Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gluten Free Goddess

Good Day RettGirls!

This week at RettGirl.org we are featuring this incredible blog called Gluten Free Goddess! We have this website listed under Gluten Free in our Diet/Nutrition Category!

Last year I struggled with including my daughter in our Thanksgiving Meal because we had just found out she was allergic to wheat. At the time I had no idea how to cook or bake without wheat/gluten. Especially for a meal like Thanksgiving Dinner. Rolls, Pie, Noodles. What about Abby? Would we just sit and eat in front of her?

Gluten Free Goddess is THE place to go for everything Gluten-Free. This week she is featuring Gluten- Free Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips. We aren't talking a pie and roll recipe either. She has absolutely everything.


Tips from the Gluten-Free Goddess:

Key Tips for a Safe and Delicious
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Holiday Season

If you're new to gluten-free living here's a Gluten-Free Diet Cheat Sheet to print out and keep handy. Because gluten is devious. Label reading is a must.

Marinades and soy sauce, broth and bouillon may use wheat or barley in flavors and seasonings. Although I urge you to check your turkey for gluten-free status, most I've seen are safe- if you avoid the seasoning or gravy packet.

Bottom line?

Know your bird. Know your source. And know your ingredients.

For thickening gravy, whisk in a tablespoon or two of sweet rice flour or an arrowroot starch slurry. Potato flour is another choice- but be careful you don't add too much and end up with gravy you have to slice and serve.

For a non-dairy sub in pumpkin, squash and sweet potato recipes try using coconut milk- it's creamy and delicious (full fat tastes best). If you can't do coconut milk, soy milk works beautifully. Or try one of the neutral tasting nut-based milks, or even hemp milk (though hemp milk is an acquired taste and may be too grassy for the uninitiated). Rice milk is generally too thin.

Another tasty non-dairy vegan choice is orange juice or apple cider. I cook carrots or cubes of winter squash with a splash of orange juice or apple cider for a lovely flavor boost. Then I drizzle a touch of pure maple syrup.

For creamy mashed potatoes that are dairy-free I use a light and fruity extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. I add a little of my favorite vegan butter spread for flavor (I'm using Earth Balance lately). If I want to add creaminess, I whip in some warm non-dairy milk- coconut, soy, and nut milks all work. A light gluten-free broth works, too.

Read more: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/11/thanksgiving-recipes-tips-for-gluten.html#ixzz1dmnYxW3G


Wow, so many simple things you can do. Who would of thought? Incredible tips! Want more? How about some Thanksgiving recipes?

Thanksgiving Sides

Acorn Squash with Attitude
(green chiles)
Calabasitas (zucchini, corn and onions with green chiles)
Cider Roasted Vegetables
Cinnamon Applesauce
Colesalw with Peanut Dressing
Cornbread Stuffing with Curried Apples and Cranberries
Crunchy Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs for Topping

Dijon Roasted Vegetables
Karina's Kicked Up Colcannon
Maple Roasted Acorn Squash
Pinon Rice Bake with Artichokes, Corn and Goat Cheese
Pomegranate Glazed Green Beans and Portobellos

Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf
Quinoa Salad with Baby Spinach, Apples or Pears in Maple Vinaigrette
Quinoa with Butternut Squash + Cranberries
Roasted Winter Vegetable Ragout with Shaved Parmesan
Ruby Applesauce with Cranberries

Santa Fe Brown Rice Bake
Two Potato Salad with Sweet Potatoes
Zucchini Gratin

How about a few desserts?


Apple Crisp- new
Apple + Pear Crisp
Apple Cake with Cranberries
Coconut Flour Apple Cake
Cranberry Peach Crumble
Maple Frosted Pumpkin Cake

Pie Crust Recipes
Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Icing
Pumpkin Pie- easy
Pumpkin Praline Pie with Coconut-Pecan Crust
Sweet Potato Pie


What we have listed here doesn't even touch on the resources, tips, recipes you can find at Gluten-Free Goddess. Many Many Dairy-Free Recipes too!

We hope you enjoy! Have a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!


Terri V~For RettGirl

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