Saturday, January 8, 2011

Traveling gluten-free with Scrumptious Soup

The Recipe: Corn Chowder

  • serves 8

2 oz salted pork, diced and fried brown. Diced spiral cut ham is an easy alternative. Add 1 small sliced onion and cook 5 minutes.

Add in layers:
1 c. corn
2 c. diced potatoes
1 1/2 c. raw or canned tomatoes
1 T brown sugar
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
4 c. boiling water

Cook slowly until tender. Stir in 1 cup of milk or add a dash to individual bowls (for a beautiful swirl).

The Exquisite Evidence

Wheatless Welch flaunting her Inner French Chef

My Take on the Bake
A delicious and hearty soup to warm the soul. Feels great on a cold January evening. The chopping was a bother for me as I am still learning to confidently wield large sharp knives without chopping off my digits, but hopefully I'll get better with all of the practice this month. Normally we add a dash of milk to our soup bowls after serving, but I didn't have any milk to eat it with when I took this picture. It still tasted fine, just less chowdery without the dairy product.

My first travel experience gluten-free
I didn't have any milk because I am visiting my sister at college this weekend, and she didn't have any. I'm just starting to grasp how hard it will be on all of my future travels to eat gluten-free. During our 5 hour car drive,
we stopped at a Panera Bread and my sister ordered a panini. I asked if they had any gluten-free options, but they didn't. Instead I fed myself with a piece of fruit and tons of tortilla chips while driving. What if I had to go on a really long driving trip? I wouldn't have much luck at fast food places. Instead I'd have to pack a cold dinner and stop to eat. I'm thinking chips and salsa, salads, wraps, or sandwiches with gluten-free bread. As for staying someplace, I'm lucky my sister has a microwave or I'd be stuck with the above menu the whole time, or venture into unfamiliar restaurants and ask for gluten-free options. With just a microwave and no pots or pans I had to make the soup before I left home. Luckily her friend has some, so I'll be able to make rice for dinner tonight. My gluten-free traveling will just have to be very well thought out.


  1. Krissy! I thought you should know that your gluten-free cooking looks simply scrumptious.

  2. Thanks! I hope it all turns out that nice.