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6 Gluten-Free Ways to Wine and Dine your Valentine

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They say food is the way to a man’s heart, and the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach. While it’s true that it’s hard to beat a home-cooked (or restaurant) meal by candlelight to woo your valentine, their heart won’t be singing if you don’t consider their dietary restrictions.

Gluten-free diets for those with Celiac Disease cut out wheat and other grains, the primary ingredient of pasta, which is a perfect romance dish. However, that doesn’t mean you have to ignore all the great things you could serve your crush just because of food sensitivity. Here are six alternatives to popular dishes to consider when creating a heartfelt meal…

 

1. Beverages that Go Against the Grain

It also doesn’t hurt to have an alcoholic beverage with your meal, to create a bit more warmth than the candles provide. However, wheat is found in many beverages as well—particularly beer, but also in some wines (even though grapes do not contain gluten).

Gluten free alcoholic beverages can be found in the aforementioned wine, rum, and vodka beverages. You can also get lucky with gluten-free specific beers, and alcoholic ciders (aka: hard cider)…

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