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Herb Gravy

Last weekend my in-laws came out to Boulder to visit and I used them as guinea pigs for this new gluten free Herb Gravy.  Thankfully this gravy passed the in-law test served over Mashed Cauliflower.  My husband and children liked it too!

When I made this gravy, I roasted a chicken with onions and thyme and used the pan drippings for the recipe below.  I probably only had a couple of tablespoons of drippings, and I actually think this gravy recipe might work without any drippings at all.  The onions thicken the gravy; I learned this trick from the late, great author Elaine Gottschall (also a dear friend), who wrote a fabulous gravy recipe in her book Breaking the Vicious Cycle, which I highly recommend.

Herb Gravy
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat chicken stock, onions and garlic to a boil
  2. Reduce heat and simmer until onions and garlic are soft, about 30 minutes
  3. Pour pan drippings into saucepan
  4. Blend stock-onion-drippings mixture in a vitamix until smooth
  5. Place mixture back in saucepan and reheat, then season with salt and thyme
  6. Serve over turkey, Mashed Cauliflower, or anything else

Here are some other gluten-free gravy recipes you might enjoy:

Nutritional Yeast Gravy by SeaMaiden from Book of Yum
Gluten-Free Gravy by Shauna from Gluten-Free Girl
Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy Video from The Chef

I was beyond thrilled to find my book at the top of Jane Anderson’s list of Christmas and Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Celiacs on About.com.  She listed The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook as her personal favorite gluten-free cookbook.  Wow.  Thanks Jane!

The big Vitamix giveaway is still happening until November 18th, 2010! Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win!

For today’s freebie, I’m giving away a variety pack of soups, broths, matés and teas from Pacific Foods.  All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment below.  This giveaway will end at midnight on November 16th, 2010. It is open to everyone in the U.S. and I will select 2 lucky winners randomly.