Gluten Free Thanksgiving Tips #2


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

Ingredients:

Directions:  

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine date sugar, dates and water.
  3. Let stand 15 minutes.
  4. Mix together honey, butter. egg, vanilla, and soaked date mixture.
  5. Sift together flour, soda and salt.
  6. Mix wet and dry ingredients together along with the nuts.
  7. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 325°F for 50-60 minutes.
  8. 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.

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