I spent a solid portion of my day on Friday cooking really easy things and then taking 381057 photos of my food. #bloggerlife Reading break is killing any sort of academic motivation or momentum I had this semester. It was a gorgeous day, so instead of going outside like a normal person and getting my Vitamin D, I thought, “PERFECT LIGHTING FOR FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY.”
It was in fact the perfect day to make some corn chowder! If you recall, it was one of the recipes I hoped to make this month when I wrote out my February Foodie Challenge! I love soup, and there are so many options for vegetarian soups! I also love carbs which means a soup with corn and potatoes was perfect for me!
The recipe is super easy, but does require constant attention because boiling milk is sometimes a recipe for disaster (<- see what I did there). It has super simple ingredients but makes a delicious and very versatile soup. Good ol’ Jamie Oliver… he even rated this recipe as “super easy” for me. You can find the original recipe HERE, but I have listed my modifications below!
First step; chop up the onion and sauté it with dried thyme in the olive oil in the bottom of a soup pot. Once the onion is cooked, add the flour and stir it to coat the onion. Pour in milk, add potatoes, and bring to a boil (it took me about 10 minutes to bring it to a boil) while constantly stirring it. Once it reaches a boil, simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add the frozen corn, bring it back to a boil, and voila! Corn chowder!
It was really good. The potatoes and milk make it nice and creamy, while the corn gives it that sweetness. I topped it with parmesan cheese and it was perfection. I love a creamy and delicious soup and this was definitely it. On a cold Alberta winter day, I know what I’m making!
If you missed my first two recipes of the month, I made Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bars and Vegan Chickpea and Corn burgers. One more recipe to go which will have to be released in the next week because there is only one week left in February!! Crazysauce!