Notes from the Pantry: Tomato-White Bean Soup

I was just thinking about strategies for survival in a zombie apocalypse… no idea why… maybe it was something I saw on TV today? Never hurts to be prepared!

If you’ve ever seen The Walking Dead then you know that bullets and canned goods are as good as gold. Both are critically important, but only one is edible!

FYI, If someone tells you to “eat lead” then I’m pretty sure they’re not inviting you to sit down for a nice bowl of lead shavings…

The following recipe utilizes canned/pantry goods and is tremendous for situations when I not-so-soberly offer to cook dinner for friends or am on the run from yuge hordes of zombies.

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Leek-Corn-Potato Chowder

Cow stomach? Yum. Pidgeon eggs? Loved ‘em. Pig ear? Strangely crunchy… but still good. I’ve eaten plenty of things that the average American might consider unconventional, usually at the coaxing of my husband- a son of Taiwanese immigrants. So, why in the world was I scared of eating leek greens? You know, those leathery stalks that are innocently attached to their much-more-desirable counterparts: the whites of the leeks. Continue reading “Leek-Corn-Potato Chowder”