Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cream of Broccoli Soup (Dairy & Gluten Free)

My daughter, at her
happy place "Disneyland"

I am excited to share that I made my first official Dairy Free & Gluten Free recipe! And I am here to tell about it! Really, it wasn't that hard and it was actually very tasty. I was really surprised. My (17 year old) daughter is having some stomach issues and we are at the beginning stages of figuring all of this out. In the mean time, she is on a dairy-free and gluten-free diet! Yes, I have been blog hunting like crazy looking for gluten-free recipes. We had some broccoli left from last week's farmers market and of course she wanted Broccoli Cheese Soup, so in searching I found this great blog Living Free which had a recipe for Broccoli & Potato Cream Soup, the next best thing!

Cream of Broccoli Soup
original recipe from Living Free, adapted and changed to fit our needs

3 cups water, divided
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 small head of fresh broccoli, diced
3 carrot sticks, diced
3 medium potato chopped into cubes (leave skins on)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups Almond milk, divided
1/2 cup chicken broth (I couldn't find vegetable broth, so I am hoping the chicken was okay)4 tablespoons rice flour, divided
2 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Boil the onion, broccoli, carrots and potato in a large sauce pan with 2 cups of water for about about 15 minutes. Drain the water and place the veggies in a blender or food processor. In saucepan, add oil, 1 cup of Almond Milk, and 1/2 cup of chicken broth, whisk in the rice flour and corn starch and bring to a low boil. You’ll want to make sure you whisk this until there are no ‘chunks’ and its very smooth. Once it is well blended, add in 1 cup of water and bring to boil, again.

Meanwhile, microwave the additional 2 cups of Almond Milk for 3 minutes. Add the milk from the microwave to the pan and whisk well. Then add the vegetable puree (we left it a little chunky) and continue to simmer on the stove for about 35 minutes.

Soup will thicken as it continues to simmer, add a few seasonings of your choice (if desired) and its ready!

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Disclaimer: I am in no way a doctor, nutritionist or otherwise knowledgeable about a Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free diet. I am just a mom stumbling and falling along the way trying to figure out what to serve my daughter. If I make a mistake I apologize. I try and read every label, but there may be times when I mess-up! I advise you to check ALL labels of the brands of products you are using to ensure that they are Dairy-Free and/or Gluten-Free.

This post is also linked to: Show & Tell, Real Food Wednesday, Mouthwatering Monday and Meatless Mondays


  1. Sounds good! Soup is one of the easiest things to make dairy and gluten free. You can also make cornbread to go with it - just use almond milk and a gluten-free baking mix (like gluten-free Bisquick) instead of the flour!

  2. I'm always on the look out for glutton free recipes for my sis-in-law. Thanks for sharing. We have a recipe up too.

  3. sounds great! Blessings!


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