Gluten- Free Thanksgiving Menu

Last week, I shared a Traditional Thanksgiving Menu. I told you a little about my Mom and her knack for making stuffing and orange jello salad. I wrote about how Mom makes the best Thanksgiving dinner ever. Well… Mom has had to make some changes in her life recently.  She’s had to go gluten-free.   Mom was feeling very sick earlier this year, and after many, many tests, the docs finally figured out that she had Celiac Disease. The gluten in her diet is what was making her sick. So she’s had to change her diet to one that is completely gluten-free– not an easy feat when you’re in your later years, but thanks to companies that are producing more gluten-free products, restaurants that are more sympathetic to dietary needs and blogs like Gluten Free Girl, she is doing pretty well with it all.

If you’re not familiar with what Celiac Disease is all about, here’s a brief synopsis:
Celiac disease is an inherited condition that causes an extreme physical reaction when gluten is ingested from grains like wheat, barley, and rye. The condition is not curable, and can become severe, damaging the small intestine and causing poor absorption of vitamins and minerals or malnutrition. Though it usually cannot be cured, gluten intolerance can be addressed by avoiding products which contain gluten.

So in honor of Mom, and all of the other folks who need to eat gluten-free, I’ve put together a completely gluten-free Thanksgiving Menu. By the way, everything on the menu is completely edible and delicious–even for those who can eat gluten.

Roasted turkey is pretty easy to do gluten-free. You just need to be careful about buying a turkey that has not been injected with any ingredients that contain gluten. I’m directing you to the Gluten Free Girl & The Chef blog for how they roast a turkey and make gluten free gravy.

This is a creamy mashed potato recipe that is very simple to make-ahead. Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, and added dairy products make it creamy and delicious:  Creamy Oven-Baked Mashed Potatoes.

Stuffing, oh stuffing. That’s a tougher one to make gluten-free. I decided to make a gluten free cornbread stuffing. I started with a GF cornbread mix, used a fabulous GF dried bread cube stuffing mix from Whole Foods Market, and added in bacon and sauteed vegetables. We all thought this was a pretty fabulous stuffing: Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing. The flavor and texture were just as you might find in a classic bread stuffing.

Every Thanksgiving dinner needs sweet potatoes or yams, right? These yams are simply roasted with a caramelized orange syrup and topped with marshmallows (gluten free!):  Caramelized Yams with Toasted Marshmallows.

I’m sure there are quite a few Celiac’s out there who might be missing the classic Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole. This recipe is a terrific substitute and it was my favorite dish of this menu: Fresh Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Onion- Breadcrumbs. Fresh green beans are mixed with a creamy fresh mushroom sauce. The french fried onions in the original Campbell’s recipe are replaced here by caramelized onions mixed with GF breadcrumbs. SO good.

Classic Cranberry Sauce is another one that is easy to make naturally gluten-free. This recipe is tainted with a little bit of sweetness, orange zest and spice.

For dessert, I made a Ginger- Pumpkin Pie with a gingersnap crust. Gluten-free gingersnaps are pretty easy to find. I wasn’t sure how they would taste, but they’re actually pretty close in flavor and texture to regular gingersnaps. My son ate them up like they were any old cookie, and they worked great as the crust for this pie. A little added fresh ginger in this pie gives it even more zing.

My family ate and enjoyed all of these dishes for a pre-Thanksgiving meal last week, and we’re not even a gluten-free family :)

Shauna and Danny Ahern have recently published this book: The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef. It’s a beautiful book, a romantic love-story between the two of them, and it includes some lovely recipes for those gluten-intolerant folks- who would like to live a normal life, cook up a storm and eat good food… food like Multigrain Waffles, Berry Pancakes, Gluten-Free Crackers, Warm Polenta with Goat Cheese, Crusty Loaf Bread, Focaccia Bread, Fresh Gluten-Free Pasta, Bacon-Wrapped Pork Belly, Chicken Braised in Red Wine, Boeuf Bourguignon, Blackberry- Peach Crumble, Fresh Pear Tart, Cinnamon Creme Brulee, and Chocolate- Peanut Butter Brownies. Sounds excellent, even if you’re a gluten-eater, right?? Yes, this cookbook would be nice for gluten-eaters, too.

Shauna (the Gluten Free Girl) has an amazing story. I’ve had the chance to see Shauna speak at a couple of conferences this year, and I can tell you with 100% certainty that she is truly passionate about creating gluten-free food for herself and her family and the readers of her blog.  She’s the real deal.

You can purchase your own copy of The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef here.

Recipes for the Thanksgiving dishes featured above can be found by clicking on the recipe titles.

Special thanks to Shauna, the Gluten Free Girl, for her assistance with my Mom’s journey into gluten-free eating, and to the publisher- Wiley & Sons for providing a copy of The Gluten Free Girl and the Chef for one lucky RecipeGirl reader.

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127 Responses to “Gluten- Free Thanksgiving Menu”

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    Jennifer — November 15, 2010 @ 3:49 AM

    Lovely post. This will be my third completely gluten free Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your beautiful menu.

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    Stacey — November 15, 2010 @ 5:36 AM

    We try to eat very little gluten for a number of reasons, type 2 diabetes runs in my husband’s family and I have type 1 diabetes. Makes for easier control of blood sugars when you are not gluten crazy. hee hee

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    Evan Thomas — November 15, 2010 @ 5:47 AM

    This looks like a great menu! People always ask me what I eat after I tell them I can’t have gluten, and I just try to explain to them how many great foods are naturally gluten-free. It seems like a scary transition at first but it’s a completely livable lifestyle.

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    Barbara — November 15, 2010 @ 6:05 AM

    Sorry your mom has celiac disease, Lori. I have a nephew with it and know exactly what it involves. You did a super job with the menu…your mom will be so pleased!

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    Jodie — November 15, 2010 @ 6:17 AM

    I was diagnosed with Celiac disease last Summer, so this will be my second gluten free Thanksgiving. I feel much more confident this year than last year. Thanks for the great info.!

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    maria — November 15, 2010 @ 6:25 AM

    Wow, what a great spread! I want a bite of everything:)

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    danielle — November 15, 2010 @ 6:47 AM

    Everything looks great!

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    Diane — November 15, 2010 @ 7:05 AM

    Those potatoes look amazing!

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    Amanda — November 15, 2010 @ 7:06 AM

    This looks awesome! Thank you for sharing. I will be adding a bunch of g-free dishes to my (first) Thanksgiving meal because my mom was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I’m going to try a stuffing recipe I got from a friend made with gluten-free waffles.

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    Alison @ Ingredients — November 15, 2010 @ 7:30 AM

    Awesome post! All of it looks fabulous! I look forward to meeting you at some point soon!! Happy holidays!

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    Jessica — November 15, 2010 @ 7:32 AM

    This is going to be my first gluten-free Thanksgiving and I am excited to try some of these recipes!! Thanks :)

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    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — November 15, 2010 @ 7:35 AM

    I’d love to win this book for my sister!

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    April Hunt — November 15, 2010 @ 7:36 AM

    I have two friends that have Celiac disease so I am always looking for recipes for them!! Love your blog!

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    Alissa — November 15, 2010 @ 8:06 AM

    I have celiac disease. I’ve been gluten free for 7.5 years. People like the gluten free girl inspire me to keep trying new recipes and new products. I’d say my cooking is much more adventurous now than when I could eat gluten!

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    Stephanie — November 15, 2010 @ 8:32 AM

    I love the Thanksgiving menu :) Great food and gluten free too!! I would love to win the cookbook!

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    katie — November 15, 2010 @ 8:47 AM

    The book and its recipes sound amazing. I’d love to win a copy as I was diagnoised with coeliac disease myself only 2 months ago after I lost lots of weight and was feeling unwell. Its completely changed how I look at food so I can understand how your mum must be feeling. The pumpkin pie looks delicious.
    P.S. I’m from the UK tho

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    Brooke Kittle — November 15, 2010 @ 9:01 AM

    Wow! I had no idea you could make gluten free look so yummy! I would love to convert my family to low gluten diets. Hope I win the cookbook to start me on my way!

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    Cristina — November 15, 2010 @ 9:11 AM

    This recipe book looks fantastic. I do not know anyone who has been diagnosed with celiac disease but I have always wanted to try gluten free recipes and this book would be a great way to start.

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    Sonya — November 15, 2010 @ 9:15 AM

    my daughter does not have Celiac but she is sensitive to Gluten. Sometimes she can tolerate it and sometimes not.

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    Vicki — November 15, 2010 @ 9:24 AM

    Great post! I’ve got a couple friends with Celiac, this would help me a lot when I have them over for dinner.

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    dayna f. — November 15, 2010 @ 9:35 AM

    what a great post!

    i would LOVE to win this book for my best friend who has Celiac.

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    Liz — November 15, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

    Sounds so delicious and so very inspiring. My seasonal cravings have officially begun!

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    Jennifer — November 15, 2010 @ 10:20 AM

    My best friend and my sister’s best friend’s son are both celiacs. I will send them your blog to give them some Thanksgiving ideas. Thanks!

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    brandy — November 15, 2010 @ 10:38 AM

    I would LOVE to own this cookbook since I have Celiac’s!!! What an AWESOME giveaway!

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    Alisha White — November 15, 2010 @ 10:43 AM

    Wow! What a great post! All the menu items look delicious, and I can’t wait to try them! I have been gluten free since April when it was discovered that I have a gluten intolerance, and my mother found out she has celiacs aroung the same time. This book looks like a great item to start a NEW collection of cookbooks!

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    Cynthia — November 15, 2010 @ 10:48 AM

    This is my 3rd GF Thanksgiving and the past ones weren’t good watching every one eat great food that I couldn’t. Now I have some great looking recipes to try..thanks!

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    Daniela — November 15, 2010 @ 11:03 AM

    Congrats on the book! While I do not have celiac disease, I feel much better when I eat a gluten free diet. Your blog has opened my eyes to a whole new world of options. Thanks!

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    Rachel — November 15, 2010 @ 11:09 AM

    Everything looks so delicious, especially the mashed potatoes and stuffing!

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    Julie — November 15, 2010 @ 11:27 AM

    I think my second cousin has it. He can’t eat gluten, he’s lactose intolerant, and he hates vegetables. So he pretty much just eats meat and fruit. Poor guy.

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    Natalie — November 15, 2010 @ 11:54 AM

    I would love to win a copy! I found out I had celiac almost 3 years ago and it’s definitely been interesting!

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    Holly — November 15, 2010 @ 12:02 PM

    Gluten Free diets are oftten times the way to go – a much healther way of eating!

    You GF stuffing looks awesome!

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    Chrissy — November 15, 2010 @ 12:12 PM

    Just last Tuesday, I was diagnosed with Celiacs. Changing to a Gluten-free lifestyle has definitely proven to be difficult, but I know once I embrace this change and have an arsenal of recipes, I will feel much better. Can’t wait!

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    Tina K — November 15, 2010 @ 12:58 PM

    This is my first gluten free turkey day. Thanks for the wonderful looking recipes, I’m so going to make that pie!!

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    Lauren — November 15, 2010 @ 2:23 PM

    A few of my friends have celiac… its so hard on them!

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    Kat connelly — November 15, 2010 @ 3:46 PM

    Thank you very much. Tried to do gluten free txgiving last year. The stuffing & pie left much to be desired. Although it was a fun adventure to try something new!

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    Wenderly — November 15, 2010 @ 4:07 PM

    Looks great!That Ginger-Pumpkin Pie looks nummy!

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    JodieMo — November 15, 2010 @ 4:18 PM

    I am not GF but I have a really good friend with GF/CF 2 year old triplets! She is having to completely revamp their diet. This would be a great gift for her!

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    Andrea — November 15, 2010 @ 4:58 PM

    After 20+ years of being told I have “some type of arthritis”, we finally found out that I am gluten intolerant. This will be my first gluten-free Thanksgiving. I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed with everything I need to watch for. Thank you so much for posting all of these recipes. It will definitely make my transition easier.

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    Jacquie Olsen — November 15, 2010 @ 5:10 PM

    I’m new to this gluten-free diet lifestyle but am trying to learn how to incorporate it. This cookbook sounds wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Nila Repard — November 15, 2010 @ 5:58 PM

    I’m all about that Green Bean Casserole. Can’t wait to try some of these.

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    Bunny — November 15, 2010 @ 6:59 PM

    Looks like an awesome Thanksgiving!

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    Pat Curtin — November 15, 2010 @ 7:09 PM

    Gluten free is hard at first since you’re so used to eating foods with gluten. But as these recipes show, once you get used to it it’s fairly easy to go gluten free and still have a great meal. Thanks for helping raise awareness of celiac’s and the fact that it doesn’t condemn people to a lifetime of bad food!

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    Shannon Barber — November 15, 2010 @ 7:13 PM

    Oooh! I cannot wait to try these out!

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    Cinderella — November 15, 2010 @ 8:31 PM

    I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a year and a half ago, and it was Shauna’s first book, Gluten-Free Girl that kept me going in those first few (very rough) weeks. This is actually my second gluten-free Thanksgiving, and I’m always in charge of making the cinnamon rolls. A month ago I found out I have more food allergies, so I’m adjusting again. It’s nice to finally feel better.

    At any rate, I would *love* a copy of Shauna and Danny’s book. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    KarenM — November 15, 2010 @ 10:22 PM

    My teen daughter’s classmate has celiac, her father has Crohns and my daughter has food allergies to dairy, egg and gluten. Thanks for the amazing recipes!

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    The Duo Dishes — November 15, 2010 @ 10:44 PM

    There as a old co-worker who said she couldn’t process certain foods well, but she never went into it. Didn’t know at the time that she had Celiac’s, but that’s definitely what it was. It’s hard to imagine how the disease can be so physically debilitating unless you have it, but of course, there are so many recipes and cookbooks now that provide endless gluten-free meals for people with or without the ailment. No need to feel like you’re missing out on gluten!

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    Erinfrom Long Island — November 16, 2010 @ 2:54 AM

    My bff is gluten intolerant but I am not sure if she is officially Celiac.

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    Alice — November 16, 2010 @ 3:26 AM

    This is clearly the book I have been needing for a very long time. I am allergic to all grains, not only the one’s mentioned. This book could help me to stop feeling around in the dark. : )

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    LimeCake — November 16, 2010 @ 4:08 AM

    what an awesome book! everything in this post looks so delicious!

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    Linda — November 16, 2010 @ 4:50 AM

    It has been a challenge for me to follow gluten-free diet, but for the sake of improving my quality of life it is something I must continue to do. This cookbook makes it look easy even for someone like me to eat gluten-free without feeling “left out.”

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    Kristina Boroff — November 16, 2010 @ 5:14 AM

    Your recipes are wonderful and I will be sharing this with friends that have been told they have Celiac also. They will love hearing about your book and ideas.

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    Inbar — November 16, 2010 @ 5:58 AM

    One of my good friends is gluten-free, I believe – she never talks about it, so I don’t know if she has Celiac disease (does it even occur in 21-year-olds?) but her diet is strictly limited to gluten-free items and she always looks longingly at our dishes. My plan is to make a dinner without any gluten in it one day and invite her to have some. : )

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    rb — November 16, 2010 @ 6:18 AM

    It sounds as if a gluten free diet is not as restrictive as I originally thought. Dinner looks fantastic!

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    Lori Lange — November 16, 2010 @ 6:31 AM

    @rb, Exactly… you can eat very good food with no gluten at all, and that’s what Shauna shows you in her book :)

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    Lori Lange — November 16, 2010 @ 6:34 AM

    @Inbar, I’m sure she would really appreciate that. Lovely idea! Yes, it’s typically an inherited disease, and it varies at what age people are diagnosed. Sometimes young kids just tend to show symptoms of gluten-intolerance… and the doctors/parents don’t recognize it as Celiac for quite some time.

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    marsha — November 16, 2010 @ 6:48 AM

    My inlaws and my children all all gluten free. So I appreciate all the recipes, and tips so that I can prepare a gluten free Thanksgiving meal for them.

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    Ashley L. — November 16, 2010 @ 8:49 AM

    My step-mother just found out that she has celiac’s disease. She is having a hard time finding recipes that she can make! What a great cookbook!

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    Beth — November 16, 2010 @ 9:16 AM

    My best friend in high school had Celiac disease and that was when I first learned about the gluten-free

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    Sandy — November 16, 2010 @ 9:41 AM

    For the past 7 years I have been hosting a Gluten Free Thanksgiving. My nephew who is now in high school was diagnosed with Celiacs as a child. It means so much to me to be able to do this for him. I am really happy to see so many more gluten free options. Thank you for posting your recipes!

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    Shannon — November 16, 2010 @ 9:56 AM

    This is great! Thanks for posting it on FB! My Step-Mother, who is coming in town for Thanksgiving, will appreciate any of this that I can make. She was struck with extreme arthritis inher 20s and it has taken over her life. During a complication with her Arthritis about 5 years ago they found that she also suffers from celiac disease. No one had ever thought of it before, but since she started a strict gluten-free diet she has much better days now!

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    jackhonky — November 16, 2010 @ 10:02 AM

    What an amazing feast! I’m sure your mom and your family won’t miss the gluten at all!

    Everything looks so fantastic and you’re totally right of course, people can eat great food without gluten. I’m kinda mouthwatering over your green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving…

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    Amy — November 16, 2010 @ 10:09 AM

    Thanks for sharing! This will be my first Thanksgiving without gluten.

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    Jackie — November 16, 2010 @ 10:12 AM

    I’m an email subscriber and would love to win!

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    chris — November 16, 2010 @ 10:30 AM

    i’m sure everyone could do well from eating gluten free! congrats on the new cookbook!

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    Monica Gwin — November 16, 2010 @ 10:40 AM

    I just love your recipes, and articles, I have you on facebook and love to see you post new recipes to try. Would love to have this book you are giving away! God bless you.

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    Jennifer — November 16, 2010 @ 10:43 AM

    While some need a gluten-free Thanksgiving, my niece is allergic to, well, everything else. Here is a guest article I wrote about preparing a Thanksgiving meal with allergies to common foods and food additives in mind. Would love to have you read it!

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    Sarah @ pão e queijo — November 16, 2010 @ 11:01 AM

    Wow this is a great gluten free menu! I don’t have Celiac disease but a close family member of mine was diangosed this year, has the Gluten Free Girl’s first book and loves it! Thanks for the post!

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    Barbara Herrington — November 16, 2010 @ 11:06 AM

    I’m a little confused about bread crumbs: does that not contain gluten? I’m very new in the gluten-free world, but trying to learn.

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    KATHLEEN ERBE — November 16, 2010 @ 12:17 PM

    Thank you for this very needed cookbook. I have friends that are affected by this disease, and these recipes are their life savers. I do agree that we all could benefit from a gluten free diet, and I know this first hand. My daughter and I went on this gluten free diet, and did we feel so much better, and I am so happy to see that this move is becoming famous and now we have more choices, how cool is this?

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    Lori Lange — November 16, 2010 @ 12:42 PM

    @Barbara Herrington, Yes, regular breadcrumbs absolutely contain gluten. There are gluten free bread options at specialty markets, and some regular grocery stores even carry it- usually in the frozen health food section.

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    Penny S — November 16, 2010 @ 12:44 PM

    My daughter’s best friend and her mother have Celiacs. I always make sure to have GF foods around the house.

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    Kerry — November 16, 2010 @ 12:50 PM

    Thank you for this! Our friend has celiac and we always try to find new recipes when we cook for him. I’ll send this link to his family right away!

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    Brooke S — November 16, 2010 @ 12:50 PM

    A sweet girlfriend is managing her MS with a GF diet. Would love to gift her with this book! Thanks.

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    Cookin' Canuck — November 16, 2010 @ 12:54 PM

    Lori, you went all out – what a feast! I would love to give this book to my dad, who follows a mostly-GF diet for his arthritis.

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    Brooklyn — November 16, 2010 @ 1:07 PM

    I would love this book, my husband was just diagnosed with a disease that requires gluten free food and since we are your typical young couple who like mostly junk food, I have no idea where to start. I would love a book with recipes and since I do love to cook it would come in handy!!

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    Caroline — November 16, 2010 @ 1:09 PM

    I really enjoyed your post. My mom became Celiac a couple years ago & I am always looking for new recipes & things to try that will be good for her. She knows what she needs to stay away from. But I enjoy trying to make desserts & such that she can’t get anywhere else because it’s not an option.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Gwen~healthymamma — November 16, 2010 @ 1:25 PM

    Yay, I’d love to get a copy. My mom recently developed a severe GF intolerence and the rest of us try to stay away from it simply for health benefits.

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    Meredith — November 16, 2010 @ 2:01 PM

    I would love to win this book for my friend Christine who has Celiac disease. We’re trying to learn all we can so we can make her feel welcome at our Thanksgiving dinner!

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    Karyn — November 16, 2010 @ 2:05 PM

    I’d love a copy of this book, since I have relatives with celiac’s. I’m happy that more books like this, and for people who suffer from food allergies, are now more available than ever. :D

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    laura — November 16, 2010 @ 2:11 PM

    my sister is gluten intolerant. this book looks amazing!

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    Rebecca — November 16, 2010 @ 2:14 PM

    I live in Paris and the thought of having to forsake French bread is very scary, but have so many friends who are gluten-free and have been having some gluten free meals in restaurants here and I must say, I’m impressed! Love Gluten Free Girl, she was really the pioneer in what is now a famous move to GF cooking. Bravo, GFG and Bravo to you- great site! Bisous from France

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — November 16, 2010 @ 2:26 PM

    I don’t know anyone personally with the disease.
    I am a big fan of gluten free girl and have always loved her recipes.
    Also, that stuffing photo is making me hungry!!!

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    Wendy Jo — November 16, 2010 @ 2:44 PM

    My son is 2 and gluten intolerant. As a family we made the decision to live gluten free in support of him.

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    Deb Davis — November 16, 2010 @ 2:49 PM

    Thanks for the great post! There needs to be more information on gluten free cooking and I appreciate this!

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    Janet — November 16, 2010 @ 2:55 PM

    Wow, Lori, how wonderful that you created a meal your mom could thoroughly enjoy! I only know of one person affected by this, but they live quite far from me. However, like you said, all can eat deliciously this way, and my guess is that it also encourages much healthier eating all the way around. :)

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    Taylor — November 16, 2010 @ 4:01 PM

    My uncle was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and I think my aunt would really appreciate this book! Thanks for the informative post…I think I’m going to make the pumpkin mash for our family Thanksgiving next week.

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    Mary Markley — November 16, 2010 @ 4:21 PM

    Thank you for the great resources for a Gluten Free Thanksgiving. My mom discovered her gluten allergy just this past summer so each holiday or occasion is a challenge to find ways to incorporate her favorite foods into Gluten free.

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    Cheryl — November 16, 2010 @ 4:44 PM

    I have a friend who was recently diagnosed and is struggling to find foods that she wants to eat. I would love to be able to gift her with this book!

    Your whole meal looks good but that green bean casserole is making me drool!!!!

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    Stephanie C — November 16, 2010 @ 4:45 PM

    My friend’s little girl has celiac. I’m going to send a link to your blog right now. I’m sure it will help with her Thanksgiving plans.

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    Sarah — November 16, 2010 @ 5:24 PM

    I would love this cookbook! This is my first gluten free thanksgiving and it would be greatly used!

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    Pie Daddy — November 16, 2010 @ 6:08 PM

    It all looks absolutely wonderful. I’m looking forward to cooking my first GF Thanksgiving. Several family members have chosen a GF lifestyle. I love new ideas.

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    Kelly — November 16, 2010 @ 6:22 PM

    I would love to learn more about eating this way. I do not know anyone with the disease, but do know some folks who eat gluten-free. Thanks!

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    Jen — November 16, 2010 @ 6:47 PM

    I am new to the Gluten Free lifestyle and I keep cheating….. Each morsel is a new start and I’m getting better. My motivation is that I feel so much better and my eczema bothers me much less when I stick to the diet. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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    Taylor — November 16, 2010 @ 7:06 PM

    I have always been intrigued by gluten-free recipes…I would love to see the recipes in this cookbook!

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    Lexie — November 16, 2010 @ 7:39 PM

    What a menu! If there’s an empty seat at your table this year, please let me know! And look at that stuffing. Seconds please!

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    Margaret — November 16, 2010 @ 8:54 PM

    My sister-in-law has a gluten intolerance. I am going to surprise her with a few of these recipes on the table, just for her.

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    Natasha H — November 16, 2010 @ 9:27 PM

    I have a friend who I would love to gift this to. She has had such a struggle with her allergies and things. She is on the up in her learning curve but living in a household full of growing people she struggles to meet her needs and their needs. This would be a perfect gift fo her. Her b-day is soon. What an idea. Thanks.

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    Stacy — November 16, 2010 @ 9:31 PM

    I would love the gluten free cookbook as half my in law family has celiac and it is not easy coming up with new and delicious gluten free recipes.

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    Susie — November 16, 2010 @ 9:31 PM

    Lori….Terrific post. Everything looks wonderful….Christmas???

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    Jenn Harrison — November 16, 2010 @ 9:39 PM

    This intrigues me.

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    Jennifer — November 16, 2010 @ 9:43 PM

    I know a couple of folks who have celiac disease or gluten allergies, and have tried some of their gluten-free foods that they must eat to remain healthy, and I can tell you many gluten-free foods are just as tasty and good-for-you as non-gluten-free food. Kudos to all of the blogs and cookbook writers who are giving celiacs and “non-celiacs” alike healthier, delicious new options.

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    Clare — November 16, 2010 @ 9:44 PM

    You book looks fabulous- i have been umming and ahhing over whether to given gluten free a go. I have been tested for coelic disease but was given the all clear but i have CFS which i cannot shift and am willing to give anything a go. It was suggested that i give a gluten free diet a go to see if i have an intolerance which could be adding to my fatigue. With you beautiful book i am sure the process for my family and i would be a breeze.

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    Jordan — November 16, 2010 @ 9:55 PM

    Would love to get my hands on this cook book!

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    Margarita — November 16, 2010 @ 9:55 PM

    I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. She is struggling to find alternatives that don’t aggravate her disease. She was ill for a long time before doctors could figure out what was wrong with her. It’s so great that someone has come up with a cookbook that shows that people who have to live gluten-free don’t have to give up good tasting food.

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    AmyG — November 16, 2010 @ 10:10 PM

    I have a good friend that I also work with who deals with it. It’s been enlightening learning about it.

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    nicola @ gfreemom — November 16, 2010 @ 11:06 PM

    The menu looks amazing. The recipe adaptations are perfect. Easy to follow, delicious looking, and fantastically gluten free. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jessica — November 17, 2010 @ 5:59 AM

    Surprisingly, I don’t know anyone who has Celiac. However, I’ve been curious about gluten free cooking and would love to add this cookbook to my collection. Thanks!

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    margie — November 17, 2010 @ 6:52 AM

    thank you, thank you for posting this menu, I worried about what to eat without sticking out like a sore thumb and you gave me the solution ;), happy gobble gobble day!

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    Manette — November 17, 2010 @ 8:19 AM

    A gluten-free Turkey Day can be just as yummy!

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    Amanda — November 17, 2010 @ 8:43 AM

    My husband has been having digestive issues lately and I have been wondering if incorporating more gluten-free dishes into our meals might help smooth things out for him.

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    Tricia — November 17, 2010 @ 9:57 AM

    I have a neighbor with Celiac’s disease. This cookbook would make a great gift!

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    Lisalis — November 17, 2010 @ 1:27 PM

    This will make a very nice addition to my collection of cook books. My roommate has celiacs disease this would come in handy.

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    Jennifer Jensen — November 17, 2010 @ 1:55 PM

    Upon recommendation from my husband’s doctor, he is going to be starting a gluten free diet soon so this cookbook would be ever so helpful.

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    gina — November 17, 2010 @ 2:08 PM

    Enjoyed your article very much. My boyfriend is gluten intolerant, and I want him to be able to eat everything!

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    Kristina — November 17, 2010 @ 3:20 PM

    This cookbook looks amazing. Beautiful pics.

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    Torey — November 17, 2010 @ 4:08 PM

    My daughter has celiac so we have become a totally gluten free family. Love the gluten free girl blog, would be great to win the cookbook!

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    SheilaM — November 17, 2010 @ 7:12 PM

    New to GF foods. Thanks for your ideas and recipes. Would love to win Shauna’s cookbook!

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    Andrea Seery — November 21, 2010 @ 6:12 PM

    I am excited to try your pumpkin pie! Thanks for posting.

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    Theresa Suttles — November 23, 2010 @ 2:08 PM

    I am so excited to find this site. My ten year old daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease last year, and I am trying to go gluten free for her. This is so helpful.

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    Bonnie Mc — November 5, 2011 @ 3:48 AM

    Amazing Thanksgiving Menu and recipes. Like your Mom, I am in my 60’s, and was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the last year. I have loved cooking all of my life — even owned a Bakery and Deli for 7 years. Had symptoms then, but doctors simply did not understand Celiac Disease and its prevalence. Anyway, I have taken it slow, eating predominantly fresh meats and vegetables. This being our first Thanksgiving being totally gluten-free had me in a panic, but your recipes will make it a special meal that I know we will thoroughly enjoy. Thank you sooooooooooooooo much!

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    Lori Lange — November 5, 2011 @ 7:39 AM

    You’re welcome- enjoy your GF Thanksgiving! I have my Mom with me again this year, so I’ll be coming up with some more ideas!

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    jamie — November 5, 2011 @ 5:28 PM

    thank you so much for all the ideas for a gluten free thanks giving my daughter is 19 months old and was diagnosed with celiac in June this year.. i am still pretty new at this and i am hoping this turns out perfect..

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    Lori Lange — November 5, 2011 @ 5:31 PM

    oh my! That’s so hard. I’m glad they found out so early that she cannot have gluten. Good luck to you- I have a gluten-free section on my site too- gluten free & gluten free adaptable recipes. Hope that helps!

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    Jona — November 17, 2011 @ 8:55 AM

    What a wonderful menu – this will be our family’s first gluten/wheat free holiday – and it looks to be a really nice one with such a menu as this.

    Thanks so very much for a wonderful website.

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    Lori Lange — November 17, 2011 @ 7:43 PM

    I hope you find a couple of things you’d like to make! I need to do another GF Thanksgiving this year for my Mom. Will be trying some new things!

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    Patti Giacoletti — May 24, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

    My friend posted a delicious salad recipe from your site onto facebook. I went into the Recipe Girl site and saw that you have a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu. My 15 year old daughter was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease so I really appreciate you posting this menu! I signed up to get your newsletters and look forward to them! Thank you!

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    Lefty — October 7, 2013 @ 9:28 PM

    This will be my first gluten free Thanksgiving dinner.

    After adopting the GF diet just past Turkey day last year, I quickly dropped 40 lbs without exercising & my tummy feels great. My knees feel good, too. Now, 40 lbs may not sound like much to most folks but I’m a small guy & it’s a lot of weight for me. Luckily for me, cooking is my hobby and I’m looking forward to a healthy & tasty T day!

    My best to each of you!