As I write this blog post, we are celebrating Labor Day here in the United States. Which seems a bit of an oxymoron to me, because it is supposed to be a celebration of the working person, ie; laborer, but we celebrate by taking the day off and having picnics.

I’m just as guilty and the next person. I am doing a bit of work this morning, but later on, our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren will be coming out for one of our last picnics of the summer.

In case you missed it, here’s a really delicious recipe for a Lemon Spritzer that I posted last Friday, that I will be serving today with our picnic fare. It can be a cocktail for the adults, or leave the vodka out for a delicious mocktail anyone can enjoy.

Now, if you’re new to the gluten-free lifestyle, you may be wondering what you can eat at the family picnic. I give some tips for staying gluten-free in this blog post here. But what about the glutenous amenities, like the buns, and breads?

There are a lot of gluten-free foods that you can substitute for a glutenous bun. Large portobello mushroom caps are one good choice. Another good choice is Romaine lettuce. This is my personal favorite, mainly because I don’t like mushrooms, I eat them for their health benefits, but I make sure that when I put them in recipes, they are chopped up very fine.

Another route you can take are commercially made gluten-free buns. There are many different brands out there. You may have to just keep trying until you find the brand that you like best. My personal favorite is Canyon Bakehouse brand. They are a gluten-free whole grain bun made from sorghum, brown rice, and other gluten-free flours.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful, restful Labor Day and I’ll be back Wednesday.