Food Ideas

Some of you have asked for ideas about fixing gluten-free dishes.  First of all, I don’t want anyone to feel obligated to bring a special dish.  It’s quite enough to ask everyone to bring a side item, let alone to make it specific!  However, if you want to make something that you know is gluten-free, here are some suggestions:

Here are some main “outs” for gluten:

Wheat (this includes enriched white flour) and almost any derivative of wheat, barley, caramel color, vinegar, couscous

There are many companies now labelling their GF (gluten-free) foods “gluten-free”, especially Aldi.  Newer Wal-Marts have a specialty GF section, as well as Kroger and Country Mart.  Also, almost all foods will have an allergy warning after the ingredient list and if it says wheat, it’s most likely out.

Click here for a list of some GF side dish recipes.

If you’re a fan of crockpot usage, click here for an entire blog devoted to GF crockpot foods..including side dishes.

If you have a specific dish in mind that you’d like to make but want to alter it to be GF, try a google search for your dish with the words “gluten-free” added in.  Most likely, you’ll find about a dozen different ways to make it.

As always, feel free to call or email me if you have a specific question…if I don’t know, I’ll look it up for you.

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