Gluten Free All Day

A Gluten Free Blog by Chef Eli G

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Pei Wei Asian Diner

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Since being diagnosed as a Celiac, one of my food cravings that I never fulfilled was Chinese takeout.

I decided to try out Pei Wei after learning of their GF menu.
They have an easy to understand separate GF Menu with enough choices for my liking.

I spoke with the manager at my location to ensure that they take extreme caution when preparing GF items.
They go to great measures to accommodate GF.

You can place your order online and pick it up at your specified time. Your food will always be ready on time or a few minutes early.

On my first experience driving home, the smell in my car was so good I could barely wait to get home and try it! I got home and dug into the delicious spicy chicken and rice with sugar snap peas and carrots, It was superb. For $9 its a great price.

I did see a huge line at the store, so try doing an online order and pickup..

p.s. they even include GF soy sauce!

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Check out this easy recipe for making homemade pizza sauce.
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Ingredients
1/2 Onion – Small dice
4 Garlic Cloves – minced
2 Cups Canned Diced Tomato
2 Cups Canned Tomato Puree
1/2 Cup Fresh Basil – Finely Chopped (Approx 20 large leaves)
1/2 Teaspoon each Salt & Pepper
Kitchen Tools
1 Medium Sauce Pot
1 Wooden Mixing Spoon
Directions
Prepare and chop the Onion, Garlic and Basil
Saute the Onion for 3 minutes – until translucent
Add the garlic, salt & pepper, saute for 1 more minute
Pour in the tomato products and basil – stir all together
Simmer for 1 hour
Take off the heat and let cool for 20-30 minutes
Now your sauce is ready for your pizza or pasta application

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Pizza Crust

Check out this video recipe for making gluten free pizza crust.
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Ingredients
1 Package of Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix
1 Package Yeast (included in the pizza mix package)\
1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
2 Large Eggs
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 Tablespoon Honey
Kitchen Tools
1 Mixing Bowl
1 Dowel
Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease 3 baking sheets.
Mix water and yeast – let stand for 5 minutes
Add the eggs, oil and honey to the water and mix together
Pour the flour mix into the liquid and mix until combined
Cover with plastic and let stand for 30 minutes
Divide into 3 equal portions and roll into 9″ inch crusts
(an eay way to accomplish this, grease to pieces of silver foil,
place the dough between both pieces, roll with a dowel)
bake in the oven for 8 minutes – until brown edges
Now your crusts are ready to be topped and baked for 10 more minutes
All the ingredients

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Beef Stew

Make this extremely easy recipe for beef stew
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Ingredients
1/2 Pound Beef Stew Meat (1 Inch cubes of chuck meat)
1/2 Pound Potatoes – cut into squares
1/2 Onion – Regular Dice
2 Carrots – Regular Dice
2 Cloves of Garlic – Finely chopped
1 Can / 8 Oz. Tomato Sauce
16 Oz. / 2 Cups Beef Stock or Water
Spices: 1/4 Tsp Salt, Black Pepper & Paprika, 1/8 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
Kitchen Tools
1 Medium Sauce Pot
1 Wooden Spoon
Instructions 
Prepare all ingredients, chop onions etc.
Preheat a medium sauce pot
Sautee the onions for 2-3 minutes then the carrots for an additional 2-3 minutes
Add the garlic and continue to saute for 30 more seconds
Add the meat and brown in on all sides
Add the rest of the ingredients: Tomato Sauce, Beef Stock (Water) & Spices.
Cook on a low/medium flame for 3 hours
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 3 hour
Yields: 2 serving

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Cowboy Burger – Inspired by Whole Foods

This recipe is very easy, gluten free and delicious
It was inspired by the cowboy burger from Whole Foods (sans bacon)
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Ingredients
1/2 Pound Extra Lean Beef
1/2 Onion – Small Dice
1/2 Jalapeno – Seeded & Small Dice
2-3 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Cubed
1 Garlic Clove – Minced
Kitchen Tools
1 Mixing Bowl
1 Cooking Tray
Instructions 
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Dice the onions, jalapenos, cheddar cheese and garlic clove
Mix all the ingredients together well
Form to 1/4 pound patties on a sheet tray or silver foil
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes – until medium well done
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yields: 2 serving
All ingredients prepared and ready to be mixed
All the ingredients in a mixing bowl
1/4 patties all measured and ready to be baked