Sunday is the big game day, Superbowl XLIX. Many will be gathering with friends and family to see who this year's Superbowl champion will be. I am not a football fan, but I will most likely find myself at a party on Sunday. Since I am gluten free, I will need to be careful that I don't eat anything that will make me sick.
Here are some suggestions on surviving the big game day gluten free. Some of the common causes of accidental gluten ingestion are cross contamination from crumbs or pieces of gluten food dropping into gluten free foods or on plates, serving utensils used with gluten foods used on gluten free foods, or not knowing ingredients in a dish.
If you are hosting a party:
1. Separate tables. If possible, have separate tables for gluten and gluten free offerings. This is the most reliable way to keep cross contamination from occurring at a party.
2. Label serving utensils and dishes that are gluten free with the same color ribbon, so guests can tell which serving utensil goes with which dish. (more…)