Whole Food Cleanse-Day 10
Since making the Veggie Indian Curry a few days ago, I have been addicted to using the slow cooker. It is so easy to do and so far everything has turned out so flavorful. Hello? Why has it taken this long to figure this out? Anyway, I highly recommend using one anytime you make a soup or stew.
Mama Sita brought be over a bag of fresh corn from the farmers market and I had a lot of left over potatoes, carrots, celery and onions from making the curry. So I thought I’d make a corn chowder in the slow cooker.
I stumbled upon a Corn Chowder with Chilies recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Corn chowder with chilies?! Yes, please!! I’m surprised I didn’t think this combo since I love using Chipotle peppers in a lot of my cooking. She also shares a secret thickening agent which she calls “weird” but I call brilliant especially since I’m not eating flour during this cleanse. The polenta is a great substitute and works well. She inspired my veggie version of this absolutely perfect blend of corn and spicy peppers!
Chipotle Corn Chowder
Chop all the veggies and combine with veggie broth and milk.
Add in sauteed onions and garlic. Mix well and let the slow cooker do it’s thing while you do your thing.
Come home and enjoy!
Super Food Ingredient: Corn
- Corn is a good source of vitamin B1(thiamine) and B5(pantothenic acid), vitamins C, E, folic acid and the minerals magnesium and phosphorus.
- It is also great source of complex carbohydrate and fiber and essential fatty acids.
- Yellow corn is high is lutein, a carotenoid which helps protect against heart disease and eye condition called macular degeneration.