Wheat Free Wednesday - 4/27
Today I’m thinking about barbecue and food allergies. It’s not as straight forward as you might think. Marinades that the meat soaks in for hours most likely contain some sort of gluten or casein. Ditto for the sauce. So…what can you do if you need to prepare a safe meal? Cook from scratch, read labels (especially on hot dogs and smoked type sausages), and plan something that does not require bread. I’m going to start with dinner, first today!
Lemony Marinated Flank Steak, corn on the cob, watermelon, Really Red Potato Salad. You don’t have to use flank steak here – use whatever is on sale – it will work just fine. You won’t miss the butter on the corn if you brush on a medium flavored olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt. For a less expensive option, grill chicken and try Bone Suckin Sauce – which is gluten free. Remember, you can always add vinegar or honey to a bottled sauce to adjust it to your preference!
Grilled Bratwurst, pretty fruit salad, fresh broccoli salad, potato chips. In Germany they eat sausages with a knife and fork – not on a bun. You can grill brats and then slice them on the diagonal before serving to make it easier for people to eat. It’s also a nicer presentation when the slices are fanned across a serving platter.
Ok…I’ve been called out by the people who know me…so I’m going to confess. I don’t like breakfast foods, and, even if I did, I don’t like soy/almond/rice milk. So…I eat leftovers. Today I had a corn tortilla stuffed with refried beans (leftovers from last night) and some leftover vegetables from Easter brunch. So did my son, only he had orange juice. I just use the copy as leftover feature to add servings of dinner to breakfast. I stay on my diet, don’t waste food, and eat what I like (and what likes me). (happy now?)
Eat well and be well!
Marianne at Mealmixer