Feeding Guests with Dietary Restrictions? Here's How (and What) to Cook

Cooking for a large group around the holidays can already be a challenge, but the recent increase in dietary restrictions has made entertaining trickier than ever! We asked some of the country's top food bloggers and experts to share their best tips for feeding a mixed culinary crowd -- while helping you keep your sanity (16 Photos)

Alejandra Ramos on Nov 12, 2012 at 1:18PM

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Feeding Guests with Dietary Restrictions? Here's How (and What) to Cook

Cathy Elton, What Would Cathy Eat

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Go Gluten-Free, Naturally

Food Network star Aarti Sequeira follows a gluten-free diet and is familiar with the challenges those restrictions can pose during the holidays. She suggests hosts stick with what they know and cook foods that are naturally gluten free, saying, “Don't get bogged down with unfamiliar flours and things like xanthum gum if you've never used them!” She recommends classic and crowd-pleasing dishes like roast chicken or turkey served with a big pot of roasted root veggies and -- her personal twist -- a little lime-spiked yogurt sauce on the side. Sequeira also says a big salad is key. “Kale is my favorite, but I also like grilling radicchio and slathering it with a ginger-garlicky dressing.”

This dish of Roasted Seasonal Root Vegetables over Quinoa with Yogurt Sauce by Cathy Elton of the blog What Would Cathy Eat, will please Thanksgiving guests with gluten allergies, while being hearty enough to serve as a main for vegetarian guests.

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