Recipe for a Gluten-Free Summer Picnic

The Perfect Sunday Afternoon
After a seemingly endless winter, the cold has left us and summer weather is in full effect. A great way to take advantage of the lovely days, is a picnic.

Hopefully many of you are grilling on this 4th of July holiday, but before the summer is over a picnic should be on your ‘to-do’ list. While for most people, sandwiches may be the first thing that comes to mind for ‘picnic food,’ I put together a perfectly palatable offering without ever considering great gluten-free bread.

A few of the items in our ‘basket’:

Assorted cured and smoked meats – Speck, Salsiccia and Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast

Antipasti – Marinated Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichoke Hearts (try wrapping a sun-dried tomato in a piece of turkey – yum!)

Cheese and Gluten-Free Crackers – Cypress Grove’s Truffle Tremor and Midnight Moon cheeses were perfect with a Roman Cacio cheese and Blue Diamond Almond Thins

Fresh Fruit – Apples and Strawberries

Yogurtplain greek yogurt was great as a dessert with the strawberries

Beverages – Water and White Wine were our choices for this gluten-free dining adventure

Mix and match – it’s not difficult once you get past the idea that you have to have a sandwich.

And just because you may not like camping, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great meal outdoors. Happy Independence Day! Sunday Picnic in Central Park (6) web

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Katie said,

July 6, 2008 @ 11:41 pm

I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your blog! My sister has trouble stomaching gluten and I have been curious about GF cooking because of her dietary needs. She has just recently begun to feel the physical effects that gluten has on her body. I will definitely be cooking GF more often now, and I feel comfortable with it knowing that I have great references to use, such as your blog :)

Lynn Barry said,

July 14, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

YOU CRACK ME UP! I love the tee…thanks! HUGS

Kerrie said,

July 15, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

I just picked up the Blue Diamond Almond thins….yum!

Karen said,

July 17, 2008 @ 4:14 am

Love the t-shirt and photos. They made me smile! :)

Felicia said,

July 17, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

Looks like a delightful holiday :)

Joan said,

July 25, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

I hanve just found out that I am a diabetic ( a week ago ) and
I am a celiac –
Right now – I feel so tired and depressed – anger is in there too
Trying to find something to eat – without disturbing these two
is getting to be a major challenge –
I also am angry, frustrated and wondering how long these negative emotions last –
I am – by nature a pretty happy sort – but this has really got me stymied –
Help !

glutengal said,

August 13, 2008 @ 7:00 am

Hey! I wish I’d read this – been inspired for the 4th! Instead I stayed at home alone and wished I’d planned a picnic! I guess that sandwich thing gets me down… I’ve done it, and it’s okay, so who knows what I was thinking! Your picnic looks lovely, and your shirt is AWESOME!

caitmin said,

August 15, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

Great photography – Never knew GF good look so good

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