Gluten is especially problematic at Thanksgiving because so many traditional dishes—dinner rolls, stuffing, gravy, and desserts— are made with wheat flour. So, the recipes in the Thanksgiving Menu Planner use safe, gluten-free substitutes instead.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 11, 2013
Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful, especially when some of the guests are gluten free. Carol Fenster, author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks—including 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes—offers a new gluten-free Thanksgiving e-cookbook with tips to take the stress out of cooking Thanksgiving dinner.
The 59-page Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu Planner, available at Amazon.com for $2.99, contains delicious, simple gluten free recipes that make Thanksgiving memorable. “This e-cookbook also includes a grocery list, planning guide, and life-saving Thanksgiving tips that will prevent turkey trauma,” says Fenster, “especially for a hostess who is new to the gluten-free lifestyle and apprehensive about cooking on the big day.”
Fenster knows that it is hard to please everyone because “people have preconceived notions about the menu and how it should taste.” So, the recipes in this e-cookbook are the classics, but revised with gluten-free ingredients that look and taste like old favorites. And, because the flavors taste familiar, everyone is happy—even if they’re not gluten-free, she adds.
Why is gluten a problem, especially at Thanksgiving? Gluten is a protein found in wheat and wheat-related grains. Since wheat is the dominant grain in American cooking and baking, it is hard to avoid. Gluten is especially problematic at Thanksgiving because so many traditional dishes—dinner rolls, stuffing, gravy, and desserts— are made with wheat flour. So, the recipes in the Thanksgiving Menu Planner use safe, gluten-free substitutes instead.
The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu Planner is offered by Carol Fenster and GfreeCuisine, a weekly recipe and menu-planning service that helps gluten-free families decide what to prepare for dinner during the coming week. Each Thursday, 10 new menus (with side-dish selections) are available to subscribers. Subscribers choose 5 of the menus (one for each weeknight) and print out a customized grocery list, based on the 5 menus they selected. The grocery list is organized by sections of the grocery store, making shopping much more efficient. All dishes are gluten-free and dairy-free and several are kid-friendly and vegetarian, as well. Recipes for a wide array of desserts and breads are also provided for subscribers.