It’s that time of year again! This holiday season is full of all kinds of pitfalls and challenges, let’s not make it more complicated by trying to stay on track with your food choices. Here are a few of my favorite ideas to help guide you into a successful and healthy holiday meal.
I love to get a fresh turkey; I suggest an organic no elbows and assholes bird! I like to hit the local meat shop; Adam’s Meat Shop is next door to Trader Joes in Folsom or any Costco will have the larger birds if you’re hosting a hungry group.
Cooking a turkey is easy, just follow the instructions and remember to take the goodies out of the inside of the bird before cooking. I boil the gizzards and use them to make gluten-free gravy.
Boiled turkey gizzards in turkey bone broth gives a great flavor! Take the boiled gizzards out and remove meat from the neck bone, and finely chop the rest to put back into your gravy. Or if you like a less chunky gravy simply remove after boiling. You can use Clear Jel, cornstarch slurry, rice flour, or cassava flour to thicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
One of my favorite vegetarian dishes to make back when I ran Azna Gluten-Free Bakery was this delicious stuffed acorn squash. I’d wrap it up in foil, hand it off to my vegetarian customers, and they could easily pop it in the oven.
A delicious vegetarian option for Thanksgiving dinner
Medical Disclaimer: What I’ve shared with you here is not intended to be a substitute for a medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding your own medical conditions.