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Happy Grain-Free Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the vegetable-based frozen dressing I found last year is nowhere to be found.


So what do I do? I experiment in the kitchen and create my own.

Not only dressing, but gravy, too. And I have to admit, it's good. VERY good!


I'm posting and sharing these two recipes for myself to have for future, but also to share with you in case you are looking for a good grain-free recipe.


Cauliflower Stuffing


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tb (apprx) avocado oil

  • 3 cups of riced cauliflower

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 stalks chopped celery

  • ⅓ cup chopped mushrooms

  • 1 Tb chicken bouillon (can use vegetable)

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, lightly roasted

  • 1tsp sage (or to taste)

  • 1tsp poultry seasoning (or to taste)

  • 1tsp garlic powder (or to taste)

  • ½ tsp cumin

  • Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste

  • 2 eggs, beat with fork

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 9x9 baking dish lightly with non-stick spray or mist with avocado oil.

  • Stir the onion, celery and mushrooms in oil in a large skillet.

  • When vegetables are tender, add riced cauliflower, bouillon, other seasons and mix well. Cover, stirring occasionally until tender.

  • While cooking, roast chopped pecans in a little coconut oil in a small skillet on low/med heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning.

  • Once vegetables are tender and any water is evaporated, turn off fire and taste. Add more seasonings if necessary.

  • Add pecans and eggs, mix well and pour into baking dish.

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

  • ENJOY!



Grain-Free Gravy


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tb avocado oil

  • 3 Tb chickpea flour

  • 2 Tb tapioca flour/starch

  • 1 Tb chicken bouillon (or veg)

  • 1 ½ C water

  • ½ C almond milk

  • Himalayan salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put all flours (except 1 Tb of Tapioca) in oil and stir on medium heat.

  • Dissolve bouillon in water. Add to flour mixture stirring constantly to remove any possible lumps.

  • Continue to stir as it simmers. Add milk and remaining flour stirring constantly until thickens a little.

  • Add other seasonings to taste

  • Turn off heat and let sit - will thicken more.

  • ENJOY!

These recipes are so good and hit the spot for us without leaving us with that heavy-sugar induced coma from all the bread in regular dressing. I hope they hit the spot for you and your family, too!




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