Sunday, November 20, 2016

Top 10 Gluten Free Picks from 2016 to Try at Your Holiday Dinners

Here are some of our favorite finds this year at the 2016 Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Events that may help you with your holiday meals.

Aleia's Gluten-Free Stuffing has been one of the greatest finds in a long time! I can actually mix it in to my cornbread stuffing recipe and no one will know I didn't make it myself. Their bread crumbs are our easiest and most convenient way to make sausage balls, meatballs, and a variety of other recipes for entertaining.

Tracy's Gourmet Aloha Kick pineapple, coconut oil, and black pepper dressing made it's way onto our table for a marinade on salmon that would melt in your mouth with goodness and take you back to the islands for a warmer Holiday treat.

Purely Elizabeth granola is super yummy and makes a delicious topping addition to Sweet Potato Casserole or Apple Cranberry Crisp which are both Thanksgiving dishes we adore.

Need to eat egg free too? We tried Neat Egg Replacer this year and can't say enough about this chia seed and garbanzo bean derived alternative.

Our favorite allergen friendly baking and pancake mix came from Mina's Purely Divine. This year they have added pre-made gluten-free tartlets to their products which we can't wait to try while making desert cups for guests.

Need a snack for guests that you can pull out of the pantry and place in a pretty dish? Try Ginny O's Gluten-Free Gourmet Cheese Straws or for a quick appetizer, try some Peggy Rose's Hot Pepper Jelly over some cream cheese served with some crackers, pretzels or crudite..

Our fave hummus this year comes from Roots Hummus from local Asheville producers. Pair that with some Milton's Craft Bakers Chips and you can't go wrong.

Local Kalo Foods pumpkin pies are amazing and don't skrimp on taste one bit. They have an apple pie that didn't last long in our fridge either.

Luckily pasture raised turkey is naturally gluten-free and we love eating it! We order ours from a local butcher shop that deals only in small family farm raised meats. Check for one in your area.

Have a very Happy Holiday season!