Thursday, November 15, 2012

Steamy Kitchen's Miso Butter Shrimp

Have you been over to Jaden Hair's website Steamy Kitchen?  The food there is beautiful and her Miso Butter Shrimp are no exception.  Those are about the prettiest shrimp I've ever seen!

The Original Recipe

Gluten Free Tweak:
This recipe is gluten free depending on the miso you use.  Jaden Hair recommends a shiro miso, which is a white miso.  Most miso, including shiro miso, are gluten free, but there are some miso you should be wary of.  Mugimiso or mugi miso is barley miso.  Look for "mugi" in ingredients as well.  For example, hadakamugi is rye and sobamugi is buckwheat, so avoid those.  Also watch out for tsubu, which is whole wheat. 

The recommended shiro miso is probably the most popular miso flavor.  It is a light flavor that some people describe as nutty.  Red miso, Akamiso, is also gluten free, has a stronger flavor than shiro, and is a very popular flavor.  Genmai is a brown rice miso, which has a stronger flavor than shiro and is also gluten free.

For this recipe, I like Eden Shiro Miso.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffins

These muffins from "healthyisalwaysbetter" look just drool-worthy.  They may not look healthy or particularly gluten free, but things aren't always as they seem.  These are knock-offs of the Whole Foods Chocolate Chunk VitaTop Muffins cooked up by a health-conscious young lady from the Netherlands.

The Original Recipe 

Gluten Free Tweak:
This recipe doesn't even use flour, so no worrying about gums or starches or flour replacements.  If you are particularly sensitive, there are two things in this recipe to look out for: 

Oatmeal - Make sure you use gluten free oatmeal like Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal (you can find these in many grocery stores with health food sections; I get mine at Kroger).  Oatmeal itself is a gluten free food, but it is often grown in the same fields as grains containing gluten.  To learn more about this, check out the Gluten Freely blog post about oatmeal and a gluten free diet

Vinegar - Some white vinegars start out as wheat. However, the distillation process removes gluten from the vinegar, so look for distilled vinegar.  In the U.S., the vinegar used in food products is usually made from corn rather than wheat, but if you aren't certain, make sure the label says "distilled".    Apple cider vinegar does not contain gluten products right from the start of the process, so should not be a problem.  Check out this article from to learn more about vinegar and distilled spirits in relation to a gluten free lifestyle.  

According to the original recipe, each muffin is 116 calories.  Pretty good for triple chocolate chunk!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Gluten Freely is a fantastic resource developed by General Mills for those on a gluten free diet.  Check here for lists of gluten free foods, recipes, books, and even medical tools and an authoritative blog on living gluten free. 

Gluten Freely has been added to the Glutenous Minimus website on the Gluten Free Links page and the blog portion of Gluten Freely has been added to the Gluten Free Blogs page.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken

Chef in Training's Awesome Dish

When I spotted this dish on Pinterest, I was instantly smitten with it.  I quickly clicked over to the Chef in Training site to see if I could try it on a gluten free diet.

The Original Recipe

Gluten Free Tweak:

This one is easy.  Just be sure to use a gluten free barbeque sauce.  Chef in Training recommends Sweet Baby Ray's, which just so happens to be gluten free according to the label.  If you don't like Sweet Baby Ray's, try Cookies Original BBQ sauce or any of Annie's organic flavors.

Sweet Baby Ray's and Cookies are national BBQ sauce brands you should be able to find on store shelves, though I've had some trouble finding Cookies in my area.  It can be found online.  Annie's is a health food brand that can be found at some stores that have a health food section or you can find their gluten free selections online (see the flavors below).

Do you use another gluten free BBQ sauce?  

Gluten Free BBQ Sauces at a glance:
  • Sweet Baby Ray's
  • Cookies Original
  • Annie's Naturals
     Annie's Organic Original Recipe BBQ Sauce
     Annie's Organic Smoky Maple BBQ Sauce  
     Annie's Organic Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

 Eat happy, you gluten freebirds, you!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauces

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauces are gluten free according to the label.  This has been added to both food pages of Glutenous Minimus: The Gluten Free Resource

In other news, please bear with me as I get this blog all configured and working properly.  :)