I had Thanksgiving with my in-laws and at our table we had omnivores, vegans, folks eating gluten-free and some wanting to avoid sugar. We all compromised a bit and came up with a fantastic menu that was almost vegan, often gluten-free, low in sugar and all delicious! A friend came last minute with severe Celiac disease (we're talking weeks of pain with a single bite of anything glutinous) and he was able to eat a full plate of food. It made my heart feel so good to be able to meet his dietary needs without even trying. And heck, if we had known we could have de-glutenized the whole meal!
Here are some highlights:
|Sweet potato & pecan cinnamon rolls, pre-rise|
Sweet Potato and Pecan Cinnamon Rolls- For breakfast! I actually used canned pumpkin because we forgot to cook the sweet potatoes in time, but either way they were delicious :)
|Tofu Pot Pie filling|
|Amazing crudite spread~ veggies, homemade hummus, gluten-free chips|
|The whole meal, Norman Rockwell style|
|Tequila, thanksgiving style, cause this is how we roll in the kitchen :)|
|Gluten free Pumpkin Pie with Praline and Coconut-Pecan Crust, Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie and Chocolate Agave Cream Pie (from bottom left)|
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie- Another winner! The only thing I'd change is omitting the banana and using extra pumpkin and extra sweetener to compensate (I'm not a fan of cooked banana). The texture was brilliant and it was an absolute beauty.
|Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie|