What gluten free items will be a hit -- not only with your tummy, but with the other guests as well? Luckily, summer is an amazing time to highlight all those yummy-and-good-for-you seriously healthy foods that are also naturally gluten free.
Try olives: preferably from an olive bar, not out of a can! At one local upscale grocery store, I looked through at least nine varieties of delectable olives: from large, bright green plump varieties to the more traditional black. Soaked with olive oil, olives are a hearty, healthy treat that anyone should love.
Now, cheese is a luscious, primarily gluten free standby! The only issue with respect to gluten may arise with bleu cheese. One major gluten awareness organization maintains that all bleu cheese is gluten free. However, I have e-mailed farms in Europe who told me that their cheese could not be considered gluten free. Read the label! If it says "contains wheat," then don't buy it. But, just as an aside, I have never had an adverse reaction after eating bleu cheese. One favorite that received rave reviews from friends at a get-together recently? Dubliner cheese - it's totally distinctive -- and not too expensive.
Nectarines, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries (preferable organic): these are sweet sensations that go well with cheese, wine, olives -- anything! How can anyone resist plump tasty fruit?
Other favorites -- let us know!