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Sweet Potato, Corn, and Kale Chowder

(recipe, Terry Walters)

Introduction

When I prepare dinner, I try to make sure there's something for everyone. This chowder accomplishes that in one pot and is a colorful variation on an old favorite. It cooks up quickly and provides a balanced meal rich in nutrients, all in one satisfying bowl.

Ingredients

  1. 1 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
  2. 1 small onion, diced
  3. 3 stalks celery, diced
  4. 3 carrots, diced
  5. 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  6. 3 cups corn, fresh or frozen
  7. 2 tsp. dried thyme
  8. 2 cups vegetable stock
  9. 2 cups rice milk, plus more if needed
  10. 2 Tbsp. cashew butter, dissolved in ¼ cup hot water
  11. 1 bunch kale, chopped into small pieces
  12. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steps

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, sauté onion in oil until soft (about 3 minutes). Add celery, carrots, sweet potatoes, corn, thyme, and stock. Simmer 5 minutes. Add enough rice milk to cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are soft (about 20 minutes).
  2. Remove from heat and add dissolved cashew butter. Partially purée using a handheld blender. Add kale, return to heat, thin to desired consistency with water or stock, and cook until kale is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.