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The Lazy Vegetarian

Monday

Recipe: TVP Chowder

This recipe was my attempt to create a vegetarian (vegan) version of a ham chowder my mom used to make.  It was a real "comfort food" for me growing up.  Although vegetarian versions of ham exist, they are mostly available for restaurants, rather than consumers.  They also tend to be an unhealthy option.  I instead made this using TVP chunks (actually NOW brand TSP chunks).  Not that the result tastes like ham at all, but I thought it was a satisfying winter meal.  If you want a low sodium meal, just make sure that broth and corn is low salt or salt-free.

1 lb potatoes (any variety), cut into chunks and boiled for 10 - 15 min, until soft (use a large enough pot for all ingredients)

As potatoes are finishing, combine:

1 cup hot vegetable broth (or hot water with vegetable bouillon cube)
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 cup TVP chunks

Drain potatoes and add to the pot:

1 can creamed corn
1 can corn, drained (or frozen corn kernels)
TVP chunks that have soaked for a few minutes, discard extra broth
plenty of freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup soy milk

Heat over medium for 10 - 15 minutes.  Add more soy milk if needed/desired.

Serve with hearty bread and a salad or greens.  Serves 3 - 4.

3 comment(s):

This sounds delicious! I will certainly try it. Is the liquid smoke necessary? What does it add to the dish?

By Blogger Sara, at 7:03 AM  

I used the liquid smoke to improve the flavor of the TVP chunks. Recipe should be fine without, but I highly recommend liquid smoke (which is vegan) for flavoring many dishes, include veggie burgers and greens.

By Blogger Annie, at 10:35 AM  

And, if you don't have creamed corn, I discovered today that it's easy to make creamed corn with a can of regular corn, some soy milk, and my handy dandy immersion blender! Should also work with thawed frozen corn.

By Blogger Annie, at 4:22 PM  

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