I think one of the main things for people with special requirements, be them religious, chosen or medical, is that they don't feel awkward and separate from the rest of the group. That's why where possible I try to make the entire menu suitable for what ever the special diet requires! Obviously with a gluten intolerance some things have to be bought in special, like the bread for sandwiches, but others can just be adapted.
So here are the changes Im making to my menu:
I'm swapping Mediterranean Cous Cous for a spicy rice salad! Rice is naturally gluten free so no special products has to be bought and everyone gets to enjoy the same dish.
I make my own chicken tikka pieces and unknowingly these were gluten free so no changes were needed there!
There are more and more gluten free products available in supermarkets thesedays but the chances are gluten intollerant guests are going to have tried them all! So I'm making my own cakes and biscuits just replacing my regular flour with a gluten free one!
I'm hoping that the little touches like this will make me stand out to clients that I'm happy to go that extra mile to offer everyone the same high quality, fresh, homemade food!