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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.
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GFPumpkinsPumpkin is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. Pumpkin is a terrific source of anti-oxidants, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, and minerals. Perfect for supporting your health during the season, right? It also has a great seasonal flavor and color to add to your meals.

So, what are you doing with pumpkin this season? Roasting? Stewing? Steaming? I found some great online sources to give you (and me!) some additional ideas.

Directions for cooking your own fresh pumpkin:
Roasting a pumpkin at The Pioneer Woman
Baking, Boiling, and Microwave methods for cooking pumpkin at All Recipes
Slow-Cooker method at Practical Stewardship
Steaming and Boiling directions at About.com’s Southern Food

Pumpkin Breakfast
Bacon Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes by Silvana at Food & Wine
Pumpkin Biscuit Blossoms
at Gluten-Free Palate
Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Muffins at A Healthy Life for Me
Pumpkin Donuts at Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Pumpkin Spice Muffins at Elana’s Pantry

Pumpkin Desserts
Gooey Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake at Oh She Glows
Pumpkin Pie Roundup of over 40 gluten-free recipes at All Gluten-Free Desserts
Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies at Land O Lakes
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake at Gluten Free Easily
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Chip Cookies at Boulder Locavore

Pumpkin Dinners
Crockpot Paleo Pork and Pumpkin Chili at Primally Inspired
Crockpot Pumpkin and Maple Pork Tenderloin at The Skinny Fork
Pumpkin and Chicken Baked Pasta at Simply Quinoa
Pumpkin Chicken Chili at I Breathe…I’m Hungry…
Pumpkin Chili at The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Pumpkin Enchilada Casserole at Angela’s Kitchen
Pumpkin White Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers at Avocado Pesto
Steak Chili with Pumpkin at Liv Gluten-Free

Pumpkin Drinks
Pumpkin Pie Martini at Simply Gluten-Free
Pumpkin Smoothies at Incredible Smoothies
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte at Beard & Bonnet

More Pumpkin Recipe Links
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds at Simply Recipes
Edible Pumpkin Pie Play Clay at Fun at Home with Kids
Pumpkin Gingersnap Protein Balls at Body Balance
Spiced Pumpkin Granola at Against All Grain

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for including pumpkin in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Flank Steak

Flank Steak

Cilantro Rice

Cilantro Rice

MondayChicken Nuggets, Fries, Green Beans

Tuesday – Crockpot Pumpkin and Maple Pork Tenderloin, Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Spinach

Wednesday – Chicken Taquitos with Shredded Mexican Chicken, Avocado Salsa

Thursday – Flank Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

HalloweenPumpkin Chili, Cornbread

Saturday – Pumpkin Enchilada Casserole with leftover chicken and Cilantro Rice

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
Melissa has a Rustic Pumpkin Soup with Bacon on her menu this week.  Mmmm…sounds delicious! She is also planning for Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Spaghetti Bolognese, Hamburger Soup, Beef Stew, and Beef and Cabbage Soup this week.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she prefers butternut squash and sweet potatoes to pumpkin, but she has it on her menu this week anyway. She’s making Pumpkin Ice Cream, Shirley’s Crustless Pumpkin Pie, and Pumpkin Waffles. For dinner this week, she’s making Spaghetti and Meatballs, Veggie Soup, Vegan Nachos, Smoothie and Popcorn, Sweet Potato and Bean Enchiladas, and Pizza.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for Pumpkin 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 Breads.
  • 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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GFFennelFennel is the theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. Fennel is new to me. Well, not exactly new. I’m familiar with the mild licorice or anise flavor. And, I’m not new to using Fennel Seed in recipes. But, I can’t recall ever buying fresh fennel. So, I figured it was about time I tried it.

I went looking for some inspirational gluten-free recipes, and I found plenty of them online. Some of the recipes I found call for fresh fennel, and some call for using fennel seeds. I even found some recipes that were a a little surprising. I’m looking forward to trying some of them this week and throughout the season.

Recipes using fresh, raw fennel:

Recipes that cook fresh fennel:

Recipes with Fennel Seeds only:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for including fennel in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

Hot Dogs in Pizza Dough

MondayWhite Chicken Chili with rice

Tuesday – Greek MeatballsFennel, Cucumber, and Mint Salad

WednesdayGumbo with Rice and Garlic Bread

Thursday – Fennel and Sausage Pasta Salad

Friday – French Bread Pizza, Celery, Fennel, and Green Apple Salad

Saturday – Pigs In a Blanket with leftovers

Sunday – Bacon-wrapped Chicken Tenders, Caramelized Fennel and Onion Risotto, Roasted Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa has a delicious menu lined up for this week. She’s starting the week with Smoky Chipotle Chili Cheese Mac, Mongolian Beef, and a Rice Bake. She’ll continue the week with Bean and Cheese Enchiladas, Salmon Patties, Honey Lime Chicken Tacos, and a warming Loaded Baked Potato Soup.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she doesn’t use fresh fennel, but has used fennel seed to season sausage. For dinners this week, she’ll be making Paleo Pumpkin Waffles, Easy Clam Chowder, Sweet Potato and Bean Enchiladas,  Chipotle Copy Cat Beans and Rice, and Pizza.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
Melissa is working with a tight grocery budget, but still manages to come up with tasty, filling meals. This week it will be Rustic Bacon and Pumpkin Soup, Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joe’s, Chicken Pot Pie, Paleo Chili, Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili, and Tuna Noodle Casserole.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for Fennel 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 ideas for gluten-free meals with Pumpkin.
  • 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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