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Pampered Chef: Vegan AND Gluten-free?

  1. MLinAZ

    MLinAZ Member Gold Member

    Okay, so I am about to book a show and the host is not only vegan but also eats a gluten-free diet as well. I know she'll be able to give me general recipe ideas but I'd like to try and be armed with a few PC recipe suggestions as well *if possible.*

    Unfortunately I know it just about rules out any recipe that has pasta, etc. in it. Although I do know there are gluten free versions available and the host may be willing to do that, I'll have to talk with her to see.

    I haven't actually met or spoken with her yet, she's the sister-in-law of my host from today and she wants to book a show.

    Dec 13, 2009
  2. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    My cousin eats gluten-free and dairy-free, which can make it a little tough for those not used to that diet. It's not as restricted as vegan, I know, but most of the recipes that we end up using for her will point in the same direction.

    There are several salad recipes on CC that would work. I love the Red, White and Blueberry salad from the Stars and Stripes theme show. But - berries will be expensive or not great (or both) this time of year. There's a Layered Southwestern Salad from the old salads cards that would work, too. I know it's been posted here before. It makes a great presentation in the trifle bowl.

    Don't forget that you can generally substitute substantial mushrooms (Portabella) for meat in many recipes.

    I have also found that hosts with very demanding/unusual dietary requirements will be OK with a demo of a "normal" (for lack of a better word) recipe. They understand that their guests will be looking for ideas and recipes that they can take home and use and the guests probably don't have the same restrictions. So don't just assume that your host will require a special recipe. Ask her.
    Dec 14, 2009
  3. annew

    annew Member

    I had a guest @ my show last month & I made:

    The Mexican meatloaf is gluten free if you use mozz. cheese.
    I also made the pizza dip & she could eat that :)
    Dec 14, 2009
  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    Except that she's also Vegan...so neither of those would work! :)
    Dec 14, 2009
  5. annew

    annew Member


    sorry didn't read that part!
    Dec 14, 2009
  6. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

    As far as the gluten-free part if your host is buying the ingredients she would know what to get for specific items.
    Dec 14, 2009
  7. Trish in Texas

    Trish in Texas Member Gold Member

    Yeah, but the equipment needs to be gluten-free, too. My friend, who is gluten-free, had to stop using stones, etc. because of cross-contamination. None of our spices are gluten-free.

    Trish in Texas
    Independent Consultant
  8. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    Actually, some of the seasonings ARE gluten-free. A gal in my extended cluster has Celiac's (has to keep gluten-free), and she can eat some of them. I know the Southwest is OK, and so is the Sweet Cinnamon Sprinkle.

    And this is a picky point, but we only sell 2 spices: the peppercorns and the Korintje cinnamon. The other items we sell are more accurately called seasonings or spice blends.
    Dec 15, 2009
  9. munkee41182

    munkee41182 Member

    Actually, all cheese is gluten free (except high end Blue Cheese as that's usually made from bread). If you get preshredded cheese, that's when you need to check the lable because many times companies will add flour to help keep the cheese separated in the package.

    You could be able to do the sun dried tomato risotto - they ususally have vegan sausage that you can use, and you can use vegetable broth instead (just check the label that it's gluten free).
    Dec 15, 2009
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