We are officially 5 days away from 2018! Can you believe it? It seems so unreal because this year feels like it’s flown by so quickly. Granted, every year seems like it’s going by more quickly than before.
I hope that you’ve all been having a relaxing holiday season surrounded by loved ones. All of my relatives are coming to town in 2 days to celebrate my and Mark’s engagement, and to ring in the new year together. Oh yeah, I think I forgot to mention this, but guys, Mark and I are getting married!!!
For those of you looking for a New Year party item to add to your menu, this chunky vegan friendly corn chowder soup might be just what you’re looking for.
Warm. Creamy. Flavorful.
Let’s make everyone’s bellies feel all cozy and satisfied.
- 1 medium onion (diced)
- 4 tablespoons olive oil or butter
- 4 celery stalks (chopped)
- 3 carrots (chopped)
- 1 14 oz. can of corn kernels (drained)
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour in a small bowl with a little bit of water (2-3 tablespoons) to blend, then set aside.
- In a pot, heat the olive oil and stir the onions over medium heat with a pinch of salt. Stir until the onions start to brown, then add the carrots, celery, and another pinch of salt. Stir the vegetables in the pot for about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients: broth, water, flour mix, milk, corn, and cayenne pepper. Bring the pot to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve into small bowls and enjoy!
Note: For those of you who aren’t vegan, if you use heavy whipping cream or a fattier milk, then the soup will be much richer.
I wish all of you a happy new year filled with love and joy. Enjoy your loved ones company and just savor the little things, like hugs from your parents, breakfast with your grandparents, or laughs with friends. That’s what I’ve been doing these past few weeks. I’ve just been savoring the small moments, and it makes me feel like the luckiest person alive. I have so much to be grateful for, and I hope you do, too.
Stay healthy and happy, y’all! I’ll see in 2018!