Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dermies' Shopping Bag: Organic Just Food Company...

 

For those of you who are following my blog, you may remember that last week I made the most delicious chickpea stew. Although it does not sound like the most exciting dish in the world, I have to say it is one of my favourite dishes- bursting with goodness. Chickpeas are so good for you, so nutritious, incredibly high in protein, packed with lots and lots of zinc and is one of your five a day.


 

We all lead busy lives and it is just not practical for us to make soup from scratch all the time. When I am run off my feet and want to reach for a healthy lunch to go, I reach for 'Organic Just Food Company Moroccan Chickpea Soup'. Set up in 2004 by a true Irish food hero Deirdre Hilliard, the company has grown from humble beginnings at Midleton Farmer's Market to now being stocked in every supermarket across the country. "We believe that food cooked in small batches tastes better and is better. Smaller batches also cook quicker and closer to the time of consumption which has taste, nutritional and food safety benefits, and allows us to respond to natural differences in ingredients", explains Deirdre.

Just Organic soup range is without doubt one of the best soups in the Irish supermarket today. It is packed full of local produce, is three of your five a day and is simply scrumptious. If you want a perfect partner with this soup dollop some Glenilen Crème fraîche on top and serve with some crispy freshly cut Arbutus sourdough bread with some Glenilen country butter. A full list of stockists can be found here.