Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Recipes

The BEST Cornbread
If it's your first gluten free Thanksgiving, you are probably struggling with knowing what you can eat, how to prepare it, and what is even going to taste good. Throwing other allergies into the mix, like soy and dairy, makes finding nourishing real food options even harder. Fortunately, with the right ideas, recipes and ingredients, Thanksgiving can be just as much as enjoyable as before.

Last Thanksgiving, the snack spread
where I spent Thanksgiving.

It doesn't matter if you follow a gluten free diet or just eat real food, these recipes are delicious and will certainly make your kitchen the most favorite spot of the house. Some of these are classics, and some are a spin on the original. Don't be overwhelmed this Thanksgiving. I encourage you to pick up a recipe and bake some good, wholesome, real food, with no odd ingredients. Real butter, cheese, meat, eggs, fruits, veggies. Enjoy food the way it was meant to be eaten, with family, friends and made with love from nourishing ingredients.

Photo credit: Tasteto.com
Gobble, Goooble.

All of these recipes would make great additions to your Thanksgiving meal.

Gluten free Cinnamon Scones












Thanksgiving breakfast:
Cinnamon Scones
Grain free Pumpkin pancakes
Goat cheese and zucchini frittata

Guacamole












Pre-meal snacks:
Apples and Caramel Dip
Pumpkin and Feta Muffins
Nourishing Protein bars
Organic Basil Grain free crackers
Veggies to dip in - Basic Guacamole

Beverages:
Hot Apple Cider
good ole H2O

Photo Credit: Annie's Eats
Turkey Turkey Turkey...












Main event: Turkey

Photo credit: Simply Recipes
Brussel sprouts












Sides:
Almost Grain-free Crusty Gluten free bread
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
Butternut Squash Gratin
Garlic mashed potatoes
Gluten free, grain free coconut flour bread - use this to make stuffing
The Best Cornbread - my most favorite recipe
Tossed green salad with Basic dressing
Root vegetables
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes with parsnips and pecans
Sweet Potatoes with macademia nuts


French Vanilla Ice cream












Dessert:
Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream
Pumpkin Cake Bars with Cinnamon Icing
Spiced Coconut Macaroons
Apple Crisp


What are you thankful for?
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!






Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

8 comments:

Kelsey said...

im thankful for all the delicious thanksgiving food everyone is posting. since im canadian everyone is 'over' thanksgiving already, but now i get to look at all the delicious food porn <3

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

I'm going to "follow" your blog just because of your cornbread picture :)

And I'm drooling (not because of your cornbread picture...it's a medical condition I have....KIDDING! It's the cornbread!)

Nellie
http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com
(I'm a 36 year old full time RVer eating her way across the country!)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

WOW!!! I am loving your blog!! I am so glad you found me! Great links to all of those recipes...I will be using you for a resource:) Have a great Saturday!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss said...

Thank you for all these! Even though it's now past Thanksgiving..these would still make awesome Christmas dishes as well! :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Great eats! Everything looks wonderful! Thanks!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I am drooling over that cornbread and those scones!

Kristen (swanky dietitian) said...

My coworker follows a gluten free diet. She is super creative with her food and it all looks so delicious. Goes to show, you can still eat yummy food that is gluten free.
I am dying to try the pumpkin cake bars!

Alex Lewin said...

Awesome post, Meagan! I wish I had seen this a week ago. I am going to Facebook it.