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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gluten-Free Girl and Thanksgiving

Many of you already know that I am a gluten-free girl. Not the Gluten-Free Girl (a well known blogger, chef, and author), but a gluten-free girl.

What is gluten, and why would I be free of it? Read about Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease at

My favorite hip and cool gluten free resource is Celiac Chicks. You can watch one of the celiac chicks in this (long but informative) video.

Now, how does all this relate to THANKSGIVING?
Holiday eating can be torturous with food allergies and restrictions (missing out on bread stuffing, pies, sauces, etc.), especially on a holiday that's all about one enormous meal.

there's hope.

One of my personal training clients, a chef, suggested that instead of trying to replace those holiday staples with gluten free alternatives, try new recipes that will appeal to gluten eaters and gluten free alike.
This makes me happy.
Very very happy.

You can experiment with recipes that will give a new flair to your traditional Thanksgiving meal too!
I'll try to make Quinoa Stuffing and maybe Rum Apple Cake.

(recipes & photos from

There are also some good recipes at Gluten-Free Girl Thanksgiving 2009

Want some other tips for the holidays? Read my post from last year: Thanksgiving 2008