Gluten Free Saigon Summer Rolls – Vietnamese Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Gluten Free Saigon Summer Rolls

While on¬†vacation, we ate at one my favorite gluten free menu restaurants, PF Chang’s China Bistro. While this appetizer from their happy hour menu is not gluten free, allow me to explain why it’s not. The waitress spoke to the chef on my behalf. He said that the only reason why they don’t label it gluten free is because it is made on a grill that would pick of cross-contamination from gluten. Their peanut sauce may also contain gluten, but I didn’t ask. The appetizer is called Saigon Summer Rolls, also known as Vietnamese Rolls (Saigon is the former name of the current city, Ho Chi Minh City,¬†in Vietnam.) Continue reading “Gluten Free Saigon Summer Rolls – Vietnamese Rolls with Peanut Sauce”

Gluten Free Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli (Lower-Fat Option)

During a¬†visit at PF Chang’s, our waitress stated that most of the entrees are over 1,000 calories. It was hard for me to imagine, but after learning how to stir-fry the authentic way, I now understand. If you want amazing flavor in your stir-fry meat, use lots of oil. I have provided an authentic recipe below, but feel free to use less oil to reduce calories. Continue reading “Gluten Free Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli (Lower-Fat Option)”

Sweet & Spicy Chilled Chicken Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps

Gluten Free Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce

If your new year’s resolution was to start a low-calorie or low-fat diet, this addictive, gluten free chicken lettuce wrap recipe is perfect to add to your recipe repertoire. Just realize that this is not low in carbs as the sweet chili sauce is¬†high in carbs (contains sugar). You can serve the filling warm or chilled. Using leftover chicken and bottled sauce makes this recipe so fast and easy! Enjoy. Continue reading “Sweet & Spicy Chilled Chicken Gluten Free Lettuce Wraps”

Gluten Free Hot Chili Oil Recipe

Homemade Gluten Free Chili Oil

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

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”