Today: Your back-pocket holiday dessert that will satisfy any and every special diet around the table this year.
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So you're already thinking about the holidays. And maybe, instead of growing excited, you are starting to panic. Why? You have a house full of people coming and one of them has to be gluten-free, the other is avoiding grains entirely, another can't do dairy, and another is on a Paleo-style diet. (You really do have a lot of people coming to the house, don't you?) You are ready to throw up your hands and order out.
Well, here's your calming influence. This delicious dessert will suit the needs of all those friends and family. And no one else will know it's a special dessert. They might just want to know your baking secrets.
So stop thinking of this as a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly dessert. Stop thinking about this in terms of deprivation. Just put this on the table and listen to everyone's oohs and ahhs and appreciation during the holidays.
Shauna writes about food. Danny cooks it.
We grow excited every Saturday morning to go to the farmers' market. This time of year, a Billy Allstot tomato is enough to make us look like goons at the stand, jumping up and down with excitement. We will eat one slice with sea salt, standing over the sink. Another goes to our baby daughter. The rest might go into the smoker to make smoked tomato salsa, or thrown together with watermelon and good olive oil for a watermelon gazpacho, or stacked with smoked salmon and drizzled with horseradish sour cream.
Every day is new. I have no idea what we're having for dinner tonight. But I'm sure interested to find out.