Soup for the soul

·         This crowd-pleaser is packed full of nutritious ingredients, but contains no dairy, egg or nuts. It’s a deliciously tasty dish that’s made with gluten-free noodles.

·         Nutritional content per serving 758 kJ

            8.8 g carbohydrate, 14 g protein, 10 g fat, 1 g fibre

Chicken noodle soup

Description: Description: Chicken noodle soup

Serves 6

            Olive oil

1 medium onion, roughly chopped

10 ml (2t) crushed garlic

5 ml (1t) finely chopped fresh ginger

2 ribs celery, diced

2 medium carrots, diced

1 bay leaf

500 ml (2C) low-sodium chicken stock*

500 ml (2C) boiling water

250 g   gluten-free noodles

300 g   boneless, skinned chicken thighs, thinly sliced.

3 ripe tomatoes, blanched, skinned, seeded and diced

60 ml (4T) roughly chopped fresh parsley

            Fresh coriander milled

            Sea salt and milled black pepper

  1. In a large pot, drizzle a dash of olive oil and sizzle the onion, garlic, ginger, celery and carrot for about 8 minutes. Add the bay leaf, pour in the stock and boiling water and bring to the boil. Add the noodles and chicken and cook for about 10-12 minutes until the noodles are tender and chicken cooked through.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon into warm serving bowls and top with a tangle of fresh coriander leaves.


·         Use your favourite gluten-free noodles or pasta for this dish.

·         Freeze leftover soup in 300 ml tubs for an easy meal when you’re on your own and don’t have to cook for a crowd.

·         Replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock, leave out the chicken and enjoy the dish as a tasty, wholesome vegetarian soup.

            *When buying stock, check the label. Some contain wheat.

Daily bread

·         I’ve borrowed this magic recipe from one of South Africa’s top baker. Carolie de Koster (author of many cookbooks as well as Home Bakes by Lannice Snyman Publishers) shows us how to make our own versatile rye bread. I’ve adapted it slightly to create a tasty, savoury daily loaf.

·         Nutritional content per serving 433.3 kJ

            21.3 g carbohydrate, 4.2 g protein, 0.9 g fat, 2.9 g fibre

Rye and rosemary loaf

Description: Description: Rye and rosemary loaf

Makes 2 medium loaves (20 slices)

500 g   (4C) rye flour

2t (10 ml) baking powder

1t (5 ml) bicarbonate of sofa

1t (5 ml) sea salt

250 ml (1C) rice flour

15 ml (1T) finely chopped fresh rosemary

60 ml (4T) agave nectar, brown sugar or honey

500 ml fat-free plain yoghurt

125 ml (½C) fat-free milk

  1. Set the oven at 200ºC
  2. Grease 2 x 20 cm loaf tins well with cooking spray
  3. Place all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Stir through the rosemary.
  4. Add the yoghurt and just enough of the milk to make a sticky dough that’s quite firm but no longer dry. Mix with a spoon or by hand until everything is well combined.
  5. Divide the dough between the tins, smooth the top and place in the oven.
  6. Reduce the heat to 180ºC and bake for 40 minutes. Reduce the heat again to 160ºC and bake for another 15-20 minutes more or until a metal skewer comes out clean.


·         This loaf is wheat- and yeast-free

·         Substitute the rosemary for any herb or spice of your choice.

·         This bread freezes well – whole or sliced. Toasts easily from frozen.

·         For the perfect lunch sarmie, spread a little cottage cheese, pile on rocket leaves and top with thin slices of turkey, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a grind of black pepper.    

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