Friends, Food, and Fun

Last night, I had the pleasure of having dinner at a friend’s house.  In true friend fashion, Emma cooked an above and beyond gluten and dairy free meal!  I can’t express enough how much it means to me when friends and family cook not only something that I can eat, but something delicious.  I know that it is a challenge, but Emma did it with a smile!  I was so impressed with the meal that we all shared last night, and I had to show you.

We started with corn chips and sweet potato chips dipped in homemade red pepper bean dip… so delicious!

Grilled chicken with a genius glaze… whole grain mustard, apricot preserves, and salt and pepper combined in a food processor.  The sweet and spicy combination was perfect for grilled chicken.

Spinach salad with roasted red peppers and asparagus… all my favorites veggies, and so pretty.

Millets!  A gluten free grain we had never heard of before, but were brave enough to try.  I’m a new fan!  I can already see all the possibilities with these…

No meal is complete without dessert… gluten and dairy free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, fresh fruit, and So Delicious ice cream.  I think we all had seconds on dessert.

I love cooking, eating, and discovering new allergy free recipes, but I love sharing the experience with close friends even more.  Thanks for a wonderful dinner!










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  1. Emma

    This was the first gluten and dairy free meal that I have ever cooked and it was so much fun and surprisingly easy once I figured out what was allowed and what wasn’t! Lauren’s Balanced Fork, Healthy Life blog and recipes definitely helped =) The dip and cookies were both Balanced Fork, Healthy Life recipes. We were all happy and stuffed after the meal. Thanks for a great night!

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