November 21, 2012

*Gobble Gobble* Turkey Day Recipes

Honestly, I can't believe we are just hours away from Thanksgiving Day! What a speed this year is going at! But I am so excited, I loooooove Thanksgiving.  Once we get past the preparations (which are actually enjoyable sometimes), I love everyone coming together in thanksgiving, the food, the football, and the naps.  And this year, the beautiful Texas weather (crazy)!

So this year we are hosting Thanksgiving again at our house (second annual I think).  We are doing things a little different though, trying to accomodate all our guests diets, we are making 1/2 traditional dishes and 1/2 Gluten, Soy, Dairy and Egg free!  Googling other blogs is what made it possible for me. There are plenty of families living without these allergens in their food and they can get pretty creative! So after organizing the menu and events for the day, I delegated as much as I could and focused on my allergen-free versions of these tasty foods:

Gluten, Soy, Dairy and Egg Free Pumpkin Pie

My first ever homemade-from-scratch pie crust! I pretty much used these two recipes, Pie Crust and Allergen-free Pumpkin Pie. I haven't had a chance to taste the final product of course, but during the process the taste-tests were GRRREAT! Can't wait to try it and watch my babies and sister's faces when they get to enjoy a sweet dessert! And to top it off...

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

These are great little added details to your thanksgiving table. I took this really great recipe off of pinterest from this blog, and changed the ingredients to taylor our allergy needs.  I used EnerG to replace the eggs, almond milk to replace regular milk, EarthBalance Soy free butter, and I used Pamela's Bread Mix for flour, includes the yeast packet and salt already.  I then baked them and froze them to be reheated.

Maple (or Honey) Brussel Sprouts

Here is a similar recipe from Tone It Up. This specific recipe is in their food plan.  But also check out some of their healthy Thanksgiving alternatives here.

I also melted down some butter and froze it in a maple leaf shape. I added cinnamon to them, and hope they hold up well when I lay them out on plates on the dinner table.

I used our large pumpkin as a flower "vase" and cut off the top, hollowed it out and filled it with (fake) fall flowers. I am so excited to set the table tomorrow morning!  I'll have to snap some shots and update this post after tomorrow.  I guess I should get some sleep now, a big day ahead of us all.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Please share some of your favorite recipes and traditions!


  1. Let us know how everything turned out! Your pumpkin rolls are beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Thank you =). I am sad that I forgot to snap some nice pictures of everything but it got a little hectic! I loved the pumpkin pie filling but the crust and rolls were a little to salty to me. I think next time I would go with just gluten free flour and not a bread mix so I could make sure to get the right amounts of salt and other ingredients in there. Somehow my husband actually like it all though! And the butter was a hit! =)


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