Recipes for a Gluten-Free July 4th

Jun 29, 2011 1:31 pm

Gather 'round, glutards, this spread's for you!

potatoes are naturally gluten-free
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We're just glad potatoes are naturally gluten-free.
 

In this day and age everyone seems to know someone who can't eat gluten. Whether it's an allergy, sensitivity or good old-fashioned Celiac disease, wheat intolerance continues to plague bread, pasta and beer lovers worldwide. This poses a problem during big barbecue weekends as the glutards (affectionately-named, as the author of this post just happens to be one) saw away with knife and fork at their burgers, dogs, portobello mushrooms or what have you, wishing they were somehow more sandwich-like, praying to the bun gods to send down some viable substitution.   

With just a little strategic dodging and tweaking and no rocket science whatsoever (avoiding soy sauce-based marinades, subbing out beer for killer cocktails), you can build an easy, gluten-free grilling menu so good you won't even notice what's missing. 

Drinks
Vodka Salty Dog
Hard Sweet Tea
Spicy Sangria

Appetizers
Easy Homemade Tortilla Chips
Creamy Guacamole Dip
Drunken Shrimp

Mains
Jerk Me Sweet Pork Chops 
Grilled Chicken Chimichurri 
Perfect Grilled Skirt Steak 
 
Sides
Crispy Grilled Polenta
Curried Potato Salad
Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad 
 
Desserts
Grilled Peaches and Cream 
Sweet Avocado Ice Pops
Homemade Bourbon Ice Cream


 

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