This article originally appeared on Ravishly.
How To Survive The Gluten Free BBQ
When you think of “Gluten Free BBQ Potlucks,” you may not be filled with spectacular joy.
The terror….it is overwhelming!!!!!
You may think of cardboard hamburgers. You may think of translucent quinoa crockpot stews. You may even think that “gluten free” is just the open doorway to kale salads.
Everyone has their own culinary fears surface when they think of gluten free BBQs.
But it can be great!
Trust me: I am not a fan of bad food. I like good food, and I refuse to give in to bland, questionable dishes at BBQs. BBQs should be filled with culinary solidarity! We should enjoy the meal, just as we enjoy the fellowship!
I have the pleasure of having Celiac, which I can unequivocally say has improved my quality of life.
Which is a weird thing to state, I understand.
“You ca’t have pizza?? Or doughnuts?? No french toast?? No KFC?? No burritos?!”
I don’t really miss any of these. Okay, I actually do really miss flour tortillas. There is nothing like biting into the soft flour tortilla for a burrito. I have tried gluten free tortillas, and they are all unconditionally terrible.
But the rest of the items I am forbidden to eat…I probably shouldn’t be eating anyway.
Before I discovered I had Celiac, I just ate whatever I desired. Since discovering this autoimmune blessing (yes, blessing), I have had to actually do research on what food I am not only putting into my body, but into my family’s as well. I have taught myself how to cook nutritious food from scratch that actually tastes amazing (these two do not always go hand in hand).
So, in the end, I my quality of life, and my quality of cooking, is significantly better because I have Celiac.
Come, my friends.
Enjoy these gluten free BBQ recipes links this Memorial Day.
Brilliant Baked Beans
Goat Cheese, Bacon And Asparagus Stuffed Mushrooms
Potato Salad With A Kick
Gluten Free Garden Pasta Salad
Gluten Free Octopus Hotdogs
Gluten Free Fried Chicken
and Gluten Free Hamburger Buns
Pistachio Salad: The Salad of Champions
Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie
Gluten Free Carrot Cake Truffles