Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving "by the Book"

Oops, I got caught up in the busyness of the season and nearly forgot to post my list of recipes from the book that you might consider preparing for your Thanksgiving table. They are all gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and fabulous!  In fact, even if you don't make these recipes for Thanksgiving, they're also wonderful for the rest of the family gatherings that follow Thanksgiving. Of course, if you don't have the book yet, please consider ordering one--we'll get it out to you asap!

Here are some of the recipes from the book that are especially fitting for any holiday-themed party:

Main Dishes: Festive Pumpkin Stew or Holiday Cranberry Chicken.

Festive Pumpkin Stew

Holiday Cranberry Chicken

Sides & Treats: Glazed Yams with Cranberries, Herbed Turkey Dressing, Orange Cranberry Sauce, Garlic Mashed Cauli, Molasses Stuffed Acorn Squash, Orange Pecan Brown Rice,  Creamy Brown Rice Risotto with Mushrooms, Asparagus with Creamy Garlic Sauce, Quinoa with Dried Cherries & Pistachios, Chickpea Salad, Creamy Carrot Soup, Layered Herbs & Cream, Lentil Walnut Tapenade, Spicy Cafe Nuts, and Hot Fruit Compote.

Herbed Turkey Dressing & Glazed Yams with Cranberries

Molasses Stuffed Acorn Squash & Orange Pecan Brown Rice

Creamy Carrot Soup
Breads & Baked Goods: Pumpkin Spice Muffins, Harvest Pumpkin Bread, Cornbread, Seeded Quick Bread, Rosemary Rolls, and Banana Chocolate Chip Bread.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Seeded Quick Bread

Desserts: Pumpkin Pie, Eggnog Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, Orange Cranberry Crumble, Cranberry Date Bars, Raisin Squares, Shortbread, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Decadence Pie, Healthy Hot Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels and--the last recipe in the book--Tracy's Delights.

Harvest Pumpkin Pie

Eggnog Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

I hope I've gotten you in the mood for some major holiday cooking and baking, and that this special time of year will be a blessing to you and yours.


About Delightfully Free: Delightfully Free is a gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free cookbook of 141 recipes. It includes delicious resources for autism, Celiac disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, obesity and just plain healthy living. It contains 114 color photographs, 114 vegetarian or vegetarian compatible recipes, and 103 vegan or vegan compatible recipes.