Thanksgiving… the hunt is on!

by Elo.B on September 19, 2012

Why? Because it’s one of the best holiday’s…..It’s all about getting together with family, drinking wine and eating yourself into a food comma by 8pm and of course showing appreciation.

This year will mark my first gluten free Thanksgiving and I’ve decided it’s probably time I started contributing to the meal given I’m such a going concern with all my food restrictions. I think I’ve mentioned this in other posts but on top of GF and dairy I am also tomato, pork, salmon, peanut, eggplant (insert +/-15 other items here). Needless to say I am a handful and my family always does such an amazing job at cooking for me I’m going to try to lighten the load by at least one dish!(maybe two if things g well) I figure baby steps before I try to take on the entire meal in a few years.

So the hunt is on! I’m looking for the absolute best thanksgiving side dish. I’ve hit the books and web and think I may have some contestants.

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(in no particular order)

1. Easy Cider Roasted Vegetables ( from the gluten free goddess)

2. Roasted Plum and spinach salad (from Chatelaine) bacon on the side for the rest of the family

3. Bruce’s Favourite Curried Apple and Cauliflower soup (The Gluten-Free Vegan Cook Book by Susan O’Brien)

So here  it goes… over the next week I’ll try them out and let you know if they are suitable based on over all looks,taste and easy of cooking . Stay tuned.


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Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse September 21, 2012 at 6:00 am

Ooh, the cider roasted veg sounds brilliant, we don’t have Thanksgiving but I think I’ll have to make it anyway! Bless your family, my mum’s always great at making GF Christmas treats for me and I appreciate it so much :-)


Shannon - Healthiful Balance September 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

I’m already excited for Thanksgiving too! I’ve been on the lookout for some great Thanksgiving recipes as well.


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