Simple Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe

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If you’ve never made a chowder before, a simple chicken corn chowder would be a great place to start. It’s made the old-fashioned way with heavy cream, slab bacon, potatoes, vegetables and REAL grass-fed butter. Check out that beautiful golden yellow color in the picture… That’s from the butter. Butter should be yellow! That’s a […]

How to Make a Bacon Cheddar Corn Chowder

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There’s nothing quite like a bacon cheddar corn chowder to lift your spirits in the middle of a New England winter. I mean you’ve got bacon, cheese and corn in soup form. How can that not make anyone happy?! Besides the joy factor, a bacon cheddar corn chowder is super simple to make and will […]

How to Make a Mussel Chowder with Fennel

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Have you ever seen a mussel chowder on a restaurant menu? I sure haven’t. Chefs have to make things that sell so I’m guessing the overwhelming popularity of New England clam chowder keeps mussel chowder off menus. But a mussel chowder is just as easy to make and just as flavorful! In fact, I think […]

How to Make a Lobster Corn Chowder

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Who doesn’t love lobster? I don’t know anyone. If I did, I would immediately de-friend that person. Seriously, don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like lobster. Something is clearly wrong with them. Now, if by some chance you do know some lobster-hating weirdo, see if you can get them to try a lobster corn chowder. If […]

How to Make a Lobster Broth

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A good lobster broth is such a beautiful thing. Light and slightly sweet with hints of anise, thyme, white wine and the sea, it’s the perfect base for dishes like lobster corn chowder, lobster bisque and lobster risotto. You can also substitute it in dishes that use fish broth or clam broth such as a […]

How Bone Broth Benefits Your Health: 6 Common Claims Backed By Science

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Much has been written about bone broth benefits in recent years. Bone broth is a staple food in almost every cuisine on the planet with thousands of varieties of soups, stews and sauces that use it as a base. But it’s also been used medicinally too. Mothers and grandmothers all over the world have served up chicken […]

How to Make a Portuguese Fish Chowder (Two Different Ways)

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Traditional Portuguese cuisine has melded into traditional New England cuisine in some very cool and creative ways along the southeastern coast of Massachusetts (and Rhode Island), where large numbers of Portuguese immigrants settled in the first half of the 20th century. The two Portuguese fish chowder recipes below are a great example of that. The […]

Why You Should Become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)

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I find it a little ironic that I’m finally writing about my experience as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) at a time when I’m transitioning away from being an NTP. But I’ve always wanted to write this post so you know what they say..better late than never. That said I’m still using my training as […]

Rhode Island Clam Chowder (Dairy-Free)

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Have you ever heard of a Rhode Island clam chowder? Unless you live in Rhode Island (and the chances of that are about as small as Rhode Island), I’m going to say probably not. After making it this past weekend, I have to say that Rhode Island clam chowder is a pretty spectacularicious (yes, spectacularicious) […]

How to Make Boston Fish Chowder

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Did you know that Boston fish chowder was the predecessor of New England clam chowder? The first recipe for a Boston fish chowder was printed in the Boston Evening Post in 1751 while the first recipe for a clam chowder was printed in 1832 (source). By the second half of the 19th century clams became […]