What would you recommend serving to a gluten-free guest this Thanksgiving?
I find that careful food allergy management empowers folks with “Can-Do Situations.” Options abound! For Thanksgiving, wheat and gluten lurk in some turkeys, turkey broths and marinades, gravies, spice blends, stuffing, crackers, pie crusts, and even in powdered mashed potato mixes.
Good advice at Mother Nature Network about eating and serving Gluten Free at Thanksgiving.
I have begun asking about whether the meat we buy is Gluten Free at the store and, as you can imagine, most of the time I get a blank stare because “Of course, meat is gluten free.” But is isn’t always, especially pre-processed and frozen poultry. We just picked up a fresh Diestel turkey from Whole Foods and were assured it was gluten free.
Thanksgiving dinner went great. We had some family over that didn’t eat Gluten Free and we all were able to eat well and not get glutened!
The turkey was prepared with just a bit of olive oil and salt and was juicy and delicious. The corn bread stuffing was from a Glutino mix along with onion, apple, olive oil and chicken stock. The green beans, diary free mashed potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes were excellent and our guests brought some Gluten/Dairy Free dinner rolls from Mariposa Bakery.
It was great that the only gastric side effect was “OMG, I can’t believe I ate so much!”