Embrace the Fall Season with Aurelius Food Co.
Summer has finally come and gone and soon the streets will be covered in red and yellow leaves. It’s now the time for toques, apple cider, and all things pumpkin-flavoured. And while those are great, the best perk about colder weather has to be the comfort food. Soups, chilis, stews; is there anything better than a warm and hearty meal after a walk in the blustery weather? Especially since some of us will now be spending more time outside because of school or work. What if you could take your next meal to the next level? You know that our oils and balsamics are great for salads, but did you know they can also be used for soups and sides? If not, we’re about to introduce some new ways to use your Aurelius faves, as well as inspire you to try some new flavours.
1. Drizzling Over Soups:
Nothing demonstrates the flavour of fall better than a butternut squash soup. Drizzle your favourite sweet balsamic, such as the Black Walnut Balsamic, over the soup to add a sweet layer to the savoury soup. If you’re not feeling a sweet tooth, add a Jalapeno Balsamic.
Cold season also means flu season. Next time you cook up some chicken soup (homemade or instant), add some Citrus Habanero fused olive oil. What's great about this oil is you first get the taste of lemon and then the spiciness hits you . If you're not a citrus person, another go to is Garlic Chili Fused Olive Oil. It's hard to think of anything that doesn't go with garlic; just make sure to pack a breath mint.
2. Spice Up Your Veggies:
Oils make a healthier substitution for butter over your vegetables and lucky for you, we’ve got plenty of flavoured olive oils to pair with your choice of side ranging from herbaceous to spicy. For potatoes, we love the Scallion Infused Olive Oil and Rosemary Infused Olive Oil.
For veggies, two of our go-to combinations are the Tuscan Herb Fused Olive Oil/Lemon White Balsamic and Meyer Lemon EVOO/Garlic Cilantro White Balsamic. These are perfect for drizzling over roasted artichokes, asparagus or zucchini. If you’re feeding picky eaters, sprinkle some Parmesan.
3. Seasoning your Meats
Our salts and rubs are perfect for those lacking dinner inspiration or looking to try something new. All time faves include: Honey Spice Rub and Seasoning, Rustic Tuscan Blend, and Steak Seasoning. These rubs are combinations of your favourite herbs that you’re already familiar with; garlic, onion, parsley, and many more. Save time by mixing them with an olive oil, adding your ingredients together into a bag, and marinating them in the fridge for an hour or overnight until you’re ready.
For breakfast, sprinkle some Steak Seasoning over some eggs and toast, then grab some lunch with Honey Spice chicken wings and then finish the day by mixing olive oil and Rustic Tuscan over your favourite cooked pasta. Your stomach will think you've been dining at upscale restaurants all day!
All Things Considered...
Autumn’s arrival also means that some of us have returned to school and nothing makes back-to-school season easier than some hearty meals to keep you warm and healthy. While we’re not coming out with a pumpkin-spiced oil anytime soon (although, if that’s something anyone is interested in, let us know), we still have plenty of products for whatever your imagination -or stomach- is craving.
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