Here is one of the winners.
Crock Pot Clam Chowder with Sneaky Zucchini
|Chowder in a home made (not so pretty) sourdough bread bowl|
1 Medium onion
3 Organic red potatoes (potatoes are on the "dirty dozen" list for pesticide use)
2 Garlic cloves (crushed or very finely chopped)
1 Cup of pureed zucchini
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon dill
1 Bottle (8 oz) of clam juice
2 Cans (7 oz) minced clams
3 Cups water
2 Cups half and half (or milk if you prefer)
2 Tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water
Step 1. Chop your onion and potatoes and place in your crock pot.
Step 2. Add the zucchini, clam juice, clams, water, garlic and seasonings. Cook on low for 5 hours or until potatoes are fully cooked.
Step 3. Stir in cornstarch mixture and half and half. Cook on high for 15 minutes.
Step 4. Serve and enjoy!
The zucchini totally disappears in the chowder and thats exactly what we were hoping would happen. We get to enjoy a yummy bowl of chowder and our bodies get a bonus helping of veggies. Perfect!
You can find more of our "good for you and your belly" recipes HERE