Posted By Elana Amsterdam On November 20, 2013 @ 3:38 pm In dinners | 10 Comments
My sister called the other night to ask me about this year’s Thanksgiving menu. She reminded me that she makes several of my gluten-free Thanksgiving dishes each year. Like me, she has celiac disease and sticks to a 100% gluten-free diet. Did you know that my mother also has celiac disease? So does my son.
Hmmm, how does a post about my Thanksgiving menu turn into my family’s health history? Well, when you and your loved ones have celiac disease food is not just sustenance, it is something that can also unfortunately make you very sick. So we are extremely careful about what we eat, and very thankful for healthy, whole foods that are gluten-free.
That’s what you’ll find on my Thanksgiving menu below. Loads of vegetables in side dishes featuring everything from cauliflower to kale to squash; a fun turkey dish for the main course, as well as deviled eggs for your appetizer so that you get a good hit of protein; and desserts from pumpkin pie to chocolate pecan pie that are lightly sweetened and won’t leave your head spinning from a sugar rush.
This type of fare is great for those on gluten-free, grain-free diets and fantastic for regular folks as well. It’s just tasty real food –something for which I’m incredibly thankful.
Salad & Side Dishes
Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts
Sauces & Condiments
Cranberry Cherry Relish
Turkey with Cranberry Apple Stuffing
Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I am focused on the thanks in Thanksgiving and I hope you will find much culinary joy in the recipes above that I have assembled for your Thanksgiving dinner. It’s an honor to be able to create recipes that help bring the joy of food to you, an honor for which I am very thankful.
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