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Thanksgiving: What is Gluten-Free on the Table?

November 19, 2012

When I think about Thanksgiving, there is always a handful of bread-filled items that I know I’ll be missing out on eating. I’m serving you this weeks “Tuesday Tip” a little early with some recipes I found so that you too can enjoy the classic, all-American, Thanksgiving!

A turkey (note: may or may not be GF, depending on how it is cooked)

*I’m a big fan of Ina Garten, so I’m going to try this TURKEY RECIPE

Stuffing (definitely not GF-no way around this one!)

*Thanks to Trader Joe’s, here is a recipe for GLUTEN FREE STUFFING that looks delicious!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mashed potatoes (may or may not be GF-some people put flour in their mashed potatoes.  If they are from a box, there is usually always flour in it)

*For my Gluten-Free CAULIFLOWER MASHED POTATOES, see recipe below!

Green bean casserole (note:  Usually the onions are breaded and cream of mushroom soup contains gluten!)

*I googled “gluten-free green bean casserole recipe” and a TON of links came up.  This link gives 5 delicious GREEN BEAN recipes

Salad

*Thankfully, this is an easy one for us on Thanksgiving!  Most salads are gluten-free as long as there is no croutons.  Also, be sure to check the dressing-watch out for soy and other hidden gluten!

*A simple salad that I think is perfect for the festive holiday is spinach, candied walnuts, craisins, sliced pears, and goat cheese.  If you store by the candied walnuts, make sure they are GF.

Cranberry sauce (generally gluten-free. Yay!)

*If you want to make yours at home, here are 10 CRANBERRY SAUCE recipes

Gravy  (Note: this can be tricky.  Flour is often used as thickener in gravy) 

*Here is a fast and gluten-free GRAVY recipe

Pumpkin and apple pie (obviously, not gluten free…unless you bake it that way!)

Thanksgiving would not be complete without pie!  So here are a few recipes for…

PUMPKIN PIE and APPLE PIE

I hope this condensed list makes your gluten-free diet a bit easier to follow on Thursday. Thank you for reading my blog and being a part of this gluten-free journey with me.

Have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

PS-What gluten-free dish are you making for Thanksgiving??  Share your recipe with us!

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