Fruits and Veggies Monday - Winter's last goodbye-Corn & Oats ChowdersteemCreated with Sketch.

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Here in the southern hemisphere we are in the midst of summer and I am serving Chowder; you must think this gal has lost all her marbles!
But look what's happening outside - cold and rainy for the past four days, so what best to warm the cockles than a heart-healthy bowl of Corn & Oats Chowder!
All the bougainvillea flowers have fallen into the pool and on the paving; the garden is getting a thorough soaking plus the rainwater tanks we installed a couple of weeks ago are overflowing, and it's chilly!
Is this winter's last goodbye? The chill, not the rain, as summertime is our rainy season!


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I wanted to make a quick soup and remembered seeing soup in my ancient Jungle Oats recipe book; yep from starters to mains to desserts - Oats is not just a breakfast dish but having a bowl of oats or muesli has many health benefits:

  • Blood pressure - Oats is high in Vitamins and minerals plus it contains powerful antioxidants such as avenanthramides which helps reducing blood pressure.
  • Cholesterol, Heart & Blood Sugar - The soluble fibre beta-glucan helps lowering cholesterol as well as blood sugar levels and promotes healthy gut bacteria.
  • Skin – Oatmeal is often used in beauty products and relieves eczema.

The old recipe book was the inspiration, but being an old hand I used what I thought would be a good combination of flavours, and it worked!

Corn & Oats Chowder

  • 3/4 cup Oats
  • Half Red Bell Pepper diced
  • Couple of baby Leeks diced
  • 2 small Potatoes grated
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 cup Sweetcorn
  • Fresh garden herbs - Rosemary, Parsley & Comfrey chopped
  • 2 cups Vegetable Stock


Lightly toast Oats in pan with a little oil.
Add all veggies and sautee.
Add stock plus approx 1 litre hot water, simmer for approx half an hour.
Mash veggies slightly with a potato masher, check the seasoning and serve.
Short, sweet and simple but superlicious, satisfying and heart-healthy!


Anyone for seconds?

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Manually curated by the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Thank you so much for the curation, you're awesome:):)

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looks and sounds super tasty, Saved to give it a try

Thank you so very much for the curation, much appreciated:)

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR STAR AWARD DEAR Lizelle, for your highly curated entry with exceptional quality content. Keep up the great job 😊

Ah thank you Lena, love the award:)

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Always a pleasure Lizelle 😍

Oh love this idea. I always think of oats as more for sweet porridge but it makes perfect sense to thicken a soup xx

Mum used to make tomato and oat cakes which my sister really hated full stop it was probably a really 70s recipe but I must see if she still has it because I used to really like them xx

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That sounds interesting, I must check in that book as it is from the 70s, thanks for your lovely feedback @riverflows:)

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Well, here in Toronto is snowing if that makes you feel any better my Dear Lizelle, lol. That soup would be just perfect for lunch right now, yum! Nevertheless, I wish the weather will improve soon and you will have a beautiful summer 🌴😊🌴
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Oh my that must be really cold, I'm not complaining, actually prefer this cooler weather we're having, soon it's going to be sweltering heat again! Thank you for your lovely comments Lena, hope you're not having too much pain and are recovering nicely:)

Today is a nice sunny day, but I am sure its freezing. There is a pile of snow there, lol. Always a pleasure my Dear Lizelle and thank you too. I don't really have pain after I take ibuprofen. But I should be okay within couple of weeks. Altough, to recover fully, it takes about one year. My right hand is not 100% healed since January.

The soup looks heavenly!
And the bougainvillea flowers stole my heart- such vibrant colors!

It was delicious thank you @goldendawne! The rain stole so many of the bougainvillea flowers, but there's still some left for us to enjoy, it makes such a nice show;)

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Your chowder looks delicious and I am down with making some soon. We are ending fall and the snow started flying up here in NY. So this is going to hit the spot. I would rather be floating in your pool on a sunny day though. ;-)

We're really having crazy weather here, warnings of heavy rain and flooding which is normal for summer but not the cold! So this chowder was perfect but soon it will be salads again;) Thanks for popping in @sunscape!

It sometimes seems odd when someone is starting summer and we just finished it. We did get 8" of snow and more on the way. Your chowder would have been perfect last night.

Yum! I've never thought to use oats in a soup or chowder, but what a great idea! Makes perfect sense now that I see it. It is turning quite cold here these next few days, so I would happily cozy up to a bowl of this myself. A delicious entry this week!

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I was pleasantly surprised with how nice the oats was in the soup, almost like barley! It was perfect for this unusual cold spell we're having, just too much rain at the moment which is worrying especially for the people living in informal settlements! Thanks for stopping by @plantstoplanks :)

Hope the nasty weather has past! That's especially tough when you don't have solid housing to protect you from the elements. There was some really wintry weather all over the US this week causing lots of highway accidents and other issues. Mother Nature shows no mercy sometimes!

Yummy and delicious

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Thank you @shuvo35!

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I’m sorry I missed this one, @lizelle. But at least you’re getting rewarded properly so I don’t feel too bad. 😉

Lookin good!

Right timing for a lovely thick broth @lizelle quick and easy on cooler days.

Have a wonderful new week.

For sure Joan, and this rain is just not letting up, appreciate you stopping by, thank you!

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So interesting, Lizelle. I'm seeing oats used a lot more in things. I guess that for people who are gluten intolerant, they are a great substitute. The addition of comfrey is interesting. Reminds me: I need to get some for the garden.

It was almost like barley in the soup. Yiu must get Comfrey, it really gives any veggie soup such lovely flavour, I also cook it like spinach, much nicer than spinach in fact! Only thing, some insect is eating mine lately so we're not getting enough! Thanks for stopping by:)

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Thanks for the prod! I'll get on to it - comfrey has so many amazing properties.

It certainly does, I can personally attest to this as it helped me tremendously after my ankle fracture; drank about 4 cups of the tea per day- from Theron's in Graaff Reinet (they remove the harmful alkaloids). Our local gym stocks it and the owner who is an ex Mr SA told me how it helped him after a fracture as well! The doc could not even see my fracture when they x-rayed it after 4 weeks!

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Wow! I know it makes a great ointment for excema and dry skin.

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Theron's make a cream that my Mom swears by for little skin cancer sores and they have a tincture as well as capsules.

This looks really good. 😊

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Thank you:)

Ah and a few slices of fresh French Loaf will certainly make my day.
A lovely meal here my dear friend!

For sure would go down well with this! Thanks for stopping by my friend:)

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Always a pleasure to stop by as I leave with a full stomach hahaha.

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Thank you:)

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That looks so tasty and the pool looks cool with the flowers in it, but a pain to clean I am sure

It did look like we scattered them for a pool party;) They're quite easy to remove as they float on top. Thanks for popping in @tattoodjay:)

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Sounds and looks fantastic - well done!! 🙌🏻

It was delicious and so quick!

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Thanks for your post. That chowder looks so delicious, and easy recipe too. It's raining and temperature beginning to drop again, so this dish would be good for the body and soul. Especially since I'm a bit under the weather.

Hope you're feeling better @justclickindiva, that's the perfect meal for a cold wet day;) Thanks for popping by!

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