Lightly spray a 4-5 quart non-stick pot with cooking spray. Add the butter and place over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add the celery and potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes
Add the bay leaf and broth and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes
Remove the bay leaf, puree 2 cups in a blender or food processor, and return to the pot
Stir in the tomatoes, corn, and milk. Return the soup to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.
Stir in a few grindings of the black pepper. Garnish with parsley.
This tasty chowder recipe from Noom combines the flavors of tomato and corn. It's rich in texture yet light and healthy. Good to eat for lunch or to serve with dinner!