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.


  1. Laura C says

    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!

  2. Chira Bowles says

    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!

  3. Liz N says

    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!

  4. says

    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 :)

  5. says

    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:
    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!

  6. Christina I says

    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…: (

  7. Roberta Thomas says

    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!!

  8. says

    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!!

  9. Melissa says

    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!

  10. RaxAnn Adams says

    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.

  11. Heather says

    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!

  12. Ali says

    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.

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