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Vegetarian Stuffing Recipes and Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Updated on October 30, 2014

Everybody loves stuffing!

One thing that is always certain at Thanksgiving dinner is that there never seems to be enough stuffing to go around. People love stuffing on Thanksgiving, helping themselves to extra portions and fighting over the last remaining spoonful. Who can blame them? Stuffing is always delicious and a rare treat, and if it's a family recipe, then it is even more prized than traditional store-bought stuffings.

Finding vegetarian stuffing recipes and gluten-free stuffing recipes

If you're a vegetarian or you possess a gluten intolerance, and you're going to be enjoying the holiday dinner at family or friends who do not share the same food restrictions, then you may have be unable to partake and enjoy of the wonderful stuffing that the other guests all consume greedily. They may express false sympathy for you, but inside, they are secretly happy, because it means more for them.

But there just happens to be a number of vegetarian stuffing recipes and gluten-free stuffing recipes available on the internet, making this holiday treat accessible to everyone. If you are preparing the Thanksgiving feast yourself, you can easily prepare one of these alternative stuffing recipes for your family and guests to enjoy, or you can bring it to the home of the hosting party as an additional side dish.

Adapting your own holiday recipes to gluten-free recipes

You may have some of your own recipes for holiday stuffing that you'd like to try to adapt to a gluten-free version. There is a helpful guide available at the Celiac Support Association that provides detailed instructions for recipe adaptations, and how to substitute ingredients for gluten-free ingredients without compromising the substance and flavor of the recipe.

Vegetarians can also seek out The Almost No-Fat Holiday Cookbook: Festive Vegetarian Recipes by Bryanna Clark Grogan for additional vegetarian stuffing and Thanksgiving holiday recipes.

For gluten-free holiday recipes, it might be difficult to find a recipe book devoted specifically to gluten-free holiday recipes, but the The Gluten-Free Kitchen: Over 135 Delicious Recipes for People with Gluten Intolerance or Wheat Allergy by Roben Ryberg, or Cooking Gluten-Free! A Food Lover's Collection of Chef and Family Recipes Without Gluten or Wheat by Karen Robertson are bound to have quite a few recipes that can be utilized for Thanksgiving or other holidays.

The Best Gluten-Free Flour

Many of the recipes you use may call for a gluten-free flour. However, you may be unsure of which is the best gluten-free flour to use. Gluten-free flour has been around for quite a long time, used mainly by individuals who have sensitivities to wheat or gluten found in traditional flour, enabling them to enjoy baked goods and other foods.

Many consumers today are also now turning to gluten-free flours as an alternative to regular baking flour in an effort to eat foods that are healthier and more natural. It is fairly easy today to find at least one or two brands of gluten-free flour in your local supermarket or grocery store, and health food stores will likely have a larger variety of brands in addition to other gluten-free products.

Gluten-free flour is normally absent of gluten, wheat and dairy, and is equally capable of being utilized to bake perfectly tasting breads, muffins, cakes, and anything else you would normally have used regular baking flour for.

One of the most well-known popular brands of gluten-free flour is Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour. This is the brand most often stocked by supermarkets. Using all-natural ingredients, Bob's Red Mill produces it's flour using natural, century-old methods, with traditional grindstones and mills. Their gluten-free flour is a uniquely blended array of various grains, including fava beans, garbanzo beans, and potato starch, and is a good source of fiber and protein,

Bob's Red Mill also produces gluten-free garbanzo fava flour, more specifically designed for breads, pizza dough, and cookies.

From the Gluten-Free Pantry comes Beth's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour, made from rice flour and other ingredients. Beth's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour is absent of gluten and wheat, as well as trans fat and cholesterol.

The Gluten-Free Pantry is dedicated to providing gluten-free products to the world to enjoy. Beth's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour can easily replace regular flour, and the high standards that go into its production ensure that your baked goods will still be just as tasteful, as well as healthier.

Orgran is an Australian-based company whose sole purpose is to produce quality health and dietetic foods. The Orgran Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour is produced using maize starch, rice flour, and other all-natural ingredients, and is wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.

Orgran Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour is similar to a wheat flour, and thus is perfectly suitable for almost all recipes containing regular flour. Orgran notes that in some recipes, adding egg may produce better results during baking.

Orgran takes great pride in its gluten-free flour as well as its other gluten-free and dietetic products, and is immensely popular with the health-conscious citizenship of Australia, as well as many other countries.


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      Janice Horner 

      4 years ago

      Love these recipes, you appear to be cooking up a storm! Voted up, just what I need for Christmas dinner!


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