Holidays

Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

Christmas is only a few days away! I’ll be posting great ways to make your holidays full of delicious food all while keeping it gluten free. Enjoy! Also, Mariposa Bakery has opened its doors at their new location at the South Entrance of San Francisco’s Ferry Building—great baked goods to go! Ginger Snap Cookies What you will need: 1 1/2 ...

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Gluten Free Eggnog Waffle Recipe

Gluten free waffles aren’t hard to make; you really just need to substitute regular flour with a good gluten free flour blend. To make some extra special waffles, try this recipe to serve around the holidays. The combination of nutmeg and vanilla makes for some wonderful smells in the house. Try topping this with some fresh whipped cream, sliced bananas ...

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Is turkey gluten-free? Here is a List That Is

With Thanksgiving coming up this week, it is important to know which turkeys are gluten-free and safe to eat. The issue with a turkey being gluten-free is usually in the gravy packet, if there is one. Solution? Make your own from scratch. Use the broth from the cooked turkey or canned, gluten-free chicken broth & thicken with cornstarch. Here is ...

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Butterball turkey gravy packets are now gluten-free

There has been some confusion lately about whether or not Butterball turkey gravy packets are gluten-free. There are six types of Buttterball turkeys that come with a gravy packet. They are listed below and all currently come with a gluten-free gravy packet. The key to understanding if your gravy packet is gluten-free is to READ the label. Any newly manufactured ...

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Give thanks for a gluten free Thanksgiving, Part 3

No need to be jealous of your gluten-eating family and friends at Thanksgiving dessert; there are lots of gluten free options that will be the perfect ending to your perfect Turkey Day. No one does GF baking better, in my opinion, than Jules Shepard of Jules Gluten Free Flour Mix. Watch her video (below) on making her perfect pie crust. ...

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Give thanks for a gluten free Thanksgiving, Part 2

Gluten free side dishes What’s Thanksgiving without side-dishes? Just plain ol’ turnkey dinner, right? Fortunately, lots of side dishes are naturally gluten free, like mashed potatoes and most sweet potato recipes, and either canned or fresh cranberry sauce. Sadly, it’s our old favorites that are gluten-FULL. Read on for some GF tweaks to these classic recipes. Green Bean Casserole Don’t ...

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Give thanks for a gluten free Thanksgiving, Part 1

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, togetherness, feasting and gluten. Yes, unfortunately, gluten is abundant on most holiday tables, in stuffings, gravies, pies, rolls and more. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In the next few articles, I’ll offer some good alternatives to your gluten-filled Turkey Day favorites.

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Wild rice and chestnut dressing for a gluten-free holiday

This delicious dish has a number of steps, but it is not difficult, and the results are well worth the effort! 6 cups water 1 1/2 cups wild rice 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 cups finely chopped onion 2 cups finely chopped fennel 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 1/2 pounds good quality ...

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Gluten-free pumpkin bread recipe

This time of year we see the image of pumpkins everywhere, on most doorsteps, and as the main ingredient to many fall and holiday recipes. Pie or sugar pumpkins are smaller than the common jack-o-lantern carving pumpkin and the best type to use when baking and cooking. With Halloween behind us, these small pumpkins will be more difficult to find, ...

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