Diverse experiences lead to gluten-free international food

Joe Suarez caught my interest on the Arkansas General public Theatre stage in “Joseph and the Awesome Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Jesus Christ Celebrity.” Turns out he is an even greater foodie than a singer and actor — and that’s indicating something!

A previous conditioning coach, geographer and graphic designer by trade, Suarez says he constantly had a passion for food items and cooking, which begun with watching his mom make “incredible” meals for her spouse and children.

Currently being exposed to several various peoples and cultures while expanding up helped him acquire a deep appreciation for all sorts of delectable issues, he states, which in convert permitted him to build his personal personal cooking model: rustic, straightforward, flavorful, intercontinental and delectable.

Soon after currently being identified as celiac in 2010, he expended months acquiring gluten-free of charge recipes that would not only look wonderful but taste better than “normal foodstuff.” He also needed to create a “one particular-prevent” web site in which men and women with celiac condition and other autoimmune issues could obtain handy data that “would aid them dwell a healthier and joyful lifestyle,” so “Joe and The Gluten No cost Daily life” was born. The web site is free to use and features a lot more than 150 recipes for every thing from every day family members meals to cocktails, Southern food items, international dishes, holiday getaway foods and child-friendly decisions, all gluten absolutely free.

For the Memorial Day weekend, Suarez available up a Caribbean Design and style Grilled Chicken and a Spicy Scorching Coleslaw for your previous-minute cookout pleasure.

Grilled Rooster

Caribbean Design

Prep time: fewer than 10 minutes

Marinating time: at the very least 2 hours

Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes

At any time been to the Caribbean? If you have you will bear in mind viewing vendor stalls at the seaside supplying scrumptious grilled hen to vacationers and locals alike, Suarez says. “The rooster had a lovely char on it and tasted divine: lemon, herbs, garlic … yum! Most likely it was served with some aspect salad, plantains and rice. But I wager you located it to be heaven on a plate, suitable?”

If you want to practical experience this wonderful seashore deal with, you can do it at home.


5 lbs . of rooster leg quarters (about 6 items)

3 lemons

15 to 20 garlic cloves (peeled)

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

2 tablespoons of refreshing thyme

1 tablespoon fresh new oregano

1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary

1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

2 teaspoons of sea salt

1 teaspoon of black pepper

1/4 cup of olive oil


Action 1: Prep the hen

Clean the rooster with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.

Making use of a sharp knife slash two or 3 modest incisions on each and every leg quarter and insert a garlic clove into each and every cut.

Area hen into a non-reactive dish or zippered bag.

Action 2: Marinate the chicken

In a non-reactive bowl include the juice of the lemons. Do not discard the lemons.

Mince the remaining garlic.

Include the oregano, thyme, rosemary, minced garlic, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Blend nicely.

Pour the marinade about the chicken and increase the squeezed lemons.

Address and refrigerate for at least 2 several hours. Switch the rooster each and every hour. The for a longer time the hen marinates, the far better the flavor.

Stage 3: Grill the rooster

Established the temperature of your grill to 350 degrees F. If you are making use of charcoal, stick to the guidelines in the package.

Make sure you have greased the grill to stay away from the hen sticking to it.

Eliminate hen from fridge. Discard the lemons.

Do not discard the marinade. Set apart. You will use it to baste the hen although grilling.

Location the rooster skin down 1st. Permit it cook dinner for about 5 minutes before you change it. Prepare dinner for 5 minutes on each facet and go on to switch right up until it is ready (about 25 to 30 minutes).

Utilizing a brush, often baste the chicken with the reserved marinade set aside before. Make guaranteed you use all the marinade when grilling the rooster. This will make certain a beautiful crispy exterior and deeper taste.

Provide and take pleasure in!

Joe’s “Spicy Hot” Cole Slaw

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:

Inactive time: to 8 hrs

Yield: differs

Gluten/Soy/Corn Free of charge lacto-vegetarian

One particular factor Suarez can assure you: This is not your grandma’s coleslaw! This, he states, is his rendition of the conventional dish, so hope a twist.

“My twist is easy: I add cilantro (coriander), radishes, cayenne pepper, and jalapeños to the coleslaw to create an additional layer of unforeseen flavors … and it is incredibly hot and tasty!

“This is a basic and simple to make aspect dish that enhances burgers and sandwiches, barbecue meats, sausage-based dishes, pork, and a lot more.

“I have experienced some quite uninteresting and tame coleslaw in my life span and have constantly wondered how I could improve it while introducing a lot more personality and taste to it, devoid of departing from the dish everyone has realized to really like and count on at the dinner table. So right here is the recipe I came with it has turn into a most loved at our summer family gatherings and dinners.”


1 head of purple cabbage, shredded

1 head of inexperienced cabbage, shredded

1 big carrot, peeled and julienned finely

1 cup of refreshing cilantro, chopped

2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and julienned finely

8 to 10 radishes, julienned finely

1 cup of mayonnaise

4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

11/2 cups of milk

Salt & black pepper to style

2 tablespoons of sugar

2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper


Spot the shredded cabbages, carrot, radishes and cilantro alongside one another in a significant bowl.

Incorporate the rest of the elements and blend almost everything very well. Flavor for seasoning and regulate to your liking. You can insert additional salt, pepper, vinegar, cayenne pepper, or sugar to taste.

You can both serve appropriate away or allow it rest in the fridge for up to 8 hours for a extra designed taste profile.

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