With the warmer weather and the end of the school year, this time of year is when the number of parties rises. This can be difficult if you are hosting a party, to make sure that there are options for those with food intolerance or allergies. It is very difficult to address all of the food sensitivities, but I can tell you how we threw a gluten free graduation party for our son.
Since our house is gluten free, it was fairly easy for us; however for those who are not in that situation, one of the easiest things to do is to have fresh vegetables and fruit available. These are always safe for most allergies as they are in their natural state. We also smoked a turkey and a chicken. Make sure if you do this that your birds come from a reputable source. We served it with homemade baked beans, dried beans came from our garden, but you can find organic at health food stores; and chips. As always, check the label on chips, because even a simple food such as this, can have gluten and MSG in them, especially notable are salt and vinegar chips. We like Kettle salt and vinegar chips which label that it is gluten and MSG free . We also noticed with the last bag we bought that ii is certified GMO free as well.
Instead of the typical graduation cake, we made a gluten free Fruit Pizza using our all purpose gluten free flour mix. It was a hit and there were not even any crumbs left afterward. Baked Beans and Fruit Pizza recipes to come in another post.
The guests that attended the party never even noticed that all the foods were gluten free.