A few years ago a close relative was diagnosed with celiac disease and it was a really difficult adjustment for her. To help make it easier, the entire family creates gluten free recipes for holiday gatherings. Make planning less daunting for those with food allergies in your family by following these simple steps.
1. Plan Ahead
Break out your best party planning skills! If you’re organizing a potluck shindig, make sure everyone is aware of foods to avoid and include a friendly reminder to avoid cross contamination.
2. Change The Focus
Instead of focusing ingredients your loved one can’t indulge in, highlight ones that are allergen free. For example, gluten free options like potatoes, rice, and corn.
3. Reinvent Family Favorites
During the holidays we often serve soup as an appetizer. While you can’t thicken a gluten free soup with flour, there are plenty of other options to add texture. Baked sweet potatoes make for a seasonal and flavorful soup that quickly became a family favorite. The secret ingredient is smoky bacon - use the rendered fat to infuse the soup with flavor and crisp pieces for a delightfully crunchy topping.
Try my Sweet Potato & Bacon Soup Recipe.