Friday, September 30, 2011
Today I am here to talk about staples (the ones in your pantry not in your office) because you never know when a gluten free gal pal will drop by for an unexpected happy hour, or when that long day of work leads you to a glass of wine or two. I always try and be prepared to entertain last second, so today I share with you a few staples that I keep in my pantry and fridge. You can impress in pressing time with the following:
• Hummus with Raw Veggies
I like making my own hummus but store bought tastes great too!
Carrots, celery, or brown rice tortillas to dip
Pretzels (try Glutino’s)
• Chips and Salsa
Corn chips (read labels!)
Any brand of salsa or make your own
• Fruit (all fruit is GF but these I think look great on a plate for happy hour!)
Raspberries (place chocolate chips in their center for an elegant and tasty version!)
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate squares are great!
• Gluten Free Crackers
Marys Gone Crackers
Nut Thins (I love the hint of sea salt flavor!)
Throw any of these together on a plate and you are good to go!
Some great gluten free brands:
o Marys Gone Crackers
o Nut Thins
o Enjoy Life
o Gluten Free Pantry
My Current Favorite Gluten Free Beers:
Wine is gluten free. Check out these vegan wines:
o Charles Shaw
o Frey Vineyards
o Four Chimneys Organic wines
o Hip Chicks Do Wine
o Mountain Cove
o Orleans Hill Winery
o Red Truck
Happy Friday to you readers! Enjoy your weekend!