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Delicious healthy fish chowder

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Fish chowder is one of those things that I LOVE. It’s totally a guilty pleasure, full of dairy and potatoes and fish and other deliciousness. If I see it on a menu, I feel almost compelled to order it, but the madness had to end. I set out to make a version I could enjoy and feel a little less guilty about.

This version… this version is delicious, creamy, and so guilt free it could be eaten every day with a clean conscious. It has a slight hit of heat, but certainly not enough to overpower the delicate flavor of the fish. Roasted garlic lends an earthy flavor without the overpowering flavor of onion, and by roasting the cauliflower it brings out some subtle nuttiness.

I forgot an ingredients picture (whoops!) but I DID get a new lens for the old camera for my birthday. (Thanks Dad!!!) There is still a learning curve, but I think the pictures have improved!

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Thai-esque chicken stew

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This recipe has a somewhat similar flavor profile to the Asian style chicken soup I made when this blog was fresh and new and shiny. However, it has quite a bit more kick, and is more of a stew than anything. In other words, it’s super stinkin’ tasty, and really filling and satisfying and soul warming. Just what the doctor ordered when feeling cruddy or in need of some comfort. Plus, it’s made in the slow cooker, so it’s mostly wicked easy.

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Stuffed cabbage rolls

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Stuffed cabbage rolls. I was craving something comforting and soul warming, and boy did this fit the bill. It’s delicious, and soul satisfying, with sausage flavors, and plenty of various veggies. There is a bit of crunch from the nuts, and a bit of sweet from the apricots. I had gotten most of the way there, but knew something was missing. I knew the stuffing, and the rolls, but I just couldn’t figure out what the last thing was. That is when my friend Jim stepped in and smacked me in the head with cooking it in tomato sauce. Well frikken DUH! It was absolutely the last little thing this needed. Oh MAN. This is JUST what the doctor ordered on a cold winters day.

This recipe is split into two parts. First, the filling, then the actual assembly of the rolls. It was just easier on my poor little pea brain to do it this way. First up, the filling!

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