As we roll on towards Christmas, the number of parties, reunions, dinners and gatherings start mounting up. If you’re going to be hosting your own soiree, working out what to cook can be a bit stressful. Serving something that everyone will enjoy is tough enough, but guests can be vegetarian, gluten intolerant, struggle with dairy or be allergic to specific ingredients. You might think this seriously limits the number of dishes you can serve, but don’t feel like you have to play it safe; the number of free from and alternative products has expanded massively over the past few years. With a few substitutions, versions of recipes normally containing wheat, milk or eggs can still be served to large crowds of people.