I had to make a lot of substitutions with things I had on hand, and also to keep it from being too spicy, and lower in calories. My family doesn't care for spicy, so I used only the red bell pepper and onion, (one large of each, rather than measuring), which I sauteed in olive oil rather than margarine. We left out the potatoes since I'm making potato soup in a few days. I'm not crazy about cumin, so I only added ½ a teaspoon, and ¼ teaspoon of chili powder in place of the ground red pepper. Rather than oil and flour I mixed cornstarch and milk, and used nonfat milk instead of the half-and-half. I also tossed in two small chopped zucchinis that I needed to use up, with the (frozen, rather than canned) corn. I know it sounds like a lot of substitutions, and people hate when a recipe is rated with so many changes! :( Some were to keep it lower in fat, others were to keep it from being too spicy for my heat-sensitive family. I appreciate the base recipe, we really enjoyed it.
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I had to make a lot of substitutions with things I had on hand, and also to keep it from being...