Serves 4-6

1 32oz carton organic Pacific chicken stock (low FODMAP)

1 cups organic quinoa 

1/2 cup chopped organic fresh kale 

crushed peppercorns

sea salt

1 tbsp organic ground turmeric 

1 tsp organic ground coriander 

1/4 olive oil 

half organic lemon 

pinch cayenne 

pinch of fresh peeled and grated ginger 

Toast 1 cup quinoa with olive oil and salt/pepper. Stir in ground turmeric, coriander and cayenne. Add 1 cups water and 1 cup of broth, cook until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy. Now simply pour in remaining broth, squeeze lemon into broth and toss in the chopped kale along with that grated ginger.  Let simmer for about 10 minutes and it’s done.

 Ok, I don’t know why but when I’ve been “GLUTENED” this is my go to tummy healer. And..oh boy I was glutened this weekend and needed it tonight. I couldn’t figure out where if I tried. Friday was dinner with friends at my favorite restaunt which is very good to me. Saturday was a party in a church basement but I didn’t eat, it was buffet. That is a horror show for a celiac and  I know better than that.   Sunday was Mother’s Day brunch, maybe?!? I had a steak, grilled.  It doesn’t matter, it happened. Now, my body craves this broth. I tend to fast for several hours a day when this happens to me. I only have this soup as my meals. It seems to allow my gut to rest so it can recover. The warm seasoned broth the heartiness of the quinoa and that touch of spicy freshness from the lemon and cayenne. Not a complicated gourmet soup, not at all. But it’s a tummy fixer for me. I know ginger, turmeric, kale have endless health benefits. Ginger being a belly soother for one but I’d imagine the pepper would bother an aggravated gut. Especially when I’m this sensitive. hmmm?  Any thoughts out there, I’d be grateful to hear from you. 

This quick soup is really tasty too. Any soup left?  Leave it. The broth will absorb and the quinoa is still sooooo yummy. Believe me with this one. I don’t love leftovers and my hubby hates all leftovers. This quinoa now makes a great filling for a roasted tomato or bell pepper. It makes an…I love it twice as much the next day lunch. 

Live, eat, share, gluten-free and FODMAPish.