Creamy Split Pea Soup with Fresh Sugar Snap Peas

Gluten Free Split Pea and Sugar Snap Pea Soup

My father is visiting again, and he just loves his soups! Split pea soup is one of his faves, but  knowing he is ill I just had to add some fresh nutritional content. So, I not only made a split pea soup, but with added fresh sugar snap peas. Being Italian he loves the flavor of basil, so I added a bit of that as well. Along with added onion, garlic and broth he had a huge bowl filled with tons of broken up Schar’s gluten free bread sticks! Fresh, vegan, vegetarian and delicious. Enjoy! Continue reading “Creamy Split Pea Soup with Fresh Sugar Snap Peas”

Gluten Free Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Gluten Free Red Lentil Soup

This is not only gluten free, but also a vegetarian and vegan red lentil soup recipe. I used to flavor soup with meat, but have found that spices and fresh vegetables can provide just as much flavor when added in just the correct amounts and used to compliment the existing ingredients. I normally would have added chicken, or even bacon, but the addition of smoked paprika made a wonderful substitution! Light, despite the legumes, and very flavorful! Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Lentil Soup Recipe”

Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix Recipe + Dip

Image: Homemade Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix

Looking for a gluten free onion soup mix recipe? To my surprise all our gluten eating guests loved it! Several guests asked me what ingredients were in my dip. Since we are not big on sodium, I left out about 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons of the mix, though you may wish to use the entire recipe. Enjoy this gluten free onion soup mix recipe for dips or soup. We sure did! Continue reading “Gluten Free Onion Soup Mix Recipe + Dip”

Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

This gluten free cream of chicken soup recipe is made with fresh ingredients. Add to other soups for an easily digestible protein. Using chicken breasts is not recommended, as it is too dry and creates a gritty texture. Brown chicken parts add more flavor. Ensure that the chicken broth you use is gluten free, or use the broth/water used to boil the chicken, though it will not have as much flavor as pre-made chicken broth. Enjoy this gluten free cream of chicken soup recipe. My father most certainly did!

UPDATE -January 2, 2014: See my new and improved Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe. Continue reading “Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe”

Gluten Free Low Fat Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup - Gluten Free

I usually make this low fat cream of broccoli soup by only using chicken broth, and sometimes even make it lower in fat by substituting some of the broth with water. However, this time I added some milk and a splash of whipping cream to make this higher in calorie for my father who is on a high caloric diet. I have added both low fat and high calorie variations in the recipe below. Lucky for me it’s easily made gluten free. I hope you enjoy this low fat cream of broccoli soup recipe, or the rich version. They both turn out creamy. I’ve enjoyed both! Continue reading “Gluten Free Low Fat Cream of Broccoli Soup”

Gluten Free Cheese Soup With Wine

Gluten Free Cheese Soup with Wine

Cheese soup is usually thickened with cornstarch or regular flour, however, this gluten-free cheese soup is thickened with potato starch. Feel free to use cornstarch as a substitute, though. So many of my readers are soy- and corn-free. However, this does contain dairy. You are welcome to substitute the cream with a dairy-free milk and the cheese with a vegan substitute. Since you thicken it with starch it should work just fine. You may need a little extra potato starch, though. Enjoy this gluten free cheese soup recipe and make it your own! Continue reading “Gluten Free Cheese Soup With Wine”

Creamy Dairy Free Gluten Free Cauliflower Soup

Image: Creamy Gluten Free Dairy Free Cauliflower Soup

My father is ill, and all of us daughters are taking very good care of him. I went shopping for him and came back with cauliflower, which he wasn’t too happy about. However, he said he would eat cauliflower soup. That was a perfect idea on a chilly San Francisco day. I thought I’d share my recipe for gluten free cauliflower soup with you which I made with very little ingredients on hand. It turned out rich and creamy without any milk of any kind; the best creamy, dairy free cauliflower soup I’ve ever had! I had 2 bowls myself. Yum! Continue reading “Creamy Dairy Free Gluten Free Cauliflower Soup”

Shirataki Noodle Soup

Shirataki Soup

Shirataki noodles (aka Shirataki Yam Noodles) are considered miracle noodles, as they are gluten-free, calorie-free and contain very little carbohydrates! They contain much glucomannan (soluble) fiber which is nature’s riches source of fiber.  Soluble fiber is suggested for prevention and alleviation of IBS symptoms. Shirataki noodles are made from the Japanese Konjac plant. They make the noodles plain or with tofu. Tofu is supposed to have a closer texture to regular pasta, but is soy based, therefore, I use the plain.  You can throw together a quick soup made with shiratki noodles and whatever else you have on hand. This soup makes a great light lunch! You can use whatever meat you desire. I used grilled chicken breast. Below you will find a brand of gluten-free tamari (soy) sauce and a non-soy based substitute.  In addition, I included a soy sauce substitute recipe!  This is one of my favorite low-calorie gluten free soup recipes. Enjoy! Continue reading “Shirataki Noodle Soup”

Gluten Free Lentils and Italian Sausage

Image: Gluten Free Lentils and Sausage

Nothing like a good lentils and Italian sausage recipe. Someone sent me a bunch of gluten-free sausages during the holidays which I had frozen. I had contemplated what I should cook with them. I ended up making an Italian dish that is customarily served on New Year’s Day, lentils and sausage, which symbolizes prosperity for the upcoming year. With added seasonings and vegetables, it turned out very tasty! I have to say, this is one of my new favorite Italian recipes. You could even add more broth and make it a soup! Continue reading “Gluten Free Lentils and Italian Sausage”