Gluten-free Thanksgiving: A Checklist

It’s almost time! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. By now you’ve probably got your recipes set, your shopping lists made, your gluten-free dough happily waiting in your freezer…right?

just a few last things to do...
just a few last things to do...

In that case, a quick checklist to protect the gluten-intolerant at your table. If your Thanksgiving is 100% gluten-free, you can breath a little easier.

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Yet ANOTHER Thanksgiving Dilemma for Celiacs: Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is my favorite Thanksgiving food.

It used to be sweet potato pie (with marshmallows on top, natch). Not sure when exactly I traded the one for the other, but these days the thing I look forward to most is a bowl of my mom’s secret-recipe cranberry sauce.

It’s a study in contradictions: sweet but tart but nutty, crisp but reassuringly still sauce-like. Some people like to have pumpkin pie for their morning-after Thanksgiving breakfast, but I prefer a big scoop of cranberry sauce with yogurt.

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Another Thanksgiving Dilemma for Celiacs: How Do You Make Gluten-free Stuffing?

For many people, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without stuffing. If you’re gluten-free, you might think this is out of your reach (someone even commented on our facebook page that after a gluten-free dressing fiasco, their family refuses a 100% GF Thanksgiving!).

However, you can easily eliminate the gluten from your Thanksgiving stuffing, without making anyone feel like they’ve compromised on holiday traditions.

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A Thanksgiving Dilemma for Celiacs: How Do You Make Gluten-Free Gravy?

From now until Thanksgiving, we’ll be bringing you tons of gluten-free holiday goodness. You’ve already gotten ideas for gluten-free finger foods and advice on being a gluten-free Turkey Day guest, but that’s just the beginning. Check back daily for tips on serving a mixed crowd, gluten-free stuffing, and other gluten-free recipes to impress even the gluten-eating parts of the fam come next Thursday. Here’s wishing you the happiest gluten-free Thanksgiving preparation you’ve ever had!

As for gluten-free gravy, the old saying goes, “Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.” And well, our Triumph Family Gluten-Free Gravy Recipe certainly ain’t broke. It’s been working for years, and we feel fairly certain that it will work again this year.

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GF Guests: Thanksgiving Edition

On Thanksgiving, is it easier to be a gluten-free guest or a gluten-free host?

Each comes with a unique set of questions. As a guest, how much do you trust your hosts to make safe food? As the host, how much gluten do you allow into your home in the name of tradition?

Even though the goal of Thanksgiving is to happily spend time with your loved ones, it’s no secret that family and stress are sometimes synonymous. The balance between family peace and personal safety can be precarious – especially in the first few gluten-free years.

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