Gluten Free Artichoke Dip, Sauce, or Soup + Video

Gluten Free Artichoke Dip Video Image

During the holidays, this gluten free artichoke dip is extremely popular.¬† However, it is perfect for any special occasion. The classic recipe usually calls for sour cream or cream cheese. Instead, I used a bechamel sauce (flour and butter) with onion instead. It makes for a very flavorful dip/sauce. I even added some cheese, cooked bacon, and omitted the traditional spinach. What veggies and/or meat will you use? Serve as a dip, over pasta as a sauce, or thin as desired for soup. Continue reading “Gluten Free Artichoke Dip, Sauce, or Soup + Video”

Easy Gluten Free Creamy Vodka Sauce (with Dairy-Free Options)

Gluten Free Vodka Cream Sauce and Penne Pasta

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and this simple and easy to make creamy vodka sauce will make the evening special for you and your partner. While light on the budget, this sauce is anything but light. Its richness resembles cheese sauce, without any cheese. Just delicious! I‚Äôve included an amazing dairy-free substitute. Enjoy! Continue reading “Easy Gluten Free Creamy Vodka Sauce (with Dairy-Free Options)”

Greek Cucumber Dill Sauce or Dip (Tzatziki Sauce)

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a Greek cucumber sauce served with meat or used as a dip. Tzatziki is primarily made of strained yogurt, in this case, Chobani Greek Non-Fat Yogurt. It’s gluten-free! They sent me some coupons for a few free yogurts so that I can create a tailgating recipe for them. Though this sauce is Greek, you can use it with other cultural foods such as saucy Indian dishes, as a dip with naan (Indian flatbread), on enchiladas, and as a dip with veggies as a snack. For authentic Greek dishes use as a sauce for gyros, or as a dressing for cucumber salad or other Greek salads. Gyros are perfect for tailgating. Continue reading “Greek Cucumber Dill Sauce or Dip (Tzatziki Sauce)”

Gluten Free Cheese Dip

Gluten Free Cheese Sauce for Soft Breadsticks and More

This gluten free cheese dip recipe is different than the typical cheese sauce you use for potatoes or broccoli. (That recipe, you can find here.) This new recipe is for dipping. I’m working on a new soft gluten free breadsticks recipe for my cookbook and decided to make a cheese sauce with which to test them out.

Months ago I ordered some sodium citrate which is the key to making easy cheese sauce without being concerned about it getting clumpy. After watching the member of The Chew (food TV show) make cheese sauce using sodium citrate, it served as a good reminder.

I tried their recipe; however, it was way too salty for my tastes. I’ve developed my own recipe that I think you’ll enjoy. Be sure to view the Tips section, as well.

Cheese dip is a perfect recipe for March Madness or other sports parties. This goes perfectly with my Soft Twisted Gluten-Free Breadsticks Recipe. (You don’t have to twist them.)

Gluten Free Cheese Dip

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Yield: Makes appx 1 1/2 cups

Gluten Free Cheese Dip

The easiest way to make gluten free cheese dip without the hassles. It turns out smooth and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. cold gluten free¬†beer (Redbridge*) (or water)
  • 3/4 teaspoon (7 grams) sodium citrate
  • 3-1/2 cups (9.1 oz.) Mild Cheddar Cheese (or Monterey Jack), shredded
  • 1 cup (2.6 oz.) Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Gluten free hot sauce (optional)
  • Gluten Free Pizza Sauce (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add only 1 cup of beer to a non-stick saucepan. (You can add more later if you desire more of a sauce rather than a dip.)
  2. Toss both cheeses together; and set aside.
  3. Add the sodium citrate and stir until it dissolves. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is hot.
  4. Working in batches, add a handful of cheese at a time to the saucepan. Using a wooden spoon, stir after each addition until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth. Serve immediately.
  5. If desired, thin with additional beer and/or add some hot sauce, to taste. If serving this sauce with soft gluten free breadsticks, consider adding some pizza sauce.

Tips

*Redbridge beer contains corn syrup. Therefore, avoid it if allergic to corn.

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)”

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”