With the summer weather outside being so wishy washy of on and off rain, cool (not complaining so much), cool and hot, then humid, but then it rains two or three days in a row and the pool is too cold to go for a swim. The whole scenario just seems that it is screwing with my taste buds more than usual.
One of these unusually cooler days I was craving soup. Yes, a bowl of something warm, and spicy. Tom Yum Soup came to my mind. Not sure if I can swing that one though. Have you also ever had those days when you only have so many ingredients, but going to the market is not in your lazy weekend plan? I stroll to the kitchen to find that all I have are some collard greens, sweet corn, and frozen shrimp. The seasoning cabinet is stocked, so there is no problem there.
Okay no Tom Yum Soup in this mix, but hmmm a sweet, sour, and spicy chowder of sorts?
Simple, tasty, and healthy.
Not sure what to call it, but it matches the weather we are having in the NE.
"I experiment with Flavors"...
Elizabeth Stelling, hails from her home state of Texas and has been involved in the food industry via institutional, fast food, B&B's, ethnic eateries and other restaurants since she was fourteen. Now living n New Jersey she has ran her own cafe, teaches culinary classes, runs a small boutique catering and staffing business, restaurant consulting for NJWBO, is a personal chef and shares her love of cooking with local, organic, healthy, and natural ingredients with the community.
Chef E is a member of Slow Food and the American Wine Society, Princeton, New Jersey. She has published written works of poetry and media pieces, as well as ran Open Mics in the Princeton, NJ area.
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