One of the common misconceptions when it comes to a gluten-free diet is that it is just a fad, a fleeting trend, or a dietary craze de jour that people have jumped on board with so they could lose weight.
While there are those who use a gluten-free diet as a way to achieve a slimmer body, this dietary lifestyle could not be farther from a craze. Gluten-intolerance, sensitivity and allergy are real health concerns for some people, and their decision to go gluten-free should be received with understanding and support, not written off as just the latest whim.
Have you ever tried organising an event with gluten-free party food?
There are amazing gluten substitutes in the world of food, so even those who are sensitive to it can certainly have a life full of amazing flavours and delicious dishes, and more often than not, nobody can even tell the difference.
The food industry has done its due diligence when it comes to catering to the needs of those who are gluten-intolerant, and now we are blessed with an incredible variety of gluten-free party foods that are not just suitable for us sensitive ones, but are so delicious that none of your party guests would ever know are gluten-free. This is a slight alteration in your dietary habits, but it is certainly not a flavourless one.
Being gluten-free nowadays
Food producers have made the lives of us gluten-allergic folks a whole lot easier. Aside from an extensive list of naturally gluten-free foods such as numerous grains and starch-containing foods, there are fruits, vegetables, poultry and meat, nuts, legumes, and dairy products you can still indulge in and create amazing dishes with.
With the increase of awareness of this health and dietary issue, even your social life does not have to endure sacrifice, which was certainly not the case several years ago. Luckily, times have changed, and more and more people are prepared to meet your dietary needs, including a great number of finger food catering companies who are always ready to lend a helping hand when you are organising an event of any kind.
The awareness of the need for a healthier lifestyle is rapidly sinking in, so worry not – there is no room for panic anymore. Don’t shy away from social events and don’t let food be a concern; now, finally, there is a delicious solution, so let those worries be a thing of the past.
If you love to cook…
If entertaining and cooking for your guests is a passion of yours, there are virtually hundreds of recipes for you to experiment with and make your own food art, just like the visionaries like Jamie Oliver. Speaking of the celebrated chef, he has an entire assortment of gluten-free party food recipes that you will not able to help but try.
One of them is an amazing red capsicum, walnut and pomegranate dip, and here is how you go about it:
You will need
1/2 cup of roasted red capsicum (red pepper)
1/3 cup of walnuts
1/3 cup of grated parmesan
1/2 tablespoon of pomegranate molasses
Place the capsicum, walnuts, parmesan and pomegranate molasses into a food processor and process until smooth. You will need great crackers to go with the amazing dip, and Jamie does not let you down, so follow this recipe and your food will definitely be the talk of the party.
For more mouth-watering meals that will not only be the life of every party, but also delicious bites for your everyday life, feel more than free to dab into the art of gluten-free cooking by following these easy and delightful recipes. Bon (gluten-free) appetite.