Hard Red Whole Wheat Bread Flour, Lentils and Recipe Cards with some of our favorite whole grain recipes.  Everything your loved one will need to start cooking and baking with Joseph's Grainery!

To Win (1 entry for each):
1. Check out  Joseph's Grainery online and leave a comment here, telling us about your favorite product.
2. Become a follower of Joseph's Grainery and leave a comment here saying you did (or are).
3. Become a follower, subscriber or facebook fan of In Between Laundry and leave a comment here saying that you are.
4. Share this on facebook, twitter or your blog and leave a comment here saying that you did.
5. Place an order and leave a comment here saying what you purchased.

Giveaway ends promptly at 11:59 pm central-time, April 5th.
Winner will be announced on April 6th.
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31 comments:

  1. I am a follower of your blog! Great photos of the soup!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  2. I think we would use the pancake mix for sure!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  3. I would love to try the pancake mix or the cookie mix! It makes me so happy that companies are starting to make whole grain mixes! We only use whole grain flour and sometimes recipes don't turn out quite right when you substitute.

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  4. I follow In Between Laundry.

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  5. I like the cookie mix base and on their website they give recipes for a large variety of cookies to make with it.

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  6. Tweet of the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/LongWait4Bella/status/52962515960856576

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  7. I love all the wheat and would like to try the winter white.

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  8. I am now a follower of Josephs Grainery.

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  9. I am a follower here as well!

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  10. Mmm the wholegrain cookie mix looks great!

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  11. Posted this on my facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/B-is-for-Boy/135348693201844?ref=ts

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  12. I'm so excited about the pancake mix!

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  13. And I'm a follower of In Between Laundry!

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  14. WOW! Your sausage and lentil soup looks amazing!!! I'm a follower! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm a huge lentil fan so I would love to try that - or their cookie mix. YUM! That's for the opportunity! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  16. Mmm! those raspberry bars looked good, but I'd order the lentils.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Yum! I still need to try this recipe, thanks for sharing it today and I am glad to see you are guest blogging over here!

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  18. Not to be boring, but I'd love to try the whole wheat bread flour! I've becoming obsessed with making bread and experimenting with whole wheat flour.

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  19. I'd like to try the hard red wheat and one of those cookie mixes!

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  20. I m a follower of Josephs Grainery!!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  21. My Fav item, why the cookie mix of course!!

    simplysara8@gmail.com

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  22. I am a follower of your and a Facebook fan too!!

    Sara Haga Gore
    simplysara83@gmil.com

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  23. I tweeted about the giveaway!!

    @SimplySara83

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  24. I also facebooked about the giveaway too!!

    Sara Haga Gore
    simplysara83@gmail.com

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