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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009


Much chaos prevails as we prepare for another yummy high protein, healthy, gluten free Thanksgiving with loved ones.  I have put together a list of some of my favorite gluten free Turkey Day recipes, our fall favorites, just for you.  Enjoy the day!

I wanted to take a moment and mention a great organization that has gotten a lot of media coverage lately. The organization is Kiva and I heard about it in an article written by Nicholas Kristoff in the New York Times Magazine (he wrote the amazing book, Half the Sky).  Kiva lets you loan to low income entrepreneurs around the world (for further info see Kiva’s about page).  Their mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. It is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.

During this time of year, I like to take stock of all I have to be thankful for and look for ways to help others.  Given that I have been an entrepreneur since age 25 (actually it’s more like age 8, when I started my first actual business) this amazing organization meets three of my primary passions –giving, entrepreneurialism and self-empowerment.  What could be better.

Meanwhile, in the gluten free book tour world, I’ll be doing another signing next week for my gluten free cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook at Boulder Body Works on December 1st at 6:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!


posted on November 24, 2009, 5 comments

  1. I cannot even begin to tell you how stellar these menu options are – thank you so much!

    And amen to being thankful, now and always.

  2. Linda- Kitchen Therapy @ blog.kitchentherapy.us

    I too would like to share my enthusiasm for Kiva. Last year, I took some of my Christmas money and loaned it through Kiva to 6 entrepreneurs around the world.

    Each loan has been paid back as scheduled, and I have reloaned the money several times. I can’t tell you how heartwarming it is to make more loans later in the year. The money is not just spent. It comes back.

    Kiva loans are gifts that keep on giving. I will add a similar amount each year. So the total grows. Helping more people and reducing poverty.

    Elana, thanks for highlighting Kiva.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to your family. If I haven’t said it before, I am extremely thankful for you! Your insight into a healthy gluten-free/grain-free lifestyle has been extremely helpful and enlightening for me. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family this holiday.

    PS – I’m making your pecan pie recipe tonight for tomorrow’s celebration! I can’t wait!

  4. I have just heard about kiva and am so excited to try it out and donate. I heard statistically they have success rate of 99%, getting back full loan repayment. That is amazing! I also wanted to let you know that I bought your book and love it. I think it’s you eating values that I like the most. It brings me to your site almost everyday to try something new. I will be going on the SCD in January and I want to learn as much as I can on how to cook well for myself before I take the jump. Thank-You for your innovative recipes.

  5. Lenee

    The pecan pie from your cookbook is wonderful! I was so pleased with the crust. It is amazingly tasty! This pie will be included in our family holiday events in the future! I also took your chocolate chip cookies to our family meal and no one could tell they were gluten free! Thank you Elana for your knowledge of gluten free nutritous food that you continue to share with all of us on your blog! I am truly thankful for your talent!

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