A few years ago I wrote an article for NPR’s Kitchen Window (RIP) about cooking for the gluten-free holiday table, focusing on naturally gluten-free dishes and including some on-the-lighter side and vegetarian/vegan options as well (I’ve written about vegetarian Thanksgiving here and on this site, and wrote a ‘healthier Thanksgiving’ for NPR here). Each November I like to do a round-up of vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes for cucinanicolina.com but this year I got to thinking about gluten-free recipes specifically. Wouldn’t it be nice to have them organized in a tidy package? Enter my first foray into self-publishing with Gather: Recipes for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving, available now!
I’ve compiled my very favorite Thanksgiving recipes that just happen to also be naturally gluten-free, such as a creamy butternut squash and coconut soup, tamari-roasted chickpeas, a pumpkin filled with a sumptuous array of baked root vegetables and millet, an assortment of delicious vegetable dishes like cauliflower gratin and mashed potatoes with greens, and a dessert section that includes, of course, a recipe for pumpkin pie and few unexpected additions too, such as honey-sweetened cranberry crumble and caramelized apple ice cream. Some of the recipes are available on this site but many are new. All are gluten-free, most are vegetarian and/or vegan, and they are, if I may say so, utterly delicious.
As I wrote in the introduction, my intention with this book is to provide some options for your Thanksgiving table, whether you are cooking a wholly gluten-free feast or just need a gluten-free dish or two to add to your meal. Look at these recipes as your guide to creating a dinner that will be savored by those who are gluten-free and those who can eat gluten. Chances are your offerings will be enticing enough that no one will notice the lack of wheat.
You can order Gather: Recipes for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving here on amazon. If you don’t have a kindle and would like a pdf copy, please email me and we can work something out.