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Gluten-Free New Year's Day Prosperity Bean Soup

By December 28, 2013

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Gluten-Free Navy Bean SoupAccording to southern folklore, eating a bowl of black-eyed pea or navy bean soup with greens and ham on New Year's Day brings prosperity in the coming year.

Growing up in the south, I remember this tradition very well, mainly because my father prepared our "Prosperity Soup" and it was so delicious. And he occasionally tossed a penny in the soup pot and warned us not to swallow it. Please note - my recipe doesn't call for a penny!

Superstitions aside, bean soup is naturally gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free stock, seasonings and a fresh ham bone or meat in your recipe. Make a pot of gluten-free navy been soup today or tomorrow, let the flavors meld and welcome in 2014 with this deliciously comforting bean soup. May you and yours enjoy a "prosperous" New Year!

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January 4, 2011 at 7:06 pm
(1) Cucee Sprouts says:

Another great gluten-free soup!!!! Thank you. Here is one for you: a soup from my favorite soup book – Beautiful Bowl of Soup http://cuceesprouts.com/2011/01/jalapeno-corn-chowder/

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