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37 Comments 02 February 2012

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Did you know that Pirate’s Booty is gluten-free?

I personally know how trying to eat gluten-free at a party sometimes feels as dangerous as walking the plank! (Be grateful I didn’t write this whole thing in Pirate! Arrrg.)

EASE YER FEARS

1) Eat before you go. It will be easier to resist temptation.

2) Bring something gluten-free you will enjoy.

3) Remind yourself that any occasion isn’t really about the food, it’s about enjoying the company of others.

4) Turn a negative into a positive. Super Bowl is the largest day of food consumption in the US with an average of 5000 calories being consumed during the game! Since we have to be more mindful of what we eat, we are less likely to consume so many calories.

SAVE YOUR BOOTY WITH SOME PIRATE’S BOOTY

Pirate’s Booty wants to help you to enjoy the game. Grab a bag of their Aged White Cheddar Booty before the game so you can enjoy yourself worry-free with a cold gluten-free beer. Pirate’s Booty is baked, all-natural and trans-fat free too! Yo ho ho!

WIN A BOOTY PRIZE

Pirate’s Booty wants to give away to 3 mateys a treasure chest of Booty! Each winner will receive one case of 4oz. Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar (12 bags) each!!!

AWC 4 oz Low REs Cropped

GIVEAWAY DIRECTIONS
Enter your tips for eating gluten-free at a party below in the comments and next Thursday I’ll pick 3 winners to receive one case of 4oz. Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar (12 bags)!

RULES
Entry must include an email address.
Prizes not claimed by February 16th, 2012 will be forfeited.
Entries must be made before midnight Wednesday, February 8th 2012 EST.

CAN YOU REALLY TRUST A PIRATE?
I asked the Pirate’s Booty people why we can trust that their products are gluten-free. Here is a list of the precautions they take with the Booty making process:

*Thoroughly clean and sanitize all parts of processing and bagging equipment between each run, batch, or flavor.

*Schedule non-allergen runs prior to allergen runs.

*Verify cleaning techniques by testing the raw materials, processing equipment and finished products with a highly sensitive, validated ELISA test.

*Test finished products at random.

You can read more about the details here…

So, go on now and post a comment telling us your top gluten-free party tricks! Aarrgh.

*This post was sponsored by Pirate’s Booty.

 

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37 Comments so far

  1. 1
     
    Michelle Poston says:

    I bring my own snacks marked AS Gluten free. I also add instructions on how not to cross contaminate and why. I invested in a Pig in the blanket machine. maker.http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Planet-CDM-2-Blanket-Maker/dp/B0046XRQM2
    I make ham and cheese bites,.I buy my ham at a Aldi grocery store.I have never had an issue with Aldi food marked Gluten free. I Also have my copy of Gluten free on a shoe string. http://www.amazon.com/Gluten-Free-Shoestring-Recipes-Eating-Cheap/dp/073821423X/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1328222718&sr=1-1-catcorr It’s my holy grail.:O) I use the white bread recipe adding some fluid to get it to a pudding concistancy. half tsp in each of the cups of the machine, then place hotdog chuck or any other food. finaly place a half tsp mixture over top of hotdog. Close machine cook. they come out tasty everytime. I Do sometimes trim overflow then place back in tray turn pig in blanket a quarter turn and let crip. (makes them pretty)

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    I think eating beforehand is absolutely key! And definitely offer to bring something if it’s a more low-key event. Also, if it’s something catered, then I always suggest having some kind of bar in your purse or clutch, just in case there’s very little you can eat. You don’t want to be upset all night because your stomach is growling!

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    Jacqui says:

    If I am hosting the party, then I make a lot of “naturally” gluten free goodies… no one realizes it.. and they all enjoy and so do I. If I am going to an event, I bring something that I can have. I also always keep a bar in my purse for the odd time there is absolutely nothing.

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    Monica Flegg says:

    I always take GF sushi and GF LaChoy soy sauce..a whole platter to share. Since this is one of my son’s favorite foods,
    He enjoys the party and the fact that we don’t have to make a fuss about his diet. He is 11 and has celiac disease.

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    Branden says:

    I live by cheese and crudite (no dip) at parties. I eat ahead of time just in case. But if it is a good friend, I ask what they are making and ask if I could bring something or even just bring rice crackers.

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    Julie says:

    Lots of veggies, cheese, nuts, and BACON! Bacon is a must!

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    Lisa says:

    Bring your own crackers and stick with the veggie tray.

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    DebraI says:

    To eat, or not to eat…that is the question!
    Since I am in my fourth year of this wild GF
    ride, my friend’s have all jumped on the GF
    wagon. They understand cross contamination,
    and know my GF foods. when I am out of
    my GF comfort zone, I go raw (veggies) and
    BMOF. Usually a crazy dish that no one would
    think of touching i.e., tripe in tomato sauce and
    clearly marking it GF. This year I am hosting:
    fried calamari in GF pretzels, pomegranate
    molasses roasted wings, fennel and orange
    encrusted roast pork, three meat tacos w/
    cheese and tiramisu. Oh yes, those Pirate
    Booty come in individual portions. My father
    was in the hospital for 3 months and I existed
    on them from the vending machine. Let’s go
    GIANTS!

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    mary janssen says:

    I ask the hostess before the party what she is serving. If there is nothing gluten free I’ll eat before the party or bring my own food.

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    Claire P says:

    If I don’t know the host, I do a quick scan of what’s being served and quietly ask any preparation questions so I can know what options I have.
    Most of all, when I’m at a party I don’t want to feel deprived (or hungry) and I don’t want to be Crazy Food Lady. Both take me out of the party mode and into that victim feeling.
    So I take control when I can, with some of the already-mentioned great ideas. If there’s nothing I can eat, I make sure I find people I really enjoy talking to!
    I have brought along my favorite GF snacks, doing my best to not lust after the pizza, sandwiches, lasagna or petit fours laid out for all to graze upon.
    Another great idea is to keep something to drink in your hand. You may not be able to enjoy your friend Lucy’s famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake, but at least you won’t be empty-handed!

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    Linda E says:

    I call ahead to the host to find out what she will be serving. That way I can bring a gluten-free alternative for my daughter which is similar to what everyone else is eating.

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    Heather says:

    As always I bring my own snacks and food to something like that if we were invited. Thankfully we are usually the ones to hold the Super Bowl Party at our house so everything we put out is Gluten Free!! As for other parties, again we typically host them. It just makes me feel safer for myself and our daughter. We also work with a nut allergy so have to be super careful.

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    Sharon says:

    I try to host whenever possible. Of not I eat before I go and always bring one or two dishes with me so i know I can at least eat something. I also try and serve myself first before things get contaminated. No matter how many times I try to explain to keep the serving spoon in there own dish someone always winds up scooping into my gluten free dish with there gluteny meatball spoon!

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    Maren says:

    I always try to bring something to the party that is naturally gluten free, and if that is not possible, stick to the safe items, veggies, cheese, nuts, pre screened chips. I always have a stash of snacks in my purse too. Most of my friends and family are very good about having something that they have pre-chosen for me to have, that they keep separate from the other dishes.

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    lisa amore says:

    I will eat a little something before I go and I always bring GF snacks as a hostess gift…..I love being GF! 🙂

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    Kristen says:

    I hit the veggie tray. (And take a quick peek at the dip label to make sure it’s safe for dipping!)
    And I have great friends who always try to offer something gluten free, so I’m pretty lucky!

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    Tracy says:

    I eat before, I never go hungry. I also bring something like- olives, and pickled veggies or crackers and dip in a pretty bowl that I will leave as a gift to the host- I often bring a bottle of wine too. This way the host see’s it more as a gift and less of me thinking they could not offer me anything to eat.
    I enjoy what I have brought, and others comment on how good my GF stuff is. A WIN-WIN-WIN in my book.

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    Amanda says:

    I usually bring a g-free snack for everyone to enjoy so I don’t have to eat separate from everyone else and feel excluded!

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    Dana Ward says:

    I think the best thing to do is offer to bring something so that you know you have at least one thing you can eat. If they refuse, explain your situation and I am sure they will understand and be happy for you to take on the task instead of them. I also would call the host before hand if you know them well and ask what they are making so that you do not take their time or make a big scene during the party! danajeanward(at)gmail.com

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    Cathy says:

    I’ve gone in the other direction, joined two nearby GF social groups and am staring a local one. That way I can safely try great foods at the GF events and eat prior with non-GF parties. I’m watching the Super Bowl at a GF Friendly bar with new found GF friends. I feel I have the best of both worlds!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I usually hit the food table early, and try to pick up everything I’m going to eat for the evening in one go – before everyone else has dipped and picked and possibly cross-contaminated things with serving utensils. This is a pretty good tip to prevent overeating, too – see all the food at once and don’t go back for seconds, forgetting how much you ate before!

    If I know the people hosting, I’ll usually offer to bring an allergy-friendly appetizer to share!

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    Kerri says:

    I always speak to the host/hostess to see what is being served. If there will be dips, I ask if they can put a small portion on the side for me. I’ll also cook or bring something that goes along with the theme if the options are not gluten free. I will also bake a gluten free dessert which usually ends up being the favorite at the party!

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    Meghan Finley says:

    I bring something everyone can enjoy and I love. Win win for us all!

  24. 24
     
    Alexis L says:

    I usually bring my own GF party snacks to share and I always keep a snack in my purse for emergencies.

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    Anna says:

    I am a dip person an always bring and make gluten free dips, like guac and onion dip etc. Also gluten free crackers and chips.

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    Michelle says:

    I agree with Elizabeth (21) and Kerry (22) and let the host/hostess know that I have a special diet and ask if I can bring a dish. I try to be the first one to make a plate (after asking what is being served and if it’s GF) andI also always bring gluten-free crackers or pretzels just in case.

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    Denise M says:

    I always try and bring something with me that i can eat so i make sure. I also let the host know ahead of time but make sure to mention that it is completely ok for them to serve whatever they wish and that i would make do.

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    anna says:

    i have such a sweet tooth and major dessert envy when i can’t have the goodies that my gluten-eating friends do! so… i always bring a little bite of chocolate to satisfy my sweet tooth, and it does the trick.

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    nadene boyd says:

    i recently saw on another site how to make chips out of radishes, carrots,and other great veggies and a great dip so these will be served at our party plus theres always a chocolate dessert that everyone can eat and is usually the pick of all.I will also try these booty chips as another chip so everyone has a choice.
    i love all the recipes on gluten free cooking as I have been on this diet a couple of years and now my husband has been taken off wheat and granulated sugar so the recipes are great and I try nealy all I see or read about. keep up the good work kelly

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    Elisabeth says:

    Bringing my own food is usually what I do! 🙂

  31. 31
     
    Jennifer says:

    Eat ahead of time, and throw a “granola bar” or something in the purse!

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    Julie says:

    I always carry a gluten free bar in my purse. And when going to parties just bringing some snacks with dried berries, nuts, gluten-free potato chips always keeps the worst cravings away. (And the people I am visiting just thinks it´s nice that I bring something). Sometimes I also offer to bring a dish, not necessarily telling them that it´s gluten free, and everyone can enjoy and not even realize why I brought it 😉

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    Donna says:

    I eat before I go and take some nuts in my purse but put them on a plate like everyone else and feel like one of the crowd. I go to socialize, not eat.

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    meredith says:

    i usually bring something gluten free with me – so at least i can eat something, and usually my friends are understanding and dont get the foods i like to splurge on (aka papa johns pizza!!)

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    Pat says:

    I have amazing friends, so they always make me great gluten free stuff. Plus everyone I know is trying paleo right now, so it’s making dinner parties easier

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    Jessica King says:

    Easy… I throw/host the parties! I got really tired of having to eat before, stare at people eating, or starving myself if I didn’t have time beforehand. So, for this Superbowl party I asked my boyfriend, who was throwing the party at his house, if I could host it. I explained that I was willing to cook all of the snacks and all they had to do was set up the second TV. Of course, he AND his roommate agreed! So, I cooked everything myself (all of the dips, salsas, finger foods, and desserts). I set everything I made on the bar area. If anyone brought food themselves I put it on the table. I have a few friends that are also Gluten Free (we all have Crohn’s Disease as well). It was so amazing to have a Gluten Free Superbowl Party!! And it was kinda funny that all of the GF foods were gone but no one touched the food on the table! I thought it was funny! I’ll win them all over yet!

    Oh and of course there was Pirate’s Booty there too!!


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