Holidays are always difficult for those with food allergies. If the allergic person attends a holiday celebration, it’s imperative that he/she discusses the menu ahead of time with the host. It’s also advisable that the food allergic individual brings a dish safe to eat in order to make sure there actually is food available. And don’t forget to bring your own serving utensil to avoid cross contamination. I often host holidays at my house as it’s easier to control what is served, the ingredients used, and cross contamination issues. Plus I like to cook!
I’ve rounded up some great DairyFreeGina recipes as well as dishes from other trusted bloggers. If you are serving the traditional ham or lamb, or any other meat, be sure to carefully inspect the ingredient label. Many meats have dairy fillers and even gluten injected into the meat. So enjoy the below dairy free deliciousness for brunch and dinner.
I love pancakes for breakfast and brunch. Checkout my website for Buckwheat Pancakes and Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes, all of which can also be made gluten free using gluten free flour. For french Toast lovers, check out this recipe for French Toast Casserole which can be prepped the night before and made using gluten free bread. Or how about Vegan Tofu Mini Quiche?
Tofu Scrambles are terrific for brunch! Check out my recipe for Tofu Scramble with Kale, Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes.
Deviled Potato Bites are a great vegan take on the classic deviled eggs — an no one will know the difference either!
Wild Rice and Orzo Salad is always a mainstay on my Easter table. It’s a great dish for parties and crowds. Everyone always loves it! Make it a day or two ahead of time so the flavors marinade.
Slaw So Simple is a colorful dish for your Easter table and can be made a day or two in advance.
Don’t be afraid to change up ingredients to make dishes dairy free.! I’ve done this with two recipes from my dear friend Marina: Pineapple Casserole and Carrot Soufflé . Both can be made ahead and baked the day of your dinner.
For an after dinner treat, try festive Pistachio Dessert, otherwise known as “Green Crap” in my family. It may look funny but it’s delicious and of course, dairy free!
Carrot No Bake Energy Bites will look pretty on your table but be sure to save some for the Easter Bunny!
What allergy friendly dishes will you serve and eat for Easter? Share in our comments section.