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Vegetable-Based Recipes

At MTG, we have a real passion for cooking, be it a simple stew or an elaborate meal.  We don't just make the products, we cook with them too.  We have a lot of different tastes, to be sure, but you'll find a common ingredient in our pantries: MTG stocks and sauces. We share our recipes with one another, and we're really happy to share them with you.  Recipes for all occasions, cooking skills and dietary lifestyles, using our vegetable-based stocks and sauces.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Good cooking! 

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Albondigas Soup

This soup has been described as the national soup of Mexico--its name comes from the Spanish word for the savory meatballs that float in a flavorful vegetable-rich broth. It makes a great one-dish meal and can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd.
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Ancho Chile Sauce

The rich smoky flavors of ancho chiles and roasted red peppers marry beautifully in this Mexican sauce. Try it with poached, scrambled, or baked eggs for a delicious brunch dish or use it to make enchiladas. We also like to serve it with grilled veggies, chicken, fish, or meat. Olé!
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Apple-Butternut Squash Soup

This luxurious tasting, mildly spicy soup has not a drop of cream in it. The secret to its richness is Glace de Canard Gold complemented with unsweetened applesauce. It's incredibly simple to make. If you have any left over bits of cooked duck, add them to the soup, as well.
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Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup

Combine carrots, shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, and green onions with hearty Lo mein noodles and the fresh flavors of ginger and cilantro, and you have one terrific soup.
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Asparagus Risotto

Celebrate spring with this creamy risotto infused with the fresh flavors of asparagus and white wine. Serve it up as beautiful centerpiece for a vegetarian meal or as a side dish with chicken or fish.
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Asparagus Soup

A simple, warming soup for those chilly early spring days when asparagus first comes into season. Garnish it with a swirl of sour cream or a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan.
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Aunt Barb's Broccoli Cheese Soup

A velvety cheddar soup with tender broccoli and fine noodles: Aunt Barb, a team member at More Than Gourmet, serves this up when the call is for tasty and easy comfort food.
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Autumn Fruit and Pecan Stuffing

This savory-sweet stuffing, studded with fresh pears, dried cranberries, dried apricots, and pecans and scented with rosemary and sage makes a delicious complement to roast pork or chicken, as well as turkey.
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Autumn Vegetable Bisque with Crispy Prosciutto

This gorgeous golden orange soup is filled with nourishing root vegetables. The garnish of crisped prosciutto is the perfect complement to their earthy flavor. Serve the soup with a hearty whole-grain roll and a fresh green salad.
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Baby Artichokes Barigoule

This traditional Provencal dish of artichokes braised in a tangy, garlic-scented broth makes a perfect first course or side dish for chicken or fish. It can also be served chilled as a salad.
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Baked Brown Rice Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas

This tasty whole grain dish is rich in flavor--wild mushrooms, shallots, white wine, Parmesan, a dash of balsamic vinegar, and one of our savory stocks all add up to a delicious result. Toss in a handful of cooked seasonal veggies like asparagus, zucchini, or butternut squash for variety.
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Baked Risotto

A great alternative to standing at the stove stirring risotto: start at the stove, then let the oven do the work for you. The result? Perfect, creamy risotto to enjoy as a side or main dish. This is our basic version; it's great as is, but you can also feel free to embellish it as you like. Maybe some sautéed mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, or chunks of roasted butternut squash stirred in at the end? Or maybe substitute blue cheese and rosemary for the Parmesan and parsley? The possibilities are deliciously endless!
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Balsamic-Glazed Cipollini Onions

Looking for the perfect side for a grilled steak or chop? Look no further than these tender braised onions with a great sweet/sour/savory flavor from balsamic vinegar, a whisper of honey, and our rich brown stock. They're also delicious with cheeses, in sandwiches and salads, or for topping a pizza.
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Barley and Corn Salad with Basil

Fresh corn, tomatoes, and cucumber combine beautifully with the nutty flavor of barley in this warm weather salad perfumed with aromatic basil. Serve it as a side with grilled fish, poultry, or meat, or make it a main dish by adding black beans, crumbled goat or feta cheese, cooked chicken--or even lobster for a superlative summer dinner.
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Basic Polenta

This simple, unadorned polenta is perfect for serving with all manner of stews and braises, or as a side dish for roasted or grilled veggies, fish, poultry, or meat.
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Basil Sauce for Pasta

Make this sauce in high summer, when basil is abundant. With cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan, this sauce is the perfect way to dress up your favorite pasta.
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Bell Pepper and Wild Rice Salad

Chewy wild rice studded with yellow and red peppers and dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil makes a stunning salad. Serve it with grilled steak or chicken and a glass of your favorite summer wine.
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Better than Grandma's Mushroom-Barley Soup

A satisfying soup chock-full of mushrooms and vegetables, with a deep, savory flavor from a secret ingredient--our Demi-Glace Gold.
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Black Bean Soup

Spiced with cumin and flavored with tomatoes and zesty green chiles, this black bean soup is sure to become a family favorite.
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Borscht

This savory Russian soup is filled with beets, carrots, parsnips, cabbage, and potatoes and topped in the traditional way with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh dill. Its gorgeous ruby color and rustic, hearty flavors make it the perfect warming dish for a chilly winter day.
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Bowtie Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms

This simple pasta highlights spring asparagus with mushrooms, cream, and Parmesan cheese. It comes together quickly and works well as a main or side dish. Add cooked chicken or shrimp if you like!
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Braised Baby Artichokes

These tender baby artichokes, gently braised with onions, garlic, and marjoram, make a terrific spring appetizer or side dish for roast chicken or fish.
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Braised Butternut Squash and Potatoes

Tender butternut squash and fingerling potatoes are gently braised in our roasted chicken or vegetable stock, and seasoned with rosemary and a touch of Dijon mustard. Serve this delicious side dish with turkey, roast beef, lamb, or pork--or add some goat cheese or Parmesan and serve it as a vegetarian entrée.
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Braised Carrots and Parsnips with Herbs

Cooked in butter and our savory veggie stock with red onion, thyme, and sage, these carrots and parsnips make the perfect side dish for your holiday table or a weeknight dinner.
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