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gluten free grilling

Happy Wednesday everyone, hope you’re having a good week so far! If you’re like me, then you’re looking forward to grilling on beautiful summer weekends. I’d like to share some tips with you on how to grill gluten free. This article is targeted towards using community grills or households where the entire house isn’t gluten free. (i.e. that evil thing known as cross contamination)

  • Cover the cooking space with aluminum foil: This is key for community grills where you can’t be sure of what’s touched the grilling surface. The drawback is you don’t get any beautiful grill marks, but you’ll know that what you’re cooking won’t have cross contamination.
  • Define a safe space for gluten free food: This is way more manageable when you own the grill. I like to designate a space of the grill to always be gluten free, helping minimize cross contamination.
  • Use separate utensils and pans: This goes for any gluten free cooking in general, but is definitely important for grilling. I like to mark gluten free utensils by wrapping a piece of electrical tape on the handle of whatever tool you’re using. Pair this with communicating with anyone else cooking to ensure that your utensils are clean of gluten.
  • Communication is your friend: A solution that solves so many problems in life, communication. Talk with anyone you’re grilling with to let them know what food you can’t eat, and that you need to take precautions while grilling.

For more grilling tips, see celiaccentral.org and for good gluten free grilling recipes

Also, this is the first post in a new series I’m doing called Food Tip Wednesday (or #FTW for short). If you have any requests, leave them in the comments or ask me on twitter or facebook!

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