I think I may have found the best Creamy Green Chile Soup in the world!
Coming from New Mexico, it is without a doubt that everyone’s abuela or tia makes a mean green chile stew/soup. But if you’re looking for something at a restaurant that is authentic, and mouthwatering, look no further than Chumlys Southwestern. Order their Creamy Green Chile soup.
Chumlys joins its community of restaurants, shops and a brewery in theGreen Jeans Farmery center just off of I-40 and Carlisle. The perks of this community: you can easily mix and match some great beer from Santa
Fe Brewing Company with Chumlys Southwestern, and maybe take a yoga class or grab a T-shirt all in the same day.
For Jesse Zimmerman, one of the founders, Chumlys Southwestern is a story that is 26 years in the making. “It all started in ‘93 with our first restaurant in the Uptown area, it was called ‘505 Southwestern.’” Then he and his business collaborator, Roy Solomon, formed another familiar favorite, “Baileys on the Beach” on Central.
“We moved to Green Jeans and started out as ‘Soup Dog,’ but changed the name to really make our food stand out more. It is the southwestern flare that defines us, almost everything has chile. We haven’t changed that green chile recipe since ‘93 because it is just right!”
Enjoy a taste of the southwestern flare at Chumlys Southwestern if you are looking for something that encompasses and defines the New Mexico foodscape. Over 20 years in the making, the recipes have been perfected, the legacy continues, and the creamy green chile soup is the best there is. Don’t visit Albuquerque or “Green Jeans” without trying it. It’s a must.
4 Great Dishes to Order at Chumlys Southwestern:
1) Jesse shared some of his favorite dishes with me while I visited. Including a bowl of homemade potato chips with queso mixed in-house (their Famous Tater Chips and Queso). The chips are spiced with a fusion of spices and red chile that make the dish pop, ideal to share with some friends at Green Jeans.
2) The Blackened Chicken Quesadillas are a great find: if you want some foodie advice, try dipping them in any of the soups or queso and the palate of southwestern flavors will unite with flare. Available on corn tortillas for gluten-free eaters and infused with a mildly spicy dijon mustard.
3) Look for a tasty minestrone if you are not yet adding chile to your palate. Made without chile, the soup is a great dish to pair with Chumlys’ quesadillas or signature sandwiches.
4) The creamy green chile soup is also available without a cream base, for those with dairy sensitivity, and it’s no less delicious than its creamy counterpart.
My New Year’s resolution is a bit different than usual!
Studies show that setting goals is great! But what can be more effective is changing the systems and habits we have to accomplish our goal.
According to James Clear, (https://jamesclear.com/) creating a better system starts with small changes, and ultimately, with enough small changes that are consistent everyday, you will likely start to see yourself achieve your goals over a long period of time.
Here are 5 ways to optimize systems in your life:
1) Plan ahead for the new habit! For example, if you want to begin getting up earlier, habits such as laying your clothes out and getting your tea ready the night before will help put you in the mindset.
2) Start small! Instead of going to the gym everyday for 1 hour, start with going to the gym 3-5x a week for 20 minutes! If you start smaller, you will create certainty that you will eventually achieve a goal within a given week. You might find yourself staying at the gym longer just because you showed up.
3) Purge! To shift a habit into an actionable item, start by getting rid of distractions. If you want to cut down on carbs, get rid of all of the carbs at your house. If you want to workout more, clear your schedule.
4) Record your progress. It is incredible to look back on your week and measure the progress you’ve made. Keep a journal or calendar that marks your progress!
5) Have a little grace. This is maybe the most important. If you are trying to shift your habits and you end up faltering, simply review your plan again and start over, figure out what is working and what needs some adjustment. Go easy on yourself.
This is my first blog post. There aren't many things on it yet. But here is a list of five things I could talk about someday.
1) Why do New Mexican's like Red and Green Chile so much?
2) How can we communicate more effectively as creatives in the work place?
3) Why are old houses so incredible to behold?
4) Is 42 really the answer to all of life? (Read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" to know what I'm talking about).
5) Is the Llorona ("The Weeping Woman", a New Mexico Urban "myth") real?
I want to at least talk about #2, we'll see what happens though!