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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips & Tricks
SPEAK WITH THE HOSTESS AHEAD OF TIME, WAAAY AHEAD OF TIME
Thanksgiving can be an overwhelming holiday to host, and some people start preparing as early as October. There are many places that a hostess may not look for gluten ingredients: Turkey (brines, marinades, spices), gravies, soy sauce adding flour to sauces, broths, bouillions, even frosting. By communicating early you give her a chance to learn more, practice substituting ingredients & alert other cooks.
KNOW THE SUBSTITUTES:
Be ready for that panicked call next week - "Does xyz have gluten? What can I use to thicken gravy?". Answers: GF Tamari Sauce for Soy Sauce, Corn Starch or Rice Flour to Thicken Gravy, Pacific Foods Broth is labeled GF & they make an AMAZING condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, GF Cornbread stuffing tastes just as good as regular & more!
VOLUNTEER TO BRING YOUR FAVORITE DISH
Glutenista's family Thanksgiving is 100% Gluten-Free. Mr. Glutenistas? Not so much. This year we are bringing mashed potatoes & many toppings, creating a fabulous "Mashed Potato Bar"! That way I know that my favorite food is safe, and hasn't accidentally be glutenated. If I have to have an entire plate of mashed potatoes, I just might be the happiest girl in the world.
Make your dish extra fabulous, tasty & cute! You will love it when everyone is complementing you & you can say with pride "AND it's gluten-free!" Gluten-Free can be fabulous!
The likelihood of the host having delish GF crackers on hand is slim at many family gatherings. Pack a stash of "dipping enablers" - veggies, crunchmaster crackers, tortilla chips, pretzels etc. that you can whip out in a flash when there are no GF options. Watch out for gluten-full double-dippers!
BE YOUR BEST SELF!!
Put on clothes that make you feel good, add fabulous accessories, do your hair & make-up & put on your best assets - a big smile & a great attitude! When you feel great about yourself, it is much, much, much easier to deal with all the comments about your food!
ALWAYS REMEMBER, YOU ARE FABULOUS GLUTENISTAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember: WHEN IN DOUBT, LEAVE IT OUT
& DO THE GLUTENISTA PIVOT!
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