Recipe: Corn Chowder

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘FIRE UP YOUR WINTER MEALS‘.

Sweet and hot, we add a dash of sour to this ultimate of comfort foods. Add parsley or other fresh green herbs, or add shredded, cooked chicken for a hearty meal. (Makes 4 to 6 servings)


  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 1 fresh or dried cayenne pepper, minced
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free flour mix or all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (400 mL) coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
  • 2 cups frozen corn, organic preferably
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeño, and cayenne pepper, cooking and stirring for four minutes or until onions are soft.

1) Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add coconut milk and broth and bring to a boil.

2) Add potatoes, reduce heat to keep the soup simmering and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

3) Stir in corn and heat through. Ladle into bowls and serve with a tablespoon of shredded cheese, if using.

Pat Crocker Pat's mission in life is to write with insight and experience, cook with playful abandon, and eat parsley with gusto. Author of 24 cookbooks, Crocker holds a degree in Food, Nutrition, Consumer, and Family Studies (Ryerson University, Toronto) and is a culinary herbalist with more than 1.25 million books in print and several translated into over 11 languages. She was honored twice by the International Herb Association’s Professional Award, and also received the 2009 Gertrude H. Foster award from the Herb Society of America for Excellence in Herbal Literature. Her books, The Juicing Bible and The Vegan Cook’s Bible (both published by Robert Rose) have won “Best in the World” awards from the International Gourmand Culinary Guild. Read all about parsley and over forty other herbs in Pat’s latest book, The Herbalist’s Kitchen (Sterling Epicure) now available in bookstores everywhere and on her website.

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