Hearty Spring Soup, Gluten Free

by Jenn on March 20, 2010

in Dairy Free,Gluten Free,Soups,Vegetarian

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Is that really glutenicious bread next to a gluten free soup???? How can that be?  I have mentioned this previously, but the reason for my “mostly gluten free” blog rather than “completely gluten free” is that we have a dual household.  While my diet is probably 90% gluten free at home, I do enjoy eating some glutenicious foods from time to time – especially given all of the wonderful fresh breads that I now have access to!

However, without care and planning, it is quite difficult for one residence to have gluten-containing foods and still be safe for someone who is intolerant.  We have got a system.  Basically my muesli and bread and pasta are in a completely separate cupboard from the rest of the food in our home, and I thoroughly clean any surface/utensil/gadget my glutenicious foods were prepared on/with immediately after use.  It does not bother me to do these things because I have seen my husband suffer when he accidentally is “glutenized” – trust me it’s not fun for him or me.  But developing routine habits of rigid cleanliness has allowed me to enjoy some things that I otherwise would not dare to bring home.

So yes, there is bread next to this soup.  I enjoyed bread with my soup, and it was heavenly.  I think my husband just helped himself to extra nutella for dessert haha, we go through way too much of that stuff!

So on to this soup.  This soup is flexible.  Comfort.  Unpretentious.  Unremarkable.  And yet, it is for all those things that I love it.  It’s great for those “clean out your cupboards” nights, or when you just want something that doesn’t require a lot of fuss.  The pasta and potatoes give it a bit of weight, so it can serve as the main course if you like (as we frequently eat it), or you can simply use it as a first course or side dish.  It’s entirely up to you.  The quality of taste mainly comes from the stock, which is always best homemade.  You can change out the leeks for onions, or shallots, and the Swiss chard for kale or spinach (though I think soup is my favorite way to eat Swiss chard)

Also submitted to – Blogger Secret Ingredient Challenge Chard

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Iris March 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Yum! I’m such a soup person. And I love nutella too!

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Jenn March 23, 2010 at 12:19 am

Yes, I love soups as well! And nutella, well one doesn’t really need a reason to eat it right? hehe

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Lauren March 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Even if you did serve it with bread, that soup looks fantastic! Comforting, delicious and simple. Not much more you could want =D.

We do the same in my house. There is one drawer where all the bread/cereal lies and there is also a toaster on the smallest corner of our counters! They only eat dinner gluten-free, and then whatever I bake as well =D.

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Jenn March 23, 2010 at 12:20 am

Sounds like you have a good system going! Oooh we need to get a toaster at some point…that is one appliance we are def. missing still!

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pierre March 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

a very comfy soup indeed !! cheers from Pierre in Paris

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Jenn March 27, 2010 at 8:57 am

Merci beaucoup!

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Aubree Cherie March 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

This is so simple, I love it! I also am a big fan of the ‘clean our your cupboards night’ :)

~Aubree Cherie

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Jenn March 23, 2010 at 12:21 am

Yes, we do “clean your cupboards” and “clean your fridge” night probably about once a week, and each week the meal always ends up a little different :)

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bunkycooks March 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm

What a nice, simple soup. Perfect for lunch or a quick supper!

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Jenn March 27, 2010 at 8:57 am

Thanks! Yes it was a very easy “throw together” quick supper, this is very typical of what we make during the week :)

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Jenn March 23, 2010 at 12:21 am

Yes, we do “clean your cupboards” and “clean your fridge” night probably about once a week, and each week the meal always ends up a little different :)

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Jenn March 27, 2010 at 8:57 am

Thanks! Yes it was a very easy “throw together” quick supper, this is very typical of what we make during the week :)

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Gillian June 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm

By dilute stock by two do you mean add 2 cups of water….?

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Jenn June 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm

When I say dilute stock by two, I mean dilute by a factor of two – so diluting 3 cups of stock by two would mean add enough water to it to make a total of 6 cups.

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Gillian June 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm

By dilute stock by two do you mean add 2 cups of water….?

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