Shirataki Noodle Soup

Shirataki Soup

Shirataki noodles (aka Shirataki Yam Noodles) are considered miracle noodles, as they are gluten-free, calorie-free and contain very little carbohydrates! They contain much¬†glucomannan (soluble) fiber which is nature’s riches source of fiber. ¬†Soluble fiber is suggested for prevention and alleviation of IBS symptoms. Shirataki noodles are made from the Japanese Konjac plant. They make the noodles plain or with tofu. Tofu is supposed to have a closer texture to regular pasta, but is soy based, therefore, I use the plain. ¬†You can throw together a quick soup made with shiratki noodles and whatever else you have on hand. This soup makes a great light lunch! You can use whatever meat you desire. I used grilled chicken breast. Below you will find a brand of gluten-free tamari (soy) sauce and a non-soy based substitute. ¬†In addition, I included a soy sauce substitute recipe! ¬†This is one of my favorite low-calorie gluten free soup recipes.¬†Enjoy! Continue reading “Shirataki Noodle Soup”

Gluten Free Teriyaki Steak

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This gluten free teriyaki steak can be made with or without pineapple, but the pineapple makes a very nice compliment to the sweet and salty teriyaki sauce. Because it is grilled in the same pan the steak is, it tends not to be very sweet, but just lends a hint of sweetness. Serve over rice or just with a vegetable if you are a low-carber. This recipe is very easy to make which makes it a perfect dish for guests so you can enjoy their company! Continue reading “Gluten Free Teriyaki Steak”

Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce Recipe (or Marinade)

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I needed some gluten free teriyaki sauce and there was none in the house. What’s a girl to do?¬† I gathered some of the traditional ingredients in teriyaki sauce and added a bit of pineapple juice for some extra nutrients. The base is tamari sauce. It is wonderful that San J makes gluten-free soy sauce, actually tamari sauce, because it contains no gluten. Tamari is a light soy sauce. All tamari sauces are made with more soy beans than regular soy sauce. Soy sauce is made from wheat and soy beans; therefore, those on a gluten free diet use Tamari. [Update: nowadays, there is such a thing as gluten free soy sauce.] Continue reading “Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce Recipe (or Marinade)”

Gluten Free Sauteed Napa Cabbage

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I have been doing very well on my gluten free diet; yet another gluten free meal! I had a Napa cabbage in my frig waiting to make another batch of gluten free potstickers, but never got around to it. I did not have another Napa cabbage recipe and thought that sauteed Napa cabbage would be a way to make a quick meal. My intention was to eat it all up as a main dish, without adding anything to it, but I was starving and because of the tamari sauce it really needed to be served over rice, which was perfect. So, I thought since I had leftover roast, already sliced, why not add some of that in, as well. It was great! You can keep this recipe vegetarian/vegan, but I am sure it would be fantastic with chicken or pork (chops or bacon), as well, or over rice or noodles, plain! I’m thinking Chinese BBQ Pork would be ideal! Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Sauteed Napa Cabbage”

Gluten Free Beef Fried Rice

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Most fried rice recipes are gluten free until someone places soy sauce in it. This gluten free beef fried rice recipe calls for tamari sauce, a gluten free soy sauce. And I’ve provided a link to a brand that is labeled gluten free. Fried rice is easy on the pocketbook, as the egg is added protein and the rice stretches the meal, all allowing you to use less beef. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! Continue reading “Gluten Free Beef Fried Rice”

Gluten Free Chicken and Snow Peas

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I purchased some snow peas at the market today because I was craving stir fry. Snow peas are very nutritious. Check out their nutritional facts. I searched and searched online for a chicken and snow peas recipes, but every recipe I came across called for ingredients that I did not have on hand. I had no rice vinegar, no fresh ginger, no apricot preserves, no cashews, no water chestnuts, no bamboo shoots, no peanut oil, no sesame oil, no almond flavored liqueur and no mushrooms. I got creative instead! My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. I use chicken breasts instead of whole chicken parts for lower fat content. This recipe has a slight hint of peanut, sweetness and tang, just in the right proportions. Some stir fry recipes just do not have enough sauce, in my opinion. To me, there is nothing worse than have a bunch of dry rice left to eat. I believe this one has the perfect amount of sauce. Try it and let me know what you think! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken and Snow Peas”

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)”