Creamy Curry Meat Soup is a hearty soup with a hint of orange juice, curry powder and cream. Dairy-free option!
Eating at someone’s house with food allergies
When someone cooks for me, I am always tense. I guess it is best summed up in that I am always nervous about any food that is not prepared by me or observed by me. Admittedly I am a total control freak!
But for real it’s because I have a lot of food allergies. I never know if they forgot about adding an ingredient, whether they read the all labels of the ingredients, how clean the workspace is, and how much cross contamination is in their kitchen. Plus, cooking something that is 100% food allergy safe can be a challenge.
When I do eat something, I ask thousands of questions about the food. I try as hard as possible to make sure it doesn’t feel like I’m conducting an interrogation; even though that’s pretty much what’s happening. 🙂
This always puts me in a funny spot, I want to show that I appreciate they are taking all the precautions necessary to cook for me, but still need to triple check.
It’s a pretty uncomfortable because you can trust someone, but still feel apprehensive. They aren’t used to cooking for food allergies, and I need to be sure everything is safe. Most of the time, honestly, I would rather sit a meal out because the stress level can be a little too high. Interrogation is my way of ‘relaxing’ and making sure it’s all good.
At the end of the day when you have food allergies, you should not feel bad standing your ground. If the person is kind enough to cook for you, they should understand.
Specially made creamy curry meat soup
This creamy curry meat soup is from my sister-in-law’s kitchen and is amazing!
I had an excellent experience eating at my sister-in-law’s house when she made this creamy curry meat soup for the whole family. She was super cautious about making it safe and asked me what type of broth I used and bought it, went over all the ingredients, and made a special batch just for yours truly!
Since we first had this creamy curry meat soup (I have no clue what else to call it) it has become a staple for cold nights. It is also a great ‘go to dish’ when we want a fast hardy homemade meal.
Originally the soup is made with ground beef, I use pork, but you can use whatever meat you prefer or even lentils. The soup is easy to make and pretty flexible. You can make it curry-er, orangier, or spicier depending on your preferences.
A hearty soup made with a hint of orange juice, curry powder and cream! This serves 6 or 4 big eaters.
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil (or canola oil)
- 1 Small Onion, finely diced
- 2 Medium Leeks, finely chopped
- 350g – 400g Ground Pork (or another meat of your choice)
- 2 tbsp Curry Powder
- 1/2 tsp Chili flakes (optional)
- 1.5 litre Chicken or Vegetable Broth
- 1/2 cup Half and Half Cream or Coconut milk for dairy-free option
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cilantro, roughly chopped
- In your pot heat the oil and sauté the onion and leeks until soft.
- Add the ground meat and sauté until slightly browned, does not need to be cooked all the way through.
- Add the curry powder and chili flakes, stir so that everything is covered.
- Add in the broth, orange juice, and cream.
- Let soup simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve garnished with chopped cilantro.
- Cuisine: Soup
Kortney is your typical atopic triad! She manages asthma, eczema, environmental and food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!