Thanksgiving Tips & Recipe Ideas from Other Bloggers

One of the things I love to do is look at other foodie bloggers to get ideas for my own kitchen.  With Thanksgiving a week away, I thought you might enjoy seeing what some of my favorite bloggers are putting together for Thanksgiving, using their own archives of recipes.

Gluten Free Girl:  I love Shauna’s photographs and her style of writing.  Her recipes are worth the time!

Ginger Lemon Girl: Her sweet potato and apple casserole looks delicious.  And all of her desserts are beautiful.

Karina’s Kitchen: A long list of recipes and meals that offer good ideas for dinners over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Elena’s Pantry:  Elana’s basalmic roasted turkey with apple stuffing sounds awesome.  If we weren’t doing turkey on the grill this year, I’d be eager to try it.

NPR just did a special called “A gluten-free Thanksgiving,” by foodie blogger, Stephanie Stiavetti.  It’s got some good recipes, including a delicious butternut squash pie and a good gluten-free flour mix. 

Just know that if you’re gluten-free, you’re not alone this holiday season.  Many of us will be diving into our gluten-free meals next Thursday, sharing our gluten-free lives and recipes with our family members and friends.  If this is your first holiday gluten-free, breathe, and know that it will be alright.  It might not be perfect the first time around, but rest assured that you’re going to feel so much better after the meal than you have in years past.

A couple of tips to make your gluten-free holiday smoother for you and your loved ones:

  • Make sure that you’ve talked to the people you’re spending Thanksgiving with about your new dietary needs.  I know it’s awkward, but they will feel terribly if you arrive at the meal and they had no idea that you’re gluten-free.
  • Offer some of your own ideas and definitely volunteer to bring some things.  It’s easy for people to feel overwhelmed about cooking for someone gluten-free, so if you offer some ideas, like baked butternut squash, it might feel more manageable to your hosts.
  • Definitely let your host know unusual (but important) things.  For example, making gluten-stuffing in the turkey will actually contaminate the turkey.  It’s so easy to make stuffing separately, so they’ll want to know.
  • If there are things in your holiday buffet that contain gluten, ask if you may go first in line so that you can make sure none of the food has gotten cross contaminated.
  • Bring something sweet for yourself (even M&Ms) just in case you can’t have any of the desserts.  You don’t want to be tempted!
  • Enjoy the time with your family and the delicious food that will make you healthy and keep your stomach happy.
  1. Nora says:

    Hi, I was reading your article and I just wanted to thank you for putting out such great content. There is so much crap on the internet these days its difficult to find anything worthwhile. I actually have cooked this recipe before, I got this book last month on recommendation from a friend http://ninjahq.com/go/cookingrecipes and it turned out very nice! I’m extremely eager to try your variation of it though, it looks excellent. I think you might enjoy those recipes, they’re very good. Thanks for the article and tips.

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