Gluten Free & God Seeking

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sara's Grandpa's Recipe for Mexican Beans

A few weeks ago I ate some amazing Mexican beans.  They were made by my nephew's wife, and she said that it was her grandpa's recipe.  I always like to find a family recipe that's been passed down through the generations. 

Their home is on a lake on the Olympic Peninsula, and after an afternoon of swimming, playing on the rope swing and trampoline, we were all starving!  The piles of hot dogs, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, and Mexican beans hit the spot.  Maybe it was sitting around a camp fire with their serene lake beside us, but I ate two helpings of those beans!

 
Sara's Grandpa's Recipe for Mexican Beans

1.  Prepare beans:  Wash 5 cups of pinto beans and put in a large bowl with water to cover.
In the morning, pour off the water.

2.  Put the beans into a soup pot and add enough fresh water to cover. 

3.  Add  seasonings & rotel tomatoes: 5 cloves of minced garlic and 2 cans of rotel tomatoes. Then she adds 1 packet of chili seasoning, but because I have celiac disease, I'm going to add 1 T of chili powder, 1 t cumin 1-2 T of fresh cilantro, 2 t of salt,  1/2 t of black pepper, and 1/2 t of oregano. 

4.  Simmer until the beans are tender about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Taste and make any seasoning adjustments.  She told me she usually adds more chili powder.

5.  Condiments:  Chop up a bowl of sweet onion and grate up a bowl of cheddar cheese.

Note:  Sara told me the texture is more like a stew.

Other Mexican recipes on this blog:

Mexican Casseroles
Texas Style Gluten Free Stacked Enchiladas  (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Acapulco Delight - A great Mexican Enchilada (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Michelle's Favorite Vegetarian Enchiladas   (From my daughter)
Kathy's Baked Chili & Chips Casserole  (From my church cookbook, Come & Dine)
Gluten Free Mexican Quinoa Casserole  (From an Internet search)
Fiesta Gluten Free Tamale Pie   (From my church cookbook, Come & Dine)
Authentic Chicken Enchiladas Verde  (From a church friend)
Rebecca's Favorite Chicken & Chile Enchiladas  (From a church friend)
Delores's Chicken & Tortilla Casserole (Made Gluten Free)  (From my church cookbook, Come & Dine)
Great Beef Enchiladas - From my church cookbook, Come & Dine

Tacos, Chimichangas  & Etc.
Rachel Ray's Recipe for the Best Fish Tacos   (From Food Network)
Fantastic Baked Chimichangas  (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Authentic Chicken Flautas  (My hispanic friend Abbie taught me how to make these!)
Delicious Chicken Fajitas  (A mix of many recipes)
Fabulous Vegetarian Gluten Free Fajitas   (From an Internet search)
Easy Gluten Free Baked Taquitos  (From a newspaper clip)

Beans & Rice
The Best Homemade Refried Beans  (From an Internet search)
Texas Pinto Beans & Rice  (From my Texas airport cookbook)
Baked Chili & Chips (My daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)

Mexican Chicken & Beef
Anna's Pollo Guisado (Mexican Braised Chicken)  (From a church friend in Phoenix)
Fantastic Gluten Free Carne Asada!  (From an Internet search--a combination of sites)
Belizean Chicken, Black Beans & Rice, and Belizean Coleslaw  (From my daughter's family)

Soups
Mexican Chicken Soup- A Great Remedy for Colds & Flu  (I got this over 25 years ago from a Mexican cookbook)
Bethany's Crowd Pleasing Tortilla Soup  (From a friend in Califiornia)
Southwest Turkey Soup   (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Salads
Baja Salad with Black Beans & Quinoa  (My own version of something I ate in Seattle)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How Can You Keep the 10 Commandments?

I read something that surprised me about the 10 commandments.  Like most kids in Sunday School, I heard a lot about the commandments.  But I could never tell  anyone I couldn't keep ALL of them.  Talk about pressure, and I never heard anybody in my life ever admit the
y couldn't either. That is until I read this.

It's really helped me to get that God knew because of the fall there was NO WAY we could ever in a million years keep these 10 commandments!  And what surprised me from my reading in chapter 63 in the Life-Study of Exodus was that God had no intention that we, and you have to underscore the we here, keep them!!! He actually wanted these commandments to expose  the children of Israel's INABILITY to keep them!!!   

Witness Lee says in this chapter when they said, all God has spoken we will do, they really didn't know the depth of their fallen nature!!  Knowing you can't keep the commandment might discourage you, trying and struggling over and over. That's what  Paul was talking about at the end of Romans 7. I really was touched in this chapter  with the secret Witness Lee shares  for how to deal with the 10 commandments:
In my experience with the Lord I have learned a particular secret, and I would like to share it with you.  The secret is whenever you find that the Bible tells you to do a certain thing, do not say, "Lord, I'll do this. I just ask You to help me do it."  Instead, tell Him that you love Him, but that you are not able to fulfill His requirements.  For instance a young person may say "Lord, I love You. The Bible tells me to honor my parents. Lord, I must confess that I cannot honor them.  But I do love You and Your word, I want to stay with  You according to Your word. Lord, I just want to be here with You." Then the Lord will assure that young person that although he cannot honor his parents, He Himself will do this in him. We should simply say amen to the Word of God. Then the Lord will do in us what we could never do ourselves (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Exodus.  Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1980, Print).
You can listen to excerpts of this life training and some outstanding commentary by listening to Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee on Exodus.

Other Posts on the Life-Study of Exodus:

Why Did God Use So Many Women in Exodus 1 & 2?
Taking a Closer Look at the Conflict Between God and Pharaoh in Exodus 5
What Does the Name Jehovah Mean in Exodus 6:2?
Why Did God Really Send the Manna in Exodus 6?
What is the Meaning of the Bitter Waters at Marah in Exodus 15:23?
How are the 10 Commandments Like God's Engagement Covenant in Exodus 20?


Friday, August 19, 2016

How to Make & Can Your Own Peach Jam

There's something special about homemade jam.  It reminds me of  watching my grandmother making jam and canning fruits and vegetables on a hot summer day.  It's about connection. It's about sharing my country heritage with my children and young grandchildren.  This summer I wanted to make peach jam again.  I like using Sure Jell's Low Sugar recipe because I like to be able to taste the fruit more than the sugar!  
 
  If you've never made your own jam, I hope this recipe motivates you to start a new summer tradition! 

Making Low Sugar Peach Jam & Canning Peach Jam

1. Get  the water bath canner ready: Fill your water bath canner with enough water to cover the jars and bring it to a boil.  This takes about 30-40  minutes.

2. Prepare fruit
  Rinse and then finely chop 4 1/2 cups of peaches.
3. Prepare jars: 
(1)   Wash the canning jars you will need in hot sudsy water. 
(2)  After they’ve been rinsed, fill them with hot water until they’re needed. This will keep the jars from breaking when they’re filled with the hot jam.

4. Into the saucepan add
(1)  The chopped peaches. 
(2)  Stir into the peaches 1 2 T of fresh lemon juice.
(3)  In a small bowl stir 1/4 cup of sugar into 1 package of Ball No Sugar Needed Fruit Pectin.  Then slowly add it and whisk to remove lumps. 
(4)  Add 1 t of butter to reduce foaming. 
(5) Bring this mixture to a full rolling boil (one that cannot be stirred down) over medium high heat. Stir the jam constantly so it doesn't scorch!

(6) If you want to add sugar:  You don’t have to add any sugar to this kind of jam to get it to set, but the instructions say the lack of sugar will affect the appearance and the taste will be a bit tart.  Taste the jam to see how much sugar you want to add—this can be from nothing up to 3 cups.  I usually add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of sugar.  
(7) If you add sugar, let the jam come back to a boil for one minute stirring constantly so it doesn't scorch. I usually turn on my timer for this. Remove any foam on the top and remove from heat and get ready to fill the jars.
5. Meanwhile Prepare lids
(1)   Pour about 1-2 cups of  boiling water into a pan that's not on a burner.  Let stand in water until ready to use.

 6. Ladle the jam into the jars: 
(1)   Empty the jars as you need them of their hot water, and then ladle into the jar using a funnel leaving about ¼” space. 
(2)  Wipe the rim and threads clean with a damp cloth because if you leave something on the lid, it might prevent a good seal from forming.



7.  Put on the lid and screw on the band:  Put the lid on the jar and hold it steady with your fingertip while you screw on the band until it’s what they call fingertip tight (which means don’t overdo it!). I am using the picture from when I made applesauce.

 8.  Finish the rest of the jars Go through steps 6 & 7 until all the jam is gone.
9.  Process in the canner:  When the water is boiling in the canner, put the jars in one by one with the jar lifter.  Make sure they don’t touch each other on the rack.  Add more hot water if it doesn’t cover the top of the jars.  Put the lid on the canner and process for 10 minutes—you count the time when it comes to a full rolling boil.  Follow altitude directions on your pectin package.  Let jars sit in the canner for 5 minutes before removing.
10.  Remove jars: Use the lifter to remove each jar and sit them on a flat surface to cool.  Do not touch the jars or the bands for 12-24 hours!  If you do, you may break the seal.

11. Test seals: 
(1)   A good seal:  The next day you can check the seals by pressing the center of each lid. If the lid doesn’t flex up and down, it’s sealed.
(2)  A bad seal: If a jar didn’t seal, you can put the jam in the refrigerator for 3 weeks or you can reprocess it with a new lid for 10 minutes.
12.  Clean jars  & remove bands:  Wipe down the jars and remove the bands.  Store the jam in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.  Homemade Jam makes a nice gift!

Other jam posts you can check out on this blog:

Making Low Sugar Blackberry Jam
How to Make Low Sugar Raspberry Jam
Homemade Apple Butter
Triple Berry Low Sugar Jam
How to Make & Can Your Own Blueberry Jam
Just Like Grandma's Homemade Low Sugar Strawberry Jam
Grandma's Recipe for Dandelion Honey

Other canning posts you can check out on this blog:

Making & Canning Applesauce  
Tasty Countertop Pickles - Naturally Fermented Without Vinegar!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How are the 10 Commandments Like God's Engagement Covenant in Exodus 20?

    After reading this you're probably going to see the ten commandments in a whole another way. Here's why, lots of people take the commandments as a code of conduct, and like most kids growing up that’s all they were to me, too.  And my conduct wasn’t always the greatest.  I felt a bit frustrated by the ten commandments like how was I ever supposed to live up to all of that? 
With my grandkids on the Birch Bay tide flats
    When I was a young mother I read  this  Life-Study of Exodus for the first time.  And it totally surprised me when Witness Lee shared that the 10 commandments weren’t about a list of do’s and don’ts, but they were actually God’s engagement covenant with His people!! Who would have thought?   I liked how he stopped at this point and shared the thread in the Old Testament to prove this:  


Hosea 2:19-20  And I will betroth you unto Me forever;… I will even betroth you unto Me in faithfulness: and you shall Know the Lord.
Jeremiah 2:2  I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your betrothals, how you followed after Me in the wilderness,….
Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by you, and looked upon you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I swore unto you, and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord God, and you became mine.
Jeremiah 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which My covenant they broke, although I was a husband unto them, says the Lord.

If you’re having a hard time seeing this, I hope these excerpts on pages 617, 621- 622 that I pulled out of chapters 52 and 53 will make it clearer: 
The Bible may even be regarded as the story of God’s courtship of man….Have you ever realized that the giving of the law was a transaction in which God’s people became engaged with Him?...The law was an engagement paper, an engagement covenant….The law gave the terms for the engagement between God and His people….We may say that the first nineteen chapters of Exodus are chapters in which God was courting, wooing, even “dating” His people. He wanted to be their unique Beloved.  His desire was that the people would love Him and Him alone. Thus, God was the loving One seeking His people’s love (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Exodus. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1980, Print).
      Then brother Lee goes through how the first five commandments show the correlation between a human courtship  and God’s heart in Exodus 20.  Here's my paraphrase:  Just like a young man courting a young woman, God wanted His people to only love Him, and that's why the first commandment says we should have no other gods before Him. In the second command God tells them not to make any graven image and bow down to it.  This is like a man not wanting his fiancée to have any pictures of other men but only his own.
        In the 3rd commandment God tells them they shouldn't take His name in vain.  In the same way that a young man wants his future bride to love and cherish his name, God wants His people to revere His name. When God told His people they needed to remember the Sabbath day, that was a mark upon them just like an engagement ring sets apart a woman to a particular man. Up to that time no people on the face of the earth had ever set apart a day just to worship God.
    I was thinking wow a lot while I was reading through some of these chapters.  It's touching to see that God's intention that His believers be His bride is developed further in the New Testament.  Check out John 3:29-30; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:22-29; and Revelation 21:2. These chapters have helped me to see that throughout all the centuries God's intention has never changed.  He's always been seeking a loving relationship with His redeemed people. 
You can listen to excerpts of this life training and some outstanding commentary by listening to Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee on Exodus.

Other Posts on the Life-Study of Exodus:

Why Did God Use So Many Women in Exodus 1 & 2?
Taking a Closer Look at the Conflict Between God and Pharaoh in Exodus 5
What Does the Name Jehovah Mean in Exodus 6:2?
Why Did God Really Send the Manna in Exodus 6?
What is the Meaning of the Bitter Waters at Marah in Exodus 15:23?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

My Son-in-Law's Own Recipe for Greek Chicken

  Today I got to watch my son-in-law make up a batch of his yummy Greek chicken.  His dad was born in Italy, and Jeremy loves to cook both Italian and Greek food.  He likes to put all the ingredients for the marinade directly on top of the chicken in a ziploc bag.  I put them in a bowl so you could dip your finger in and check it to see how it tastes.  He has cooked with his dad and family so much, he just smells it to make sure it's right.  


Jeremy told me he doesn't like to add the salt to the marinade but after he flips it on the grill, he sprinkles the chicken with salt.  He heard from someone that adding salt to the marinade causes the chicken to dry out. So I'm leaving this to you.  

 We took this to a park and had a family picnic.  For our part we brought Jeremy's Greek salad (It's in the list below), pita, hummus, and potato salad .   



Greek Chicken Thighs/Breasts

1. Prepare chicken:  Rinse a 2 1/2 pound bag of chicken thighs, and put them into a ziploc bag.

2.  Prepare marinade - Put the following in a bowl:
(1)  1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
(2)  Roll a lemon and juice it. 
(3)  Mince 3 cloves of garlic
(4)  Add 2 T of rosemary.
(5)  1 t of oregano.
(6)  3 T of chopped fresh parsley.
(7) 1 t of salt (or salt on grill)  and black pepper.
(8)  Taste marinade and add any additional herbs.

3.  Pour the marinade over the chicken  - Squeeze the bag until the chicken is completely coated. 

4.  Grill or broil chicken:   After you've gotten your grill prepped,  my son-in-law told me to put the grill on medium-high heat and sear the chicken on each side.  Then bring it down to medium and cook it about 4 to 5 minutes a side or until done. 

Other Italian & Greek Pasta Recipes on This Blog:

Italian & Greek Chicken:
Incredible Gluten Free Chicken Souvlaki   (My son-in-law's marinade recipe)
Chicken Cacciatore with Peppers & Mushrooms  (My mother-in-law)
You've Got to Try This Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan!  (From my church cook book, Come & Dine)

Pasta Cassroles:
The Best Gluten Free Lasagna   (From my church Come & Dine cookbook)
Delicious Gluten Free Chicken Tetrazzini     (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
Jan's Classic  Baked Spaghetti Casserole

 Classic Pastas:
My Mom's Splendiferous Gluten Free Spaghetti  (My mother's amazing sauce!)
Ginger's Family Favorite Gluten Free Beef Stroganof   (From my friend Ginger)
Gluten Free Pasta Aioli - Sausage & Vegetable Penne  (From my daughter and son-in-law)
Incredible Gluten Free Pasta Primavera     (Combination of two Internet searches)
Fantastic Gluten Free Salmon Fettucine 
Easy to Make Gluten Free Shrimp Linguini   (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Carmine's Authentic Italian Pasta Sauce  (From my son-in-law's father who was born in Italy)

Mac & Cheeses
Fantastic Gluten Free Macaroni & Cheese  (Modified from Heritage & Internet search)
Gluten Free Comfort Food - Downright Delicious Gluten Free Tuna Noodle Casserole  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Northwest Crab Mac & Cheese  - From a 5th grade friend's recipe project
Whidbey Island Crab & Noodle Bake - A classy crab mac & cheese recipe from my mother-in-law

Pizza
Judi's Gluten Free Crazy Crust Pizza -  Spinach, Artichoke & Feta Pizza (From a friend)

Soups:
This is the Best Minestrone Soup!  (From my son's Internet search and tweaking)
Mouth Watering Italian Turkey Sausage Soup   (This is  my friend Debbie's recipe)

Salads:
Tasty Gluten Free Pasta Salad   (I've been making this salad for over 20 years!)
Jeremy D's Sensational Greek Salad  (From my son-in-law who is half Italian)
Michelle's Greek Quinoa Salad   (My daughter came up with this way to use quinoa)

Friday, June 24, 2016

What is the Meaning of the Bitter Waters at Marah in Exodus 15:23?

     I've learned that Exodus is a  book that pictures both our redemption and salvation.  A lot of the pictures are easy to spot like the Passover being a picture of both God’s judgment on Satan and our redemption. It’s also pretty clear that the crossing of the Red Sea is a picture of our baptism.  
Walking with my grandkids on Whidbey Island
      But the scene at Marah in Exodus 15 may not make much sense.  I didn't know that  Marah wasn’t on the usual northern route that people took from Egypt to Canaan until I read chapter 30  of the Life-Study of Exodus.  Witness Lee points out here it was on a southern route that didn’t have any water, so why would God lead them that way?  Besides that, when they came to the body of water at Marah, it was bitter. By reading these verses in Exodus 15 you can see they were pretty crabby by then:
And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.  If you will diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah your God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and will give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am Jehovah your Healer (Heb. Jehovah Ropheka). Exodus 15:23, 26
But God always has a plan, and I was touched to see in this chapter that God purposely led them southward  so that they would have to go  through the Red Sea, an awesome picture of our baptism, and then go on to Marah. These excerpts on pages 350-352 helped me understand the significance of Marah for my spiritual experience:
When Moses cast the tree into the waters, the waters were made sweet.  First Peter 2:24 indicates that the tree signifies the cross of Christ. The cross of Christ, the unique cross, is the healing cross. This picture corresponds to our spiritual experience.  After we are baptized and begin to walk in newness of life, we are troubled because we have no natural water….When we cry out to the Lord in prayer, He shows us the vision of the crucified Christ. We need to see the vision of the cross.  Seeing this vision, we apply the cross of Christ to our situation, and immediately the bitter waters become sweet …..The experience of the children of Israel at Marah portrays a principle, not merely an incident...If we consider this in light of experience, we shall realize that the cross of Christ heals not only our bitter situation, but it also heals us. Not only are the waters of our circumstances bitter; we ourselves are also bitter and in need of healing.  Our very self is bitter.  In other words, the self is sick.  We are sick physically, psychologically, and also spiritually….When I have been in bitter circumstances, often the Lord has pointed me to the cross of Christ. I realized that I needed to take the cross and live a crucified life. This saved me from my bitter situation, and my bitter circumstances were healed (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Exodus. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1979, Print).
    A few times the Lord has brought me to my own Marah, and this word has  come back to me.  At the end of this chapter brother Lee underscores that God considered His people sick and that’s why in Exodus 15:26 He tells them that He is their healer.  What I got from this chapter is when my situation is bitter, it's another opportunity for me to tell God where I'm at and let Him change my bitter waters.  

You can listen to excerpts of this life training and some outstanding commentary by listening to Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee on Exodus.

Other Posts on the Life-Study of Exodus:

Why Did God Use So Many Women in Exodus 1 & 2?
Taking a Closer Look at the Conflict Between God and Pharaoh in Exodus 5
What Does the Name Jehovah Mean in Exodus 6:2?
Why Did God Really Send the Manna in Exodus 6?

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Another Way to Eat more Antioxidant Rich Kale: Curried Lentil Medley Soup

    Don't turn up your nose at the title of this recipe. Because if you do, you'll miss out on an amazing soup.  Not only does it have protein rich lentils, but it has squash and kale!  And this unique blend of ingredients makes a sumptuous soup!  The curry powder is just enough to add a nice kick to the broth.  This recipe comes from my church Come & Dine cookbook, which like church cookbooks is an amazing resource of tried and true recipes.  

    RIght now my lettuce, spinach, and kale are growing like crazy because of the warm weather.  




Curried Lentil Medley

1.  Prepare vegetables:
(1)  Chop 1/2 cup of onion
(2)  Mince 1 clove of garlic
(3)  Cut and cube up 1 1/2 cups of butternut squash (I used sweet potatoes today)
(4)  Coarsely chop medium size bunch of kale (chop up the stems, too!)

2.  Prepare soup:
(1)  Put 2 T of oil into the bottom of a Dutch oven or soup pot and sauté onion until tender.  Then add garlic, 1 T Indian curry powder, 1/2 t ground cumin, 1/4 t cayenne pepper, and cook for 1 minute.
(2)  Add 2 cartons (about 27 3/4 oz.) of chicken broth (You can use packaged or make it yourself like I do with about 5 cups of water and  4-5 t of  Organic Better than Bouillon Reduced Sodium Chicken Base), 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 can of diced tomatoes, and 1 cup of dried lentils and cook for 20 minutes.
(3)  Stir in 1 t of salt, 3/4 t of black pepper, and the squash. Simmer about 10 more minutes.
(4)  Then add the kale and cook until tender about 10-15 minutes.
(5)  Simmer until ready to serve.

List of My Favorite Soups, Chili & Stew Recipes

Beef 
Grandma's Favorite Beef Stew  (My mother-in-law's delicious recipe!)
Just Like Home Ukrainian Borscht   (A Polish student  said this tasted like his mom's!)
Mouth Watering Italian  Sausage Soup   (This is my friend Debbie's recipe)

Poultry
This is the Best Gluten Free Minestrone Soup!   (A recipe my son modified)
Mexican Fiesta Chicken Soup   (A recipe I got years ago from a Mexican cookbook)
My Thanksgiving Turkey Soup  (My very own special concoction!)
Gary's Incredible Gluten Free Arkansas Gumbo  (Given to me by a Bible study friend from Arkansas)
Jeannie's French Market Soup  (A friend from when my kids were little)
Southwest Turkey Soup  (From my Syre School cookbook)

Fish
Northwest Salmon Chowder  (From my Heritage School cookbook)
Almost Like Ivar's Clam Chowder (From my Come & Dine Cookbook)

Bean & Legumes
Vi's Best Chili  (A  Bible study friend's great recipe)
Bethany's Crowd Pleasing Tortilla Soup  (One of my daughter's friends special soup)
Country Style Lentil Soup   (From my Heritage School cookbook)
Kathy's Texas Chili & Chips (From my church Come & Dine cookbook)
Spicy Cuban Black Bean Soup (From a store recipe card)
Marilyn's Make It From Scratch Chili  (From my mother-in-law)
Lisa's Red Lentil Soup (From my friend Lisa)

Vegetable
Downright Delicious Potato & Kale Soup  (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
A Great Fall Soup - Make it From Scratch Corn Potato Chowder  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
French Pumpkin Soup  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Asian
Chinese Chicken Soups  - Bok choy chicken, chicken & spinach, and chicken & cabbage (Modified from Internet search by our Chinese students)
Make Your Own Gluten Free Chicken Pho!  (Modified from a newspaper article)
Gluten Free Chinese Hot Pot  (Modified by a Chinese student)
Chinese Egg Drop Soup  &  Chinese Egg & Tomato Soup  (Modified  from a student's recipe)
Vegetarian & Gluten Free Tom Yum Soup (A delicious Thai soup) 
Deluxe Miso Soup (Kenchinjiru)   (Adapted from Internet search)
A Thai Mom Teaches Me How to Make Tom Yum Kung  (A student's mom's recipe)
A Vietnamese Cooking Lesson - Lien's Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Soup  (An International student's aunt's recipe)
Cooking Beef Pho for Vietnamese Students  (Modified Recipe)
Asian Curried Chicken Soup  (From my Come & Dine church cookbook)
Rose's Chinese Beef Bone Soup    (From my Chinese friend Rose)