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Gluten Free Thanksgiving 2010

I’ve had so much fun over the last few weeks making various Thanksgiving dishes and dinners for my family –we’ve had several mini-Thanksgiving celebrations to date in preparation for the below menu.  So, as you can imagine, the following are my favorites.  I have compiled these gluten free dishes into one big, healthy, delicious Thanksgiving menu.  I hope you all enjoy these dishes as much as we have.  Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to point out to all you CrossFitters and Paleo people that just about all of the recipes above are CrossFit and Paleo friendly.  Regardless of the eating plan that you follow, what will you be making this Thanksgiving?  What is your favorite T-day dish?  Mine was, and probably always will be (even though I do not partake in it anymore) my Mom’s baked sweet potatoes with pineapple and marshmallows on top.

The winners of last weeks giveaway for a variety pack of soups, broths, matés and teas from Pacific Foods are AnneKD and Alice Davis! Don’t forget about Monday’s giveaway for a 5lb bag of almond flour from Honeyville. Also, the Vitamix giveaway is almost over! I will announce the winner of the Vitamix winner on Friday, November 19, 2010.

posted on November 17, 2010, 25 comments

  1. Thanks Elana! Great roundup! :) Can’t wait for the cranberry apple stuffing recipe! YUM!

  2. Ali

    This Thanksgiving I am making the whole-berry cranberry sauce, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and possibly the deviled eggs. My favorite things to eat though are the crustless pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes. I actually like my cranberry sauce on top of my potatoes and turkey-kind of like a tangy gravy. Can’t wait to see your stuffing recipe. I might also be making that ;)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Elana, and all who read this blog.

  3. Heather

    My Thanksgiving favorite is Lightly Steamed Broccoli with Olive Butter, which is pretty much like it sounds (bright green broccoli with clarified butter with sliced green olives in). Blessedly simple, both palate and prep-wise, but no one else I’ve met seems to serve it.

    Close second goes to a Savory Winter Squash Soup with almond milk base (use butternut, pumpkin, whatever).

    But I have not found a decent GF stuffing/ Dressing, so I’m really looking forward to Friday’s reveal of yours, Elana!

  4. RaxAnn Adams

    My favorite Thanksgiving food was always my Grandmothers bread stuffing. It’s pretty hard to duplicate GF. Also our family Apple Salad which goes back many generations, that I can duplicate to my satisfaction. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.

  5. Melissa

    Mmm, your Thanksgiving menu sounds delicious! I go to my Mother’s and my Grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving, so it is definitely a day of overeating and indulgence. However, I always bring a few dishes of my own. This year, I will be bringing your pumpkin cranberry upside down cake, my own paleo and healthy version of green bean casserole, and another dessert, which I have yet to decide. Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving holiday, everyone!

  6. Yum! And THANK YOU Elana for this pumpkin custard recipe, it is AWESOME!


  7. AndreAnna @ lifeasaplate.com

    One of my favorites is my mom’s cheesy polenta with jalapenos. I may have to have a little bite!!

    I posted a recipe this week for a Breadless Primal StoveTop Style Stuffing, which is based off of my Grain-Free Almond Flour Savory Country Biscuits which was inspired by YOUR almond drop biscuits.

    I so love how all of these recipes evolve and get shared within this community.

    Thanks for everything you do to inspire me in the kitchen!!

  8. Josey

    I like the pumpkin recipes.please put me in for vita mix drawing.

  9. Roberta Thomas

    I LOVE using almond flour. Had I not found your website and ordered your book who knows where I’d be today. I’m so thankful and I’ve already preordered your up and coming book!!

  10. Christina I

    Omg this is exactly what I needed…not to mention I will have to peruse through the cake/pie section to see what gluten free baking I will have to do this year…my first thanksgiving with celiac…: (

  11. Lisa@bakedinmaine.com @ bakedinmaine.com

    Awesome recipes Elena!

    I can’t wait to try them all…

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!


    PS> LOVE your book!!!

  12. Lisa@bakedinmaine.com @ bakedinmaine.com

    PS. I’m really looking forward to your stuffing recipe, woohoo!!!!

  13. Unfortunately we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands, but my favourite holiday dish would be my mom’s Malaysian lemon chicken curry. It makes me feel good instantly.
    By the way, your Pumpkin Pie Muffins inspired me to make my own version, as I try to bake everything purely fruit-sweetend: http://paleofoodie.blogspot.com/2010/11/pumpkin-muffins.html
    They didn’t completely work out the way I wanted them to, but I’m working on it.
    These would make a great Thanksgiving dessert, especially with some cinnamon ice-cream.
    Thanks for inspiring me!

  14. Alison St. Sure @ surefoodsliving.com

    I just added you to the Thanksgiving post I wrote last night! Great menu!

  15. Kelly- 18 Hour Kitchen @ 18hourkitchen.blogspot.com

    Elana, my favorite Thanksgiving food is pumpkin pie. I’ve got the recipe from your book all ready to go for this Thanksgiving!

  16. Honey B. Nutrition @ honeybeenutrition.com

    I LOVE the cauli-instead-of-potatoes idea!!! I use it instead of rice as well – grind it up in the food processor before cooking. It works great! I think I got that idea from YOU!

  17. Thanks for your gluten free Thanksgiving 2010 post. The Balsamic Roasted Turkey sounds great!!

  18. I think my favorite Tgiving dish is pumpkin pie…no, mashed potatoes…wait no I love sweet potato casserole!! Ahh, I can’t decide, I love it all :)

  19. I used to love the sweet potatoes with carmelized brown sugar on top my mom made. I have found a super good alternative though: a sweet potato and fresh ginger dish from South America.

    I don’t have it posted yet on my site yet, but come on over and let me know if you would like the recipe. All my friends like it better than the old marshmallow version.


  20. Nicolette @ (Momnivore's Dilemma) @ momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com

    As I was just fretting about this…Elana to the rescue.

    This is our first GF/CF/SF Thanksgiving. My favorite pre-alphabet soup diet was my mother’s stuffing.

    I plan to make it the same with Udi’s bread and ghee.

    I’m really craving pecan pie, so I am off to feebly attempt it.


  21. Joey

    Sounds delicious Elana, and I wish you and your family a Very Happy Turkey Day :)

  22. Liz N

    Thank you for sharing those recipes. As a CrossFit athlete, I am looking for some great creative ideas for eating Paleo. This list is a keeper. I love you!

  23. Chira Bowles

    Thank you so much for your work. We got your book a few weeks ago and just made your chocolate chip cookies tonight~~~ they are so yummy and great! im waiting on my magic pan for my bread making… Thanks again. Come to Nashville soon!

  24. Laura C

    We had a GREAT Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for all the ideas. The pumpkin pie and my first attempt at the carrot cake were huge hits!

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