Well not quite but tonight I threw whatever I wanted into my recipe with the only worry being conflicting flavors on a grand scale.
It was a potato fish chowder that started with a saute of garlic, leeks, shallots, sweet onion, red pepper then I added all my chicken and vegetable stock, potatoes, a bottle of clam juice a can of clams and the juice, a couple T of honey, 2 T lemon juice, 1 T Worstershire, a little corriander, sea salt, ground pepper, a touch hot pepper, Tilamook Cheddar Cheese and Parmesian, 8 oz sour cream, 1/4 cup wheat germ, cooked shrimp, tilapia, frozen corn, cilantro. Why not make a giant batch if you are rockin and rolling?
I have made major deviations from the standard recipe.
Perhaps the recipe police will cite me for deviant behavior.