Saturday, January 31, 2015

Curried Yam Soup - Wheat, Gluten, Dairy Free Recipe

Curried Yam Soup

1 large onion, caramelized in 2 tablespoons olive oil
Add 2 large peeled and cubed yams
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
1 rounded tablespoon curry powder
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper as desired (I add about 1 teaspoon each, since my homemade chicken broth is not salted)
Cover with chicken or vegetable broth (about 1 - 2 quarts depending on the size of your yams and onions.)  Simmer until yams are thoroughly cooked.

When yams are very tender, remove from heat and remove bay leaf.

Add 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk and stir to distribute.

Transfer to a blender in batches and puree until smooth. 

Makes a creamy thick and flavorful soup.  Sprinkle the top with chives or sliced green onion.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe - Nondairy, Gluten Free

Cream of Broccoli Soup

1 large bunch of broccoli chopped (reserve choice florets for garnish)
2 large carrots, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 large stalks of celery, chopped

Saute vegetables in 2 tablespoons  olive oil (or other oil of choice).

Cover with 1 quart rich chicken broth and simmer until all vegetables are very tender. (may use vegetable stock for a vegan soup).

Mash the well cooked vegetables with a potato masher to break the vegetables down a bit.

Add the reserved florets for the final 5 minutes of cooking.

Make a roux by mixing 2 T brown rice flour and 2 T tapioca starch with 1/2 c water.  When the roux is smooth, add 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk of your choice (I use So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut milk, which is thick and does not add a coconut taste to the soup).

When the broccoli garnish is cooked, add the roux and stir to distribute, simmer until thickened and serve.

May add fresh grated nutmeg, parsley, or GF croutons.

This soup keeps well in the refrigerator and freezes well.