Corn Chowder

So this isn’t my recipe but it’s ridiciously delicious and easy. I made some adjustments which can be found at the bottom of this post. Substitute dairy products for vegan-friendly ones if you wish!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced poblano pepper
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 ears sweet corn, kernels removed-save the empty cobs to put back in the pot (or 2 cups frozen or canned corn)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Shredded cheddar cheese-optional, for serving
Directions

1. In a large soup pot, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the celery, carrot, red pepper, poblano pepper, and potatoes. Add the vegetable broth and empty cobs of corn, if using, and cook until vegetables are tender. This will take about 10 minutes.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and milk. Pour mixture into the soup pot. Stir. Add in the corn kernels, thyme, salt, and pepper. Let the soup simmer for 20-30 minutes on the stove.

3. Remove empty cobs of corn, if using, and ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with cheddar cheese, if desired.

Notes:

  • Instead of 3.5 cups of milk and 2 cups of broth, I used 4 cups of broth and 1.5 cups of whole milk.
  • 4 cobs of corn- FRESH
  • Added fresh rosemary and chili flakes

Adapted from: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/corn-chowder/

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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