Pumpkin Soup

One of my allergies is tomatoes, and some days I really want a bowl of soup with grilled cheese.  I found this amazing recipe online, that I didn’t even need to tweak! I personally like to whisk this soup instead of stir it, to help get a smooth texture. I also used the heel of some gluten free bread to make my own croutons.

Pumpkin Soup

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Recipe 1: Cauliflower Corn Chowder

I am sharing this as my first recipe, because it is currently icy and snowy where I am, which is perfect weather for soup! There are many versions of cauliflower soup online, but this is one I put together after looking at several different recipes.

 

Cauliflower Corn Chowder

Serves: 4

30-45 min.

 

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped (sometimes I get a precut bag from the store and chop them up a bit smaller).

4 slices bacon (or butter if you prefer to make it vegetarian)

Carrots, diced

1 bag frozen corn

2 c. chicken broth

1 can coconut milk

 

Process:

  1. Over medium heat cook the bacon until brown. Remove bacon strips.            *Vegetarian option: use butter to saute the veggies.
  2. Add corn and carrots to bacon fat and cook until tender.
  3. Add cauliflower and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  4. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Add coconut milk and simmer until tender.
  6. Salt to taste and serve!

 

Topping ideas: Crumbled bacon, grated cheese, fritos or small tortilla strips.

What CAN you eat?

As someone with adult onset food allergies, when my specific allergens are brought up, several times I have had the response of: what CAN you eat?  Many people imagine a life with food allergies is full of eating mediocre packaged food and being deprived.  When I was first diagnosed, I felt that way too, but through my food allergies I have expanded my palate and grown exponentially as a home cook.

I have often found recipes online but have had to tweak them, often significantly to tailor it to my dietary needs. This blog will be a space where I share some of those modified recipes as well as other tips and tricks I have found for thriving with food allergies, especially as an adult!

I am not going to be able to tailor recipes to every restriction, but that is part of your journey, to take something and learn to edit and make it work for you.

My restrictions:

Celiac disease

Peanuts

Tomato

Black Pepper

Pineapple

Rye

 

Other things I have found that do not agree well with my body:

Onions

Spicy things

Romaine/iceberg lettuce or any lettuce that is too full of “roughage.”