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Can I Eat That?

Having food allergies or special diet needs can be especially challenging this time of year. Sometimes I just want to scream "Can we please have a gathering without food?!" Of course, that's not going to happen and I really do realize that "breaking bread" together can be a wonderful experience.

Having food allergies or special diet needs can be especially challenging this time of year. Sometimes I just want to scream "Can we please have a gathering without food?!" Of course, that's not going to happen and I really do realize that "breaking bread" together can be a wonderful experience. But it just so happens that bread is made from wheat, which is a no-no for my daughter and don't even get me started on my husband's food restrictions (no grains of any kind, dairy, sugar, starchy vegetables, tofu, etc.) Can you say "cook every single meal at home?" To help myself and many others out there who want to share food with all of their guests, we put together this handy info guide, Entertaining Guests with Special Diets. From tips on asking your guests if they have dietary restrictions to figuring out what you can serve and how to label dishes at your gathering, we thought of everything we could to help make your party enjoyable for all. For ideas on recipes to prepare for your guests with special diet needs, check out our list of gluten-free and dairy-free holiday dishes - these recipes are either gluten-free OR dairy-free and some are both. We also have a collection of our favorite holiday vegetarian entrees. And, other special diet needs may be meet by some of the recipes in our holiday collection. If you’d like to participate in a short special diets survey, please click here. Hope this helps you enjoy the holidays!

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