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Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Corn Chowder

Gluten-Free Corn Chowder

AKA A Big Old Bowl of Love
 
Corn may seem meant for summer barbecues, but in my house, my mom would blanch and freeze all the sweet, juicy kernels to have throughout the fall and winter as succotash, casseroles and soups. Of the many options, I most looked forward to corn chowder: thick and creamy, with smoky bacon, sweet and crunchy corn and hearty potatoes. It was perfect on those September and October nights when you needed a warm dinner to offset the unwelcome chill in the evening air or the crappy day at school or the fight you’d just had with your little brother.

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25 Ways to Use Corn


Corn is an iconic staple of summer — The season has truly arrived when farm stands on the side of every road are selling local fresh corn. It’s served at backyard barbecues and family cookouts, and brought to every picnic all summer long.

It’s easy to be lazy with your corn-cooking techniques because a good ear of corn is so juicy and sweet on its own. Corn can be so much more than just grilled on the cob and topped with some plain butter; it can also be salsa, salads, slathered with lime butter, and even turned into waffles and pancakes. In the off season, you can pretty much always substitute frozen or canned corn, but make use of fresh produce while you can with these corn-centric recipes.

  1. Serve Ginger Coriander Corn Salad as a hot or cold side dish, keeping in mind that the coriander called for is what we know as fresh cilantro.
  2. Grill up corn on the cob and brush a chili-lime mayo over Mexican Street Corn or Mexican Grilled Corn.
  3. Get in touch with your Southern side at breakfast with Bobby Deen’s Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Cakes, made lighter with whole-wheat flour, just a bit of cheddar and a reduced-fat sour cream topping. Or go in another nontraditional breakfast direction with Corn Waffles, topped with chili, grated cheese and sour cream.
  4. New corn-grilling technique: Wrap soaked, shucked corn in a piece of husk before grilling. Then top Grilled Corn with jalapenos, lime zest and crumbled Cotija cheese.
  5. Kelsey Nixon’s Charred Corn Salad with Basil Vinaigrette (pictured above) makes the best of summer’s bounty.

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Meatless Monday: Creamy Corn and Vegetable Soup

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

It’s prime time to be eating corn right now. It’s crunchy, sweet and affordable — and I can’t get enough. Of course it’s great grilled straight off the cob, but it’s also really lovely in a creamy vegetable soup.

Don’t dismiss the thought of soup until fall. Loaded with zucchini, bell pepper, corn and fresh basil, this soup gets you all of the bright and fresh flavors of summer. Set the table outside and serve with crusty bread and a simple side salad for a relaxing and healthy August dinner.

Creamy Corn and Vegetable Soup

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Summer Fest: Four Grilled Corn Favorites

Markets are overflowing right now with bins of fresh summer corn. Pick your corn wisely by checking inside the husks to make sure the cob fills it out properly and make sure the silks aren’t dried out. You can feature corn in all sorts of delicious summer recipes, but when it’s nice and fresh, why not just grill it solo with a few spices and, if you’re feeling indulgent, a pat of butter.

1. Mexican Grilled Corn (pictured above)

Tyler removes the husks from each cob (but not the core on the end) and tosses them directly on the grill. Once they’re charred, top them with a mayonnaise, sour cream and cilantro mixture, then sprinkle with Parmesan, lime juice and chili powder.

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Sifted: Tasty Deep Fried Bites + Frozen S’mores

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Banana Bread Churro Bites by Spoon Fork Bacon

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  1. If you’re a banana bread enthusiast, it’s time you try Spoon Fork Bacon’s banana bread churro bites. The ice cream and espresso dipping sauce is a must.
  2. These corn on the cob cake pops featured on Quick Dish may be a bit corny, but they’ll bring a smile to your face regardless. Seriously, take a look.
  3. Have you already tried all of our fabulous zucchini recipe ideas? The Nourishing Gourmet shares her top 4.
  4. Avert your eyes, health conscious friends. Dude Foods’ deep fried mashed potatoes are as dangerously indulgent as they sound.
  5. Cait’s Plate found the solution to the nights when you’re craving a s’more with no campfire in site. Sandwich chocolate ice cream and whipped cream between graham crackers for a tasty frozen treat.

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Summer Fest: Fresh Corn Muffins

Week five of our season-long garden party Summer Fest 2011 welcomes food and garden bloggers to feature garden-to-table recipes and tips. We’ll help you to enjoy all that this season has to offer. So far, we’ve delved into eggplant, peaches, cucumbers and cherries. Now we’re on to a new crop: corn.

Yes, I turned on my oven. It was worth it though to work sweet summer corn into a classic corn muffin recipe. These savory corn muffins are a great accompaniment to any summer dish but since I prefer to snack all day, I made them miniature. I saved time by using a corn muffin mix in this recipe because I knew I was going to get the sweetness from the fresh corn and a moist texture from adding sour cream to the mixture.

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Summer Fest: Corn Porn

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Grilled Corn with Cilantro-Wasabi Butter

Summer Fest 2010We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

I have something really embarrassing to tell you. I’ve had a song stuck in my head for 15 years. But that’s not even the shameful part; listen to the lyrics:

“Oh it’s corn, corn, corn
That make you feel forlorn,
On the farm, on the farm,
Oh, it’s corn, corn, corn
That make you feel forlorn,
On the Hinky Dinky ‘Double D’ farm.”

Bad, right? I first heard it when the kids I was babysitting had it on a constant loop on their home stereo, and it replays in my head basically every time I think about or eat corn. Which is a lot.

To rid myself of this demon, I will, for the next few minutes, think about corn in a very big way, I’ll peruse recipes, look at pictures, read stories about corn — whatever it takes. By saturating my brain with all things corn, I’ll replace these silly lyrics with good corn memories that I’ll be able to recall at will and instead of the Hinky Dinky stuff.

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