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My aunty is coming down from qld and shes having xmas eve dinner at my place. Thinv is that she cant eat anything fat due to a disease shes got n no cheese. Cant have heavy meat as its too heavy on her stomach.My father is gluten free. Anyone got any ideas what i can cook. Im not the best cooker but il try. So far i only have glaze ham and basic salad on mind. Help please.


Posted by jacqbeckett, 10th December 2017


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  • What about smoked salmon with salad? That’s light and tasty.


  • Cold chicken and ham, salad and perhaps a bowl of cherries on the table also for a festive feel. Followed by say a slice of lemon meringue pie or a nice moist fruitcake. Date scones also go down well at Christmas time.


  • Turning to some good online dedicated sites for gluten free and low fat meals, including Christmas meals may be helpful. I often turn to these sites for inspiration. :)


  • Chicken and salad is always good for a light meal and it can always be made to look festive.


  • And ? What light Christmas dinner did you end up making ?


  • A simple ham quiche using gluten free flour would work for them both & a lovely crisp salad on the side. I’m making an icecream Xmas pudding for dessert this year, a lot of gluten free recipes available online. Happy Xmas.


  • Beautiful salads, roast veggies, pie’s, stew’s, mixed cracker selection with a variety of meat, fish, cheeses and spreads like humus etc (so there’s something for everyone), platters of exotic fruits.
    I’ve 2 kids on gluten free diet and on diary free and 4 from the 8 are vegetarian as well.
    In seasons like Xmas I always make sure to make a good batch of gf and diary free pastry and dough.


  • What about Jamie Oliver’s sweet glazed carrots? The recipe is here https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/sweet-glazed-carrots/


  • Grazing platter (minus the cheese) with fruit, dips, crackers (gf and normal ) olives, carrot, capsicum, corn chips etc


  • Why not have cold meats and salad which I think is perfect for any occasion . People say don’t eat too much processed meat due to health reason etc… but when it comes to quick meals at home or any special occasions the deli is fantastic. I love cold hams, chicken , turkey , mortadella and even buy some cocktail frankfurts and people help themselves. Or throw in a light BBQ and have some wings and thin sausages that is so quick and easy. Then they have variety of cheeses, crackers, olives , etc.. SO convenient in one stop shop !


  • Stick to simple Roast Chicken and Roast veggies with balsamic vinegar .. A vegetarian Shepard’s pie too or quiche would be a good addition. You can also do simple fruit salad & custard for desert.


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