Thanksgiving is a huge American tradition. For people with Celiacs Disease or a gluten intolerance, a gluten free Thanksgiving can be very difficult. Friends and family members may not understand the ins and outs of a gluten free diet. Cross contamination can happen easily and people can get sick as a result. Shiloh Farms has pulled together a few tips, from many resources, for your family to have a safe and successful Gluten Free Thanksgiving.
For starters, the National Association for Celiac Awareness has some great tips for the holiday. Some of their tips include:
- Cook the entire meal yourself with only gluten-free recipes and ingredients.
- If others insist on contributing, ask them to bring non-food items. Suggest extra ice, a bottle of wine, or even fresh flowers or candles for the table.
- When the inevitable gluten-filled “gift” dish arrives, accept graciously and serve it away from other foods to prevent cross-contamination.
- If traveling by car, take along a few favorite gluten-free dishes. This ensures that you will have safe foods to enjoy.
- When cooking in a kitchen that is not your own, remember to sanitize counter-tops and avoid porous dishes, which could contain gluten residue.
For more of the NFCA’s tips go to http://www.celiaccentral.org/celiac-disease-in-the-news/tips-for-your-gluten-free-thanksgiving-8787
You could also print this Gluten-Free Diet Cheat Sheet to make your Thanksgiving a success.
Read more awesome Gluten Free Thanksgiving tips at http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/11/thanksgiving-recipes-tips-for-gluten.html#ixzz2ChGr2IG0
Here is one of Shiloh Farms Gluten Free Recipes:
Date Nut Bread
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- 1/2 cup Shiloh Farms Raw Alfalfa Honey
- 1 cup Hot water
- 2 cups Shiloh Farms Deglet Dates, chopped
- 2/3 cup Shiloh Farms Date Sugar
- 1 cup Shiloh Farms Walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
- 1 tsp. Baking soda
- 2 cups Shiloh Farms Tapioca Flour
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 1 Egg
- Pre-Heat oven to 325°F.
- Combine date sugar, dates and water.
- Let stand 15 minutes.
- Mix together honey, butter. egg, vanilla, and soaked date mixture.
- Sift together flour, soda and salt.
- Mix wet and dry ingredients together along with the nuts.
- Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 325°F for 50-60 minutes.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes before serving.
Check out some more Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/gluten-free-thanksgiving_n_2122254.html
From our team here at Shiloh Farms we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, with or without gluten.