We had one week of really nice weather here in Maryland and then it turned cold again. We even had a dusting of snow last weekend. Overall, March has been a perfect month for enjoying soup, and I hope we all have enough cool (but not cold) weather to enjoy some of the recipes below during April. Without further ado, here’s the roundup.
Naomi of Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried is the creator of this fun monthly carnival. This month she submitted Seasonal Spring Soup Starts with Stock! Naomi is a wealth of information. If you do not make your own stock, you have to read this, but even if you do make your own, you might learn a thing or two like I did. She also includes a Hungry Gap Soup recipe which is pictured above.
Mary of Gluten Free Spinner submitted a Southwest Soup. Mary is passionate about cooking, entertaining, and photography. You need to visit her blog if you haven’t yet and look at her gorgeous food photography.
Tracee of Mrs. Ed’s Research and Recipes created a creamy Artichoke Bisque. Tracee comes from a household that deals with autism, food allergies, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and more. Like her blog title says, she writes about research and recipes. Her recipes are free of grain, gluten, baker’s yeast, refined sugar, corn, potatoes, and are scant in lactose.
Megan of Maid in Alaska gets to watch the northern lights at night. She made a Vegan Ginger Carrot Adzuki Bean Soup. Megan has multiple autoimmune diseases which she controls through her diet. Her two young girls are also gluten, dairy, and mostly corn free.
Kate of KateAlice Cookbook started with a recipe from the Madame (you have to read her post to find out who that is) and adapted it to her liking. She is submitting a Pumpkin Quinoa Soup that is sure to taste great. Kate lives in Australia and eats gluten free because it helps her arthritis symptoms.
Raj of Flip Cookbook submitted this tasty looking Cauliflower Soup. Raj and Sonia are the authors of Flip Cookbook. They want to help people on restricted diets to create a healthy delicious culinary lifestyle. They do a great job of convincing you that special diets can still taste great.
Jennifer of Cottage Recipes didn’t get a picture of her stew, but you really should go read her post. She made Cholent – Jewish Sabbath Stew. If you are not already familiar with that type of dish, you might be surprised by one of the ingredients. I was. Jennifer’s blog is a way for her to keep track of her recipes and share them with others.
Jenn of Jenn Cuisine is a terrific photographer and cook. She is sharing with us this Sweet Potato Coconut Thai Curried Soup which is gluten free and vegan. Jenn blogs from Switzerland where she manage to find some sweet potatoes that she put in to this flavor packed soup.
Deanna of Stuff I Feed Brian made a Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup that includes ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg as well as a dash or cayenne. Deanna has celiac disease and eats gluten free. Brian is a hungry marathon runner who is vegetarian and refined sugar free. Deanna’s recipes reflect those diet restrictions, and many of her recipes are also vegan.
Catherine of 23 Days and Counting made a Pumpkin Dessert Soup (though she calls it Orange Dessert Soup for her husband). I’m not exactly sure where Catherine lives, but she is in the southern hemisphere where it is autumn and pumpkins/squashes are in season. Her post includes a couple of other pumpkin recipes also.
Kalinda of Wheat Free Meat Free submitted a Broccoli Chickpea Soup. Broccoli is in season in Illinois where Kalinda lives. She and Mike blog together. Mike has celiac disease and is vegetarian so Kalinda cooks gluten-free and vegetarian meals for them.
Heather blogs at Gluten-Free Cat. She submitted a Spicy Orange Sweet Potato Soup. Heather lives in Tennessee where CSA farmers have hoop houses that allow them to farm year round. Heather is a gluten free health and fitness nut.
Maria at Live 2B Gluten Free is sharing with us a Spring Carrot and Cumin Soup. Maria and Susan blog together. They are both former health communication specialists who help others find information about how to live gluten free and still eat delicious food.
Shirley of Gluten Free Easily came up with a Dairy Free Tuna or Seafood Chowder. I don’t know about you, but those chunks of shrimp look really good to me. Shirley blogs about how to live gluten free easily by eating naturally gluten free foods, rather than processed specialty products.
Valerie blogs at City|Life|Eats. This pictures shows the leftovers of her Tropical Black Bean Soup that she packed for lunch the next day. Valerie blogs about city living, life, and gluten-free, allergy friendly food. If you need gluten-free lunch ideas, she is full of them!
Sunny at And Love It Too! shares with us an Irish Beef Stew. Sunny lives in Texas and used in-season carrots, celery, and parsnips in this recipe. Sunny has celiac disease, and two of her children have food allergies (milk and shellfish). Sunny believes that regardless of life’s challenges we should have our cake and love it too!
Cami blogs at Gluten Free Shortcuts. She took a favorite soup from growing up which contained barley and made it gluten free. Her Vegetable Beef Soup with Quinoa looks like a keeper. Cami’s entire family is on a gluten-free diet and feeling much better for it. She hopes to offer others some shortcuts in gluten-free cooking.
Chelle from Life at Right Angles shares with us an African Sweet Potato Soup and Korean Soup with Spinach. Don’t they sound interesting? Chelle is a wife, mother, and part time science teacher. In Chelle house they deal with ADHD, sugar sensitivities, and celiac sprue. She has fun developing healthy dishes for kids with food sensitivities.
I (Linda) made a Beef & Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup that uses carrots, mushrooms, and canned corn. I was enjoying the soup idea so much that I made a second soup too:
Winter Vegetable Soup that can be made with or without the addition of sausage. This soups uses carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, and regular potatoes, all blended together.
Thanks for everyone’s participation. It’s a terrific round up because of all of you! (In case you’re wondering I listed them in the order they were sent to me, except for Naomi who simply deserves to be first. And her information on homemade stock was a perfect way to start.)
Next month’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free will be at She Let Them Eat Cake with a theme of Springtime Brunches.