As a working mom, dinner is always a tricky subject. I usually don’t have much time for prep when I get home from work. That’s why I love soup! You can make it as simple or as complex as you’d like and you can make it healthy as well. Soups are a great way for me to sneak in veggies for Mr B. Actually, I think you could sneak in just about every food group in a soup. Also, if I’m running late, soup is something I can trust my husband with. It’s win-win! Having that said, I was stoked to be able to review the Xtrema Cookware 4 Quart Covered Soup Pot!
You are going to love Xtrema Cookware. Why? you ask It’s durable, practical, and versatile! That’s right, it’s easy to clean, you can’t mess it up with scratches, easy to use, cooks your food exceptionally well, and it’s 100% green! Yes sir, Xtrema Cookware packs quite the punch.
As I mentioned before, I was able to review the Xtrema Cookware 4 Quart Covered Soup Pot. This uniquely shaped pot is 100% ceramic which allows it to be both dishwasher and microwave safe. I love the handles and how easy it goes from the stove to the fridge and then back to the microwave or stove for leftovers! Speaking of the microwave, you’ll love the design allowing far-infrared heat to cook the soup throughout. That means when you go from the fridge to the microwave or stove, your soup will cook throughout without that blasted cold spot in the center! Not only will you NOT have that cold spot, but the soup pot is designed (magic ceramic) to keep the heat in longer. So that means if I’m late, I can still have a hot bowl of soup without having to nuke it!
Yes, I did mention Xtrema Cookware being 100% green. Xtrema Cookware is friendly to the environment! From the earthy-friendly production practices and inorganic natural minerals used in construction to the safe ceramic glaze alternative to harmful PFOA coatings of most other popular non-stick cookware, Xtrema Cookware is eco-friendly. Can I get a “woot woot?!”
So, what did I make during my review? Good ol’ beef stew:
- 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 cups beef stock
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 4 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 4 stalks celery, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons cold water
- Throw everything in the pot except for cornstarch. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour.
- Dissolve cornstarch in 2 teaspoons cold water and stir into stew. Cover and simmer 1 hour more.
The stew came out yummy and I had enough for leftovers. Seriously, I can’t get over the convenience of being able to take it to the fridge and back out!
One of my lucky readers will have a chance to win their own Xtrema Cookware 4 Quart Covered Soup Pot. Wanna win? Share your favorite soup recipe (or link to recipe)! I will be making a “go to” blog post with all of your submissions! Enter below!
I did receive the Xtrema Cookware 4 Qt Soup Pot for review purposes. Receipt of this did not sway my opinion