Oh, the holidays! They always abound with food-filled fun — even if you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, or both, provided you know which ingredients and ready-made foods to reach for when making or serving your favorite foods.
There’s no denying it’s much easier to make your holidays delicious and friendly for all if you have the right products on hand. We spent years trying new and old products to find the ones that really help hold us up whether we’re making gravy or pies, vegan mashed potatoes, cheese trays, and other desserts. Now we proudly present you with some of our favorite go-tos for cooking, baking, serving, and snacking. Have some or all of these on hand for your holiday cooking or anytime and you’re always ready for fantastic gluten-free or dairy-free cooking.
1. WHOLLY GLUTEN FREE PIE CRUST
This frozen piecrust is a savior when you don’t want to make your own. Wholly Gluten Free or Whole Foods
2. AGAINST THE GRAIN GOURMET BAGUETTE
Our go-to for cheese boards tastes best warmed or toasted; see store locator at againstthegraingourmet.com
3. CALIFIA FARMS DAIRY FREE ORIGINAL BETTER HALF
There’s no second-class citizenry for DF coffee drinkers with this luscious half-and-half substitute. amazon.com or Whole Foods
4. KING ARTHUR GLUTEN-FREE ALL-PURPOSE BAKING MIX
This dairy-free mix works well as an all-purpose flour substitute and for thickening gravies. amazon.com
5. MIYOKO’S KITCHEN EUROPEAN STYLE CULTURED VEGAN BUTTER
With great taste and texture and no GMOs or palm oil, this is the Rolls Royce of non-dairy butter. see store locator at miyokos.com or Whole foods
6. BRETON GLUTEN FREE FLAX AND SEA SALT
All the buttery cracker flakiness without the gluten makes these a cheese-tray favorite. amazon.com
7. GLUTEN FREE EASY PUFF PASTRY SQUARES
With flaky, buttery texture and neutral flavor, these frozen squares are perfect for savory appetizers and sweet treats. glutenfreeshoppe
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