Meatless Monday – Creamy Vegan Corn Soup with Basil and Pine Nuts

I believe I suffer from a very strange disease rarely seen in women: an extreme aversion to shopping. I can’t stand it. I dislike it so much that I’ll do anything in my power to avoid it. I’m not kidding, it puts me in the worst mood. It’s unreal.

I guess that explains why I walk around in sweats and sneakers all day long. It’s easy, it’s comfy and best of all, I don’t have to waste my time thinking about it. To me, it’s a no brainer. I personally don’t see anything wrong with it. But it drives my mom and my sister absolutely crazy. They both have a lifetime membership to the “retail therapy club” and if it wasn’t for the fact that we all look exactly alike, they would probably wonder where the heck I came from.

Here’s the thing though. I have a teeny tiny problem that has been driving me crazy for days now: in about 5 weeks, I’ll be on my way to Spain to see my family and attend a very fancy wedding. Amazing, I know. Except…  No sweats allowed there. Which means, I see (a lot) of shopping in my future… which means, you can expect a lot of venting in the next few postings. So be ready for it.

Unless… I can find someone to be my personal shopper in the next few days. Any takers?? Anyone??? Please???

Ok, I’ll give you some time to think about it. In the mean time, let’s get back to what we’re here for, shall we???

Exasperatedly yours,


Meatless Monday - Creamy Vegan Corn Soup with Basil and Pine Nuts
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 cups leeks, thoroughly cleaned and sliced ( we actually use frozen, cuts the prep time in half!)
  • 8 ears of corn
  • 4 small potatoes, diced
  • 4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1-1lb package organic silken tofu (we use Nasoya)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon ( we used vegetarian Osem Chicken Soup Mix - 14oz .)
  • 4 tbs raw pine nuts
  • 2 cups chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  1. Carefully cut the corn kernels off the cob. Reserve the kernels of 2 ears of corn
  2. In a large pot combine, corn (except reserved),  leeks, diced potatoes, water or broth, salt, pepper and bouillon.  Bring to a boil, turn heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender
  3. Add silken tofu and let everything cool for 15-20 minutes
  4. In the mean time, in a large skillet saute pine nuts and basil in olive oil until the pine nuts start to brown. Scoop basil and pine nuts off the oil. Set aside (Tip: save the extra cooking oil and use it on salads or on top of your favorite pizza!)
  5. Pour the soup into a blender and process until smooth and creamy
  6. Pour it into a soup pot, add the reserved kernels and mix well
  7. Cook at medium-low heat for 15 minutes
  8. Adjust seasoning if necessary
  9. Serve hot or cold. Garnish with pine nut and basil topping
  10. ENJOY! From May I have that recipe


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12 Responses to Meatless Monday – Creamy Vegan Corn Soup with Basil and Pine Nuts

  1. erinmotz July 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Dislike shopping?! Insane! Maybe you just don’t go to the right malls? 😉 I can actually understand… I prefer online shopping when I need/want stuff. Avoiding ridiculous crowds, dirty dressing rooms, and trying stuff on. In other news, you make a super awesome soup! This looks sooo satisfying!

    • mayihavethatrecipe July 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      Ha! I can definitely handle online shopping!! The only problem is, I usually end up returning 75% of the stuff I get!! Oh well… I’ll have to rely on yoga and meditation to get me though this one 😉
      Glad you liked the soup!!!

  2. mayihavethatrecipe July 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    My dear sister, I will shop for you and then return the items when you don’t like them or I can drag you to the mall with me against your will. Your choice. I Love you even in sweat pants. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Your sister,

  3. Ellie July 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    hahha I used to be the saaaaaaame way!! But somehow, everything changed and I don’t mind it so much anymore. It’s not my favorite activity, but when I do shop I have some fun. But if a store gets busy or I shop 2 hours or more, I start to go crazy. 😛 And this looks like suchhhh a delish and beautiful recipe~I pinned it and I’m hoping I’ll make it soon!!! And the Tempeh dish below looks so good and creative. <3

    • mayihavethatrecipe July 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      Haha!! I wonder if that will ever change for me. My guess is… probably not! But it’s ok, I can always hire my sister to be my personal shopper. I guess that’s why we make a great team! 🙂
      Glad you liked the corn soup recipe. And the tempeh is sooooo good! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. foodcreate July 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    You’re Recipe Looks delicious can’t wait to try 🙂

  5. Dawn M July 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Perhaps I’ve missed it, but I don’t see the step to add the corn kernels (other than the reserved kernels at the end). Do they go in right up front with the leeks and potatoes? Or later? Thanks!

    • mayihavethatrecipe July 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

      Yes! You’re absolutely right! They go with the leeks and potatoes. You can see them in the picture, but we missed them while writing down the steps! So sorry about that…. Fixed now!
      The reserved kernels do go at the end without blending to add some texture.
      Thank you so much for pointing it out!!

  6. Debs @ The Spanish Wok July 17, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    I’m with you on the shopping and comfy clothes. We must be related, oh perhaps there is a connection as I live in Spain!!!

    This soup looks delicious.

    You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here for entry details and current theme offering a new theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

    • mayihavethatrecipe July 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

      Hola!! Y muchas gracias! That sounds like a great idea. We’ll definitely check it out and we’d love to participate.

  7. Sarah July 22, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    This is an incredible summer soup!!! It’s cold, refreshing and I love how the pieces of corn give it an extra crunch! How could you not like shopping?? I understand the process is a little tiring but at least when you get home you have a bunch of pretty clothes 😉

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