We, your soup experts over at Toronto Soup Co., are here to make your life (or at least your dinner) just a little be easier and keep you feeling supercharged. It is a fact: our soups are indeed ... supercharged. All of our meat based soups are made with bone broths. Like legit bone broths - not just fake stock.
About our Bone Broth
Bone broth is highly nutritious. There’s a reason why people have been making chicken soup for ages when they aren’t feeling well, and if that chicken soup is a bone broth, it is truly a healing food. Bones are rich in vitamins and nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. Tissues and bones also contain collagen, which provides the body with amino acids is known to be good for your joints. Bone broth is also a great way to add more protein to your diet and feel more satisfied with a meal without consuming too many calories. Also, you should feel pretty awesome after a bowl of our bone broth because it is super good for your gut too! The gelatin in bone broth contributes to healing the stomach lining and digestive tract. We simmer our beef bone broth for at least 24 hours and the chicken bone broth for 14 (we don't advise cooking it longer than that as it can turn and impact the flavour.)
About our Magic Mineral Vegan Broth
Our vegan and vegetarian soups also receive a lot of love and are also superior to many of the other prepared soups out there. We are dedicated to keeping everything low sodium, we leave the salting to you. All of our veg soups start with our Magic Mineral Vegan Broth.
Although it's true the collagen and gelatin found in bone broth are missing from the vegetarian version, our recipe meets a myriad of nutritional needs and is full of magnesium, potassium and numerous trace minerals. Just like the gelatin in bone broth contributes to healing the stomach lining and digestive tract, there are some great plant-based sources in our recipe that also do this, such as kombu, yams, carrots, and leeks. Vegetable mineral broth is loaded with phytochemicals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and vital minerals found in the vegetables, herbs and spices that work together to help keep you feeling fiiiine.
And yes, sometimes we go with less nutritionally charged delights, like the good ol Mac and Cheese, for example. Cause life and eating are all about balance.
With love from our kitchen to yours,
Sara and The Soupers
There is no single diet or set of rules or foods that is right for everyone. Listen to your body. It knows what it wants. Paying attention to how you feel after you eat will tell you most of what you need to know. If something makes you feel bloated, don't eat it. If you are crazy thirsty after a meal, it was too much sodium for you. Foggy after an afternoon muffin? Skip it and go straight for protein (hummus, grilled chicken strips, cheese, or even a cup of bone broth) next time and see how you feel. Paying attention is a simple tip but it works. We live in a fast paced world. Slowing down while we eat, and thinking about what we are putting into our bodies is critical for our health. Pay attention, try not to do anything else while you are eating, and try to remember to notice how you feel after a meal. A lot of folks who order from Toronto Soup Co enjoy our soups as a meal have preferences and dietary limitations and that's no problem. For example, if you are not eating carbs or grains right now, no worries, we can keep them out of your soup. We build our soups one ingredient at a time, so that means, we can omit the grain, or the tofu or the chicken or whatever it is that is not right for your body. Ingredients like onions and garlic are harder to omit, but please know that we are here for you and your belly, so let us know your preferences and we will see what we can do. All the best for a happy and healthy 2020!
We love making soup that is both super tasty and healthy for your body soul. We use less salt than traditional restaurants do and focus on clean products and nutritional balance. Most of our soups are designed to be eaten as a meal, with a grain, a veggie, and protein in each soup.