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My son is 6 and was diagnosed with celiac disease in November 2010. The only food he REALLY misses is chinese. As a family, we love it and I have yet to be able to recreate our favorite takeouts. We don't have a PF Changs nearby, unfortunately.

Does anyone have really good recipes for any of the following?

Lo Mein

General Tso

Bourbon Chicken

Thank you!!!

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Here is a General Tso recipe that is easily made gluten free: http://www.food.com/recipe/general-tsos-chicken-164706

Just make sure the soy sauce and chicken broth you get is gluten free and everything else should be naturally gluten-free.

I can't help with the others you listed but if your family likes Orange chicken this is an excellent recipe: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/09/slow-cooker-orange-chicken-recipe.html

I have made it several times as orange chicken is my favorite. From that link she also has listed recipes for Mongolian Beef, Broccoli Beef, Chow mein, fried rice and Lemon chicken but I have only made the orange chicken. All are made in the crock pot too so they are pretty easy to do.

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It would be very easy to convert this to gluten free: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/chicken-lo-mein/Detail.aspx

Use gluten free rice wine vinegar, gluten free soy sauce such as San J Tamari, and gluten free chicken broth (Imagine, read the label for the gluten free versions).

For the noodles, use rice noodles, Tinkyada. After you cook these noodles a little al dente, you must rinse them well or they will be sticky, where it says "drain and set aside." read package directions.

For those of you who are lamenting the soy, you can always make a substitution of ground nut butter, such as peanut butter, for chicken - noodle dishes.

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For those of you who are lamenting the soy, you can always make a substitution of ground nut butter, such as peanut butter, for chicken - noodle dishes.

I use Coconut Aminos in place of soy sauce for my Asian cooking. I found it subs very well in most recipes. The only thing that is different about the Coconut Aminos is that it tends to burn easily and make things stick to the pan if I use a lot of it in a dish. So I try to go for recipes that involve putting the sauce on towards the end of cooking or ones that call for a Tablespoon or less of soy sauce.

http://www.coconutsecret.com/aminos2.html

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Thank you - I think he's had the orange chicken before and liked it as well. Anything crock pot is a thumbs up for me :)

Here is a General Tso recipe that is easily made gluten free: http://www.food.com/recipe/general-tsos-chicken-164706

Just make sure the soy sauce and chicken broth you get is gluten free and everything else should be naturally gluten-free.

I can't help with the others you listed but if your family likes Orange chicken this is an excellent recipe: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/09/slow-cooker-orange-chicken-recipe.html

I have made it several times as orange chicken is my favorite. From that link she also has listed recipes for Mongolian Beef, Broccoli Beef, Chow mein, fried rice and Lemon chicken but I have only made the orange chicken. All are made in the crock pot too so they are pretty easy to do.

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Thanks! I tried to make a recipe for lo mein noodles before and had trouble with the noodles themselves, so that's a great tip.

It would be very easy to convert this to gluten free: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/chicken-lo-mein/Detail.aspx

Use gluten free rice wine vinegar, gluten free soy sauce such as San J Tamari, and gluten free chicken broth (Imagine, read the label for the gluten free versions).

For the noodles, use rice noodles, Tinkyada. After you cook these noodles a little al dente, you must rinse them well or they will be sticky, where it says "drain and set aside." read package directions.

For those of you who are lamenting the soy, you can always make a substitution of ground nut butter, such as peanut butter, for chicken - noodle dishes.

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Thanks for this post! I am going to have to try several of these!

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You didn't mention soup, but my little kiddo really likes egg drop soup. It's also my "go-to" soup for when he's sick. I always have the ingredients on hand and it's super easy.

Egg Drop Soup

4 cups chicken broth

2 egss well beaten (I actually up this to 4 eggs because he LOVES the egg part best)

2/3 tsp salt (less or more depending how salty your broth is)

2 Tbs. green onion (we omit this)

1 Tbs. corn starch

1/8 tsp. pepper (we omit this too)

1.2 tsp. sesame oil

Boil chicken broth and salt. Mix corn starch with 2 Tbs cold water or chicken broth. Add to broth. Stir well and cook until thickened. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat. Immediately add egg by slowly pouring egg in a small stream into pot while you're stirring in a circular pattern. Add onion, pepper, and sesame oil.

Egg drop soup does NOT keep well. If you don't want to eat a full batch, cut back the broth and adjust accordingly. When my son is sick I frequently just make a cup at a time for him.

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Thanks for the recipe. Chris loves certain soups, but egg drop is not one of them (it's the eggs)! The broth sounds delicious though - I'll have to keep it on hand :)

You didn't mention soup, but my little kiddo really likes egg drop soup. It's also my "go-to" soup for when he's sick. I always have the ingredients on hand and it's super easy.

Egg Drop Soup

4 cups chicken broth

2 egss well beaten (I actually up this to 4 eggs because he LOVES the egg part best)

2/3 tsp salt (less or more depending how salty your broth is)

2 Tbs. green onion (we omit this)

1 Tbs. corn starch

1/8 tsp. pepper (we omit this too)

1.2 tsp. sesame oil

Boil chicken broth and salt. Mix corn starch with 2 Tbs cold water or chicken broth. Add to broth. Stir well and cook until thickened. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat. Immediately add egg by slowly pouring egg in a small stream into pot while you're stirring in a circular pattern. Add onion, pepper, and sesame oil.

Egg drop soup does NOT keep well. If you don't want to eat a full batch, cut back the broth and adjust accordingly. When my son is sick I frequently just make a cup at a time for him.

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