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Tortellini Vegetable Soup

For this delicious soup, you must first heat olive oil in a medium soup pot and add: onions, zucchini, carrots. Saute over moderate heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Then add the stock, basil, bay leaf, tomatoes, and salt to the pot. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a low boil. Add the tortellini andbring the soup back to a low boil. Cook it for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 to 6 minutes longer. Gently stir in the parsley and pepper during the last minute.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small zucchini, diced
1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
5 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon dried basil(more if fresh)
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
9 ounces fresh or frozen tortellini(cheese or meat filled)
2 to 3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
Black pepper, to taste

Gluten-Free Creation:

Delicious Gluten-Free Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

Ingredients (Serves 4)

--3 Tbsp. short-grain pudding rice
--2 1/2 cups milk (dairy, rice, almond, coconut, or soy)
--1 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
--1/2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
--1 Tbsp. butter or nondairy alternative
--1/2 cup seedless raisins, cranberries, or other additions of your choice
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit. Grease or butter a shallow baking dish.
2. Mix the rice, milk, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Pour into the greased baking dish and dot the top of the mixture with butter.

3.Bake for 30 minutes, then stir the skin into the pudding.
4.Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours more, again stirring the skin into the pudding every 30 minutes. Stir in the raisins or other additions and reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees fahrenheit after 1 full hour of baking.

5.Remove from the oven when the pudding is set through.

(Credit: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free by Jules E. Dowler Shepard)

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Free Food Snacks:

  • string cheese
  • celery with (1) Tbsp. peanut butter

(1) Exchange Snacks:
For those of you whose young children who are on shots, one of the hardest tasks is coming up with creative (1) exchange snack ideas. Here is a list created by some of our moms:

  • 3/4 cup Cheerios
  • 1 piece of toast (low carb.)
  • 1/2 small bagel or English muffin with cream cheese
  • small box of raisins
  • small apple
  • small banana
  • 4-6 crackers
  • 2-3 cups popcorn
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 17 small grapes
  • 1 1/4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup light yogurt
  • 12 cherries