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Gluten Free Thanksgiving.

Gluten Free Thanksgiving.

Read These Tips For Safe GF Thanksgiving and Avoid Gluten Sensitivity Associated Problems. 



It is just so important for everyone to eat healthy. It becomes more challenging for people with gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity or gluten allergy to eat right foods or to eat out gluten free.

Thankfully, there’s more recognition to gluten intolerance and there’s www.gluten-free-today.com to always answer your questions.

Many of you had concerns about eating out on Thanksgiving and also asked for gluten free Thanksgiving recipes.

Just a quick reminder here: Make sure you learn about hidden gluten. 

Foods With Hidden Gluten

that you may consider buying this holiday season:

  • Alcohol Products Made From Grains, usually not from rice
  • Hamburgers pre-made
  • Meat Loaf pre-made
  • Fish or Poultry Products Made With Cereal Fillers
  • Meat And Fish Pastes
  • Soy Sauces
  • Lunch Meats, Cold Cuts
  • Hot Dogs
  • Soy Burgers
  • Self-Basting Turkeys
  • Sausages
  • Imitation Seafood
  • Frozen Dinners
  • Powdered Gravy And Sauce Mixes
  • Commercial Bouillon
  • Conventional Stock, like chicken or beef stock
  • Conventional Yogurt
  • For a more complete list of hidden gluten products please read: Hidden Gluten. 



    If you have gluten problems whether they are related to gluten sensitivity, small degree of gluten intolerance or true gluten allergy you have to have gluten free Thanksgiving this year.

    So I would like to post some recipes from my wonderful, loyal readers. I hope you enjoy them.

    If you are making turkey this Thanksgiving make sure that you don’t use any traditional store-bought sauces or inexpensive soy sauce unless it’s gluten free soy sauce, like liquid Aminos by Bragg. Try to make your own sauce with garlic, sesame oil, lots of greens and Trocomare as your salt substitute; and blend it well.

    Making your gluten free turkey is not anything complicated. Make sure the stuffing and the sauce says gluten free, or better yet make it yourself.

    If you are considering having turkey staffing at the table please make sure you make it yourself from scratch since conventional ingredients most likely will have some wheat in them. But if you are really feeling lazy there’s the company called The Grainless Baker that makes great stuffing.

    Also try not to stuff the turkey with stuffing when cooking it. Just prepare and serve the stuffing separately. It’s just better and healthier for you this way. 



    Gluten Free Thanksgiving Salad Recipe:

    This gluten free Thanksgiving salad recipe was my sister’s creation.

    This recipe is not just gluten free; it has lots of great vitamins and nutrients. Serves 4

    Sweet Potato Salad

    Ingredients:

    2 pounds of sweet potatoes

    1 red onion, chopped

    2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced and diced

    4 Tablespoonful of raisins

    3 Tablespoonfuls of lemon juice

    3 Tablespoonfuls of chopped parsley

    4 Tablespoonful of unrefined organic sesame oil

    3 Tablespoonful of chopped fresh cilantro

    1/3 cup sliced raw walnuts

    Directions:

    Bake sweet potatoes in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. Cool and cube. Place in large mixing bowl and set aside. Mix sesame oil, red peppers, red onion, cilantro, parsley, lemon juice and raisins. Add to the cooled sweet potato cubes. Mix well. Chill. Top with sliced raw walnuts serve. 

    Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts: Nutty Snack Cakes

    Makes 12 cakes

    Ingredients:

    2 cups of gluten free brown rice flour

    8 ounces of almonds, finely ground to a powder

    2 teaspoonful of baking powder (better if it is not conventional, but aluminum free baking powder)

    3 high omega-3 eggs

    4 ounces of organic sucanat

    2 ounces of raw tahini

    2 teaspoonful of raw gluten free almond extract

    3 Tablespoons of sesame seeds

    ½ teaspoon of sea salt

    Directions:

    Preheat the oven to about 350 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients together-except the sesame seeds. Mix sucanat, tahini, almond extract and eggs together. Add the mixed dry ingredients to this mixture and mix well until smooth dough is formed. Form about 12 small cakes and place on a greased baking pan. Sprinkle each cake with a few sesame seeds. Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until done. Cool and serve.



    Gluten Free Thanksgiving-Zesty Holiday Wild Rice

    You would need:

    1 1/2 Tbsp. organic extra coconut oil

    1/2 cup chopped celery

    1/2 cup chopped onion

    2 1/2 cups organic gluten free chicken broth

    1 cup Organic Wild Rice

    1/2 cup Chopped pecans

    1/2 cup organic fruit-juice-concentrate-sweetened dried cranberries

    1 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest

    3 Tbsp. chopped fresh organic parsley

    1.In a medium saucepan, heat oil on medium. Sauté celery and onion about 5 minutes until soft. Add broth and rice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 50-65 minutes or till rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

    2. Toast pecans in a 300 to 350 degree oven for about 5 to 10 minutes till fragrant. Mix pecans and cranberries into wild rice, then fold in orange zest and sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm. 

    Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts:

    It was many, many years since we had an apple pie. I mean really enjoyed an apple pie. I tried baking gluten free version but it was not that great. I didn’t even hope to buy a delicious apple pie from a store. Then we moved and found a bagel shop that carried “Certified Gluten Free” brand. The brand was Kats. And that apple pie was great. Very small. But so scrumptious. This gluten free Thanksgiving dessert is simply perfect for this upcoming holiday. I can send you that frozen pie, just let me know.

    Following recipe was sent to me especially for gluten free Thanksgiving desserts section.

    The recipe uses Vitamix mixer wich I also highly recommend. Vitamix is one of the best investments for your health. But if you have another blender/mixer that works for you; you can absolutely do that.

    Applesauce Carrot Cake:

    Ingredients:

    2 cups of All Purpose Gluten Free Flour by Bob’s

    ½ cup of sugar

    2 teaspoonful of baking soda

    1 and ½ of ground cinnamon

    ½ teaspoonful of nutmeg

    ½ teaspoonful o salt

    6 egg whites or ¾ cup of egg substitute

    2 apples, quartered, seeded

    2 medium carrots, halved

    Directions:

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Spray an 8 and ½ inch by 4 ½ inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

    2. Mix flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium size bowl. Set aside.

    3. Place egg whites, apples and carrots into Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.

    4. Select Variable 1.

    5. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.

    6. Blend for 20 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the dry ingredients by hand.

    7. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients by hand.

    8. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. 

    Quick Tips For Safe Gluten Free Thanksgiving.
    1. The best and safest way to eat is to cook everything by yourself to avoid cross-contamination.
    2. Read labels carefully. Avoid just ”Wheat Free” labels, look for “Gluten Free” or “Certified Gluten Free” .
    3. If you have to order always order dishes without sauces or marinades like grilled or poached chicken or salmon and salads without the dressing, just use oil and lemon juice.
    4. Confirm the ingredients on your food products; because they can naturally be gluten free but the ingredients may change: brown rice syrup, caramel color, dextrin, malt, food starch (could be corn or wheat).

    Have a Healthy Gluten Free Thanksgiving!



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