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Egg-Free Meatballs (Gluten-Free)
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Heather Demeritte
I am a health and fitness freelance writer who also is a sufferer of Celiac Disease. With my certificate in American Council of Exercise as a fitness instructor and my experience as a nutritional consultant, I regularly write for my column "Healthy Kidz" in our newspaper. About a year ago I was recently diagnosed with Celiac, along with IBS and lactose intolerance, so I sought out support groups and advice from GI doctors and nutritionist. I even participated in an on-line course to educate me and my family on my condition. With my love of cooking and my background in nutrition , I am currently working on a cookbook to published.  
By Heather Demeritte
Published on 01/30/2009
 
The following is an original recipe I created in order to enjoy my favorite Italian dish, meatballs!

You smell the enticing aroma of garlic and oregano. You are ready to dig into the hot meatballs saturated in thick and chunky Maranar sauce. But wait! You realize meatballs are on your "Do Not Eat or Regret It Later List." Don't despair. You can still enjoy this Italian dish. Roll up your sleeves, take off your rings, and prepare to get messy with this this simple and flavorful recipe!

Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey or lean beef
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup of marinara sauce

Directions:
  1. Combine turkey with onion, garlic, basil, oregano, parsley and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Form 24 meatballs.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat until sizzles; add meatballs turning to coat in oil.
  4. Move the pan around for about 5 minutes to brown all sides until no longer pink inside. Check to see if it is done by cutting one open.
  5. Pour marinara sauce over the meatballs and simmer on medium low for 15 minutes. Tips: Serve this over warm rice pasta with a side of salad of fresh mixed greens drizzled with Italian dressing.