Chinese New Year was this week, and if you’re like many celiacs and those on a gluten-free diet it’s can be a bummer not to be able to enjoy a traditional feast with family & friends at your local Chinese restaurant.
So instead of going out to eat this year, plan a Chinese New Year Gluten-Free Celebration at your own house. But where will you find the recipes for your favorite Asian Foods? Dumplings, Crispy Spring Rolls, Mu-Shu Pork, Potstickers, Kung Pao Chicken… and more?
Thanks to Laura B. Russell, everyone on a gluten-free diet can now enjoy these Asian favorites at home, and can find the recipes in her cookbook, “The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen – Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, & More”. Talk about good fortune!
This cookbook is one of my all-time favorites (this is coming from a gal that has a cookbook library spanning three 6’ long shelves!). Every page of this cookbook features a recipes that “I just have to try” with instructions that are easy to understand, along with basic prep and cooking techniques. I also love the reference section at the front of the cookbook, which has become a go-to while shopping for Asian food ingredients.
Some of my favorite recipes in “The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen – Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, & More” include Gingery Pork Pot Stickers, Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad, Fiery Ginger Sauce, Shrimp & Sweet Potato Tempura Pancakes. All bursting with flavor. All delicious. All keeper-recipes. I will make these recipes again, and again, and again. No more bland “Steamed Chicken & Veggies” for me – the only thing I can eat at my local Chinese restaurant.
This is why I was thrilled when I found out that this WIN-It-Wednesday on BeFreeforMe.com was going to be sponsored once again by Laura B. Russell and “The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen – Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, & More” .
It’s no ancient Chinese secret that Chinese food, as well as Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese can be jammed packed with gluten and dairy containing ingredients. But Laura B. Russell allows celiacs and dairy-free folks everywhere the chance to enjoy Asian cuisine once again.
How can you win?
Reply to this blog and tell us what Asian dish (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai or Vietnamese) you miss the most since going gluten and/or dairy free. (Me? Potstickers!)
A total of FOUR (Yes… 4!) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win the “The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen – Recipes for Noodles, Dumplings, Sauces, & More” Cookbook. Two (2) winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST, and two (2) more winner will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter two times to win!
Good luck, believe in good fortune… and as always,
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