It’s a busy time of year, and with all the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and holiday programs, not to mention trying to keep up with regular life, it’s easy to forget the holidays are really all about spending time with family and friends. Sometimes we need to take a deep breath, stop trying to be perfect and find a shortcut or two. But that’s easier said than done when you are living gluten free. So at this wonderful, but crazy time of year, I turn to my old friend, Joe…Trader Joe’s that is.
On their website, Trader Joe’s has a list of their gluten free products, some of which make excellent holiday appetizers. Our favorite is the Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Torta. It’s a layered dip that looks lovely. We serve it with gluten free rice crackers or toasted pieces of gluten free bread. Another good option is the hummus. Serve it with tortilla chips or raw vegetables.
Check the site, http://www.traderjoes.com/pdf/lists/list-no-gluten.pdf, for a complete list. Products vary depending on location. As usual, always check the ingredients.
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, check your grocery store or health food store for other great appetizer ideas.
So don’t worry about the appetizers. Sit back, relax, have some torta and keep it fun!