As with a low-carb version of a Bacon Chicken Chowder I posted earlier this year, the recipe presented herein meets the culinary definition of a chowder in that it consists of vegetables and protein in a creamy broth thickened with a roux (actually in this case, a slurry). However, this is a far more traditional
In the strictest interpretation of culinary terms, a chowder is a classification of soup that contains large chunks of protein and vegetables in a cream-based broth. In the northeast, hearty seafood and clam chowders with diced potatoes are common. In the southwest, chowders are made with choirzo, chicken and very often, corn instead of potatoes.
To quote George Carlin, I grew up Catholic until I reached the age of reason. I was told that the Catholic season of Lent, that period of time leading up to Easter where one is supposed to atone for one’s sins by practicing sacrifice and abstinence, had been named after the lentil pea. I was
My Number One Fan found this from a website called afarmgirldabbles.com, which sounds like a Pioneer Woman knockoff. I admit, I never considered taking the ingredients from a pizza and configuring a soup out of them, but this is pretty much what a sausage pepperoni pizza tastes like without the crust. It’s very rich and
Did you know that most, though not all, of the wild rice sold in this country comes from the state of Minnesota? Wild rice is in fact their state grain and a major cash crop. Wild rice isn’t rice, but an aquatic cereal grain and has a delicious nutty flavor. Minnesotans are famous for their
My Number One Fan found this recipe on the Yummly recipe site, but altered it considerably to her tastes. This is a hearty dinner soup which worked very well with some corn chips for dipping and a side of guacamole. The original recipe called for this soup to be served over Spanish rice, which she
This is a recipe from the original Houston’s Restaurant menu when they first got started in the late seventies. My Number One Fan has had this recipe in her recipe book for over 25 years and we probably shouldn’t talk about how she actually got it, which at the time was a closely guarded secret.