Monday, December 15, 2008

Dreamy Corn Chowder

Did you ever have an experience in the kitchen where you just said "Wow. This is why I cook." ? Creating this recipe (vegan, gluten-free, fat-free & less than 200 calories in each creamy, delicious bowl) was like that for me. It was snowing outside, and I was bored. I was craving a thick soup. I threw a bunch of things in a pan and...voila. I truly believe that this one of the best recipes I have created so far.

This recipe proves to me that I am not just a kid messing around in the kitchen. I am improving and learning every day. I'll admit that it's not gorgeous, but what it lacks in appearance it makes up for in taste. Enjoy.

Guilt-free corn chowder makes a great lunch or dinnner on a cold day.

  • 1 small potato
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic salt
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • green onions & red bell pepper, for garnish

Cut the potato into large chunks and boil it until soft, about 7-10 minutes. Puree the potato, with the skin on, in a food processor. Stir in the almond milk, as well as the seasonings. Heat the corn in hot water. Add to the potato mixture. Heat to desired temperature and garnish with green onions & red bell pepper.



Yummy! I made something similar to this in the food processor with potatoes, broccoli, and white beans last week. I love how creamy soups like that turn out! I will have to try this one.


Wow, yummy. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!


I want it. Now.

jill elise  

Oh, this looks delicious!


This looks sooo good! I love soup, especially on cold days. Isn't it so neat when you just throw something together and it turns out so great?


Go Katie! That looks delicious!


I'm pretty sure that is the most beautiful bowl of chowder I have ever seen :o) It looks so hearty and delicious. You are certainly taking a step up in the kitchen - great job!

Love the cat tail ;o)


I love that you did the recipe for one! None of my fam/friends are even remotely attracted to foods that don't have meat in them, so this is perrrrfect for me :)


Yum, that looks delicious!

Big Boys Oven  

wow! hahahah cant believe myself saying that too! just looks delicious!


Way to go! It looks delicious and so pretty with the peppers and green onions on top!

Waiter! There's a cat tail in my chowder! :P


yum i love corn chowder, your pictures look so beautiful.


Oh that sounds awesome! I LOVE this post. The kitty tail just made me so happy. :) I only have a mini food processor so I don't know if I could make this...
Can you tell me a little about alkalizing?

Hey Harriet  

Oh my gosh this looks so good! Thanks ever so much for sharing the recipe. YOUR clever recipe! Even though it's summer here right now & not really soup kind of weather I am still going to make this as soon as I can!


Yum! I wouldn't have thought to cook with almond milk!


This soup would be perfect for this freezing cold day - it sounds delicious.

The winter crumble down below looks amazing too.


Hola Katie, claro que me acuerdo de ti, veo que cocinas muy bien y tu blog está lleno de cosas bonitas y buenas. Te deseo Feliz Navidad y espero que sigamos viéndonos por aquí.
Un beso.


Wow! I love this. I love corn chowder, but have never made my own. Sounds so simple!


i just love ur pics! the corn chowder sounds amazing=)

Isle Dance  

Seriously, you are ((so)) talented. Keep up the GREAT work! We need more of your yummies to nourish our eyes and tummies! :o)

That Girl  

This does look like it'd be fun with little thumbs


awesome recipe invention :P! This looks soo tasty and I love that creamy texture!


Oooh, I love this healthier version. Clam chowder is one of my favorites but it's normally so unhealthy. This is great!


Looks rich, creamy, and healthy. Love the consistency that you got.


That looks like pure comfort in a bowl. Happy Holidays!


Certainly does look dreamy.

Mallory Elise  

mmm. hey now, don't you remember the corn chowder that won the american comfort food challenge a couple weeks ago on Top Ched? yep yep, simpler the better. and people lie it. so make what people want. thats the true mark of a chef. :)


Looks delish! Kudos!


Your corn chowder is so thick, yum yum ... happy holidays to you and Mitzi! ^o^

Food For Tots  

Looks so yummylicious! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!




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