In Spring’s Honor, A Gluten Free Soup

Daffodil Sky
Daffodil sky

Welcome, Spring! I created this soup for you because, yesterday, it was rainy and a little chilly here. I needed something bright and cheery to keep me warm. After going gluten and dairy free, I developed an intense friendship with Asian foods. When I crave something, it is usually a little spicy with a hint of curry. I don’t mean traditional Chinese cuisine, which relies heavily on regular soy sauce (which we can’t have,) but instead Thai and Vietnamese foods. After a long day, these rice based cuisines soothe my weary gf soul.

Without further ado, I bring you:

Asian inspired gluten free soup

Asian Inspired Spring Soup

One whole Chicken, cooked in salted and peppered water, and de-boned. I really like Smart Chicken. Chop up the meat into bite sized pieces.

Into the remaining broth add:

Two cups of gf noodles.I used Tinkyada penne. Cook the noodles until al dente. You may need to add some packaged broth to the soup if the noodles soak up too much. I use Pacific brand. Right on the package it states gluten free. You gotta like that.

Once the noodles are al dente, add:

One bunch of green onions, sliced

One pkg. Enoki mushrooms, bottom of stems removed; if you can’t find Enoki, try baby portabellas sliced in half

One bunch of asparagus sliced in one inch pieces

One to Two Tablespoons Thai Kitchen Green Curry; and

One pkg. frozen petite peas

Let simmer with the chopped chicken.Serve hot with homemade gluten free bread and perhaps, a cheese course if you can eat it.

For our daily bread, I used Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Homemade Wonderful Bread Mix because I didn’t have time to make bread from scratch.

Was it good? Let’s just say there were no leftovers.

18 Replies to “In Spring’s Honor, A Gluten Free Soup”

  1. Wow, this soup looks soooo good. And it’s gluten free?!

    Jayme, yes it is. GF is no longer taste free, and with better products entering the market everyday, it’s getting easier and easier to eat.~~Dee

  2. This looks so delicious. I will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

    April, it was really good. Thanks for coming by.~~Dee

  3. What great wholesome looking soup. I could definitely do with a bowl of this, accompanied by some of that lovely bread. It has been absolutely freezing here over the weekend. I hope you are having a lovely Easter, nice daffodil. x

    Louise, I hope you were able to warm up after the weekend. It is supposed to be 73 degrees here today.~~Dee

  4. Hi Dee, thanks for the comment! By the way, I grew up in Enid, OK and did much of my gardening in OKC…man, tough place to garden…much easier here in Portland!

    Jean Ann, you are so welcome. Yes, OKC is tougher than a lot of places.~~Dee

  5. That soup sounds delicious and just what I need as it is cold here too!

    Happy Easter!

    Yolanda Elizabet, Happy Easter!!! It’s been chilly here too, but today is supposed to be 73 degrees F.~~Dee

  6. Gosh, I love soups! I like colorful food– to see the colors all swirling in soups. I have not used curry but you inspire me to give it a try. I’ve been using DeBolle’s (spelling?) brand gf noodles because Jim is tickled to buy them at Walmart. 🙂

    big hugs,

    CA, I haven’t tried DeBolle’s. I’ll see if I can get some.~~Dee

  7. Love your blog Dee and your soup looks yummy. I enjoy cooking also so I think I’ll try it out. I’ll be checking back often. Happy Spring!

    Kathleen, thanks so much for stopping by.~~Dee

  8. Your recipe sounds delicious! I could have used some of this when my head was so blocked up this past week.

    I enjoyed reading your posts about roses … thanks for the tip about not pruning climbers until after they’ve bloomed. Maybe I will have a better bloom season from both of my climbing roses.

    Kate, you will get more blooms if you wait. I hope your cold has left you.~~Dee

  9. This soup sounds awesome. I *love* Thai-inspired food. Thanks for posting your recipe. 🙂

    Thanks, Brianna, I enjoyed making and eating it.~~Dee

  10. Dear Dee

    Since I had to give up gluten and wheat, I’ve taken to papadums.

    Also, have you come across a grain called ‘Quinoa’ it’s quicker than rice – and has more flavour.

    (Though I still like rice too.)

    (Though not rice cakes!)



    Esther, I really love quinoa. I use the flour in a mix too. I’ve never tried papadums. Don’t know what those are. I’ll have to google it! I dislike rice cakes intensely.~~Dee

  11. The soup sounds yummy…I am going to try it! Love those Tinkyada noodles, in all shapes and forms. I have been gluten free for over 8 years now. I can tolerate a small amount of dairy on occasion.
    Did you know that San-J makes a great gluten free organic soy sauce? I would hate to be without it for seasoning dishes.

    Hi Connie, thanks for the mentioning the San-J gf soy sauce. I do use it. I just wish I could remember to bring it with me when we eat at Pei Wei.~~Dee

  12. Another great tasty soup, can we copy it into our web site, will give you full credit of course,
    Our gluten free web site was developed and is run free, take a look, we add around 6 new recipes each month
    The web site has now been opened by 19 different countries, who all seem to down load from our recipe pages, take a look and lets know what you think.

    Hi Don, I wrote you directly and realized I did comment back here. Yes, you can if you just link to my blog. Thanks for the thumbs up!~~Dee

  13. Oh,, that sounds good. I have been making soup all winter. We had fresh saurkraut today.

    Deb, I think I saw your post on the exploding cabbage and saurkraut. I don’t think I’ve ever had any that’s fresh. Sounds yummy.~~Dee

  14. Hi, Dee, I like curry, too! I often use lentils, onion, garlic and curry together, maybe with a bit of turmeric and sometimes a potato chopped up in it all. Lovely for cool weather!
    Thanks for the new recipe! Kathryn

    Ooh, yummy on top of brown rice.~~Dee

  15. If I could stop eating dairy, I’d probably dump another ten pounds! The soup looks delish! I didn’t cook a darned thing today. Went outside with the hounds (Yorkies) and ended up weeding when I just intended to step outside a minute. So I was too tired to do anything other than have an organic peanutbutter and jelly sandwich. I’d have liked to have had your soup though.

    Brenda, I didn’t. I lost weight at first, but found other bad stuff to eat. I’m glad you got to weed, and I know what you mean about it making your tired. Me too.~~Dee

  16. Hi Dee, what a wonderful idea! Love this hot and tasty Asian Soup! It’s the right meal when you see our weather it’ s snowing!!! But we are looking forward and expect Spring. Wishing a Happy Easter

    Hi Wurzerl, spring will return. I just know it will. In the meantime, keep warm.~~Dee

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