I am now the proud owner of every kitchen appliance known to man thanks to my wedding registry. I got to use two of the new appliances for tonight’s dinner. I was very excited to try out my new crockpot and as a bonus, I got to use my new immersion mixer too.
Last night, I found a recipe for Tangy Vegan Corn Chowder. from Allrecipes. I had butter and milk on hand, so I made an un-vegan version.
Last night, I cut up the potatoes, onions and chilies and measured out the spices. My onion goggles rock. I don’t care if I look like an idiot, no crying from chopping onions.
You can see my plethora of kitchen appliances on the counter. We need to put some of those away.
Then, this morning I threw the ingredients into the crock pot and turned it on. When I came home, I added the milk and butter and cooked it for another hour.
I loved having dinner ready for me without having to do any work. I don’t mind chopping at night, but when I get home from work, I want to eat, not chop. Anyone have any go-to (vegetarian) crock pot recipes?
Tangy Vegan Crockpot Chowder (from allrecipes.com)
2 (12 ounce) cans whole kernel corn
3 cups vegetable broth
3 potatoes, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 red chile peppers, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
black pepper to taste
1 3/4 cups soy milk
1/4 cup margarine
1 lime, juiced
Place the corn, vegetable broth, potatoes, onion, garlic, red chile peppers, chili powder, salt, parsley, and black pepper in a slow cooker; cover. Cook on Low for 7 hours.
Pour the vegetable mixture into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel and carefully start the blender using a few quick pulses before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the mixture in the cooking pot. Once everything has been pureed, return it to the slow cooker. Stir the soy milk and margarine to the mixture; cook on Low for 1 hour more. Add the lime juice to serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 282 | Total Fat: 9.2g | Cholesterol: 0mg