The Summer of Super Grains - Rising food star Kelsey Brown debuts seven irresistible summer recipes featuring Campbell's broths

Campbell Canada has joined culinary forces with top North American food blogger Kelsey Brown of Happyolks.com to declare this the "Summer of Super Grains." Today, they are debuting seven irresistible summer recipes featuring Campbell's broths and super grains, including Fresh Apricot, Jalapeño, Mint Quinoa Salad, pictured here. For recipes, visit: www.cookwithcampbells.ca. (CNW Group/Campbell Company of Canada)

TORONTO, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - To help Canadians 'grain momentum' with their summer entertaining, Campbell Canada has joined culinary forces with top North American food blogger Kelsey Brown of Happyolks.com to declare this the 'summer of super grains.' Together, Campbell Canada and Kelsey are releasing seven delicious recipes that focus on seasonal produce, an eclectic mix of healthy super grains, and her essential flavour-boosting pantry item – Campbell's® Ready to Use Broths. 

"Chefs often like to use ingredients such as cream and butter to elevate their dishes," says Kelsey.  "However, in the warm summer months, when we're looking for lighter fare, I like to use Campbell's broth because it adds a boost of flavour yet keeps dishes, like grains, light tasting and refreshing."

Kelsey's summer grain creations reflect her whimsical style of mixing new, exciting flavours into classic pairings. Each recipe starts with Campbell's Vegetable or 30% Less Sodium chicken or beef broths as the foundation to infuse flavour into super grains like pearl barley and farro. She then adds some creative flare with fresh summer produce and ingredients like parmesan, apricot, jalapeño and mint to give each recipe its own exciting flavour profile. 

"More and more Canadians are cooking with grains in the summer and turning to broth to help enhance flavour," says Moya Brown, Senior Marketing Director, Campbell Canada. "Campbell's broths are prepared right here in Canada using quality ingredients, and with all natural flavours and no artificial colours, it's easy to see why Campbell's is the number one selling broth in Canada."

You can find all of Kelsey's recipes at www.cookwithcampbells.ca. Recipes include:

  • Shaved Fennel, Orange, Candied Pecans and Toasted Millet
  • Zucchini Ribbons, Millet, and Pine Nuts with Herb Dressing
  • Roasted Spring Carrots over herbed Kamut with Horseradish Yogurt Sauce
  • Fresh Apricot, Jalapeño, Mint Quinoa Salad
  • Roasted Vegetable, Gorgonzola, Pearl Barley Salad
  • Farro Caprese Salad
  • Thai Quinoa Salad

"My goal with these recipes was to show Canadians how easy it is to switch things up for summer: just grab your favourite broth, simmer with a healthy grain, and top it off with what's in your garden or favourite local fresh ingredients," says Kelsey. "How easy, and delicious, is that?"

Campbell Canada is calling home chefs from across the country to join them in celebrating 'the summer of super grains' by recreating one of Kelsey's recipes and uploading a photo to facebook.com/CampbellCanada for a chance to win a $1,000 culinary shopping spree, limited edition Campbell's swag and a year's supply of Campbell's broth.

About Campbell Company of Canada
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including Campbell's®, Pepperidge Farm®, Arnott's® and V8®. With a soup plant located in Toronto, ON, Campbell Company of Canada is a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company. Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoup.ca.

To download the recipes, high res images, recipe booklet and fact sheet, click here: http://www.campbellsoup.ca/en-ca/news-room/campbell-news/summergrains

SOURCE Campbell Company of Canada

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