|Don't mind the wine ;)|
This weekend and tonight I made the following recipes:
I added balsamic vinegar at the end to this one because I always put it on my chickpeas and Brussels sprouts. Very yummy!
I omitted oil and sugar, but added agave nectar too make up for the thickness and sweetness that those two would have provided. Also surprisingly yummy to a non fennel-eater.
Finally, I modified a recipe with butter, heavy cream, and oil! Oh My! I'm sure the original recipe is delicious, but I just wanted a nice soup for lunches and a way to get rid of the eight chile peppers I had in that bag. In no way am I an experienced chef, but I try to make things work for me. So please, no criticism. I just want to give an example of how easy it is to go from an unhealthy to a healthy recipe.
Here's the original: http://www.azgrabaplate.com/2013/08/roasted-hatch-chile-and-corn-chowder-i-vegetarian-recipe.html
½ cup roasted chiles, skins and seeds removed (see directions in original)
2 cups of corn (I used frozen)
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Lemon Pepper Mrs. Dash
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup non-dairy milk
2 red potatoes
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons cilantro
- Place onion, corn, and garlic in pot with a bit of water or broth at the bottom. Cook until onions are translucent.
- Add vegetable broth and potatoes, bring to a boil.
- Add non-dairy milk and cook on medium until potatoes are soft.
- Add Mrs. Dash and chiles. Cook for five minutes.
- Add lime juice and cilantro.
- Blend all chowder except for half a cup.
- Mix back together and enjoy!
This makes about six cups of soup. So four servings for me :) With a dishwasher, this is not labor intensive after you're finished. I would add more corn if you want to offset the heat.
This is a great start to my next challenge. I agreed with Toni from PlantBasedOnABudget that I would join the one month challenge where it should only cost $25 dollars per person. This is wonderful because I need to save up for Christmas presents and most importantly, online classes. So look for my budget post and I'll let you know how the first week goes.