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Gluten Free Kosher Prepared Meals?

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A friend of mine keeps Kosher and does not allow non-Kosher food in her house.  I don't eat food prepared in a non-gluten free kitchen by anyone who thinks they understand gluten-free but clearly doesn't get the extent of cross-contamination issues that exist.  (Teaching her or cooking with her to ensure my safety is not an option for reasons I'd really rather not get into here.)  My friend has been pressuring me to come to their house for dinner and ordinarily I would just bring my own food.  However, I'm not Jewish and do not keep Kosher.

 

Does anyone know of any Kosher, gluten-free prepared meals that I could just pop in their oven or microwave?

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How Kosher do your foods need to be? Could you make something in your home like meat and veggies with no dairy or pork? Does she require you not use a pot to cook the meat that you might have made cheese sauce in? Does she have a separate set of disease for dairy and meat? If she isn't that extreme, I would think you could bring your own food. Just run it by her and see what would work.

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No - she's very strict.  She doesn't even let other people who keep Kosher bring food into her house because many of them in her words "don't do it right".  Bringing my own food is absolutely not an option - which is why I was thinking of a Kosher, gluten-free prepared meal.

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Ah yes I was about to say Amys as well.   A lot of the brands that do gluten-free certification will also do kosher certification if also applicable, I notice it a lot.  There are a few Kosher certification Logos, the most common I see are a U inside a circle, and a K inside a star.  Just google "Kosher certified logo" and you will see the most common ones.  There is also additional wording for it it contains dairy and such.  The guy I dated before I met my husband was Jewish and ate Kosher, I remember researching it to cook a dinner in his house for him because he couldn't eat my from scratch chicken alfredo and that was basically the only thing I knew how to cook at the time, LOL.

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Thanks LauraTX.  I have seen quite a few gluten-free items that are also Kosher, but not prepared meals (which I don't usually eat, so I've never looked for them).  Cooking it myself isn't an option in this case - so it had to be something I could just pop in the oven or microwave.  Luckily, they carry Amy's products at Whole Foods and there's a Whole Foods near me.  I'll have to go hunting this weekend...

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This kinda bothers me. I understand that they have their religious needs -- my cousin eats Kosher to the point that he brings his own board, knife and pot when he travels. But it is still a bit of a choice, rather than a medical reason. So I find it incredibly rude that she would invite you over, and have her CHOICE take priority over your medical NEED. If staying Kosher is that important to her and she cares about your health, then she should bring her own kosher food over to YOUR place for a dinner party. 

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It is not like she is forcing her to eat gluten.  They want to respect each others needs, which are hard to deal with together.  She can't cook without cross contamination in their kitchen, and they don't want non-kosher food contaminating their kosher kitchen.  Easiest solution is to bring a pre-prepared meal from a place that is also kosher.  Just like some of us do not allow gluten in our completely gluten free kitchens, because it could result in us having to replace cookware.  When I invite people over, I don't allow them to prepare gluten in my kitchen.  I let my husband bring in prepared foods with gluten in them and he keeps it all separate, but not guests, because they do not know the rules and practices we have developed to prevent cross contamination. 

 

I think that, as people who have special food needs, we can be understanding of others who do as well, even if they are for different reasons like religion.  People who have religious dietary restrictions believe that if these are not followed, there are great consequences for these actions in the World to Come.  (Obviously I am not a theologian and this is a very generalized statement)  So you can't say what is worse, a Celiac having "D" for a few days or your eternal salvation being ruined...  Best to avoid both if you can and be respectful of each other's needs.

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I don't find it rude at all.  It's the rules of their house.  Just like I don't allow illegal drugs in my house... and I don't allow anyone to smoke in my house.  They don't allow non-Kosher food in their house.  Their house.  Their rules.  I can respect that.

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