Thanksgiving is a dairy, flour and sugar gorge-fest that could single-handedly turn you into a “pizza face” just in time for Christmas. So, I’ve put together an Acne-Friendly Thanksgiving Menu, with tips on how to modify and keep your family’s favorite recipes on your Thanksgiving table.
- Roasted Free-Range Turkey
- Make-Ahead Gravy
- Pear-Ginger Cranberry Sauce
- Bread Stuffing with Cashews
- Cornbread Stuffing with Apples
- Green Bean Casserole
- Brussels Sprouts with Pecans
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Flourless Chocolate Cake
- Pumpkin Pie
- Turkey: Use non-iodized salt for your brine and rub
- Gravy: Whisk in a tablespoon or two of gluten-free tapioca or rice flour.
- Stuffing: Follow your favorite recipe and substitute toasted cubes of gluten-free cornbread, a loaf of store-bought gluten-free white bread or Whole Foods Gluten-Free Bakehouse Stuffing Cubes.
- Bread Crumb Topping on Vegetables: Process Van’s Original Gluten-Free Waffles into perfect golden crumb topping.
- Potatoes, Pumpkin and Squash: Use unsweetened full-fat coconut milk and extra virgin olive oil or grass-fed butter.
- Cookie Crumb Pie Crust: Use Midel’s Gluten-Free Gingersnaps or Pamela’s cookies (Lemon or Ginger or Chocolate, depending upon the filling) processed into crumbs. Joy of Cooking has a classic crumb recipe that you can substitute with gluten-free cookies.