“Honey, I’m home!” rang the familiar phrase as the man entered the home after a hard day at work. The father and husband would be greeted by a loving wife who had slaved over a hot stove to make a pleasant meal after his exhausting day. He would sit down at the table and indulge in the home cooked feast. Does this really have to be a fantasy or an image of the past? Or, can there still be a permeating smell that envelops the house and excites all who enter in the present? Yes this can be a reality. After the savory scent is detected, the mouth waters as the salivary glands are activated. Then, the stomach grumbles in anticipation of the upcoming dinner. No matter what gluten-free soup recipe is on the menu; whether it is Chicken Noodle, Hamburger, or Potato, it is sure to please the palate.
The best way to make a fabulous gluten-free Chicken Noodle Soup is to add homemade broth. Homemade chicken broth has a soft enticing taste that is free of added flavor enhancers. It is so pleasant that it brings on nostalgia from the days when grandma always slaved away at the stove for hours making her own broth. All that is needed is two cups of broth, along with one cup of water. Just dice one long carrot and one celery rib and add it to the mixed liquids. Next, add 1 cup of shredded chicken, 3/4 teaspoon of thyme, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, and some gluten-free noodles. It is as simple as it sounds and those who consume this savory meal will suppose that it took hours to create. Let them assume that, and in the meantime enjoy this delightful recipe.
For a more labor intensive (yet worth all of the effort) recipe, attempt the gluten-free Hamburger Soup. While chopping all of the luscious vegetables that grace this filling meal, turn on some music to take pleasure in during this process. Chop one cup of carrots, celery, green cabbage, and potatoes. Add these vegetables to one pound of cooked ground beef and 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice. In order to obtain liquid, use one quart of home canned tomatoes and water. Then to enhance the flavor, add thyme, basil, sea salt and black pepper. After listening and dancing away to music during the preparation of this soup, take a hot bath while it simmers. After an hour of relaxation, dinner will be ready and the fragrance of the ground beef, vegetables, and spices will entice everyone to the table to begin the feast.
Another great tasting recipe is gluten-free Potato Soup. The wonderful feature of this recipe is that it can be made dairy-free and vegan as well. I make it gluten-free and dairy-free to meet the special needs of my family, but regular milk can easily be substituted. Simply pour four cups of coconut milk into a large pan. Then, chop three red potatoes, two long carrots, and two celery ribs. Combine these vegetables with the milk and add paprika, sea salt, and pepper. Once the vegetables have simmered for 45 minutes, add four tablespoons cornstarch to a half cup of water and mix well. Add the mixture to the completed meal and thicken. The blend of spices combined with the coconut milk gives this soup a unique taste that will lure those present back for seconds.
With the choice of these three gluten-free soups, dinner will be a smashing hit for those who indulge in it. The permeating smells that induce the salivary glands to be excited and the stomach to beg for food will leave everyone ecstatic for dinner. “Honey, I’m home,” will now be a phrase that everyone excitedly recites as they enter the walls of their home knowing that a luscious meal waits.