Thursday, November 21, 2013

Have a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving!

Dear Readers,

     Here at Euforia, we know the holidays are a tough time for people who don't eat gluten.  So much of our traditional Thanksgiving foods are loaded with gluten, some obvious, like stuffing, and some are not so obvious, like gravy.  We are writing today's article with some ideas on how to have a gluten-free Thanksgiving, and we've included some links to gluten-free recipes.
     Safe foods:

  • Turkey - At the grocery store, a fresh turkey is a good bet.  As long as there isn't any added ingredients, and you don't use any added spice or gravy packets if they're included, you should be just fine.  Bake and enjoy!
  • Cranberry sauce - If you're buying store-bought cranberry sauce, check the ingredients on the can to be sure, but generally cranberry sauce is naturally gluten-free.  However, if you'd like to go the homemade route, here is the Ocean Spray recipe for how to make it yourself!  Recipe
  • Mashed potatoes - Another delicious Thanksgiving staple that, when you make it yourself, is completely gluten-free - all you need is potatoes, milk, and butter, and you're all set!
     Use caution:
  • Stuffing - Since stuffing is essentially seasoned bread crumbs, most store-bought stuffing is not for the gluten-intolerant.  Fortunately, there are plenty of gluten-free recipes, like this one from Udi's: Recipe
  • Gravy - Traditionally, gravy is prepared with pan drippings and flour, but you can make some substitutions to make your gravy delicious and gluten-free.  Cornstarch or rice flour work really well, and here's another good recipe here: Recipe
     As far as dessert, let Euforia take care of it for you!  We have delicious cakes that are all-natural and gluten-free.  Plus, we are running a buy 2 cakes, get a mini Triple Delight for free (use code TURKEY2013) so there will be plenty for everybody to enjoy!