Cooking a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dinner?
BigOven offers advice on how to cover your bases when preparing a gluten-free Thanksgiving feast
SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner for someone with Celiac’s disease or sensitivity to gluten? Do not despair! Even Thanksgiving recipes, in all their wheat-y goodness, can be made both gluten-free and delicious.
Gluten lurks in a host of pre-packaged ingredients often used on Thanksgiving like gravy mix, stuffing seasoning and cranberry sauce. Omitting these pre-packaged ingredients will be necessary, but this can make the Thanksgiving cooking much more laborious.
To save cooks time, BigOven has compiled full pre-planned gluten-free menus that can easily be customized and added to the cook’s grocery list. All menus are available on BigOven’s mobile apps, so cooks can take them to the store. See a sampling below.
-- Turkey with Twice Baked Mini Potato Dauphinoise, Butter-Roasted Carrots, Pumpkin Mousse and more -- Roast Turkey with Sage Butter and Rapini-Rice Stuffing, Herb-Roasted Sweet Potato Skins, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios and more -- Rosemary Smoked Turkey with Butternut Squash Soup, Carrot Rice and more -- Brined Roast Turkey with Wild Rice Dressing with Roasted Grapes and Walnuts, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Fabulous Roasted Cauliflower Soup and more -- Marmalade Glazed Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Arugula with Pear Salad, Candied Pecans and More See additional gluten-free Thanksgiving menus
Cooking a gluten-free Thanksgiving meal doesn’t require cooks to forego the classics. Even stuffing and pie can be made gluten-free by the conscious cook.
Gluten Free Stuffing Tips:
-- Substitute gluten-free white bread or gluten-free cornbread into any stuffing recipe. Some cooks may not like the taste and texture of gluten-free bread. Luckily, stuffing is the perfect dish to disguise any bread - cooks should simply cube and toast the bread, then follow their favorite stuffing recipe and it will soak up the flavors beautifully. Here's a few to try with the gluten-free bread substitution: -- Cornbread Stuffing with Poblano Peppers -- Mushroom Stuffing with Shallots and Fresh Herbs -- Mom's Stuffing -- Stuffing doesn't have to be made with bread - quinoa and rice lend well to side dishes reminiscent of stuffing's hearty, warm, comfort-food feeling. Try these dishes for a delicious alternative stuffing. -- Butternut Squash Risotto http://bigoven.com/recipe/175929/Butternut-Squash-Risotto -- Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn -- Quinoa Pilaf
See more gluten free stuffing recipes in the BigOven Gluten-Free Thanksgiving collection.
Gluten Free Dessert Tips:
-- Pumpkin and apple pie fillings can easily be made without gluten and are delicious even without the crust. Try these variations for a tasty yet crustless experience: -- Crustless Pumpkin Pie -- Cracker Barrel Fried Apples -- Cinnamon Walnut Baked Apples -- For more traditional cooks, gluten free pie crust is an option. -- Gluten Free Impossible Pumpkin Pie -- Gluten Free Pie Crust
See more gluten free dessert recipes in the BigOven Gluten-Free Thanksgiving collection.
These simple adjustments allow cooks to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner while adhering to their guest’s dietary restrictions. Cooks can add pre-made gluten-free menus to their grocery list and view the Gluten-Free Thanksgiving collection on www.bigoven.com and any of BigOven’s mobile apps.
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