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Hi, for the last few years I've been craving Chinese Appetizers such as Tempura coated chicken fingers, beef teriyaki, spareribs and pork strips with the pink sauce covering them, fried wontons, and marinated chicken wings. The problem is I'm allergic/intolerant to gluten/wheat, corn, soy and rice. Does anyone know of a substitute for soy, teriyaki or ah-so sauce that will fit into my allergies/intolerances? or have a recipe that has easily substituted ingredients?

I heard from a friend of mine that he saw a show on Veria or Planet Green that showed tempura batter made with tapioca starch or potato starch but I haven't been able to find anything on it? has anyone seen it?

Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated :D. Thank you in advance.

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Here's a recipe for tempura. You'd have to substitute something for the rice flour. If you put the word tempura into the search box in the baking forum other reipes similar to the ones you mentioned, pop up. Good luck!

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.ph...&hl=tempura

Thank you missy'smom :D As funny as this sounds I actually forgot to search for the word tempura. I searched for Chinese, Appetizers, Chicken fingers, goldfingers but just forgot the word tempura :lol: .

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Here is a link to a mock soy sauce. It has corn free substitutes too. It's in the instructions part. There have been no reviews on it though. We might do this. Dd is allergic to soy.

Forgot to add the link. lol

http://www.recipezaar.com/Day-1-Mock-Soy-Sauce-256996

Thanks Tina :D. Gonna try using this to make Teriyaki sauce too :D. Hopefully it comes out well :D.

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Please come back and review it for us. I have those days of craving chinese food. I miss General Tsao chicken!

Thanks Tina :D. Gonna try using this to make Teriyaki sauce too :D. Hopefully it comes out well :D.

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Here is a recipe for a sweet and sour sauce:

Into a sauce pan (and strain as you go) put:

The juice of two large oranges

1 cup of fresh pineapple juiced in a food processor

the juice from

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Here is a link to a mock soy sauce. It has corn free substitutes too. It's in the instructions part. There have been no reviews on it though. We might do this. Dd is allergic to soy.

Forgot to add the link. lol

http://www.recipezaar.com/Day-1-Mock-Soy-Sauce-256996

That's interesting. My sister claims that on Snopes.com no one has a bad reaction to soy. I pointed out that soy is on the list of the top 8 food allergens in the US. What are your dd's reactions to soy? Btw, I never heard of that web sight before, so looked into it. If they told me that the earth was round, I wouldn't bielieve it!

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That's interesting. My sister claims that on Snopes.com no one has a bad reaction to soy. I pointed out that soy is on the list of the top 8 food allergens in the US. What are your dd's reactions to soy? Btw, I never heard of that web sight before, so looked into it. If they told me that the earth was round, I wouldn't bielieve it!

Are you kidding? Snopes is awesome for debunking urban legends. I finally got some of my friends to stop forwarding me junk by doing a 'reply all' to some of their emails, and pointedly referring them to snopes, including the link for the specific legend/email/whatever, and the copying and pasting the relevant paragraphs. After a couple of 'reply all' in which I pointedly sent my response to them and CC'd every email I could find in the body, they finally quit. Well for a while they quit emailing me entirely too. :)

Anyway....I react to soy very similar to gluten right now. I get anxiety and panic attack, muscle twitching, sweating, and insomnia. It took a while to figure out what was causing this for me.

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Please come back and review it for us. I have those days of craving chinese food. I miss General Tsao chicken!

I definitely will Tina :D. I'm planning on making a batch of different sauces on Sunday afternoon, with the ones you guys posted here plus an Arby's copycat BBQ sauce I found at Todd Wilbur's site :D.

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Here is a recipe for a sweet and sour sauce:

Into a sauce pan (and strain as you go) put:

The juice of two large oranges

1 cup of fresh pineapple juiced in a food processor

the juice from

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RDR--

Oh, it is good with chicken! Then yesterday my parent's came to visit and we had it on tempura shrimp. Because it is fresh it is nicer than anything rom a bottle (and tons safer! I can't do msg.)

Be sure to play with the vinegar, sugar and xanthan gum to get the taste and texture you want. I would start out conservatively and then gradually add more in until you are happy. I like mine on the less sweet side (so you might want more sugar.)

I hope you have a wonderful, crave-satisfying meal!

Also check out the gluten free gobsmacked website for some appetizer ideas. The woman who writes the blog is married to a man from Korea and they adopted a little girl from China. She does great Asian foods, including potstickers.

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RDR--

Oh, it is good with chicken! Then yesterday my parent's came to visit and we had it on tempura shrimp. Because it is fresh it is nicer than anything rom a bottle (and tons safer! I can't do msg.)

Be sure to play with the vinegar, sugar and xanthan gum to get the taste and texture you want. I would start out conservatively and then gradually add more in until you are happy. I like mine on the less sweet side (so you might want more sugar.)

I hope you have a wonderful, crave-satisfying meal!

Also check out the gluten free gobsmacked website for some appetizer ideas. The woman who writes the blog is married to a man from Korea and they adopted a little girl from China. She does great Asian foods, including potstickers.

OMG! Thank you for the site Lisa :D. The very first recipe I saw when loading up the page was Croissants, and all the ingredients look within my allergies :D. As for crave satisfying, both the Croissants and the sweet and sour chicken with steak teriyaki will def do that :D.

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My sister claims that on Snopes.com no one has a bad reaction to soy.

The only thing Snopes says about reactions to soy is that it hasn't yet been proven whether soy is linked to thyroid disease and certain types of cancer. It classifies this belief as "undetermined" rather than "true" or "false." It doesn't say anything at all about intolerance or allergy to soy.

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RDR--

Oh, it is good with chicken! Then yesterday my parent's came to visit and we had it on tempura shrimp. Because it is fresh it is nicer than anything rom a bottle (and tons safer! I can't do msg.)

Be sure to play with the vinegar, sugar and xanthan gum to get the taste and texture you want. I would start out conservatively and then gradually add more in until you are happy. I like mine on the less sweet side (so you might want more sugar.)

I hope you have a wonderful, crave-satisfying meal!

Also check out the gluten free gobsmacked website for some appetizer ideas. The woman who writes the blog is married to a man from Korea and they adopted a little girl from China. She does great Asian foods, including potstickers.

We finally made the tempura chicken last night with the sweet and sour sauce. We used Carol Fenster's sorghum flour blend to make the batter and substituted guar gum for the xanthan gum in the sauce. It came out tasting very similar to what we used to eat and tasted great :D. Thanks again :D. Our next shots at making are oriental chicken wings (the chinese restaurant we always loved actually posted their recipe - Kowloon Restaurant [saugus,MA] - would go great with the mock soy sauce), beef teriyaki (the mock teriyaki sauce looks perfect for it :D), wontons, boneless spare ribs and pork strips(still looking for a good soy/corn free recipe for char siu sauce for the 2 of them :D). This is actually getting to be both a fun and tasty project ;).

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Made the Lobster sauce from Kowloon's website. It was phenomenal! Made it with Ground pork (sausage meat) and served it on a bed of french fries. It tasted like the Asian equivalent to Chili Fries :D. Making the Teriyaki steak tonight using the mock teriyaki sauce. The sauce came out tasting great. Had the steak marinating overnight.

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RDR-- I am so glad you are having so much fun and success with these dishes! Good for you!

:D

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Please come back and review it for us. I have those days of craving chinese food. I miss General Tsao chicken!

Good news! It worked! :D

I used the mock soy sauce recipe omitting the vitamin c (couldn't find one without corn in it) to make the soy sauce then refrigerated it a bit. Later on I made the teriyaki sauce recipe using the mock soy sauce in place of the soy sauce. The next step was the easiest :D, marinate the steak over night :D.

It tasted just like the real thing!!! Thank you all again :D!

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RDR-- I am so glad you are having so much fun and success with these dishes! Good for you!

:D

Thanks Lisa :D. I wouldn't be having this fun at all if it wasn't for you guys :D. Thank you again for all the help :D...and all the tasty treats :D!

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hello all and thanks for the soy sauce alternative recipe link at recipezaar ... i really needed it. i use the zaar all the time but never thought to look for something like that there.

anyway ... for what it's worth ...

my thyroid doctor says that soy contains two chemicals that are bad for your thyroid - daidzein and genistein. here's what he wrote in his article for a medical journal.

... Daidzein and genistein inhibit the production of thyroid hormone and inhibit the conversion

of (inactive) T-4 to (active) T-3. ...

i have found lots of conflicting info on soy ... and am befuddled to say the least. but, i am going to do my best to eliminate soy completely and see if my thyroid medicine works better.

by the way ... thanks to you all for all of your posts ... i love this forum ... it has helped me so much.

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