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One of our friends is coming over for Easter and she is gluten free and a vegitarian(sp). I want to make sure I have more then enough food options for her. Please help me out ladies with some yummy food options that would go well with other Easter food. I also make a ham (not for her), deviled eggs and mashed pots with a nice salad. What else can I add for a semi main course for her?
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Allrecipes.com has a lot of gluten-free recipes. I suggest searching there: http://allrecipes.com//Recipes/healthy-cooking/gluten-free/Main.aspx
One gluten-free dessert I always make is pavlova. It’s really easy, but it does take a while: http://australianfood.about.com/od/bakingdesserts/r/Pavlova.htm
Post # 4
@Jenniferk6: I was JUST about to link to that! All Recipes.com is my go-to for specialized stuff like that 🙂
Post # 5
What about a giant baked sweet potato with butter and brown sugar? You could put some nice asparagus on the side, or roasted corn.
For dessert, you could do a chocolate cup filled with fresh berries or a cup of sorbet; I’m a big sorbet fan.
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Thanks ladies for the websites. I will have to search through and see what I can find.
@Miss Longcoat: Thanks for the specific ideas. I think asparagus might have to be a def. thing that we add!
Post # 8
I have a few suggestions but not sure how Easter-y they are. Also, it makes a difference if your guest is vegetarian vs. vegan. I wasn’t sure so I’ll give you mostly vegan-friendly ideas but if your friend eats eggs & dairy, there are more choices, of course. (For example, eggplant parmesan without breadcrumbs or with gluten-free flour.) I would suggest shopping in a health food store or a Whole Foods as they’ll have the most options. I’m not gluten-free but I see a lot of these things in health food stores.
Falafel. You can buy a mix in a box and it’s pretty easy to make. Just mix the ingredients and either fry or bake. You’ll need to check the label. Some are gluten-free; some are not. Serve with hummus and raw baby carrots for dipping, and a salad.
Tofu and rice or rice and beans. Sometimes you can buy pre-prepared flavored tofu in packages at the health food store. Vegandad.blogspot.com has a lot of tofu recipes if you want to make something on your own. Soy sauce has wheat so you need to look out for that. There are gluten-free soy sauces.
Black bean soup
Gluten-free pasta & tomato sauce. Gluten-free lasagna with tofu and vegetables.
Gluten-free mac & cheese if your friend eats dairy.
Gluten free cookies and crackers for dessert.
Post # 9
His mother has cuppycake recipes for herself that are just as delicious as gluten cuppycakes. I couldn’t tell the difference.
She can have ham as long as it’s not cooked with a sauce or beer with gluten. Mashed potatoes are fine as well. She can also have deviled eggs. Just ask me and I’ll tell you. Only thing you’d have to worry about is having a dressing available. Usually his mother has to use plain oil and vinegar when she goes out to restaurants.
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@DesireeAnne: How about the cupcake recipe?
Post # 12
With cupcakes you use the same recipe as non-gluten free just using a gluten free flour. My mom and sister made some the other day and they tasted almost as good as normal cupcakes except they got dry too fast like within a couple days. But when they’re fresh-baked they are good 🙂