Sweet & Sour Sauce


Not everyone has access to a grocery store or health food store with a large gluten-free section. So if you’ve planned on making some homemade Chinese food for dinner, don’t forget those yummy condiments, like Sweet & Sour Sauce. Strawberries and red peppers are a few of the ingredients that make this recipe a perfect balance of sweet and sour.


Sweet & Sour Sauce
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Serves: 8
Great served with spring rolls or any other deep fried appy.
  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced (fresh or frozen)
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1½ red peppers, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup molasses
  1. Combine all ingredients, and simmer for 30 minutes. If want a thicker sauce, stir in a cornstarch mixture (2 tsp cornstarch + 2 tsp cold water).
  2. Allow to cool, then purée in a blender or food processor.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.




  1. Hey Marla. I’m looking for a recipe for gluten-free dairy free dumplings. Everything I’ve ever tried has been nasty. Please help. Misty Burgess

  2. That is one thing I’ve never made (or eaten). I will add it to my list of recipes to develop and let you know once it’s perfected!

  3. I’m starting to research dumplings, but I’m a bit confused…I had always thought that dumplings were the biscuit like dough that was dolloped over top of a stew. But are you referring to a rice-paper wrapped dumpling (like a gyoza)??

  4. I’m referring to chicken and dumplings. They’re dough that is rolled out and cut. Then is added to the broth left over from the chicken. It’s an American recipe.

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