Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing, whichever you prefer to call it, is definitely an important component of the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Being gluten-intolerant, however, doesn’t mean that you have to be left out on the savory goodness, or that you have to skimp on flavor. Using a traditional cornbread base–which is already gluten-free–and building in layers of […]

Gluten-Free Stuffed Acorn Squash

As with all the dishes listed in the main course section, this Stuffed Acorn Squash is super simple and won’t take up any extra time while you’re cooking the rest of your thanksgiving feast. The oven does almost 100% of the work for you and if you’re already making up a gluten-free stuffing, then all […]

Cranberry Orange Relish

While canned relish and all its ridges and jellied nature recall fond childhood memories, I’ve personally graduated onto the fresh stuff–whole cranberries and oranges combined with just a little sugar and spice, the perfect tart accompaniment to my Thanksgiving meals.  This relish is quick and easy, great to make ahead of time, and something I’ve […]

Gluten-Free Cornbread

Cornbread, or corn muffins to be exact, was always a staple at my house while I was growing up.  My mom would pull a box of Jiffy Mix from the pantry and quickly throw together a slightly sugary, corn-crumbly muffin to go with soup, chili, and the regular Midwestern menu of meat + a starch […]

Perfect Vegan Gluten-Free Pie Crust

You know those moments when all of a sudden you realize that you’ve totally rocked something out?  Moments when skipping and singing “by jove, I’ve got it” don’t seem unreasonable, when all things vegan and gluten-free seem possible?  Well, I had one of those moments the other day, and let me tell you, it rocked. […]

Alternative Thanksgiving

I’m really due to give you another recipe, but first a quick announcement for anyone in the Southwestern Virginia area. Next week, Tuesday, October 20, I will be giving a demonstration and talk on vegan and gluten-free Thanksgiving menus at the main branch of the Roanoke Public Library. The event begins at 6 p.m. and […]

Maple Pecan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato casserole–it’s one of those dishes that shows up at nearly every family’s Thanksgiving table. It’s a classic, I’ll admit, but it’s always been a dish I’ve found to be too heavy, too sweet. As an alternative to the sugary, marshmallowy, orange casserole, I’m proposing you try a naturally (and lightly) sweetened, slightly smoky-spicy, […]

Garlicky Kale

If collard greens aren’t your thing, a dark green, leafy seasonal vegetable readily available in most stores or markets is kale. Kale is one of the most versatile greens and pairs well with any meal you’re serving. I like to prepare it simply with olive oil, garlic, and a little salt, and even though it’s […]

Vegan Gluten-Free Gravy

As easy as it is to make vegan gravy, it’s just as easy to make gluten-free gravy–and they taste equally delicious! Although one of the main ingredients of gravy–wheat flour–is not suitable for gluten-free folks, substitutes are easy to come by. While I use chickpea flour (available in the bulk or pre-packaged section of your […]

Vegan Gravy

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without some gravy to pass around the table.  Vegan gravy is one of the easiest sauces to make–all you need is some oil, flour, seasonings, and vegetable broth.  The most important part of the recipe, and the most time consuming, is the first step: making a roux.  The roux is important […]