posts tagged "thanksgiving"

Thanksgiving Giveaway: Vitamix

Posted on November 27, 2013

A groovy Thanksgiving giveaway to one of my wonderful readers –a Vitamix!

On this Thanksgiving today, I am giving thanks to you, my readers. I am thankful for the enjoyment I get from cooking, testing and posting recipes for you, for how much you enjoy my recipes, for your comments, your discussions and debates about healthy lifestyles and choices, your stories, and your successes.

I am thankful to hear from you every time you make decisions that improve your lives. Whether ... read more →

Thanksgiving Menu

Posted on November 20, 2013

With a variety of classic recipes, this Thanksgiving menu has something to please everyone at your table.

My sister called the other night to ask me about this year’s Thanksgiving menu. She reminded me that she makes several of my gluten-free Thanksgiving dishes each year. Like me, she has celiac disease and sticks to a 100% gluten-free diet. Did you know that my mother also has celiac disease? So does my son.

Hmmm, how does a post about my Thanksgiving menu turn ... read more →

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

Posted on November 20, 2013

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a festive, quick and easy dish to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a classic Thanksgiving recipe. I make it year after year. It’s festive enough to make both a healthy Thanksgiving side dish as well as a wonderful vegetable dish for Christmas.

I love Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts because it is an especially wonderful combination of fall vegetables. Sweet butternut squash (any winter squash is likely ... read more →

Paleo Turkey Hash

Posted on November 23, 2012

Paleo Turkey Hash is the perfect remanifestation of your Thanksgiving leftovers.

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you wonder, what to do with all of those leftovers? In fact, you might puzzle over this all weekend. What to do with the remains of a feast that have now become “must go’s”? Gluten free turkey hash is the answer to your post-Thanksgiving woes, and to that perennial question, what to do with all of that leftover turkey.

With just 3 main ingredients (onion, ... read more →

Thanksgiving Condiment and Sauce Recipes

Posted on November 18, 2012

Paleo condiments and sauces will make your Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers sparkle.

Here are my favorite Paleo Thanksgiving condiment and sauce recipes. All of these gluten free accompaniments will be used in my house throughout the entire Thanksgiving weekend to keep our leftovers jazzy and exciting.

Healthy condiments spice up surplus food (in other words “must go’s”), so that you can keep serving your guests scraps and remnants of your turkey day meal during a long holiday weekend of football games, parades ... read more →

Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted on November 18, 2011

Make your Thanksgiving meal one of abundance AND health with these easy nutritious Paleo recipes.

A completely Paleo Thanksgiving menu –all gluten free, grain free and sugar free, including many delicious superfoods. Ten recipes for appetizers, salad, dinner, dessert and more.

For decades my father has said “eat the rainbow,” and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to do just that. Each year, we have a variety of gorgeous, colorful dishes on the table, from the green of kale and brussel sprouts, to ... read more →

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Posted on October 12, 2011

Easy gluten free pumpkin bread recipe spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.

Nothing says “fall” like the smell of fresh pumpkin bread wafting from the oven. This lusciously moist, gluten free, dairy free pumpkin quick bread is made with high protein almond flour, and came about by popular demand.

So many of you left comments on my Paleo Bread post requesting a healthy pumpkin bread, that I was moved to make yet another Paleo quick bread for all of you.

Cranberry Orange Scones

Posted on February 7, 2011

Once again, it’s all Joy the Baker’s fault.  This scone obsession of mine.  When I saw those cute little hand cut squares of Orange Chocolate Buttermilk Scones on her blog, joythebaker.com, I knew I had to make them mine.  And I did.  And then some.

So, here’s the latest in my scone series, gluten free Cranberry Orange Scones.  As you can see, there is a strange “orangeness” on the top of my scones.  That’s because I had a little extra zest ... read more →

Cranberry Apple Stuffing

Posted on November 19, 2010

Stuffing. Gluten free stuffing, no less.  While I generally find stuffing to be a time consuming and complex dish to make, I have chosen one that is on the easier side; though be forewarned, I would hardly call this dish easy.

This gluten free stuffing recipe is based on one I found by Sara Foster at Bon Appétit.  It has all the components of a good stuffing recipe: bread (gluten free of course in this case), onions, celery, chicken broth, and ... read more →

Gluten Free Thanksgiving 2010

Posted on November 17, 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!

Herb Gravy

Posted on November 11, 2010

Last weekend my in-laws came out to Boulder to visit and I used them as guinea pigs for this new gluten free Herb Gravy.  Thankfully this gravy passed the in-law test served over Mashed Cauliflower.  My husband and children liked it too!

When I made this gravy, I roasted a chicken with onions and thyme and used the pan drippings for the recipe below.  I probably only had a couple of tablespoons of drippings, and I actually think this gravy recipe ... read more →

Mashed Cauliflower

Posted on November 8, 2010

A perfect addition to your Paleo Thanksgiving.

I’ve been making this mashed cauliflower recipe for several years now.  So I must be on the same page as my readers –when I posted my  Cauliflower Rice recipe I received suggestions from Jose and several others to make mashed cauliflower.

This cauliflower dish (which I make in place of mashed potatoes) is perfect for a gluten free, Paleo Thanksgiving.  I like to have something mashed and gooshy at Thanksgiving not only as a ... read more →

Creamy Cranberry Dressing

Posted on November 3, 2010

This super tart cranberry dressing is the perfect gluten free addition to any fall meal, and is ideal for Thanksgiving.  Cranberries are a superfood, rich in antioxidants.  I like to sprinkle fresh cranberries on my salad when I use this dressing.  Because they are so mouth-puckering and tangy, I spare my husband and children, by using fruit sweetened, dried cranberries as a garnish on their salads, rather than the fresh ones.

I found this recipe in an old Sunset magazine ... read more →

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Posted on October 28, 2010

Let us now praise all things pumpkin.  I’m kinda obsessed with gluten free, dairy free pumpkin dishes right now, hence the vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream here, and the Pumpkin Bars earlier this week.  And let us not forget the Pumpkin Pie Muffins of last year either.

This pumpkin pie ice cream is a delicious fall treat whether served at Halloween or Thanksgiving.  For more information on pumpkin mania, check out this funny article from Esquire called Some Pumpkin Flavoring Best Avoided ... read more →

Rosemary Crackers: Video

Posted on June 9, 2010

Photo courtesy of Almond Board of California

I am loving working with the Almond Board of California to promote healthy eating.  Almonds are my favorite superfood –they’re full of protein, low in carbohydrates and packed with nutritious vitamins and minerals.

The Almond Board asked me to create a cracker recipe for them so I have developed these wonderfully flavorful Rosemary Crackers made of almond flour.  They are delicious paired with olive tapenade or any soft spreadable cheese for a cocktail party. ... read more →

Cranberry Almond Loaf

Posted on June 4, 2010

Photo courtesy of Almond Board of California

I am thrilled to let you all know that I am working with the Almond Board of California to promote healthy and delicious eating.

Why am I doing this?  As you can imagine, I love almonds.  They are a superfood and of course one of my favorite things to nibble on.  I like almonds so much that I wrote an entire book about them.  The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook uses almonds in all of ... read more →

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Posted on November 27, 2009

Here’s a yummy way to eat your leftover turkey.  Take a couple slices of gluten free Nutty Bread, lettuce, mustard and voilà, you have a delicious post-Thanksgiving meal in a sandwich.  Personally, I would throw some leftover Cranberry Sauce on the side to add a little hit of color and flavor.

By the way, the turkey in the photo above is not turkey from Thanksgiving, it is a leftover photo using organic Applegate Farms turkey.

Leftover Turkey Sandwichprint
2 thin slices Nutty Bread or ... read more →

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009

Posted on November 24, 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!

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Day Recipes

Starters
– Butternut Squash Soup
– Yellow Split Pea Soup with Smoked Paprika
– Cranberry Walnut Bread

Entrees
– Balsamic Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing
– Chipotle Orange Chicken

Condiments
– Gravy
– Cranberry Sauce
– Raw Cranberry Relish

Cooked Vegetables
– Kale with Cranberries
– ... read more →

Cranberry Bars

Posted on October 28, 2009

These tart and tangy Cranberry Bars are one of my favorite treats.  I’ve been craving cranberries lately and this gluten free dessert more than hits the spot when it comes to mouth puckering goodness.

I first made these Cranberry Bars as a tart.  That was before Robyn and her children came over to have an afternoon of baking with us last week; she suggested making this as a bar, so it would more readily make an on-the-go type snack.  Robyn is ... read more →

Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake

Posted on October 9, 2009

As the weather is changing I’m leaning towards recipes that call for pumpkin, apples, cranberries and the like and am craving time in the kitchen to make lots of warm food for my family.  Along those lines, this Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake is a winner.  This gluten free dessert doesn’t last long around the boys and their friends.

With so many healthy and nutritious ingredients, this pie style cheesecake could almost be part of the main course, though I prefer to save ... read more →