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GFHolidayPartyI hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving this week. I can’t wait to fill my plate with all the yummy foods we’ll be making. If you are still looking for some gluten-free recipes, check out the roundups this month for Gluten-Free Breads, Dressing, and Stuffings, Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts, and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Favorites. 

This week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Gluten-Free Party Food and Drinks. Whether you are getting together with just a few family members or hosting a large holiday party, you will want to have gluten-free party food and drink recipes ready.

I searched through Pinterest for some new recipes to add to my Gluten-Free Appetizers page and Holiday Drinks page. I hope to keep adding to those pages this season.  Here’s a preview of what I’ve found so far…

Follow Heather’s board Gluten-Free Appetizers on Pinterest. 

Follow Heather’s board Holiday Drinks on Pinterest.


Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for gluten-free Party Food & Drinks.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Apple Cranberry Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie

Monday – leftovers

Tuesday – Eating Out

Wednesday – Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts

Thanksgiving – Turkey, Sweet Potato Casserole, Broccoli CasseroleApple Pie

Friday – Turkey Sandwiches, Cranberry Dressing, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday – Grilled Steaks, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Sunday – Rotisserie Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
Melissa has been so busy that she skipped some menu planning this month. It’s when you’re super busy, that you really need it! So, she’s back to sharing her meals with us. This week, she’ll be eating Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Chili, Salmon, Hamburger Patties, Hamburger Soup, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and Breaded Chicken Breasts. For Thanksgiving, her family will be enjoying Roasted Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Muffins, and Pumpkin Pie.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori and her husband are preparing for the holidays by tracking their weight to avoid the holiday bulge. Stop by her blog to see how this is working for them. Roast Chicken, Chicken and Rice Soup, Burgers, and Migas meals will start their week. Thursday will be a Thanksgiving Feast, and Friday will be Shirley’s Turkey Tetrazzini with Thanksgiving leftovers.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free Party Food and Drinks.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free Party Food and Drinks.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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GFHolidayFavoritesThis week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Favorite Thanksgiving Foods. It’s getting close to Thanksgiving now. If you haven’t started planning your meal or what you’re going to cook, now is the time! This month, we’ve already shared gluten-free Breads, Stuffings & Dressings and Desserts for the Holidays. So what other favorite Thanksgiving foods haven’t we covered?

Gluten-Free Turkey:
Most fresh and frozen turkeys are gluten-free these days, but some are still plumped up with broth and other flavorings that may contain gluten. So make sure you check the labels.

Here’s a list of gluten-free turkeys to look for in the stores.

Our go-to recipe for brining and cooking a turkey is Alton Brown’s method. Just make sure the broth you use is gluten-free.

Gravy:
It’s pretty easy to make gluten-free gravy. You really just need to use cornstarch instead of flour to thicken it. To use cornstarch, it is usually recommended to use 1/2 the amount you would normally use for flour. In addition, you should make a slurry by combining the cornstarch with cold water first, then add it at the end of cooking for thickening. As soon as it’s thickened, you should stop cooking it. If cooked too long, it will break down and become thin again.

If you don’t have a recipe to convert, try one of these gluten-free gravy recipes.

You may be surprised (or maybe not) to find that you can now also purchase Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy Mixes. You can even purchase pre-made and packaged Gluten-Free Organic Roasted Turkey Gravy.

Cranberries:
There is no reason for cranberry sauce, salad, or relish to have gluten in them. But, you never know. So, make sure you check recipes and labels. Try one of these recipes:

Vegetables and Casseroles:

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is planning to make this season. Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for gluten-free Thanksgiving foods.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Cilantro Rice

Cilantro Rice

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Quinoa with Broccoli

Monday – Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Beef Stew, Ciabatta Rolls

Thursday – Taquitos, Cilantro Rice, Guacamole

Friday – leftovers

Saturday – Hamburger Stroganoff, Green Beans

Sunday – Tilapia Parmesan, Quinoa with Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Check back later to see who will be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free Thanksgiving Favorite Foods.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free Party Food and Drinks.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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Nov
11

FREE Thanksgiving e-Book from GF Jules

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As part of announcing Jules Shepherd’s new website and re-branding of her gluten-free products, she is offering her Gluten-Free Thanksgiving e-Book free for download today through Thursday, Nov. 13.

unnamedJules has updated her Gluten-Free Thanksgiving e-Book this year with even more recipes in this 60-page e-book. It promises to help both those new to the gluten-free diet and those who are familiar with the challenges of navigating the big friends and family gathering. Jules also addresses both issues of hosting Thanksgiving at your house for both GF and non-GF guests, and the issue of being a GF guest in a non-GF household.

In addition to her guidance, this well-organized book includes:

  • 31 gluten-free and dairy-free recipes with nutritional information
  • a list of non-dairy and vegan ingredient substitutions, and
  • a timeline helping you plan your meal in advance.

This Gluten-Free Thanksgiving e-book is usually $12.95. But, with coupon code gfjules54601c422cfe8, you can download it for free until Nov. 13.

To get your copy:

  1. Go to http://gfjules.com/shop/gluten-free-thanksgiving-ebook/;
  2. Enter the code gfjules54601c422cfe8 into the box next to Apply Coupon;
  3. Click on “Apply Coupon” and then “Proceed to Checkout”;
  4. Fill out the form with your contact information, and click on “Place Order”;
  5. Scroll down the next page under the Product Details and click on “Download file: Gluten Free Thanksgiving Ebook”
  6. Open the file and start planning your Thanksgiving meal!

If you forget to enter the coupon code on the first page, you can also enter the coupon on the next page where it says “Click here to enter Coupon.”

Feel free to browse and/or purchase any of the new GFJules products while you’re there. I’m looking forward to trying her Gluten-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix and Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Mix. And don’t miss her Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Kit, which is also free while supplies last when you purchase $54 or more of products.

GFHolidayDessertThis week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Holiday Desserts. Whether it’s the cooler weather or that the holidays are nearing, I am craving sweets and comfort foods. I’ve been looking through lots of gluten-free recipes for desserts this season.

Check out past Holiday Roundups:

Check out the Pinterest boards I’ve compiled:

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is planning to make this season. Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for gluten-free Holiday Desserts.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Easy Garlic Shrimp

MondaySlow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken, Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Wednesday – Traditional Chili, Cornbread Muffins (new gluten-free mix from Krusteaz)

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Saturday – Chicken Wings, Potato Skins

Sunday – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa has put together a Thanksgiving eBook to help prepare and plan for Thanksgiving. She is also sharing a link to her dessert recipes that includes cakes, cookies, bars, etc. For dinner this week, she’s planning Crispy Orange Beef, Santa Fe Chicken, Burgers, Pot Roast, Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Beef Pot Pie, and Beef Stew.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is sharing her experience with gluten-free desserts this week. She says she only bakes for birthdays and special occasions — desserts like Fruit Tarts and Coconut Ice Cream Sundaes. Dinners for Lori this week will be Roast Chicken, Chicken and Mango Salad, Lentil Soup, Steak and Pear Salad, Ham and Potato Casserole, and Tacos. Stop by her blog for all the recipe links.

Check back later to see who will be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free Holiday Desserts this week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free Thanksgiving Favorites.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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GFHolidaysBreadHalloween is past, and we have now started the countdown to the holidays. (Yikes!) This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’ll be sharing ideas about gluten-free foods for the holidays. This week’s theme is Breads, Dressings, and Stuffings. 

For some, this is the most difficult thing to manage at family and friends holiday gatherings. I’m curious to find out how everyone deals with it. Our family is fine with just avoiding it all together. The extra effort it takes to make the gluten-free bread just adds more preparation time needed for a big family dinner. I’d rather spend the extra time on turkey and desserts. However, if I’m sharing the cooking responsibilities with other family members, then I may take the time for rolls or stuffing.

If you’re organized, you can always make the bread in advance and freeze it. There are some great recipes and cookbooks to help you with tried and tested gluten-free recipes.


Gluten-Free Bread Recipes:

Shirley at Gluten Free Easily has done the work for us on this! You won’t believe all the gluten-free bread recipes she found!
FrenchBreadTop 20 Recipes for Gluten-Free Bread Loaves (includes sandwich, French, Paleo, and Challah breads)
Top 40 Recipes for Gluten-Free Basic Rolls and Biscuits (includes popovers, paleo, and breadsticks)
Top 20 Recipes for Gluten-Free Bread Recipes for a Bread Machine (+tips on bread machines)
Top 30+ Recipes for Gluten-Free Tortillas and Wraps
Top 30+ Recipes for Gluten-Free Hamburger and Hot Dog Rolls
Top 50+ Recipes for Gluten-Free Flatbread, Focaccia, Naan, and Pita Bread

Gluten-Free Bread Cookbooks:
Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread: (Biscuits, Bagels, Buns, and More)
 by Nicole Hunn
The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen
Wheat Belly Bread: Gluten Free Bread Recipes for Your Wheat Belly Life by Celia Cook
125 Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine Recipes by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt
Gluten-Free Baking Classics for the Bread Machine by Annalise Roberts
The Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread by Bette Hagman and Peter H. R. Green
Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë Françios
There are even cookbooks for making Paleo Bread, though I’m not familiar with the books or the authors.
*If you are hesitant to buy a cookbook before seeing it, check out what your local library has.


Gluten-free breads are also now available in many grocery stores. That has become my preferred choice for holiday meals and quick meals at home, too. The picture above is of Udi’s Dinner Rolls. Just 10 minutes in the oven at 400º, and they are perfectly light and crispy. You’ll find them in the freezer section of your grocery store. I also enjoy Schar Baquettes and Ciabatta Rolls. Schar Sub Sandwich Rolls are great for making sandwiches with leftover turkey, too!


Gluten-free dressings and stuffing mixes are also available at the grocery stores. It’s pretty simple to make your own by cutting gluten-free bread into cubes, and lightly toasting in the oven. But, how convenient to purchase it, so it’s one less thing to make for your dinner.
Glutino Cornbread Stuffing
Three Bakers Herb Seasoned Stuffing
Aleia’s Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix
Gillian’s Gluten-Free Home-Style Stuffing

Use your own family Stuffing/Dressing recipe, or try one of these yummy ones.
Cranberry Apple Stuffing recipe at Elana’s Pantry
Crispy, Sweet, and Savory Cornbread Dressing recipe at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free
Gluten-Free Pan Dressing (using biscuits and cornbread) recipe at Gluten Free Gigi
Gluten-Free Stuffing recipe at GlutenDude
Gluten-Free Stuffing recipe with Chicken Sausage at Trader Joe’s
Udi’s Gluten-Free Stuffing recipe at Udi’s Gluten Free
Classic Gluten-Free Stuffing recipe at Whole Foods Market

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for gluten-free breads, dressings, and stuffing.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

GF Sandwich Bread

GF Sandwich Bread

GF Cheese Bread Buns

GF Cheese Bread Buns

Monday – Rotisserie Chicken, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Tuesday – Beef Stew, Corn Bread

Wednesday – BLT Sandwiches, Potato Chips, Carrot sticks

Thursday – Turkey Breast, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans

Friday – Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Garlic Bread made with Schar Gluten-Free Baquettes

Saturday – Pizza, Spinach Salad

Sunday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
Melissa is using up a bunch of zucchini this week by making Zucchini Bread. She also has some wonderfully warming soups on her menu this week: Summer Squash Soup, One Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup, Rustic Pumpkin Soup with Bacon, and Beef and Cabbage Soup. Taco Salad will round out her dinner meals for the week. For lunch ideas and links to recipes, check out her full menu.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori shares her favorite bread recipes this week: Finally Really Good Sandwich Bread from the Gluten-Free Cooking School, Drop Biscuits, and Corn Muffins. The cool weather has gotten Lori to make warming meals, too. She’s making Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Spaghetti, Mediterranean Crock Pot Chicken, Almond-Crusted Salmon, Chef Salad, and Gluten-Free Pizza. For more recipe links, check out her menu plan post.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free breads, dressings, and stuffings this week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free Desserts.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
Categories : Menu Plan
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