Sweet & Sour Pork {Gluten-Free Monday}

Happy Monday, everyone!  I had my first gluten-free oops this week.  Here’s what I learned:  If you are planning to bake bread–and double the recipe–check to make sure that you have all the ingredients first!  Crazy substitutions do not always yield good results.  The only thing worse than a failed loaf of bread is two failed loaves of bread!  I ran out of tapioca starch and substituted corn starch in half the recipe.  Either that was the fail, or I didn’t add enough salt.  Either way, the result was . . . let’s just say, less than yummy.  I’ll be better prepared next time.

Here’s a recipe that did not fail.  The original recipe for this Sweet & Tangy Slow Cooker Pork comes from Six Sister’s Stuff.

Sweet and Sour Pork--comfort food that's easily gluten free!

Since Six Sisters created the recipe, and I didn’t make enough changes to call it my own, I’ll let you get it straight from them.  I will share my notes, though.

If you buy the correct brands, this recipe is easily gluten free–no substitutions, and no worries.  Nice.  This recipe calls for ketchup, brown sugar, and honey.  Although I’m sure including the full amounts would make the recipe really yummy, I decided to cut the sugar by 1/3.  The recipe still tasted very, very sweet.  In my opinion, you could cut out even more sugar and not miss it.  I also noticed that the recipe, which calls for 6-8 thinly-sliced pork chops, makes a ton of sauce.  If you are feeding a large family (or just want leftovers), you could easily add more and have plenty of sauce.

I will definitely make this again!

Sweet and Sour Pork--comfort food that's easily gluten free!

Here are some more recipes I’d like to try.  Where did I find them?  They were all linked up to Gluten-Free Monday #6.  Don’t forget, if you pin these features, please pin them from the original sites to give credit to the authors.  If you were featured, please feel free to grab a featured button and display it proudly!


Quinoa, Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew from Joyful Homemaking

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Sarah Bakes

Decadent (And Allergy Free) Must Have Chocolate Cake from Allergy Free Test Kitchen

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie by Sugar & Spice

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds by Conscious Eatery

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Tessa, the Domestic Diva

Now it’s your turn.  What do you have to share this week?  I don’t know about all of you, but this will be my first gluten-free Thanksgiving.  If you have any go-to Thanksgiving favorites, I’d love it if you linked them up in addition to whatever else you plan to share.  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by.

While you’re here, be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Link Party.  The party is hosted by 7 different sites, and it’s already full of great ideas for Fall.  You are invited to share your ideas or just to stop by for some inspiration!

I link my gluten-free posts to these awesome parties:  Simply Sugar & Gluten Free (Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays), Gluten Free Homemaker (Gluten-Free Wednesday), The Tasty Alternative (Allergy-Free Wednesday), Vegetarian Momma (Gluten-Free Friday), Gluten Free R.D. (Gluten-Free Fridays)
Click here to see the other fantastic sites I like to link up with each week.


  1. Thanks for hosting!

    This week, I wanted to share a fun infographic on some of the things that make us real foodies. You might be a real foodie if…the milk you drink is illegal in 20 states. Come check out the 12 things that may tell you if you’re a real foodie. I hope you get a giggle out of it too!

    You Might Be A Real Foodie If…

  2. What a delicious looking round up! I just may need to start planning my Thanksgiving dinner right here!

    I’m linking up a raw recipe (surprise), but they’re cookies! My husband loves them, which means they’re kid approved. Ha!

    Have a great week!

  3. I linked up 2 recipes today:

    1. Garlic Mahed Potatoes (Fish, Egg, Nut, Wheat and Soy-Free)

    2. Peanut Butter Cookies (Soy, Fish, Wheat and Milk-Free, Can Be Diabetic Friendly)

    Both are family favorites as well as crowd pleasers. :) Enjoy!

    Thanks for hosting, Heidi!

  4. Thank you for featuring my chocolate cake! Today I’m linking up a simple and delicious homemade GF granola. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting :) This week I’ve shared my adventures in trying to make GF, EF Beet Bread, which turned out the most gorgeous colour!

  6. Thanks for hosting! This week I shared my recipe for my The Best (& Easiest) Grain-Free Bread Ever, a delicious quick bread made with cashews.


  7. Hi! Thank you for hosting! I brought the recipe for my grain free gingerbread men today. Hope you have a lovely week!

  8. Thanks for the feature~!

  9. Hello and thank you for inviting me to your awesome link party! :-)

    I’ve shared two recipes today. An easy cane-sugar free cranberry apple jelly and a simple dinner idea from one of my favorite restaurants (kale, black beans and rice with a cashew cream sauce).

    Have a great week.

    Be Well,

  10. Hi Heidi- Thank you again for your super sweet comments that you left on my webpage!!

    And thanks for hosting, as always, such an excellent allergy friendly linky party!! I look forward to seeing your recipes and all the other great recipes featured and linked each week — most of which are things that my family can actually enjoy!

    Have an awesome week!! – Devin

  11. Hi Heidi,
    This recipe started out as an oops, too. Luckily it was a good oops. Sometimes that happens, you know.

    Coconut Rum Raisin Free-Form Muffins (grain-free, GF, refined sugar-free, dairy-free)
    Find out the whole story and get the recipe: http://www.laurawestkong.com/gff/2012/fig-love-coconut-rum-raisin-free-form-muffins/

  12. Mmm, sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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