Friday, July 17, 2009

not-so-gluten-free books

my collection of gluten free books became not-so-gluten-free tonight when dave upset his gluten filled fat tire on my stack.... does this mean that I can not longer use these as a gf resource? This is why dave should also drink redbridge.

we have family in town and made an assortment of pizza this evening... two small gf chebe crusts and some glutenous pies that were off limits to me. For my gf selections we made a pesto with fresh cheese, peperoni, and basil then a thai pie with peanut sauce, carrots, cilantro and a spicy chicken. Even two year old Moyer enjoyed the Thai pie and the homemade peanut sauce so I thought I'd share the recipe.
Pizza has always been a staple for me and I used to love Thai Pies but after going wheat free learned that the peanut sauce was off limits to me. I've been playing around with homemade peanut sauces to ensure safety and happiness.

Peanut Sauce for Thai Pie
as always i made sure all of these were gluten free...
6 tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
garlic- I used 2 teaspoons dry powder
cayenne pepper to taste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2-4 tablespoons cornstarch
Mix peanut butter and water until well combined. Add all but cornstarch. Slowly mix cornstarch until desired thickness is obtained. this may be done after sauce is chilled to ensure that it doesn't become too thick. Refrigerate and it will keep for over a week.

I'd share pictures of the pizzas but after a long day they didn't last for a photo!

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