|Brunswick Stew Cooked at Home|
I am so lucky and blessed to have family who appreciates food as much as I do. Does that sound strange? It's not supposed to.
Here's the deal. My husband has been cooking dinner for the kids and me every Sunday night since mid-summer. It's been wonderful and very helpful. I've pretty much had an entire weekend without having to worry about what is for dinner.
I know being a food blogger I shouldn't have these worries because I should love food all of the time, but we all hit that point. In fact I've hit it several times during the lifetime of Not Your Ordinary Recipes. It's no big deal. I accept it and move on. We have repeat dishes or I thaw something that I made way too much of a month before. The kids are used to it by now and my husband is ok too. I'm probably harder on myself than anyone. The guilt sets in that I can't think of anything for dinner and bam, I start thawing something.
I'm not saying I don't love food all of the time, I run out of ideas and I get tired of stuff. There's only so much chicken one can eat. I hit the equivalent to the writers' block but it is recipes for me.
So now my hero, my husband makes dinner when I really don't feel like it and I am blessed. He saves the day.
Not only am I lucky to have this amazing husband who loves food, but I also have some awesome family across the States over in Denver who appreciate it too. They've inspired many dinners in this house, especially since they are a Gluten-free family. I think of them often when creating my Gluten-free dishes. Trust me you will soon hear more about my brother and sister-in-law when they launch their incredible SnootyGlutie app for iPhones. Go sign up for the beta!
|The real deal|
SnootyGlutie is an application for your phone that will eliminate issues such as mine when running out of dinner options. They will provide Gluten-free recipes that are proven delicious by their users as well as introduce you to restaurants across the globe that make gluten-free dishes! How cool, right?
My brother was generous to share one of his most popular Gluten-Free dishes with my husband to make for us this past weekend. Introducing Matty D's Brunswick Stew! (My husband stuck with the recipe as far as staying Gluten-free, but he added his own touch to it as well.)
3/4 lb North Carolina-Style minced pork
1/2 (8 lb) rotisserie chicken, pulled
14.5 oz can Cream of corn
28 oz can diced tomatoes
10 oz bag frozen lima beans in butter
2 Bay leaves
3/4 large yellow onion, diced
3/4 lb red potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 C carrots, diced
1 T Worcestershire Sauce
6 oz Heinz Chili Sauce
2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 T light brown sugar
2 tsp Chipotle Smoked Tabasco
1/4 stick unsalted butter
2 chicken bouillons
14 oz unsalted chicken broth
2 T apple cider vinegar
1) In a large crock pot, add onion, potatoes, carrots, corn, lima beans and tomatoes, bay leaves, chicken bouillon, Worcestershire, chili sauce, mustard, garlic salt, pepper, brown sugar, Tabasco, chicken broth and butter.
2) Turn crock-pot on LOW and heat for 4 hours.
3) Add chicken and bbq to slow cooker and cover. Cook for another hour.
4) Stir in vinegar and serve.
You will be able to find more recipes like this one at SnootyGlutie.com. In the mean time, don't forget to sign up for their beta test.
Gluten-free food is not going away. It's not a fad. I have family members who cannot have gluten in their diet or they will be ill. We are so lucky to have the technology and research that discovered the issues with gluten. Without these findings, two of my family members would be living a miserable and uncomfortable life.
Thank goodness there are also products available to them that make their bodies feel normal again. It is unfortunate that not all restaurants and food stores provide these products to us. SnootyGlutie will make it possible for people like my family members live normal lives and eat good food. Gluten-free does not mean unpleasant and tasteless. There are some great quality products and menus available to those people with this diet who will not have to sacrifice taste anymore.
Wouldn't it be nice not to only find Gluten-free in those fancy schmancy stores but also places where we all shop?
Let's make it a mission to spread the word!
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SnootyGlutie did not pay me to write this review. I am passionate about this wonderful application soon to be available for iPhones.