Thanksgiving Recipes

Tasty Holiday Meals for Challenging Diets

Tasty Holiday Meals for Challenging Diets

Happy Holidays to all of you! I wish you a blessed and joyous season, gathered around the table with family and friends and cooking delicious, healthy food. I sent out an email last week about the challenges of serving those who follow diets that used to fall far outside the mainstream. Vegan, gluten free, dairy...

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Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing (Dairy Free & Gluten Free)

My son Oren asks for this every Thanksgiving. Make your gluten-free corn bread a few days before. Cut into small squares (croutons) and allow to harden. You can speed up the process by placing in a 200 degree oven for 1 hour. This will easily serve 14-16. 2 cups extra virgin olive oil 4...

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Holiday Tips for Dietary Challenges

Holiday Tips for Dietary Challenges

This is the time when family and friends gather to share a traditional meal—and some of them bring their not-so-traditional diets along. I am often asked by friends or clients what they should do when they have a guest with a certain dietary restriction: vegan, gluten free or dairy free. I find any meal can be adapted for...

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The Thanksgiving Menu

Created by  Jan Buhrman and Meave McAuliffe Here we have created a Thanksgiving menu with all the recipes. We offer gluten free alternative and no white sugar. We substitute the sweetness with dates and honey and love! This is the menu for the Thanksgiving Cooking Class. One 12-16-pound turkey ~ cooks about 1.5 hours:...

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Apple Squash Soup

Apple Squash Soup

Apple Squash Soup This is a perfect recipe. It freezes well and is just perfect as the days grow shorter and the fields slow in their growing season! The flavors sweeten and develop over the following days with this soup.  I often use chicken stock when I am at home, but in my kitchen,...

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Spiced Grape Jelly

Spiced Grape Jelly

I love a good jelly with my pork or lamb. This is the perfect jelly for these meats.       Makes 12 jelly jars 1 gallon grapes with stems removed 1 pint red wine vinegar ¼ cup cloves ¼ stick cinnamon 1 pound of sugar You could make this jam entirely local with the...

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Scallops and Parsnip Puree

Scallops and Parsnip Puree

The bay scallops are like candy this time of year and when served with this puree, they are remarkable. I only use a smudge of puree (along with a little drizzle of pumpkin oil, maldon sea salt and cracked pepper) under the scallops so guests can toothpick the scallops and smear the smudge onto...

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Pear, Pomegranate and Pecan Salad

Pear, Pomegranate and Pecan Salad

Serves 8 1 pomegranate 4 pears 3 ribs celery 1 grapefruit 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or nut oil 1 lemon 6 cups mixed baby salad greens 1 cup pecan or almonds sliced and toasted sea salt and freshly ground black pepper To remove the pomegranate kernels, cut the fruit in half and place...

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Squash and Kale Gratin

Squash and Kale Gratin

A friend brought this to dinner the other night. She credited Martha Stewart. I have adapted it. 1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled 1/2 bunch kale (about 8 ounces), stems and tough ribs removed, leaves torn into large pieces (about 7 packed cups) Unsalted butter, for baking dish Coarse salt and freshly ground...

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Cashew, Almonds, Chocolate & Coconut Rolls

Cashew, Almonds, Chocolate & Coconut Rolls

These fructose-free bliss balls are a great treat to serve your friends and family to show them that quitting fructose can still be delicious! 1/2 cup cashew butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 cup almond meal 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 1...

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Cornbread, Sausage, Apple, & Pecan Stuffing

In the early 80s, Karen English and I started a catering business called Summer Fare and we would pour over the Silver Palate cookbook for inspiration.  This was one of my favorite recipes for stuffing. I have done it every year since and I never tire of it. The key is to use great...

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Curried Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens & Garbanzo Beans

Curried Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens & Garbanzo Beans

I have had several requests for vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving.  Seriously, skip the turkey and go straight for the side dishes!  Who could go hungry?  I did get a request for vegetarian gravy.  I needed to think about this possibility: deglazing a pan of roasted vegetables with a rich vegetable stock, and of course...

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