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Creamed Potato & Asparagus Soup

January 22nd, 2012

Hello Asparagus Lovers!

Need something hot and filling to get you through these cold months and missing the asparagus season? This is a great dish to incorporate some of our asparagus flour and benefit from those great nutrients found in asparagus…

Creamed Potato and Asparagus Soup

2-3 cups leftover mashed potatoes (fresh mashed will work too!)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 med onion chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 box chicken broth (3 cups)

1 cup water

1.5 cups skim milk

salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp Marston Produce Asparagus Flour™

In a 3 qt. dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and sautee onions and garlic for 5 mins.

Add potatoes, asparagus flour, broth, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 20 mins uncovered.

Add milk.  Season with salt and pepper. Continue simmering for 5-6 mins.

Remove from heat and serve.

Serves 4.

Hearty and Delicious

Perfect on a cold winter night....

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Urine Smell?

January 13th, 2012

what is gluten free flour?

January 13th, 2012

Marston Produce Asparagus Flour is naturally Gluten Free!

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as “dextrin”. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease,[1] the related condition dermatitis herpetiformis,[2] and wheat allergy.[1]

Additionally, a gluten-free diet may exclude oats. Medical practitioners are divided on whether oats are an allergen to celiac disease sufferers[3] or if they are cross-contaminated in milling facilities by other allergens.[4]

The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence.[5] The exact level at which gluten is harmless is uncertain and controversial. A recent systematic review tentatively concluded that consumption of less than 10 mg of gluten per day is unlikely to cause histological abnormalities, although it noted that few reliable studies had been done.[5] Regulation of the label gluten-free varies widely by country. In the United States, the FDA issued regulations in 2007 limiting the use of “gluten-free” in food products to those with less than 20 ppm of gluten.[6][7] The current international Codex Alimentarius standard allows for 20 ppm of gluten in so-called “gluten-free” foods.[8]

Asparagus Guacamole for the Holiday Season

November 2nd, 2011

I found this great recipe for guacamole using asparagus instead of avacodos.  What a great idea to try to cut calories and promote the health benefits of asparagus.  Instead of using fresh asparagus that may not be readily available throughout the winter months or may be quite costly since it is not in season anymore, lets try an even newer approach and add asparagus flour to the recipe instead of fresh.  Here is the recipe.  Let’s whip this up for the approaching holiday season and wow your guests with a great new recipe.

 

Hello Fellow Asparagus Lovers

November 1st, 2011

Hello Everyone

Dave and I are pretty stoked about introducing our asparagus flour to you.  It is our hope that all fellow asparagus lovers will try our new product.  Asparagus flour is highly concentrated, dried and milled for your convenience so that we can all have asparagus at any time of year. Just think now of the possibilities of using asparagus any time and anywhere in your favourite recipes, baking with it, enhancing casseroles or just adding it to your next meatloaf recipe.  We believe the health benefits of asparagus are great and hopefully we can help provide you with a new and simple way to eat more asparagus!

regards Liz

How Do I Cook Asparagus?

September 29th, 2011

Lots of people ask “how do I cook asparagus”?

Asparagus can be eaten in many ways: raw, cooked, steamed, fried, baked and blended.  It’s a wonderful vegetable that can be served as an appetizer, side dish, main dish and even as a snack food. The most important point to remember is that asparagus does not keep well once picked and should be consumed within 48 hours to gain the most nutrients possible.

Other new method that many are turning to is baking with asparagus flour. All that’s needed is a small amount with regular baking recipes and baked foods instantly gain a lovely subtle flavor and all many benefits that are provided from regular asparagus as well.

Health Benefits of Asparagus

September 29th, 2011

Known as a powerful antioxidant and having great anti-inflammatory properties, asparagus is recommended for anyone suffering from inflammation or any heart-related problems to help ease pressure and promote healthy blood flow.

Since there is a very high concentration of folic acid and Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6, asparagus also helps regular blood sugar levels and the way sugars and starches are metabolized in the body, which is ideal for anyone with heart problems and diabetes.

The National Cancer Institute recommends it asparagus.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia…..Asparagus is low in calories [15] and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium,[16][17] as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.[citation needed] The amino acid asparagine gets its name from asparagus, as the asparagus plant is rich in this compound.

Learn About Asparagus – Health Benefits from a Simple Vegetable

September 28th, 2011

For thousands of years, asparagus has been revered for its delicate flavour, nutritional value and even considered to have powerful medicinal properties that are very beneficial for the human body. Today, asparagus can be found in virtually every country around the world and a staple vegetable used in many different dishes from Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America.

Although asparagus has been around for such a long time, there are still many people who don’t know much about asparagus and are missing out on the great benefits they hold.

Aparagus is High in Nutrients

September 22nd, 2011

The most popular type of asparagus is green; however there are white and purple varieties as well. Green asparagus is known for its high concentration of Vitamin K, where one cup offers over 100% of the recommended daily intake.

Also high in Folic Acid and Vitamin C, they offer 30 – 60% of the recommended daily intake along with other great nutrients like a wide range of B vitamins, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and calcium.

To ensure you get all of these benefits on a weekly basis, it’s important to find some great healthy asparagus recipes that are quick and easy to make. Not only is asparagus low in calories, but they also provide an excellent source of fiber that’s essential for a healthy diet.