Reflections on Gluten Free Holidays…

By BE Gluten Free | Experiements

Mar 27

Is this your first time going gluten free?  Or are you a veteran of the gluten free lifestyle looking for something new or different for this holiday season? Our goal is to help everyone enjoy the benefits of BEing Gluten Free – not just those of us who “have to”.  With a simple change in how you think about the meals it becomes very easy to leave the dark (glutinous) side of the food and the holidays behind forever…

This year we helped with hosting Thanksgiving at a relative's home – which turned out to be a lot less difficult that we thought it might be.  Our relative is in that transition phase – they can eat foods containing gluten BUT (as they are our “lab experiment”) they are coming to understand that not only is gluten free good for you, but it can be good tasting an simple to accomplish.   So, we loaded our mini-van with our gluten free mixer, bowls, flours, and B.E. Gluten Free Holiday Guide, and headed ‘over the river and through the woods' to our in-laws' kitchen.
Several hugs, laughs, memories, and samples later, we spread the buffet table with a completely gluten free Thanksgiving dinner. After all had been served and seated, we revealed our secret to the family. And, everyone helped themselves to second – and third! – helpings.

After a long Minnesota winter, it is finally spring and we are just beginning to plan a family gathering for Easter. Where we will gather is still to be determined. But two things have already been decided with no room for doubt or question. We will take over the kitchen, and we will enjoy another Gluten Free holiday!

About the Author

Classically trained in Biology and Genetics at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Biological Sciences campus. Gluten free for more than 5 years.