Weekend Cooking: Kick the Can! by Christy Ellingsworth
update: CONGRATS TO TRACY Q., THE WINNER OF KICK THE CAN!
Before meeting my friend Dishy, aka Christy of The Daily Dish, I’d never heard of Meniere’s disease. Christy discussed Meniere’s on her blog, describing the sometimes debilitating effects of this inner ear disorder. One of the four main symptoms is Vertigo, and as an avid sufferer of motion sickness (video games, shows/movies like The Deadliest Catch or The Blair Witch Project, and all forms of travel bring mine on), I had the smallest inkling of what Dishy was contending with.
While there is no cure for Meniere’s, Dishy has found that a low sodium diet can keep the symptoms at bay. To this end, she created a second website where she features low sodium recipes, interviews with other lo-so folks, and a host of other information. Dishy has taught me that low sodium recipes aren’t synonymous with bland food!
She recently wrote her first cookbook, Kick the Can!, and today’s Weekend Cooking post features her recipe for Cheesy Potato Chowder. The book features 16 low-sodium soup recipes with great photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and all the nutrition facts for each recipe!
Now, I have the palate of a first-grader, so I *may* have omitted some of the stronger herbs and seasonings, but here is the full recipe for the rest of you doughty souls!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups diced onion
- 1 cup diced celery
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 cups diced potatoes
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground rosemary
- 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese