Mise en place – Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

foodChowderThis week we’re making a hearty chowder that is just perfect for those of you who are cabin-bound in the heart of winter.  The basis of the chowder is roasted sweet potatoes and corn, with a secret ingredient.   The recipe is vegan and gluten free. I’m back from the market and ready to prepare my chowder.  I was able to obtain some organic ingredients, and I will mark those with (O).  I wasn’t able to buy any fresh herbs, so I’m substituting fresh with organic dried herbs. I know that a “real” mise en place shows gorgeous chopped ingredients in pristine glass bowls, waiting to be pulled together into a mouth watering concoction, but I’m not ready for that yet.  I’ll be adding to my kitchenware as this blog progresses, I’m sure.

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