The Challenge


Calling out all the stops. February is a month that our bodies need lots of help to stay healthy. Engine 2 has offered a wealth of resources on their website and Facebook page to help you get success in cleaning up your eating! We've eaten this way before after a serious medical wake up call. We're in! Check back for updates on the progress throughout the month. 


Seafood Saturday Night

More yummy seafood! Shrimp cocktail. Crab cakes. Steamed lobster tail. Linguini with clam sauce. 

I had a coconut Popsicle for dessert. Fantastic!

Creamy Clam Chowder

This was a pleasant surprise! It's a rainy day in January. We had the urge to eat seafood. After a shopping frenzy, the first thing I wanted to make was clam chowder! Grab a slice of bread or crackers and chowder love is in the air. 

I enjoy creamy soups. Cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, cream of broccoli.... Name another and I will probably like it! So Manhattan style is not for me. 

Searching online recipes gave me a start in the right direction. Here's what I did to make mine. 

-Creamy Clam Chowder-
Melt 2 TBSP unsalted butter in pot. Add 1/2 onion, diced. Cook until softened. 
Chop 2-oz mushrooms, put in bowl with 2 6-oz jars of clam sauce. Let soak a few minutes then add to onions. (The mushrooms will absorb the juice and taste like clams)
Finely chop a large potato, add to pot. Bring to boil and cook until potato is soft. About 10 minutes. 
Add 1 can of drained clams. I used whole clams and chopped them up into large chunks. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. 
Add 1/2 cup heavy cream and bring to low boil. If too thin, add 1 TBSP cornstarch mixed in water to thicken. 
Serves 2 large bowls or 4 small ones. 

That's good stuff!