This past weekend I had two potlucks to go to. All while on GAPS intro. Don’t worry…it worked out fine!
For the past several years, attending potlucks has always been a bit of a challenge due to my multiple food allergies. My strategy has always been to bring a main dish that I could eat. Then if there’s nothing else that I could choose from, at least I was covered. I decided to do basically the same thing this past weekend.
On Saturday I attended the Boulder Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. The Boulder Chapter meets once ever two months. It’s always a fun-filled and educational get together. If you’re in the area, I’d highly recommend stopping by for the next one. I decided to make the spaghetti squash recipe again. It was quite a hit! I also brought along a few hard-boiled eggs. The nice thing about going to a WAPF meeting is that there is usually a fermented veggie or two. I had pickles and purslane. Yum!
On Sunday I went to a gathering of house churches that we belong to. We met at a nearby park. I was guessing there wouldn’t be too many options for me there, especially since I’m still not up to raw veggies yet. This time I decided to bring deviled eggs to share with the group.
For my own dinner, I came up with a little assembly of items. I had some intro pancakes (eggs, squash, & nut butter) as a base. I then spread mashed avocado on top. Added some chicken, bacon, sautéed onions, peppers, and greens. That ended up being quite delicious! It’s something I’ll start putting together more often. I also brought along some beef and vegetable soup in a thermos. Oh, and I had some sauerkraut, too.
A weekend that at first looked a little daunting, food-wise, turned out really well. How do you handle going to potlucks while on a restricted diet? Any helpful tips to share?