In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
These recipes come to us from Jeanne Barkemeijer de Wit.
I discovered that molasses and salt tastes a lot like soy sauce. (To me at least) Ive built a number of sauces around a core of ingredients. Basically I use variations containing varying amounts of balsamic vinegar, dark unsulfered molasses, fruits, turbanado (raw) sugar and sea salt. Here are a few of my recipes:
Sweet and Sour Sauce
oz Pureed Strawberries (or other pureed fruit - fresh or
1 cup turbanado (raw) sugar (For a sweeter taste add a can of frozen condensed fruit juice syrup. I like using Bacardis strawberry frozen margarita concentrate, but any frozen strawberry concentrate will work.)
8-16 ounces of sweet bell pepper - chopped
1 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic (or gluten-free powdered substitute)
1 teaspoon salt
4 oz molasses
Combine all ingredients, pour over chicken, beef, or pork. Cook for 2 hours at 340 degrees. I sometimes add fresh strawberries to the dish an hour before cooking is finished.
Alternative Soy Sauce
8 oz molasses, 3 oz. balsamic vinegar, sugar to taste.
pureed pineapple (or strawberries) to the above Bar-B-Que
16 oz stewed tomatoes pureed
16 oz molasses
6 oz balsamic vinegar
teaspoon fresh crushed black pepper
table spoon crushed garlic
16 oz canned peaches - pureed
sweet red peppers to taste
1 cup turbanado (raw) sugar
1 cup green onions
Combine all ingredients in large pot and cook for about an hour. If you want a thicker sauce you can add a tablespoon of corn starch, or cook the entire mixture at a slow boil (stirring frequently) until it reduces to the consistency you desire.