How to Make Clarified Butter (Ghee)

Clarified Butter

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Clarified butter, also sometimes referred to as drawn butter, is butter that the water has been allowed to evaporate and milk solids are removed, leaving only butterfat. You end up with a clear, golden buttery liquid. The process is simple and you can clarify butter on your own stove in a matter of minutes. Then, use clarified butter to make rich sauces, bake with, or on toast. Continue reading “How to Make Clarified Butter (Ghee)”

Gluten Free Garam Masala Recipe

Homemade Gluten Free Garam Masala

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Many spice blends like garam masala (Indian spice) and allspice, often contain gluten. If you’re not sure about the gluten status of a spice blend, make your own. Garam masala is best when you make it using roasted, whole spices which have been ground, but the easiest and fastest way is to use prepared ground spices. That’s what I use. Use your homemade gluten free garam masala in recipes like my Gluten Free Chicken Korma or Gluten Free Beef Korma Recipe. Continue reading “Gluten Free Garam Masala Recipe”

Homemade Red Hot Chili Oil Recipe

Homemade Red Hot Chili Oil

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Not too long ago, I created a recipe for Hot Chili Oil, but it’s not red like the ones you purchase in the stores. Plus, it is not as hot, either. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this new recipe earlier. You get to choose which type of oil from which it is made. It’s so easy, you can control the level of heat it creates, too. It looks beautiful. Enjoy! Continue reading “Homemade Red Hot Chili Oil Recipe”

Apple & Beet Juice Jelly Recipe

Apple Beet Juice Jelly - Gluten Free

During The Great Depression, a beet juice jelly recipe was something people turned to save money. It was inexpensive to make versus using fresh fruit. I’ve been on this beet kick, whether I steam fresh beets or use canned. Canned beets contain about 1/2 cup of juice ready to use in this recipe. I save it up to make beet juice jelly, or in this case, apple beet juice jelly. Today, beets and its juices are consumed for multiple health benefits from fighting inflammation to cancer. I use a combination of apple cider and xylitol (a sugar substitute) to sweeten it, making it almost guilt free. Then add your favorite extract to create a unique flavor. The texture is perfect, not stiff like jello. Continue reading “Apple & Beet Juice Jelly Recipe”

Gluten Free Hot Chili Oil Recipe

Homemade Gluten Free Chili Oil

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I use hot chili oil in many of my Asian dishes such as the dipping sauce for my Gluten Free Potstickers Recipe and sometimes in Fried Rice.  Often readers inform me that they cannot find chili oil in their local stores. I decided to solve that problem by supplying you with a homemade hot chili oil recipe. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. You can fry chicken in it, add a bit to ice cream and other unsuspecting food. Continue reading “Gluten Free Hot Chili Oil Recipe”

Mild Gluten Free Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Homemade Gluten Free Sweet Chili Sauce

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Sweet chili sauce is a Thai favorite. You can purchase this sauce in bottles. One brand that is gluten free is Thai Kitchen Sweet Chili Sauce. If you’re allergic to tapioca, choose another gluten free brand or make this recipe. It’s easy to make it at home, though; and can be stored for a very long time. (Though it begins to loose its heat after a month or so.) While ginger is not a common ingredient in sweet chili sauce, I provide it as an option in my recipe. Lately, I use fresh ginger in almost all of my Asian dishes. Use this sauce in dips, dipping sauces, and my favorite, Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps/Cups. I think I’ll start using this as my go-to dip for my Gluten Free Potsticker Recipe. Since it contains no oil, it is low in fat and calories (not carbs). For added calories, use a little salad oil or my new Gluten Free Chili Oil Recipe. Continue reading “Mild Gluten Free Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe”