Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Without Tomatoes

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Again, in an effort to consume loads of beef we were given, I created a new barbecue sauce without tomatoes, gluten-free, of course. A little variety is the spice of life, right?  Molasses along with sugar and salt is a great tomato-free substitute for ketchup when cooking. Skip the hot sauce and cayenne to create a milder version. Continue reading “Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Without Tomatoes”

Tender Gluten Free Gourmet Boneless Beef Short Ribs – Sweet & Spicy with Wine

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We were given a bit of beef recently, just when I wanted to go back to a heavier chicken diet.  How could we say no, right?  In the batch of meat, were over seven pounds of beef short ribs. I am so tired of making half the ribs in barbecue sauce in my crockpot for my husband and the other half plain because of my tomato allergies. I usually end up using a gluten-free, tomato free Worcestershire sauce. In my attempt to come up with an alternative we both can enjoy I turned to one of my favorite sauces, a balsamic reduction. Then I considered a wine sauce.  Why not combine them and add in some sugar or molasses? I had so many ribs they wouldn’t possibly fit in my small crock pot; therefore, I cooked them on the stove top. They came out so yummy, something I would expect in a fine restaurant. I won’t use any other short ribs recipe in the future.
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Gluten Free Cherry Pie

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Someone recently asked me if I had a gluten free cherry pie recipe, and it got me thinking. It is my husband’s fave, though I do not care for it. I thought I would make him a gluten free treat and try one of the gluten free pie crust recipes from “Gluten Free Cooking For Dummies®“.  Because all flours measure differently, my dough ended up very crumbly. So, I added a bit of shortening to soften up the dough which makes crusts nice and flaky, too! I only had 2 cans of cherry pie filling, but really needed 3 for my pie pan, but it worked out alright anyway. Please make sure you read the labels of any pie fillings. Comstock is gluten free, and at one time Walmart’s Great Value brand was gluten free. Just check. Continue reading “Gluten Free Cherry Pie”

Fork Tender Gluten Free Pork Ribs and Pulled Pork Recipe

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You can serve these ribs as they are (boneless) or you can shred the meat and use it for a pulled pork sandwich because they are fork tender! You will not need a knife for these babies! I’d like to use the term “fall off the rib tender” but they are boneless. I enjoy pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw atop a gluten-free roll and additional BBQ sauce. Since I am allergic to tomatoes I use my quick and easy homemade gluten-free chipotle sauce and Worcestershire sauce. You may consider using my homemade gluten-free barbecue sauce recipe that I created for my husband which is lower in sugar by using agave syrup and Worcestershire sauce instead of brown sugar. It’s very flavorful and has a hickory taste! Despite my tomato allergy, I couldn’t resist taste tasting the sauce while cooking! Oh, how I miss I good barbecue sauce!

Also check out my Gluten Free Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe.
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Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce

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Instead of using bottled sauce for my ribs I created a barbecue sauce recipe using agave syrup which is lower on the glycemic index. I used to make my mother’s old recipe, but she used brown sugar and ketchup. I adapted my mother’s recipe, but instead of using ketchup which is also full of sugar and salt, I used tomato paste. If you want a lower sodium sauce you can use low-sodium tomato paste. I added hickory smoke which gives it a great barbecue taste. I hope my husband enjoys this and you, too! Continue reading “Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce Recipe”

Gluten Free Chicken Fried Rice (Vegetarian Options)

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This gluten free chicken fried rice recipe is a great for those watching their sodium and fat intake, as well as being gluten-free. If you are not watching your fat you can use any chicken parts versus chicken breast meat. If you are not on a gluten free diet you can use regular soy sauce. If you are not watching your sodium intake you can use any kind of regular gluten free soy sauce or tamari sauce. If you are vegetarian, you can use scrambled eggs versus chicken. Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Fried Rice (Vegetarian Options)”

Fast and Easy Homemade Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Pickle Recipe – Zero Sodium!

Sweet and Spicy Gluten Free Pickles

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I have been wanting to make some homemade pickles, which is something I have never done before, when I saw a bag of mini pickles at Costco the other day. I just had to have them! I created an easy pickle recipe that you can either spice up or not with red pepper flakes to your liking, as well as adjust the sweetness. Since our grandkids were visiting this week I was in a hurry and wanted a fast recipe so I opted to make sliced pickles instead of leaving those adorable little things whole. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Continue reading “Fast and Easy Homemade Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Pickle Recipe – Zero Sodium!”

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – Gluten Free Sugar Free!

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I was watching Paula Deen the other day and her son was on her show and made stuffed strawberries with cream cheese and powdered sugar. I made them, too, as a gluten free sugar-free recipe! I can’t think of anything that I would enjoy more on a hot summer day, and did! I had so much fun testing this recipe using different sweeteners. I didn’t care for them with agave but enjoyed them with powdered sugar and stevia. Surprisingly, I liked these strawberries better with stevia. I hope you enjoy these, too! Continue reading “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – Gluten Free Sugar Free!”