Gluten Free & God Seeking

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gluten Free Nordy Bars

  These bars have it all!  Butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and nuts.  A few weeks ago I needed something gluten free to take to my daughter-in-law's baby shower.  I scanned through my cookbooks looking at the bar recipes, and I saw this one.

  I'd never made it before, so I was a bit hesitant, but when I looked it over, I thought to myself what wouldn't taste good with a bag of butterscotch chips, 2 cups of chocolate chips  2 cups of marshmallows, and a cup of walnuts?! 

My granddaughter was over to spend the night, and before playing checkers, we made them up. It's so  much fun to cook together! Next time I might try to keep some butterscotch chips to get stirred in at the end with the chocolate chips. 


Gluten Free Nordy Bars


1.  Prepare dry ingredients - In a medium size bowl stir:  1/2 cup of brown rice flour, 1/2 cup of tapioca flour, and 1/2 cup of sorghum flour, 2 t of baking powder, 1/2 t of salt.

2.  Whisk 2 eggs (you will add them later to the saucepan below)

3.  In a medium-sized saucepan put:
(1) 1/2 cup of butter and let it melt.
(2) Add one 12 oz package of butterscotch chips (or a bit less if you like to reduce sugar)
(3) Then stir in 1/2 cup of brown sugar.  Stir until everything is melted.
(4)  Stir in whisked eggs and  flour mixture.
(5)  Mix thoroughly.  Then stir in 2 t of vanilla and cool about 15 minutes.
(6)  After completely cooled, stir in 1 cup of chopped pecans/walnuts, one 12 oz package of chocolate chips, and 2 cups of marshmellows.

4. Bake the nordy bars:
(1) Using a spatula, put the batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
(2)  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
(3)  Cool completely before cutting.  You can refrigerate them a bit before cutting if that helps.

Other Gluten Free Baking & Desserts on This Blog:

Breads & Coffee Cakes:
Gluten free & Low-fat Banana Bread (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Celebrate Fall With Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread (A friend's recipe)
Delicious Gluten Free Zucchini Bread (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Favorite Gluten Free Cranberry Nut Bread (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
Claudia's Blueberry Coffee Cake (Made Gluten Free!) (From a former neighbor)
Here's a Zucchini Bread with a Hawaiian Twist! Gluten Free Pineapple Zucchini Bread (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Cakes:
Gluten Free German Apple Cake (From my grandmother)
You Won't Believe It's Gluten Free Carrot Cake (From my daughter's husband's grandma)
Judi's Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake (From a church friend)
Judi's Gluten Free Orange Chiffon Cake (From a church friend)
Marilyn's Spectacular Gluten Free Oatmeal Cake (My mother-in-law's--she's a great cook!)
The Best Gluten Free Black Bottom Cupcakes (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Delicious Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Grandma's Gluten Free Applesauce Cake (From an Internet search--tastes like my grandma's!)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Banana Cake (From my grandma)
Rosie's Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Overwhelmed By Your Bumper Crop of Zucchini? Try Claudia's Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake! (From my former neighbor Claudia of 12 years)


Cookies:
Gluten Free Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Mom's Go To For Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
The Best Gluten Free Recipe for Snickerdoodles (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Rocky Road Brownies (From a church friend)
Mark's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies - Made Gluten Free! (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Judi's Gluten Free Oatmeal Craisin & Coconut Cookies (From a church friend)

Cornbread & Rolls:
Beth's Amazing Gluten Free Cornbread (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Crisps & Pies:
Lena's Rhubarb Crunch (A crisp with a gluten free top and bottom crust!) (My daughter-in-law's mother. She's an amazing cook, which I think most of us moms become after a few years!)
Delicious Gluten Free Apple Crisp (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Ginger's Outrageous Apple Pie (From a church friend)

The BEST Lemon Meringue Pie with Mrs. Lauralicious Gluten Free Pie Crust (Internet)

Desserts with Fruit:
Sensational Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake (From the back of Costco's organic sugar)
Terrific Gluten Free Strawberry & Peach Trifle (Modified from an Internet search)
My Favorite Gluten Free Strawberry Cheesecake (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Just Like Grandma's (But Only Gluten Free) Blueberry Cobbler (My husband's grandma)
Gluten Free Lemony Rhubarb Bars (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Holiday Cookies & Baking:
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Modified from back of the Libby's can)
Incredible Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Grandkids Favorite Gluten Free Peppermint Sugar Cookies (From Syre School Cookbook)
Our Favorite Pumpkin Pie (Modified from back of Libby's pumpkin can)
Perfect Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake (From back of cream cheese box)
Gluten Free Polish Fruitcake (Modified from Internet search)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Muffins:
Banana Nutty Muffins (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Gluten Free Tremendous Pumpkin Muffins
(From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Bursting with Blueberries Gluten Free Muffins (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Toni's Outrageous Gluten Free Corn Muffins (From back of a Bob's Red Mill package)
Sassy Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Puddings & Ice Cream:
Dairy Free Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream (And other ice cream favorites!) (From searches)
Baked Coconut Pudding (Something I worked out from my Aunt Sue's rice pudding recipe)
Tangy Lemon Pudding (From Internet search)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What Is Obedience to the Truth in 1 Peter 1:22?

 The Bible is not  a newspaper--they both have  dates, names, and events. But unlike a newspaper,  the word of God conveys truth to us. But truth doesn't mean that you just know the facts, like a journalist giving a report. It means those facts are real to you. 


We took the father of one of our international students to
Deception Pass this week. This is the view off the bridge.
Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth and unfeigned brotherly love, love one another from the heart fervently.  1 Peter 1:22

While I was reading  chapter 14 of the Life-Study of 1 Peter, I realized I never really got what  obedience to the truth means here.  I thought it was obeying commands like love one another, forgive one another, and bear one another, things like this.  Witness Lee's speaking on page 115 in this chapter made this more clear to me:


Truth here is the sanctifying truth, which is God's word of reality (John 17:17).  Truth in this verse does not mean doctrine.  Truth is the reality contained in God's word and conveyed by it.  For example, John 3:16 says, "God so loved the world." ….To read this word only in a doctrinal way is to have a natural understanding….When we read, "God so loved the world," we need to ask ourselves if we have experienced this love….Does this 'world' include me?  Does this word mean that God so loved me? Anyone who reads John 3:16 in this way will get saved.  Such a one would say, "O God, how I thank You that the world includes me.  For You to love the world means that You love me." This is to take John 3:16 as truth, as reality, and not merely as doctrine…
.We should not only receive doctrine from God's word--we should touch reality (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of 1 Peter. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry. 1982, Print).
This fellowship sparked something inside of my heart--everything in the Bible needs to become real to me! But did you see in the above example, that it requires us to talk to the Lord about His word?  while I was typing this, I was listening  to a message on Living Stream Ministry's website. When I heard this sentence- "We need to pray His word back to Him." I thought this is exactly what brother Lee means by touching  the reality in God's word.  If we're not getting it, we  can tell Him, I need you to show me what this means.  He said that the Spirit will guide us into all the reality.

I like to listen to the Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee while I'm cooking or typing. You can listen to live excerpts of these messages that were given in 1982 along with some outstanding commentary. 

Other Posts on the Life-Study of 1 Peter:

What is the Sanctification of the Spirit in 1 Peter 1:2?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Authentic Vietnamese Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry (Easy to Make Gluten Free!)

For the past three months we've had two Vietnamese students living with us.  This week the father of one of the students is visiting, and tonight I am making a Vietnamese recipe that our student from china gave me from his Student Life class.  I am making it with the hopes that it's going to pass the taste test! 


 I have to say that the Vietnamese dad and son liked this dish!  And Tien said that it did taste like what he had back home.  I don't think they were just being polite, because when I took a bite, I was like wow, I love the way the green beans make this taste!  









Authentic Vietnamese Chicken & Green Bean Stir Fry (Easy to Make Gluten Free!)

1.  Prepare vegetables:
(1)  Thinly slice 1 onion.
(2)  Mince 4 cloves of garlic.
(3)  Wash and prepare 2 lb of french cut green beans. Or 4 cups of frozen french green beans, but the recipe says if you use frozen the texture of the bean won't be as crisp.

2.  Prepare meat:  Thinly slice 1/2 of a pound of chicken into bite-sized pieces.

3.  Prepare stir-fry sauce - In a small bowl put:
(1)  1 cup of water or soup stock
(2)  1 t of salt, and 1/2 t of black pepper (I added) (And Next time I will add 1 t black pepper)
(3)  2 T gluten free tamari  (Next time I will make this 4 T)
(4) 1T of tapioca starch

4.  Stir-frying:
(1)  Pu 2-3 T of coconut oil into a large skillet or wok. (I often just use my electric skillet that has high sides for curries and stir-fries_
(2)  Stir-fry the chicken and onions  over medium-high heat  until the chicken becomes tender. Towards the end add the garlic and let it cook about 30 seconds or so.
(3)  remove and put in a covered bowl.
(4)  Add 1 T more oil and then add the green beans and stir-fry until they turn bright green.
(5)  Add the stir-fry sauce and cook and stir to combine.
(6)  Put the lid on and let the beans cook until crisp-tender, try 2 or 3 minutes and check.
(7)  Add the chicken and onion mixture and stir well.

Other Vietnamese Recipes on This Blog:

Make Your Own Gluten Free Chicken Pho!  (Modified from a newspaper article)
Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad Bowls   (From an Internet search)
A Vietnamese Cooking Lesson - Lien's Vietnamese Sweet & Sour Soup  (An International student's aunt's recipe)
Cooking Beef Pho for Vietnamese Students (Mix of info plusVietnamese student's aunt did final touches)
Vietnamese Saigon Style Tofu Curry  (Idea from Internet search; curry sauce recipe from Rose's Chinese Yellow Curry)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

What is the Sanctification of the Spirit in 1 Peter 1:2?

   Have you ever thought about sanctification?  Does it sound like a word that only belongs in theology books?  Several years ago after listening to messages and reading Life Studies, the lights came on for me!  

I took this picture last week when I was out in the country.
This week I started reading the Life-Study of 1 Peter, and in chapter five Witness Lee spoke about two aspects of sanctification. (Did you even know there were two aspects?)  I've heard about this before, but I enjoyed hearing it again!  Here’s the verse in 1 Peter on sanctification that I read about:
 According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus.  1 Peter 1:2
On page 32-33  in chapter 4 of the Life-Study of 1 Peter brother Lee gives a clear explanation of what he learned under the Spirit’s enlightenment concerning this verse:
But in 1:2 Peter says that sanctification comes after the Father’s selection and before Christ’s redemption.  According to this verse the sanctification of the Spirit is unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Christ.  Surely this indicates that the sanctification of the Spirit precedes the redemption of Christ.  As I prayed over this verse and studied it, I was enlightened  to see that not only Christ’s redemption needs to be applied by the Spirit, but the Father’s selection also needs to be applied by the Spirit….in eternity past God selected us, but how could this selection be applied to us? …We all can testify of this from our experience. We were wandering on earth perhaps as those who never had a thought concerning God. But one day the “wind” of the Spirit “blew” us to a place where we heard the preaching of the gospel. While we were listening to the preaching of the gospel, faith was infused into us. In this way, God’s selection was applied to us (Lee. Witness. Life-Study of 1 Peter. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry.1982, Print).
As I was thinking about this first aspect of sanctification that occurs before we're even saved, I thought back on a  Life-Study of Luke that likened the Spirit’s sanctifying work to a woman sweeping a house until she finds one lost coin (Luke 15). This parable illustrates the fact that the Spirit of God works tirelessly to arrange environments to bring people to the point where they receive the Lord as their Savior. My husband and I will often pray this way for ones on our hearts that the Spirit  would sweep in their hearts to prepare them for salvation.  
But when a person finally prays and becomes a son of God (John 1:12), they begin a life-long process of sanctification. And this is the second aspect of sanctification that we mostly hear and read about. In these chapters he makes it so clear that the goal of sanctification is to conform us to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18). And we need to see that the Spirit everything in our lives to carry out this process of sanctification.  And then he connects this process to John 17:17--Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. So not matter what keep coming to the word each day! 


I like to listen to the Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee while I'm cooking or typing. You can listen to live excerpts of these messages that were given in 1982 along with some outstanding commentary. 

Other Posts from the Life-Study of the Bible on Sanctification: 
From the Life-Study of Romans:
What is Sanctification in the Book of Romans?

From the Life-Study of Ephesians:
How Does God Get a Glorious Church in Ephesians 5:27?

From the Life-Study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians:
How Does God Preserve Us Complete in 1 Thessalonians 5:23?
What Does Salvation in Sanctification of the Spirit Mean in 2 Thessalonians 2:13?

From the Life-Study of Hebrews:
How Does the Lord Sanctify us in Hebrews 2:11?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Almost Like Ivar's Clam Chowder (Gluten Free)

I  became a clam chowder fan when I moved to Seattle. They make the best clam chowder and fish and chips!  Because there are so many hidden sources of wheat, now I have to make my own soups and chowders.  Today was definitely a chowder day with the morning temperature at 23 degrees Fahrenheit! 

So tonight  after work I had my husband and daughter who had come over for dinner help me chop up all the vegetables.  The smell of chowder simmering on the stove made the house somehow more cozy. Before dinner I asked a student from China who had never tasted clam chowder to taste it to see if it needed more salt or pepper.  I could tell he was pleasantly surprised by what he was eating!  

 Before I forget, this recipe is out of my Come & Dine church cookbook, and  I only added 2 t of Costco No Salt Seasoning and reduced the amount of clams (the recipe calls for more than 2 cans).
 Almost Like Ivar's Clam Chowder

1.  Prepare vegetables:
(1)  Scrub and dice 3-4 potatoes
(2)  Dice 1 medium onion
(3)  Dice 3-4 stalks of celery
(4)  Scrub and coarsely chop 2 medium-sized carrots.

2.  Sauté onions and celery in 2 T of oil.

3.  In a soup pot put:
(1)  3 cups of water and 2 cans of minced clams.
(2)  Add seasoning:  2 t of salt, 1 t black pepper, and 2 t Costco No Salt Seasoning.
(3)  Then add the potatoes and carrots along with the sautéed vegetables and cook until the potatoes and carrots are tender about 15 minutes.
(4)  Add 2 1/2 cups of milk (The recipe calls for 1 cup of milk and 1 1/2 cups of half and half)
(5)   Let the soup simmer.
(6)  Whisk  T of rice flour into 1 cup of milk.  Then slowly stir it into the pot of clam chowder.
(7)  Add 2 T of freshly chopped parsley.  Taste and add more salt and pepper.
Note:  The soup should be of perfect consistency.  If not, you can take out 1/2 cup of the soup and mash it and stir it back in to thicken the chowder.

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!)

Poultry
This is the Best Gluten Free Minestrone Soup!   (A recipe my son modified)
Mouth Watering Italian Turkey Sausage Soup   (This is  my friend Debbie's recipe)
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)
Jeannie's French Market Soup  (A mom friend from when my kids were little)
Southwest Turkey Soup  (From my Syre School cookbook)

Fish
Northwest Salmon Chowder  (From my Heritage School 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 Come & Dine cookbook)

Vegetable
Creamy Pumpkin Soup  (from Food Network)
My Favorite Gluten Free Pumpkin Curry Soup  (Combo from Food & All Recipes)
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 the Heritage School)

Asian
Chinese Chicken Soups  - Bok choy chicken, chicken & spinach, and chicken & cabbage
Make Your Own Gluten Free Chicken Pho!  (From a newspaper article)
Gluten Free Chinese Hot Pot  (Modified by a Chinese student)
Chinese Egg Drop Soup  &  Chinese Egg & Tomato Soup  (Adapted from our students)
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 with the Vietnamese Aunt of one of our students)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

What James 5:17-18 Teaches Us About Elijah's Prayer

The Old Testament story of Elijah is incredible. In fact, it’s so incredible if it wasn’t written in the Bible, I’d think for sure that it hadn't happened!  At the time Elijah came on the scene the children of Israel had turned away from God and were worshipping Baal and Asherah.  A few years ago I looked up false gods in my New Unger's Dictionary, and I was surprised by the picture and thought to myself, they gave up God for this ugly idol?  A lot of this idol worship was perpetrated by Jezebel the evil wife of King Ahab. 
   So to show God’s chosen people that they were off track, God put it in Elijah’s heart to pray that it wouldn’t rain for 3 ½ years (1 Kings 17:1).  Now that’s a long time, and you would think that the entire nation would be on their knees asking for forgiveness after just one year, but this didn’t happen.  In fact in order to prove that Jehovah was the one true God, Elijah initiated in the third year (1 Kings 18:1) a showdown on Mount Carmel.  He told everyone that the one who answered by fire is God.
 Elijah told the priests to Baal and Asherah to meet him there and build an altar and offer sacrifices. So as the priests of Baal cried out, from morning until after noon (the Bible doesn't say exactly how many hours are involved here, but at least 3 to 4) Elijah looked on as nothing happened, when it reached noon he poked fun at them saying, "Cry to with a loud voice, for he is a god; for he is meditating or has wandered off or is on a journey Perhaps he is asleep and will awake" (v. 27).  
When it was Elijah’s turn,  he rebuilt the altar of Jehovah,  dug a deep trench around it and then did something a little strange—he asked for them to dump water on the wood and the offering three times. Then he prayed, "O Jehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and that I have done all these things by Your word. Answer me, O Jehovah, answer me, that this people may know that You, O Jehovah are God and that You have turned their heart back again" (Recovery Version of the Bible, v. 36-37)   Immediately fire came down from heaven and devoured the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, the dust, and even all the water in the trench! 
 After that Elijah said he could hear an abundance of rain. Eventually his servant saw a small cloud coming out of the sea, It quickly brought on a downpour.  All of this only made Queen Jezebel even angrier.  Can you imagine?  You’ll have to read 1 Kings 19 to find out how this story ends!  I relate this story because in his epistle James makes a reference to Elijah’s prayer that it would not rain for 3 1/2 years:
Elijah was a man of like feeling with us, and he earnestly prayed (Lit. prayed in prayer)  that it would not rain: and it did not rain on the earth for three yard and six months. And he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth sprouted forth with its fruit.  James 5:16b-18

This section in chapter 12 of the Life-Study of James that covered Elijah's praying in a  prayer ministered to me:

The words “in prayer he prayed” indicates that prayer from the Lord was given to Elijah in which he prayed.  He did not pray in his feeling, thought, intention, mood or any kind of motivation arising from circumstances or situations, to fulfill his own purpose.  He prayed in the prayer given to him by the Lord for the accomplishment of His will.  What is the meaning of this experience to pray in a prayer?  The prayer that Elijah prayed was great, for he prayed that it would not rain on earth for three years, 6 months….Elijah could pray in this way because God gave him a prayer, because God burdened him with a prayer….We should not pray according to our memory, observation, or our own burden. On the contrary we must have a burden from God to pray for a certain thing, just as Elijah was burdened with the prayer given to him by God (Lee, Witness. "Practical Virtues of Christian Perfection" Life-Study of James. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry. 30 November 2014 <http://www.ministrybooks.org/books.cfm?cid=0D>)
Prayer is something ongoing. I've learned over the years that I'm always learning new lessons about prayer.  It touches me that God gave Elijah the prayer, and he prayed in God's prayer.  He didn't come up with shutting up the heavens by himself in order to turn the people back to God.  Reading this made me ask the Lord to give me his prayer for a situation in my own life.  
I like to listen as much as I can to the Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee that goes along with the Life-Study that I am reading.  Both the excerpts from the spoken messages and the commentary are enlightening. 
What's the Way to Resist Temptation in James 1:21?
How Spiritual Growth is Connected to the Lord's Coming in James 5:7-8

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Great Fall Soup - Make It From Scratch Corn & Potato Chowder

Fall's a great time to start making some hearty soups.  And usually the day before Thanksgiving I make soup so that everyone will appreciate the feast the next day!!  Usually I make soups about three times a week because the international students who live with us are used to having soup every day as part of their dinner. And over the six years we've hosted students, I've come to enjoy this tradition as much as they do!

  When I'm out of Asian chicken bok choy, cabbage, or spinach soup (See the recipe link below!),  I often make different kinds of  chowder.  And, of course there are days where there's no soup, and if they want it, they make themselves a bowl of ramen!  


This soup comes from my Heritage School cookbook.  It's nice and easy. And I know that all of our students loved it,  because
there was hardly anything left in the pot when I went to wash it!




Make It From Scratch Corn Potato Chowder
Serves 8

1.  Prepare vegetables: 
(1)  Scrub and cube 3 large potatoes. 
(3)  Chop 1 onion.
(3)  Chop 2 carrots.
(4)  Thaw 1 1/2 to 2 cups of frozen corn.

2.  Prepare soup:
(1)  Put  cups of boiling water into a soup pot.
(2)  Add the cubed potatoes
(3)  Then add the following seasonings:  1 bay leaf, 1/2 T salt,  1/2 t black ppper, 1/4 t sage,  and 1/2  t cumin.
(4)  Cook for about 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
(5) Saute onion:  Put 2 T of butter into a small skillet and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes.  And then add to the potato soup.
(6) Add 1 1/2 cups of milk to the soup (The recipe calls for cream, but I always cut down the fat!).
(7)  Then add the corn, 3 t of parsley (or add 3 T of fresh parsley).
(8)  Simmer soup for 10 minutes or until ready to serve.
(9)  You can add 2-3 cups of grated cheese to this if you like!


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!)

Poultry
This is the Best Gluten Free Minestrone Soup!   (A recipe my son modified)
Mouth Watering Italian Turkey Sausage Soup   (This is  my friend Debbie's recipe)
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)
Jeannie's French Market Soup  (A mom friend from when my kids were little)
Southwest Turkey Soup  (From my Syre School cookbook)

Fish
Northwest Salmon Chowder  (From my Heritage School 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 Come & Dine cookbook)

Vegetable
Creamy Pumpkin Soup  (from Food Network)
My Favorite Gluten Free Pumpkin Curry Soup  (Combo from Food & All Recipes)
Downright Delicious Potato & Kale Soup  (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)

Asian
Chinese Chicken Soups  - Bok choy chicken, chicken & spinach, and chicken & cabbage
Make Your Own Gluten Free Chicken Pho!  (From a newspaper article)
Gluten Free Chinese Hot Pot  (Modified by a Chinese student)
Chinese Egg Drop Soup  &  Chinese Egg & Tomato Soup  (Adapted from our students)