It’s actually fairly easy to create a Thanksgiving dinner that everyone can enjoy easily. With just a couple of ingredient swaps, there’s almost no part of this inclusive meal that you’ll need to omit! Try some of the below, post a photo and let me know how it all turns out!
You’ll Never Miss It Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes (via Allergy Shmallergy)
By using broth and dairy-free butter instead of buttermilk, these mashed potatoes turn out savory and delicious – right down to the last lick on your fork. My guests have always loved this recipe!
Pacific Foods Organic Vegan Mushroom Gravy
Available at local supermarkets, this gravy is both dairy and egg-free. Another thing it has going for it? You don’t need to prepare it! **This gravy DOES contain almonds (almond butter) – please avoid if you are allergic to tree nuts!**
CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP/GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
Did you know you can make your own dairy-free (and gluten-free) cream of mushroom soup? Why is this important? Because cream of mushroom soup is the base for delicious green bean casserole!
The Kitchen Girl blog posted an easy recipe for Can’t Believe It’s Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup. Her recipe uses unsweetened almond milk; but if you’re allergic to tree nuts (as we are) you could substitute that for unsweetened soy milk or rice milk. And, as a bonus, her soup is also gluten-free. Looks DELICIOUS!
The magazine Gluten-Free & More posted a recipe for Dairy-free, Gluten-free Green Bean Casserole. It involves creating your own gluten-free breaded onions to top the dish – just like the original recipe. Those onions are my favorite part – I’d double this part of the recipe for my table!
The big obstacle for allergy-friendly stuffing? Gluten! Those pesky bread cubes make it a tough sell for those with a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Enter Williams-Sonoma: they carry Mariposa Baking Co. Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing. This rosemary and sage version contains egg and soy (and is manufactured in shared equipment with milk), but is gluten-free and pre-packaged. One less thing to stress about!
If you can’t make it to the market, you can also order Three Bakers Herb Gluten-Free Seasoned Whole Grain Cubed Stuffing (contains egg) from Amazon Prime!
Dessert is always tricky for those with food allergies. Holiday desserts are typically filled with butter, egg, gluten and nuts.
But these Allergy-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies have (almost) none of those things! They are easy to make, can feed a crowd, and offer an alternative to make them gluten-free. They combine the delicious, comfort of a regular chocolate chip cookies with the flavor-du-jour pumpkin spice!
Another favorite holiday dessert in our house is Sorbet Pie. It’s light and refreshing (something much needed after a big, savory dinner) and it’s dairy-free, egg-free, peanut and tree nut-free. Be sure to give the pie times to refreeze before serving!
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