Sunday, November 16, 2008

Eat This.....

I have not posted much, does wanting to post count? I have in the midst of lots going on, felt a strong need to have healthy whole foods to supplement healing and stress reduction. Yes I strongly believe that immunity to disease(physical and emotional) comes from what you put in your body. So I will say it again, You are What You Eat. (for the most part)

Here's a great soup recipe It's delicious, easy and vegan, and I just can't stop thinking about and in the matter of fact, I am going to make it again this week... Not to mention those yummy spuds that I have in abundance and need to eat.

Corn and Potato Chowder

2 TBS Vegetable Oil (I think I used coconut oil)
2 medium carrots peeled and chopped
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 medium onion
1 leek (white part only, saved the rest for broth)
2 cups corn kernels (I used frozen, or cut from 4 cobs, wouldn't that be yummy)
2 medium russet potatoes (I used our eastern whites, might be fun to try with yams too)
5 cups rich vegetable broth
2TBS chopped fresh basil or 2 t dried
1 t chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 t dried
salt and pepper to taste

In a pot over medium heat, warm the oil, add carrots, celery, onion, and leek, stirring until soft. (10 min)

Add the corn, potatoes, broth, thyme and basil. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce and simmer until the potatoes are tender and the liquid is reduced to just cover the ingredients (I admit I didn't pay much attention to this part, and I added a bit of garlic too)

In batches transfer into the blender and blend, I only blended a portion of it (maybe half) as I really like more texture to my soup. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy...

*This recipe if from The Big Book of Vegetarian by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley (here)


Permission to Mother said...

Wanting to post counts.

Now you can start posting and filling us in on all the details of your busy life. :)

Boring lives don't often make for interesting post.

I've got almost everything for this recipe. I'll have to try it.

Angie said...

Hi Carrie! Glad you're posting again. I, too, have been absent in that dept but need to get back into it.

I love your last post and any post you have on food. I really think it's interesting. Just last week I learned something about pigs and why you shouldn't eat pork. Pigs don't have a lymph system and instead of sweating all their gunk accumulates inside. So, when people eat pork they're actually eating the same chemical composition as urine! Gross, huh?

Keep posting! I love to read what you've learned or anything else you share.

Chrissy D said...

I think I will give this a try Carrie - sounds delicious!

I think WANTING to post counts - too bad the computer can not read our minds. LOL

I have been doing well with my exercising! Thanks for your inspiration!

Danita said...

Carrie, this does sound yummy!!! Im gonna have to get is a try!!! Ive tried chowders before and they never come out how I want them to turn out!!! Thanks for the great info!!!