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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

adventures in gluten-free cooking

Thanksgiving is actually fairly easy to modify to gluten free (GF). Use GF flour on the turkey, cornstarch for the gravy and skip the stuffing. This year, however, after repeated Max & Ruby commercials where Max gets stuffed eating stuffing, Sidney really wanted stuffing with her Thanksgiving dinner. We were lucky enough to be invited to the home of new friends for dinner where DeAnné did most of the cooking, so I told Sidney I'd give GF stuffing a try.

I'm not sure how anyone cooked, cleaned, parented, crafted, or even survived B.I. (Before Internet). I know going GF would have been a much bigger ordeal without the Internet (aka my favorite GF resource). I searched among countless GF stuffing recipes to find a fairly simple version and got started.

It started with a loaf of GF Brown Rice bread cut into cubes and toasted in the oven.
I don't know what it is about this brand of bread we use, but I cannot stand the smell of it. I've made homemade gluten free breads (once or twice!) and they never smell. The taste is fine (as far as GF breads go), but the smell is icky, so I was glad to get some celery, onion, garlic, and other spices cooking on the stove. YUMMY!
Mixed all together with some chicken broth and it started to smell and look like stuffing. Topped with butter and baked it looked like the real deal.
And it tasted good! We're on to something!

1 comment:

brown paper packages said...

What a good mama you are! Growing up in a GF household, I know how crazy it can be altering recipes to give your little one something yummy. Way to go--it looks delicious!