Gluten-Free Tailgating (Plus a Giveaway!)

October 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm 14 comments

Congratulations Ashley Pelley and Schmidty! You are the winners of our Thai Kitchen gluten-free giveaway. Please email with your mailing address to claim your prize.

When I think of tailgating food, most of it is, well, gluteny. For a morning game, it’s donuts and bagels. In the afternoon, the list consists of burger & buns, hoagies, and soft pretzels. Then there’s the beer, the cups that always seem to get mixed up, and the one friend who insists on touching everything while taking bites of his sandwich. It certainly doesn’t make it easy if you need to be gluten-free.

When Thai Kitchen contacted us about doing a fall campaign, it was the perfect opportunity to create a Gluten-Free Tailgating Guide to help everyone make going to a game less stress and more fun.


Tailgating on a very cold day.

I’ll be honest, Whitney and I racked our brains for a few days while creating this guide. Sure, there were the usual food safety tips, like keeping meats and dairy in a cooler. But avoiding cross-contamination? That required some crafty thinking.

Gluten-Free Tailgating Guide

Our Gluten-Free Tailgating Guide

The guide is now posted in the Thai Kitchen Gluten-Free Recipe Box on our website. It even has a recipe for Curry Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa, because if you volunteer to make the burgers (Warning: some people put breadcrumbs in their burger mix), you might as well impress the crowd.

Gluten-Free Giveaway!

We had such an overwhelming response to last week’s Thai Kitchen Gluten-Free Giveaway that I was thrilled to host another round. This week, we’re giving away the Thai Kitchen products needed to make Curry Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa and Chicken Satay Skewers – another gluten-free recipe that’s great for the game. Here’s what you can win:

  • Coconut Milk (for Chicken Satay Skewers)
  • Fish Sauce (for Chicken Satay Skewers)
  • Red Curry Paste (for Chicken Satay Skewers and Curry Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa)
  • Peanut Satay Sauce (for Chicken Satay Skewers)
  • Sweet Red Chili Sauce (for Curry Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa)
  • 2 Thai Kitchen chip clips
  • 2 Thai Kitchen pot holders
  • Thai Kitchen coupons
  • Tailgating Recipes

To enter, leave a comment sharing your best gluten-free tailgating tip. (We know how resourceful you all are!) We’ll randomly select 2 winners and announce them right here on Friday afternoon.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bumble Bee  |  October 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    You can’t go wrong with chips – there are lots of gluten free chips out there 🙂

  • 2. Ashley Pelley (@ashleypelley)  |  October 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I make my own hotwings and Southwestern dip so I can enjoy my favourites!!

  • 3. Jenna Drew  |  October 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    If you’re hosting it…make it a gluten free tailgate and promote Celiac Disease Awareness!

  • 4. KevinM  |  October 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    See if there is a local gluten free group in the area. There will often be a group who may be able to assist with suggestions from the area where gluten free supplies may be found. Or may be willing to include more people into their tailgate. You never know if there is a gluten free brewer in that group who wants to give away their beer too. I keep trying to give mine away so I can make more and refine my process. (We can’t sell, and various state rules may technically apply.)

  • 5. GF Mom  |  October 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Grilling slices of polenta and serving with grilled sausage and vegetables makes a great meal — no one misses the glutens at all!

  • 6. Andra Banting  |  October 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Make your own burgers with ground beef, spices and gf oats so you can make sure they’re gluten free!

    • 7. Andra Banting  |  October 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      is this giveaway open to canada?

      • 8. Cheryl  |  October 20, 2011 at 8:28 am

        Yes, Canadian residents can enter to win.

  • 9. Pat Yarbrough  |  October 20, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I would like (boneless, skinless) Lemon Garlic Chicken Breast Strips grilled, with cheese cubes and a veggie tray.

  • 10. Schmidty  |  October 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I make Betty Crocker’s gluten free potato salad and it’s great with grilled chicken.

  • 11. Michelle Price  |  October 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

    How ’bout a shrimp boil with potatoes, corn on the cob and GF sausage in Old Bay seasoning. And you’ll need some GF beer to go with it, of course.

  • 12. Diane M.  |  October 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    It’s important to bring some delicious gluten-free beverages, my faves are redbridge beer and magner’s hard cider!

  • 13. Bridget Reilly  |  October 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Bring your own beer or make margarita’s! There is a fantastic pomegranate infused tequila called La Pinta. It’s great alone, mixed with juice or I am sure-in a margarita! Even though it would be on the menu with the Thai Kitchen items (which I love so much I carry them in my store, The Bite Market), I think they would taste great together.

  • 14.  |  May 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    The reaction occurs when the residue on your hands
    makes its way to your lips or into your mouth. When the water is affected this can also affect the livestock such as cows or
    pigs that are often on nearby farms. Early diagnosis is essential as the danger of gluten intolerance cannot be over-stressed.


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