Allergy Friendly Soup from Kim at Cook IT Allergy Free

Gluten-Free Kale, Cabbage, Bean Soup |
Leftover Gluten-Free Kale, Cabbage, Bean Soup – Still looks good.

Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger is going strong. There are 21 adopters/adoptees this month. That’s a lot of cooking! (Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger is the genius invention of Sea at Book of Yum. Every month, people “adopt” gluten-free bloggers and make recipes from their site. Then, they write about them. It’s a great way to try out new recipes and find some fabulous bloggers.)

This month, I adopted Kim of Cook It Allergy Free. I met (in person) Kim at BlogHer Food in October, but we had been online friends for a while before that. She is great, in person and online. Her site and iPad/iPhone app is wonderful and helpful for anyone dealing with food allergies/intolerances. The app lets you make tons of different recipes and adjust them to your specific food allergies/intolerances.  (And, I’m not exaggerating. If you add up all of the food from those recipes, it might really equal a ton or more. It’s a lot.)

Anyway, I have decided that Kim must have been a cheerleader in high school. You know the one? She’s popular because she is really nice. Everyone likes her and wants to be her friend. She’s not the mean popular one that makes fun of everyone and feels all elitist. She’s the nice one that’s gets voted homecoming queen, but it’s a total shock to her.

And, the reason I have decided this is because I have been trying to adopt Kim for months. Literally months. If I was even a day late, she was taken. Oh, there goes Miss Popular. Damn! Darn it!

Seriously!?! Wow!

But, this month, I got there the day the adoption post went up. Ha-ha! There was even another sneaky individual, (she-who-must-not-be-named, hint hint) who tried to adopt her AFTER me. But I staked my claim and was not budging. (Sorry, she-who-must-not-be-named. But, I am going to be a big baby on this one.) So, I won, I won, I won.

OK, I’ll stop, now.

Carrots, Onion, Kale, and Sweet Potato |
Some of the Healthy Ingredients (Carrots, Onion, Kale, and Sweet Potato)

Anyhoo, back to the story. I adopted Kim and had to find a recipe of hers to make. Really, a hard decision. She has lots of fabulous recipes to choose from. And, since she has two young (and one not-so-young) boys at home, I know her recipes work well for my boys.

The funny thing is that she has all of these great baking recipes, but I usually end up making her allergy friendly soup. I have made her Chicken Chipotle Tortilla Soup and her Chicken Feet Bone Broth. Both were big winners. I was going to be lazy and just write about one of those, but I realized that I never took any pictures. They got eaten up too fast. So, I went back to Kim’s site determined to make something sweet. But…

Kale, Cabbage, Bean and Sausage Soup was the article up that day. Yes, please! We love all of those things. And to have it all together in a allergy friendly soup sounded so perfect on these chilly nights. (I know my weather is totally wussy compared to most of the country right now, but it is still kinda cold.)

So, I grabbed my grocery list, added a few items, and off I went to the store. Me, being me, forgot to write down exactly what I needed, so I got pork sausage instead of chicken sausage. It was still good, but I think chicken would have been better. That’s what Kim used. And, I forgot about making a dairy-free pesto. (I’ve never made pesto before, let alone dairy free, so I have to look that one up. Hint, hint, Kim. Maybe you could put up a portions post or something. Please!) So, we weren’t completely dairy-free, like we have been trying to be lately. Next time.

And, Kim has lots of spices and taste in this recipe. She is a woman after my own heart. The tastes in the recipe are phenomenal. Lots of different ones, but it’s not too overwhelming. Overall, this recipe is two big thumbs up. Or, since it is from me and my boys, it is a six big thumbs up.

If you haven’t already, please go check out Kim’s site and app. Both are wonderful and useful for families dealing with food allergies/intolerances. Plus, the app has new recipes added all of the time, as well as the blog, too, of course.

Next, I think I am going to try her Gluten-Free Granola, Oatmeal Cookie Bars. We live on bars during travel. Which seems to be a lot of the time for us, lately.

Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

Gluten-Free Kale, Cabbage, Bean and Sausage Soup |
Soup the first night. Great soup! Just not a very good picture.

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13 Responses to “Allergy Friendly Soup from Kim at Cook IT Allergy Free”

  1. Aww, Tia! What an awesome adoption of me. I just finished laughing at your “she must have been a cheerleader” comment (I was not, by the way LOL). You are so so sweet and your words are honestly too kind. But, phew, am I glad that you liked this soup! What a relief. I always worry whenever I am adopted that someone will make a recipe and then say, “man this one sucked” in their nice blogger jargon. You are such a great friend and I am totally honored that you chose me (and won) this month!! Yay! Yay! Yay! 😉 Thank you!!!!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Of course. Of course.

      Are you sure you weren’t a cheerleader? Could have sworn.

      Well, I was pretty sure I was going to like the soup, just by the list of ingredients. But I know what you mean. You fear that they are going to say, “Weeeeeeeelllllllllllll, it was nice. I just to make a few modifications, (like everything) but after that, it was great.”

      Weeeeeeeelllllllllll that was definitely not the case with yours. It was fabulous!

  2. I can definitely understand the selfishness on this one, Kim’s site and recipes are awesome! That soup looks great Tia.

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      I know what you mean. I want to make every recipe I see. Yum!

  3. Oh, what a fabulous job you did on adopting, Kim! You absolutely nailed her lovable personality and her great cooking! 🙂 Such a wonderful write-up … I was smiling and laughing all the way to the end. Kim’s soup looks terrific. Love that last photo, btw!

    @Kim–I’m shocked you weren’t a cheerleader! You even like sports.. ? I was a cheerleader in junior high, but not past that. 😉

    xoxo to you both!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      It was so easy to write her up. Took me no time at all. And the soup is great. The Big Man couldn’t stop raving.

      And, I still think she was a cheerleader, at least in my mind. It just fits. 😉

  4. Lovely times 1000 and more! You were smart to get in line and adopt Kim. She is amazing (as are you, Tia!!!). I’m a big fan.

    You know, one of the things I love about your blog writing is your honesty and also your conversational tone. I feel like you’re talking directly to me. It’s really a gift to be able to write like that. You nailed it, for sure.

    Kim’s soup sounds fab. I’ll add it to the list of must-try very soon, or at least before the snow melts this winter.

    xoxo to you!!!


    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Thank you, so much, Ellen! That is so sweet. I really like writing like that. It’s fun that way.

      I recommend the soup very much. Definitely a must try.

  5. Wendy @ Celiacs in the House

    As one who beat you to adopting Kim and as the second best for ‘the one who must not be named’ when you beat her, I have to agree that Kim is special and her recipes are the best. I have that soup on my menu plan this week and everything is gathered and ready for a pot of Miss Kim soup love for dinner tonight. Great adoption, Tia. As always, your posts make me laugh. You, Kim and Heidi are definitely the gluten-free giggle girls.

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Giggle Girls! I like that. 😉

      Hmmmm. I haven’t adopted you yet. I am thinking you are on my list, if I can get in on time to get you before someone else does. I know you have some good recipes in there.

      And, I hope you are feeling better.

  6. I’m a big fan of raw ingredients photos (the “before” version) and this one of yours gives us a clear idea of how healthy and nourishing this soup is. And good pick on the adoption. Kim is such a force of positive energy. You really did a good job of characterizing her positive energy and healthy style. Oh, and the soup sounds wonderful. Perfect for a snowy day (like today here in Colorado).

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      I love the before photos, too. I usually have one. I just love the vibrant colors of raw fruits and vegetables. When I saw all of that chopped in a bowl waiting to go in, I knew I had to get a shot.