Fresh Summer Corn Chowder
Nothing matches the flavor/texture of fresh corn, but you can substitute 2 pounds of frozen corn kernels, thawed.
Substitute basil for cilantro, if preferred. Substitute plain soy or coconut milk for the milk, if preferred.
Add cooked salmon, shrimp, or crab to cooked soup for a seafood chowder. Chicken stock can be used instead of vegetarian stock, if you like.