its best to stick to the basics when preparing a Thanksgiving
dinner. After all, Thanksgiving, in most households, is all
about tradition. The turkey, the familiar sides, the hustle
and bustle of preparations, family quirks and the blaring
football game watched by over-grown boys are all tradition
in our family. Although the day may be exhausting (at least
for the cooks!), it is certainly something most of us look
back on and treasure. This month, the chefs at Glutenfreeda.com
have prepared many of the treasured classics (plus a few new
ones for those who want to live on the wild side and break
from tradition). Our hope is to bring a treasured tradition
(at least gastronomical) back to your table, particularly
if you thought it was lost due to your diagnosis of gluten-intolerance.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Perfectly crunchy and salty
with a slight touch of heat! A perfect snack for the football
Fritters with Crème Fraiche & Smoked Salmon
For those looking for something a little elegant and
full of flavor.
Muffins with Gruyere The sweetness of corn and
the tanginess of Gruyere make a perfect marriage in these
Salads & Soups:
Crook-Neck & Zucchini Squash Soup A velvety
combination of texture and flavor. A perfect starter to a
with Cranberries, Pears & Cashews A light salad
with a beautiful presentation of colors. The cashews provide
a nice crunchy contrast to the sweetness of the dried cranberries
and orange vinaigrette.
Turkey with Bacon and Orange Butter This turkey
starts off in a brine solution, ensuring the most tender,
juicy outcome. Pair it with the giblet gravy and cornbread
pecan dressing and you have a masterpiece guaranteed to impress
even the most finicky family guest!
Turkey with Apples Another turkey that begins its
journey to the table with a nice soak in an aromatic brine
solution. The turkey is then stuffed with apples, onions and
a variety of herbs and roasted to perfection. The resulting
gravy is absolutely to die for!
Roasted Vegetables A simple side dish with a delightful
combination of green beans, tomatoes, brussel sprouts and
green onions seasoned perfectly with salty, crisped pancetta.
Potatoes with Caramelized Onions An absolute must
for a Thanksgiving dinner. These mashed potatoes are light
and fluffy and topped with golden caramelized onions.
Parsnips with Horseradish Herb Butter A beautiful
assortment of fall vegetables roasted till tender and lightly
golden and tossed with flavorful horseradish herb butter.
Sugar Pumpkin Pie with Rum Cream Topping Here is
a pumpkin pie with a gourmet twist! A perfect combination
of maple, pumpkin and spice topped off with a heavenly rum
Dish Cranberry Pie Oh so sweet and yet so slightly
tart! This beautiful pie not only tastes superb but looks
picture perfect on a Thanksgiving buffet!
Mousse Pie An unusual pie that actually uses a
fallen soufflé as the crust. This pie is filled with
a velvety smooth butterscotch pudding and topped off with
slightly sweetened whipped cream and finished with a dusting
Happy Thanksgiving from the chefs