Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Heart Healthy Corn Chowder

I'm bored kitties
You KNOW I'm bored if I'm looking for recipes!! 

Heart friendly diet means OHMYGOD bland and boring. I'm having trouble finding recipes that have no sodium or very low sodium, no vitamin K (anything leafy green) THAT is NOT the easiest thing to do!! Today I found a recipe for Corn Chowder that wasn't too bad.  I left out the salt for DH (but NOT in my bowl! I think next time I will try a more pepper)  so this will stay on our boring diet rotation.  At least it was a pretty dinner.   


Corn Chowder
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp celery, finely diced
2 Tbsp onion, finely diced
2 Tbsp green pepper, finely diced
1 package (10 oz) frozen whole kernel corn
1 C raw potatoes, peeled, diced in 1/2-inch pieces
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 C water
1/4 tsp salt
to taste black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
2 Tbsp flour
2 C lowfat or skim milk
1. Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add celery, onion, and green pepper, and sauté for 2 minutes.

2. Add corn, potatoes, water, salt, pepper, and paprika. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook covered for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

3. Place 1/2 cup of milk in jar with tightfitting lid. Add flour and shake vigorously.  (Hey! This trick works great!)

4. Gradually add milk-flour mixture to cooked vegetables. Then add remaining milk.

5. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to boil and thickens.

Serve garnished with chopped, fresh parsley.

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