The creamy, smooth gazpacho we enjoyed in Madrid has pushed aside our old clunky chunky recipe this summer. Nothing better than the jolt of getting your mind changed on an old assumption that you hadn’t much thought about like chunky vs. smooth gazpacho.
Soups and Stews
Slow cooker dried black-eyed peas don’t need to be soaked first. Use your crock pot, set it and forget it.
So, our RI-style family chowder is made with lots of chopped clams and clam juice, onion, celery, and potatoes, but no dairy. As my weight-conscious mother often asked rhetorically, “Who needs all that cream?”
Our posole is a cool weather comfort soup combo of tortilla soup and the hominy-driven Mexican posole more commonly made with pork. It is chock-full of vegetables like carrots, cabbage, celery and tomatoes, probably a wise move right after the Thanksgiving feast.
Cauliflower Potato Leek Soup is a fine example of how the combination of a few cheap and simple ingredients can come together in a surprisingly big way. If you don’t make your own soups this is a great recipe to start out with.
A pound of large dry lima beans make a cheap, filling and exotic large lima bean soup. Use the crock pot and don’t soak the dry beans.