Our family loves to try new foods. We aren't picky eaters and I love to try new recipes. However - bread is something that I just can't seem to master. Don't know what the problem is.
So when I was given the opportunity to review some products from Wine Barrel Gourmet I was thrilled! The choice of Soup and Bread mixes is amazing, and I was supposed to pick one of each to review. They have all the ingredients and the nutritional information for each product listed on the site. Other mixes available are: Pasta, Dessert Breads, Dehydrated Vegetables, and Red Wine Sauces. If after looking at all the different categories you aren't sure what to try, they also have a wonderful assortment of Gift Boxes!
Here's a little information about the company:
Wine Barrel Gourmet is truly is family operation. Our founder, Renee Pottle, started the company following careers in teaching and business. Her degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology and Home Economics/Business, and her experience as a recipe developer for Pillsbury Fast and Healthy Magazine, were a natural incubator for a career in specialty foods. A family history of heart disease sent her on a quest to provide healthy food that tastes good too! She can be found at the computer working on her newest book, in the kitchen creating a new recipe, at the manufacturing site assembling soup and pasta mixes, or she may be the voice on the other end of the line when you place your order.
Husband Steve has a firm handle on the financial, control, and accounting aspects of the business. He also can be found in the shipping department, setting up and serving samples at shows, and assembling mixes.
Daughter-in-law Amanda manages several of our commercial accounts, helps out with public speaking events, and may be the voice you hear when placing a phone order.
Grown sons, Adam and Trevor, while pursuing their own careers, are always willing to deliver orders, spread the word, and critique new products.
This is truly a Family run Company! They were a joy to work with and their products are wonderful!!
The package I was sent happened to come on a Friday, which was perfect! I'd been trying to figure out all day what we would have for lunch on Saturday - the decision was easy! The soup we tried was Northwest Harvest Red Wine Vegetable Bean Soup .
Red beans, carrots, green beans and celery surrounded by a rich red wine tomato-herb broth all combine to form a delicious, grown-up vegetable soup. Like all of our soups, Red Wine Vegetable Bean Soup is low in sodium and fat free - but it is also gluten free. Ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes. JUST ADD WATER. Perfect as is or add instant brown rice and chopped spinach.
Ingredients: Whole red beans, tomatoes, red wine solids, carrots, green beans, tomato powder, celery, onion powder, muscovado sugar, herbs, onion, kosher salt, garlic, white pepper.
The recipe calls for either 6 cups of water or broth. I happened to have some beef broth (5 cups), so I added one cup of water to it and made the soup according to directions. It was quick - 25 minutes - and we really enjoyed it!
The bread we tried was Dilly Onion Bread .
A flavorful bread with the sweet taste of onion. Try it with cream cheese!.
Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, enriched flour (niacin, iron, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid), sugar, buttermilk powder, onion powder, baking powder, chives, herbs, baking soda, salt.
All you need is the mix, 1 egg, 2 tbsp olive oil, and 1 cup of water. The bread is supposed to be baked in a 8x4x2 inch pan. Mine was slightly bigger so the bread didn't get quite as high, but still tasted amazing! We were all very impressed with the lunch, and I could see this becoming a Saturday ritual. What could be easier to make for lunch?
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One winner will get the same package I received!
One Dilly Onion Bread Mix, and One Red Wine Vegetable Bean Soup Mix.
this give away is closed!!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded.
Thank-you for entering!!
Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary of this product by Wine Barrel Gourmet, for review and giveaway purposes. No monetary compensation was provided and opinions of the product are solely my own.