What should I bring to a potluck dinner, when many people attending have food allergies and dietary problems and the list of banned foods is huge? (No meat, dairy, onions, garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, and many, many other things, listed inside.) Recipes needed.
posted by croutonsupafreak to Food & Drink (63 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I've been invited to a potluck dinner where half of the guests in attendance have dietary restrictions.
The following ingredients are banned:
Seasonings: onions, leeks, scallions, green onions, onion powder, garlic, garlic salt, roasted garlic, garlic powder, cumin , dill , chili pepper, Parsley, nutmeg, MSG, black pepper, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, savory that lists "spices" or "natural flavors" without details
Fruits: grape juice, orange juice, and very especially apple juice, Lemon and grapefruit, blueberries, watermelon, apples, plum and pineapple
Protein: peanuts, eggs, almonds, walnuts, meats of any kind (fish, fowl, land animals, etc.)
Vegetables: tomateos, eggplant, bell peppers, spicy peppers like jalepeños (anything in the Nightshade family), potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, lima beans, green peas, lentils, other legumes
Dairy: only trace, no yogurt.
Grains: Wheat, oat, barley, (soy sauce is OK)
Additives: phenylethaline tyramine aspartame FD & C Blue #1
Right now I'm leaning toward acorn squash stuffed with brown rice, and I'll experiment with different allowed spices to see what works for the rice. I've love other options, too.