Rocking Gluten-Free Spaghetti-The Filipino Style

Since we already know that there is a large pool of gluten-free selections that we can indulge in, it’s now much easier to explore gluten-free recipes and whip-up scrumptious safe meals, worry free.

There’s a wide array of recipes to discover for you, ranging from gluten-free vegan recipes, gluten-free cookie recipes, gluten-free cake recipes, or maybe even some gluten-free snack recipes for a lazy Sunday afternoon with the family.

How about a filipino-style spaghetti? Here’s a gluten-free diet recipe for you that can be enjoyed whether or not you worry about gluten in your diet. 🙂

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Filipino Style Rice and Corn Spaghetti

Ingredients:

  • 400 grams Rice and Corn Spaghetti
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 250 grams lean ground pork  
  • 250 grams ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup fresh goat’s cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 chopped white onion
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  • Cook the rice and corn spaghetti until al dente or firm to the bite.
  • Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan.
  • Sauté the garlic and onion.
  • Add the chicken and pork  after, and saute everything again for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce and water. Lower the heat and simmer the sauce for about 30 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste. Stir well until it thickens even more.
  • Add the sugar, and carefully season with salt and pepper.  
  • Put about a cup of pasta on each plate, and pour a ladleful of sauce on top.
  • Top with some goat’s  cheese. (Choose all-natural cheese for this recipe to make sure it’s gluten-free)

Serves 4 persons

This would also definitely make a great part of your gluten-free recipe for kids, too! In case you’ve missed it, here are some gluten free dessert, bread, and sandwich recipe.

Got any brilliant gluten-free culinary ideas that you would like to share? Just comment below!

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Typical Pinoy Gluten-Free Food You Should Know

In general, those of us in the Philippines who are avoiding foods with gluten, we’re happy to say, won’t have a difficult time finding food that are gluten free in this country (It actually fits well in typical Filipino diet: rice, anyone?). Most of the carbohydrates and starch sources that we have in our local dishes are commonly gluten-free.

We have already discussed what gluten-free food is, and what the common sources of gluten free food could be, even grains you’d definitely be glad to  know are gluten-free.   Let’s see 3 important food items to add to your gluten-free list.  

Rice

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Yes, the Filipino stomach won’t be satisfied without this Filipino dining staple. Though a lot might already be   aware that rice is not a member of the gluten foods roster, there are still some that are quite uneasy about it. Good news is, rice is not part of your blacklist.  So it’s not necessary to avoid your hankering for rice when you have it. 

Sweet Potato

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Craving for a stick of kamote-cue this afternoon? Go ahead! Though it’s actually one of the most underestimated carbohydrates around, it boasts a good quality of sugar that does not easily disperse in our blood, unlike its other variety, the tastier regular potato. So this is, indeed, a dieter’s delight. And of course, it’s one of the foods without gluten (Yey!).

Rice Noodles (Bihon)

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As a rice source, we can all instinctively declare now that this is not a gluten laden food. As one of the party favorites that symbolizes “long life”, noodles such as bihon, though will not really “extend” your life, is technically safe for consumption for our gluten intolerant friends. The catch however, is that it should be generously washed first, especially if you are not sure where it was manufactured since cross-contamination during processing might have happened[1].   Not a fan of rice noodles, there are some more pasta items you can find in your typical grocery store that are gluten free. You can even have some home delivered

We’ll get to know more gluten free foods in our next posts so, stay tuned!

Source:

  1. 4310830, 95 -. Sources of gluten – celiac disease foundation. Celiac Disease Foundation, 1998. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.

Gluten-Free Products Now More Available Than Ever

For the Gluten intolerant, it’s quite a sad moment to find out that typical food items we know and love, we have to give up due to gluten-free sensitivity. Quite a number of breads, pastas, desserts as we know them, contain gluten. But how refreshing would it be if we could still manage to have these delights but  don’t even have to bother with the question “What is gluten-free?”.

Would you love it if you can can have gluten-free desserts, gluten-free snacks easily and conveniently?

GERALD.ph online grocery home delivery, provides the convenience of grocery shopping all done online. They provide you with a selection of gluten-free items that you can have sent to your home. Let’s have a look at some items you can readily add to your go-to shopping list for following your gluten-free diet.

Gluten-free Plain flour and other Gluten-Free Dessert Mixes

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We know that flour is the most infamous source of gluten. But with this gluten-free variety, preparing your personalized pastry and other baked products such as gluten-free pie crust, gluten-free pizza dough, gluten- free crackers, or even gluten-free tortilla  is easy.  You can also find some other delights like variety of cake and dessert mixes.

Trivia: Did You Know?

Technically speaking, there is no such thing as gluten-free oats, much more gluten-free oatmeal? Well, because oat and oat products are all gluten-free! The only reason why we are being careful with oats is because of the potential “contamination” of gluten sources during its processing. [1]

Gluten-Free Jams and Preserves

Perfect to pair with your gluten-free crackers. This gluten-free strawberry preserves can also serve as a guiltless topping or filling to your dessert goodies and pastries.

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Gluten-Free Ice Cream

Ice creams should be gluten-free, generally speaking. However, certain ice cream products may have some gluten depending on the flavor or other ingredients used. Some brands may also use some extenders that may contain gluten.  So, if you want to be more careful with the usual products around, GERALD.ph would make a perfect option for you in different flavors that you love. Find great variety of ice cream flavors that are all natural and are guaranteed gluten-free.

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Gluten Free Pasta

How can you run out of recipes when you have easy-to-cook pastas on hand ? Find a selection of pastas for your dishes, and whip up your favorites, simply substituting your usual wheat pasta, with the gluten-free alternative.

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Going gluten-free should not be such a hassle. There is now  a wide variety of products for you to choose from, that you can share even with non gluten-free sensitive family and friends. Try some and let us know what you think in the comments!

Source:

  1. “QUAKER® GLUTEN FREE FAQs.” quakeroats.com. n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2016.