Sunday, November 6, 2016

Day 13 and 14 - Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce with GF General Tso's Tofu

Pinterest Day 13 and 14 

The Pinterest recipes I looked at these two days were Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce at the Gluten Free Lifesaver, and then a Gluten free version of General Tso's Tofu from Grumpy's Honey Bunch, which required a GF hoisin sauce to make it work.

It turned out pretty-pretty!

Mid-meal, as my son ate so fast I couldn't get another picture!

The Reasons:
Trying to make more complicated recipes for my son that he will eat, as he is both a growing boy who needs a ton of calories, and doesn't have as many food restrictions as I do. 

The Ingredients:
With this being for my son, all I had to do was make sure everything was GF, which mean making a GF hoisin sauce, which I had all the ingredients for, and using that and a GF soy sauce for those two ingredients in the original General Tso's recipe.  It turned out great.

The Challenges:
Nothing except having to make the sauces ahead of time, so planning issues, I suppose.

What I did:
1. Made the recipe pretty much exactly as it was.

Why did I make these choices:
I always used to love the super bad for you General Tso's at various Americanized Chinese restaurants, even Panda Express, so finding a recipe for it made me feel really nostalgic.

The result:
Great. I felt bad that my son ate it all and still wanted more!

How would I change this:
Nothing, this was awesome.

Would I make it again:

Allergy issues:
Oh man, it has tons of allergens. It has soy, grains, sulfites, peanuts, corn, high histamine, and so on. It's pretty much gluten, dairy, and egg free, and that's about it.

EDIT: 4/12/17
After making this a few times with some complaints, I have realized that the first time I made it, I used less sweetener than called for, because I misread the recipe. So, the recipe itself is a bit sweet, for my tastes, and I deliberately lower the sugar content now.

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