There’s nothing yummier to me than a good, gluten free, safe sweet and sour sauce when I’m craving Chinese food. When I am longing for sweet and sour chicken like what I might find in China Town of any big city, I need to remember the consequences for me from eating soy (gluten and high estrogen) breaded (gluten), deep fried, non-healthy oils (PUFA’s like vegetable oil, canola oil, etc.), MSG, and the rest of what accompanies your typical Chinese food dish. Although I love the flavors of Chinese cuisine, I also need to remember that I’m in the jungle forest of Costa Rica, and Chinese food isn’t what I knew it to be when I lived close to San Francisco, CA unless I replicate it myself!
In the quest to make Chinese food at home that satisfies the whole family, it can be a challenge to find a gluten free, safe sweet and sour sauce that is MSG free, gluten free, soy free, quick, easy, thick enough and the right combination of flavors to satisfy everyone without the ability of calling for take-out!
This week we attempted another sweet and sour sauce in the kitchen, and since everyone in the family went back for seconds, I know it was a winner!!!
We used this sweet and sour sauce on chicken, but I’m sure you can be creative with other things as well such as stir-fry veggies.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Grab a small bowl and whisk together the gelatin powder and water. Set it aside for later.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the fresh squeezed pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat.
- Stir in gelatin water mix (make sure it is blended well) and cook it until it thickens. Remove from the heat and use it immediately.
- Store any remainder it in glass container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
P.S. Save your fresh pineapple rinds in the freezer to make a non-toxic natural citrus enzyme cleaner for your home!
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