My sister today told me she is now gluten- & dairy-free and I have no idea what to make. (I'm vegetarian.) Suggestions that don't include beans?

Mimi
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  • November 19, 2018
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Nancy November 20, 2018
At such short notice, it's hard to make a totally new menu.
You could make most of your traditional thanksgiving menu with a few changes...
* use olive or other other, meat fat, coconut oil etc instead of butter.
* omit cheeses & creams
* make a rice-based stuffing or side dish instead of bread-stuffing
Dessert will be more difficult. Ideas:
* good dark chocolates
fruit compote (with coconut yogurt or regular cream on the side for those or can or want to eat it)
* chocolate mousse that uses avocado or olive oil instead of cream or egg
* dried fruit nut salad...from Israel, Spain or Italy. Doesn't sound like much, but has liqueur to bind it all together and tastes lovely.
* look for kosher dessert recipes that are called parve (means neutral, neither meat nor milk). Have lots of non-dairy options. Good recipes available from Jamie Geller, Tori Avey, Noreen Gilletz, Joan Nathan.
 
Nancy November 20, 2018
Woops.
Forgot you're vegetarian.
Just omit the meat-fat suggestion.
 
Ella Q. November 19, 2018
You can also use our menu maker to find more!
https://food52.com/thanksgiving/menu-maker
 
Ella Q. November 19, 2018
Hi Mimi,

Sure thing. Here are a few suggestions:

Main: Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie (https://food52.com/recipes/19408-vegan-lentil-shepherd-s-pie-with-parsnip-and-and-potato-mash) or Whole Roasted Cauli (https://food52.com/recipes/76238-whole-roasted-cauliflower-with-turmeric-tahini-sauce-pistachios)
Sides: Tahini-Broccoli (https://food52.com/recipes/33114-tahini-roasted-broccoli)
Green Salad (https://food52.com/recipes/38510-herb-and-seed-salad)
Sweet Potatoes (https://food52.com/recipes/32255-coconut-mashed-sweet-potatoes)
Butternut Squash Chips (https://food52.com/recipes/25143-herbed-butternut-squash-chips) or Spiralized Fries (https://food52.com/recipes/76847-nigella-lawson-s-spiralized-shoestring-fries)
Vegan/GF Gravy (https://food52.com/recipes/24980-vegan-and-gluten-free-gravy)
Cran Sauce (https://food52.com/recipes/74276-roasted-cranberry-sauce-with-orange)
Roasted Delicata (https://food52.com/recipes/7840-crispy-delicata-rings-with-currant-fennel-apple-relish)
Vegan/GF Bread (https://food52.com/recipes/28886-my-new-roots-life-changing-loaf-of-bread)
Desserts:
Raw Vegan Choc Tart (https://food52.com/recipes/77850-farmacy-kitchen-s-raw-chocolate-tart)
Vegan Carrot Cake w/ GF Flour (https://food52.com/recipes/34886-vegan-carrot-cake-with-coconut-cream-frosting)


 
Mimi November 19, 2018
Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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