This creamy chowder uses fiber-rich sweet potatoes for a taste of fall. Here, we bump up the flavor even more by adding the shaved corn cobs to the simmering chowder to draw out flavor. Remove and discard cobs before serving.
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for drizzling
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, divided (NOTE: Mince 2 cloves and cut 1 clove in half crosswise)
2 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
3 ears corn
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup whole milk
3/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 cups peeled and diced sweet potato or orange yam
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 loaf artisan bread
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large pot on medium, heat oil. Add celery, onion and bell pepper and sauté until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, 30 seconds. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and stir until coated and thickened, about 45 seconds.
Cut corn kernels off cobs, reserving cobs. Add corn cobs, broth, milk, coriander and thyme to pot. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add corn kernels and sweet potato. Continue to cook until sweet potato is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and discard corn cobs. Stir in half-and-half, salt and pepper and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare garlic crostini: Rub cut sides of whole garlic over outside of bread. Slice bread thinly and drizzle with oil. Place on a baking sheet and bake until just crisp. Serve crostini with chowder.
Blending cashews with lemon juice and hot water creates a luscious cream for this plant-based take on comforting stroganoff. Mushrooms are full of umami taste, which gives the sauce full-bodied flavor in a fraction of the time it takes to make the original beef version.
Coconut milk and fresh basil lend Thai-inspired taste to this all-American classic. Simmering the corn cobs with the broth after you remove the kernels is the secret for adding tons of flavor at no extra cost! To toast the coconut flakes, simply add them to a dry skillet on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden.
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