Gluten and Dairy Free Smoked Bacon & Haddock Chowder

Hello everyone

I’m back home from an amazing trip to Germany.  It was really easy to get gluten and dairy free food – I’ll write up a little article about my experiences and share the usual pictures of what I had to eat and where about incase any of you are visiting the area.

Today’s recipe is for hearty smoked bacon and haddock chowder.  I’ve had this recipe photographed for a while but never got round to sharing it.

It is pretty simple to make, packed full of flavour and is something a little bit different for dinner or lunch.

I’ve been working on a  recipe for dark chocolate chip and cinnamon blondies which I’m hoping to bake and photograph today.  Fingers crossed they work out well and I can share the recipe with you soon.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Smoked Bacon & Haddock Chowder

Gluten and Dairy Free Red Lentil Chicken Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 160g red lentils, washed
  • 800ml chicken stock
  • 400ml can of coconut milk
  • 1 chicken breast
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

  1. Place the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat
  2. Add in the garlic, ginger, onion, carrot, curry powder, garam masala and chilli flakes
  3. Saute for 5 minutes
  4. Stir in the lentils and tomato puree
  5. Pour in the chicken stock and coconut milk
  6. Add in the chicken breast and bring to the boil
  7. Simmer for 20 minutes
  8. Remove the chicken breast and shred with two forks
  9. Blend the soup, season with salt and pepper and then stir through the shredded chicken
  10. Serve topped with some fresh herbs and an extra sprinkle of chilli flakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Italian Chicken Tomato Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 1 chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 50g gluten free pasta
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning

Method

  1. Place a drizzle of olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat
  2. Add in the garlic, pepper and onion and sauté for 5 minutes
  3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock
  4. Bring to the boil then add the chicken and pasta
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes
  6. Stir in the basil and season to taste
  7. Serve

Gluten and Dairy Free Yellow Split Pea Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 250g yellow split peas
  • 1250ml vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 4 slices smoked bacon, cook and cut into pieces

Directions

  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat
  2. Add the onions, garlic, basil and paprika and saute for 5 minutes
  3. Wash the yellow split peas and add to the pan
  4. Stir in the stock and bring to the boil
  5. Simmer on a low heat for an hour
  6. Add more stock if the soup is too thick
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  8. Blend until smooth then divide between four bowls
  9. Top with the smoked bacon pieces

Gluten and Dairy Free Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Hello

This recipe is perfect to make if you have some cooked leftover chicken to use up.  It is so quick to put together and it has to be one of my favourite soups of all time.

I use vermicelli rice noodles as they are naturally gluten free and can be picked up fairly cheaply in the supermarket Asian section.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 400ml can of coconut milk
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into cubes
  • 150g vermicelli rice noodles
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Directions

  1. Place the olive oil in large saucepan over a medium heat
  2. Add in the curry powder, garam masala, chilli flakes, turmeric and garlic
  3. Cook for a couple of minutes
  4. Stir in the onion and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes
  5. Pop in the chicken, lime juice, coconut milk and chicken stock
  6. Bring to the boil
  7. Add the noodles and simmer for 3 minutes
  8. Season to taste
  9. Divide between four bowls and serve

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken and Leek Soup

Hello everyone

I can’t believe that it is still snowing in April – fingers crossed that is the last of the winter weather and we are finally heading into Spring.  I’m looking forward to starting some of my more summer themed recipes for salads, ice-cream and BBQ ideas and also having natural light to photograph food when I get home from work.  At least it is sunny today and maybe I can start thinking about putting some of my winter clothes away for a bit – I was looking at buying some dark lilac trousers the other day but was put off by the thought of trudging through the rain and snow in them!

Today’s recipe uses the flavours from a delicious chicken and leek pie with a warming bowl of potato and leek soup.  I’ve used a little dairy free milk to make this soup lovely and creamy.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken and Leek Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken and Leek Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 220g potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1200ml chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 150ml dairy free milk
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Directions

  1. Place the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat
  2. Add in the garlic, rosemary, onion and leek
  3. Saute for 5 minutes
  4. Stir in the potatoes and chicken stock
  5. Bring to the boil
  6. Add in the chicken breasts and simmer for 15 minutes
  7. Remove the chicken and cut into cubes
  8. Blend the soup
  9. Stir in the milk, seasoning and chicken then heat gently
  10. Serve with some chilli flakes and chives

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Cheese, Broccoli & Potato Soup

Hello

This week’s recipes all seem to be inspired by the snow and bad weather we have been having for the last few weeks.  So while it is March and I should be thinking about Spring recipes I’m still making warming soup, porridge and hot chocolate recipes.

I had some of Sainsbury’s dairy free cheddar style cheese with chives which I crumbled through this soup to give it a lovely rich flavour.   A perfect lunch when it was snowing outside.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Cheese, Broccoli & Potato Soup

Gluten and Dairy Free Smoked Bacon & Haddock Chowder

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 3o0ml dairy free milk
  • 120ml water
  • 1 medium sized haddock fillet
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 small leek, finely sliced
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free flour
  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 slices of smoked bacon, cut into little pieces
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 50g cooked peeled prawns
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • sprinkle of chilli flakes, optional

Method

  1. Place the dairy free milk, water and haddock in a saucepan
  2. Bring to the boil, cover and then simmer gently for 5 minutes
  3. Remove the fish from the pan, flake into chunks and set aside
  4. Set aside the liquid the fish was cooked in
  5. Add the olive oil to a pan and saute the onion, leek and garlic until soft
  6. Sprinkle over the flour then stir in the liquid you cooked the fish in
  7. Stir in the sweet potatoes and bring to boil
  8. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
  9. Stir in the flaked haddock and prawns
  10. Fry the bacon until crispy
  11. Ladle into bowls and top the chowder with the bacon, chilli and chives