Chicken, mushroom and vegetable chowder

Chicken, mushrooms and vegetables chowder

The rest of the cream of mushroom soup left over from the chicken dinner the other day went into this soup. I made the two dishes on the same day, actually, but I didn’t serve them together. The chicken dinner was served with rice; a loaf of sourdough bread accompanied this chowder.

A chowder? Yes, a chowder. Thick and creamy. The thickness is made possible by three things — a roux, the half-can of cream of mushroom soup and dairy cream. Very easy to make. Very delicious to eat. »

Pork, corn and spinach pot pie

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It's an anything goes pot pie because you can use any combination of meat and vegetables (or even vegetables only) for the filling. And for those who aren't too adept at making pie crust, here's an alternative -- use pancake batter. Yes, pancake … »

Corn bread with ham and cheese

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Not all breads are made with yeast. Some are made with baking soda or baking powder while some, like flatbreads, contain no leavening agents at all.These loaves of corn bread are made with the same recipe as the 3-cheese mini corn muffins except … »

3-cheese mini corn muffins

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Based on the corn muffins a la Kenny Rogers in the archive, these mini muffins are made tastier with the addition of three different kinds of cheese and chopped parsley. I used jalapeƱo cheddar (found at S&R), feta and mozzarella. Hot cheddar, … »

Corn egg drop soup

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There's a storm, you probably wouldn't know that if you're not a resident of the Philippines, classes had been suspended and many parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, are flooded. We are all stuck at home including Alex's friend, Iya, who was … »

Chicken rice

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Alton Brown's corned beef recipe has intrigued me for a long time. I finally decided to try it. I made the brine, poured it over two large slabs of beef and the meat is now marinating in the fridge where it will stay for the next ten days. But I made … »

Chunky spinach soup

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First, you have to have the spinach puree cooked in coconut milk. The rest is just basic cooking. Simple with such a delightful outcome — a rich soup in more ways than one. Rich in color, rich in flavor and rich in texture. It’s such a … »

White corn and chicken soup

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There is another white corn soup in the archive with pork and squash flowers. This version is not as colorful but it is definitely richer in flavor. If it were a photograph, I'd describe the flavors as deep tones and bold saturation. What makes it so … »

Macaroni soup with meatballs, corn and spinach

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Simple, rustic and warming. The ingredients are simple and readily available, and the procedure is tailor-made for newbie cooks. You make meat balls, brown them in butter, pour in the broth, add the rest of the ingredients and that's it! But like … »

Ginger pork with spinach and baby corn

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Meaty, spicy, colorful and with lots of texture. The pork was cut into thin, thin slices then marinated in a little fish sauce and lots of grated ginger. Then, the meat was stir fried and drizzled with a bit of soy sauce for color. The chilies, … »