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Growing up in Maine I ate my fair share of chowder (also known as chowdah).  So I have a special place in my heart for it.  As should everyone- a thick, creamy soup that will warm you through to your bones, what's not to love?  It's what the doctor ordered for a cold winter day.  It's a remedy for pretty much anything.  And this version, well the bonus is that it won't give you heart disease like SOME chowdahs I know.  So, my friends, what are you waiting for?  Eat up!  xx- Sarah  {recipe after the jump}


Sweet Potato, Kale and Corn Chowder 

Recipe inspired by a recipe in this book


2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2" cubes

2 shallots, diced

1 medium leek, cleaned and sliced (round)

1 bunch of curly kale, chopped

3 cups of frozen or fresh corn 

3 cloves of garlic

3 cups of low sodium vegetable broth

3 cups of water (more to preference)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt (more to taste)

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon coconut oil



- In large, heavy bottomed soup pan sauté diced shallots and coconut oil over medium/low heat until softened.

- Add garlic, sweet potatoes, sea salt, pepper, cinnamon and sauté an additional minute.

- Add vegetable broth and water, cook utnil potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.  Add leeks and cook an additional two minute

- Use an immersion blender (or transfer to a standing blender) to rough puree the soup.  

-  Add kale, corn and cook until kale is softened.  Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

- Serve hot!  Enjoy! 

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Reader Comments (12)

My husband and I recently moved from Massachusetts to Oregon. We are missing our Chowdah! This sounds fantastic!

12/16/13 | 9:23 AM | Unregistered Commenterdishing up the dirt

Always looking for ways to incorporate more kale into my diet... this looks delicious!

12/16/13 | 10:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Yum! This looks like a perfect winter corn chowder recipe! Thanks for sharing!

12/16/13 | 10:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ Produce On Parade

Ummmm I would love a bowl right now!

12/16/13 | 12:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterAndi

yum! making this tonight!

12/16/13 | 3:53 PM | Unregistered Commenterjacqueline

This looks fantastic!

The color of this soup is amazing!! I'm drooling.

12/17/13 | 10:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Made this for dinner tonight. So. Good. Thanks!

12/18/13 | 5:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterCate

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