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Gluten Free Stew For You! Rutabaga & Arm Roast Recipe



Gluten Free Stew For You!

Rutabaga & Arm Roast Recipe

By Jen Springer


Ah, the comfort of a late winter stew … mmmm!

Eliminating gluten always makes for a thickening challenge with the sauce. Not with this super duper rutabaga beef recipe though, with savory flavor galore.  You just need a big rutabaga, a medium sized arm (pot) roast, some herbs, and time. Ok, ok – I exaggerated, there are a few more ingredients needed to get your taste buds dancing. 

If you can chop and throw stuff in a pot, this recipe will impress and you’ll be mistaken for Rachel Ray.

Just make sure you add the peas in last so they don’t turn into pukey green mush!


The Recipe


1 Rutabaga

1.5 Arm Roast (Pot Roast)

1/2 Large Onion

6 Large Cloves Garlic

1 tsp Rosemary

2 tsp Greek Oregano

1 tsp Thyme

1/2 Container Imagine Brand Portobello Soup

2 c. Water

1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 c Peas

1 tsp of tapioca starch

Salt & Pepper



Preheat oven to 325.

Use a Dutch oven or large stainless pot that can also be baked in. Brown (sear) the arm roast in a large pot on all sides so the juices stay in. Then add water to the pot while it’s still hot to get the brownings loosened up.  Next add all ingredients but peas.

Put entire pot in the oven and roast for 3 hours or until roast pulls apart and rutabaga is tender.

Then pull stew out of oven and remove 1.5 cups of liquid. Add the frozen peas to the stew pot and put it oven while you’re waiting for the liquid to cool.

When the 1.5 cups of stew liquid is cool, whisk in 1 heaping tablespoon of tapioca starch.  Stir mixture back into the stew, salt and pepper to taste. Allow to rest on the stove. As it cools the tapioca starch should thicken the sauce. If need be, put on low heat and starch will thicken.



I know this picture is pretty awful, but I wanted you to see what this should look like when it’s done.  Better find my MIA Olympus and can the Droid!

* WARNING: Don’t be a colossal klutz like me and use pots you normally don’t roast in. I grabbed the VERY HOT handle twice and burned my hand. YEOWY!!! The very reason I keep my Lavaderm Cooling Mist next to the stove.  Burns don’t stand a chance, unfortunately I need to use it often. *

Bon appetit!


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Jen Springer is a Holistic Nutrition Expert who currently serves 10,000 clients.  Her approach to health is refreshing and out of the box, yet makes so much sense.  She has a track record of  helping people have the “A-HA” moment they need in order to start rebuilding vibrant health which is their birth right. With her guidance, people quickly get results even though  they’ve spent years of chasing for answers. Jen has been a health educator and practitioner for the last 10 years.



One Response to “Gluten Free Stew For You! Rutabaga & Arm Roast Recipe”

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