When is it okay to just go ahead and make gluten-free food for the one person who is attending your function? There is only one right answer; Every time.
This coming weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving where we eat moose meat and talk about the times we had to shovel snow as deep as our elbows and give thanks that the polar bear next door didn’t eat us this week. No shit. that’s Canada, thats what we do. We’re all pretty awesome up here.
Sure sometimes its a pain in the ass to make a gluten free dish for that ONE person who needs to be GF. You have to prepare separate plates and utensils and Corningware and pans and cups and and and, you must be getting the picture, but is it absolutely necessary to make two dishes of the same food? Do you have to make an already hectic dinner schedule that much more complicated and that much more painful by creating a dish that is the exact same in every way, only without two different ingredients?
I’ve had the gluten free version before, it tastes just as good as the regular version. So why make a second dish?
Example: like if the cook makes a regular meatloaf with bread crumbs and then makes a gluten free version without. Why not just make it ALL gluten free?
I guess, when things like this happens it all comes down to taste. Individuals like the flavour of a certain food, and along comes Jordan with his fucked up disease and ruins it for everyone. You know what would really piss someone off? If they went out of their way to make a gluten free version of a dish and still have the regular sitting beside it, and you just don’t eat it.
Stick it to the man.
When you look at it, sometimes it is really a burden to others for you to be gluten free. All these rules and regulations come along with eating. After years and years of things like this happening, you start to believe yourself that you are a burden. I remember when I was first diagnosed with Celiac, I would eat before I went to any function. It was easier. Now, gluten free food is always available, but when its not and you get the big ‘I’m sorry, I thought it was gluten-free’ I’m like don’t worry, I’ll just stay here and lick the cats butt. Then ask for fruit. Yah! Party like a rockstar… with an apple.
I do like when people put little ‘GF’ flags in the food. That’s always cute.