Perhaps you are a vegetarian and your friend/life partner/lover/landlord is a meat eater and you need something you will both like. Do you ever say to yourself: "Damn, there is just not enough chowder in my life?" I know I do, and since having a baby I realized that its not just tiny humans that don't eat enough veggies. So I have been trying new vegetably recipes to get into the groove.
I got this recipe from Organic Style magazine, but tweaked it to make it vegetarian. Its "supposed" to be cooked with bacon and chicken, so if you eat meat you may want to try that as well. But my fiance eats meat and didn't miss it at all because it tastes so savory and nummy. Here is my version!!
1/4 cup soy Bacos
2 small bunches of green onions (white and light green parts), thinly sliced
3 ribs celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups water
2 cubes vegetarian vegetable boullion
7 baby red potatoes (skin left on), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 can corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream OR soy milk
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons parsley
Heat vegetable oil. Add green onions, celery and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, or until they are soft. (or, if you want to stick bacon in there, skip the veg oil and cook the bacon, then cook the veggies in the grease)
Add water, vegetarian boullion, potatoes and corn. Bring to a low boil, then lower the heat and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes. When the potatoes are soft, add the peas and cream (and chicken if you want) and simmer for 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, then add parsley. Finally, if you are going the vegetarian route like I did, add the veggie Bacos. They get soft just like ham, taste awesome and are cruelty-free!
If you did it right, the end result should look EXACTLY this delicious:
Just look at all this damn deliciousness!
Try it and let me know what you think!