Today I read a wonderful post by Kimi at Womanly Pursuits, about how we can serve others through meeting their special dietary needs.
Being a member of a family full of different dietary needs (allergies to wheat, milk, sugar, certain vegetables and fruits and legumes, one person who is vegan, and sometimes short-term diets such as gluten free, egg free, all raw, candida, etc.) I have learned to be quite flexible and adapt my cooking to almost any diet under the sun.
However, this does not come so easily to everyone. To many, it can be overwhelming to even think of what to prepare for someone with a particular allergy or dietary restriction. Although we would often like to bless an individual or family in need by bringing a meal, or offering an invitation for dinner, this can feel so challenging.
If this is you, please read Kimi’s post, and I would also love to hear from you as to which allergies or special diets you would like to know more about preparing meals for. Practicing hospitality and serving others in this manner can be such a meaningful gesture (this is coming from one who has been the recipient of so many generous people who have sought to cook according to our family’s own special needs), and any way that we can serve and love others only brings more glory to God.