Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu
November 22, 2019
Thanksgiving planning is hard enough over there at the high rise apartments in downtown San Pedro, what with having to cover different food options for a bevy of guests with different palates, favorites, and diets. If you were planning on doing a straight-ahead Thanksgiving dinner, then your hopes are doubly dashed if you have to make that menu accommodating to those who have to have a gluten free meal, especially when creating those desserts and pastries:
“Baking is another part of processing that requires adjustments for gluten-free dough, especially if chemical leavening additives replace yeast. These aerate the dough through foaming, which reduces or eliminates the proofing step. That has consequences for the next step: baking.”
This isn’t an insurmountable hurdle by any means, though. Today, we’re going to be supplying you with a handy gluten-free cheat sheet that will help you match your guests’ dietary needs and simplify your Thanksgiving cooking chores.
The Key To Gluten Free Thanksgiving
Did you know that you barely have to change your menu options to create a Thanksgiving meal that’s gluten free? That’s according to Very Well Fit, who point out that you simply need to account for which meals use gluten, and replace a few ingredients to avoid any complications. What’s more, you can do this without sacrificing flavor, and they even give you some tips on where to start.
With your turkey, for instance, you should start with a plain turkey (no additives like broths, seasonings, or spices), and not pre-made either. Smoke or bake your turkey how you like, and simply avoid adding any gluten-based ingredients and you’re good to go.
While poultry might seem like an easy dish to avoid gluten on, what about another Thanksgiving favorite: that holiday stuffing? Don’t fret, as you can either buy a gluten free stuffing, or, if you’re going to make yours from scratch, you can use gluten free bread crumbs as your base. From there, add your seasonings and spices (making sure they’re from a safe, gluten-free source), and you won’t even be able to tell the difference!
The list goes on. Gravy, for instance, can be made gluten free by substituting corn starch for flour. Dinner rolls will simply require using gluten free bread. Even your pies can be gluten free, and when you make sure that filling is extra delicious, you (probably) won’t even notice that the crust isn’t an exact replica of that gluten-filled delight that you’re used to.
The overarching point, though, is that it’s much easier to go gluten free than you might have assumed, and doing so (if necessary) shouldn’t put a damper on your Thanksgiving celebrations. Make the accommodations for your guests, and remember to enjoy your time with friends and family.
Have A Happy Thanksgiving At The High Rise Apartments In Downtown San Pedro
San Pedro’s the place to be this Thanksgiving, and there are few communities that provide a better setting than The Vue. Perched high above downtown, you’ll enjoy the lovely views of the LA Harbor, and in a kind of apartment luxury that you’ll have to see to believe. It’s city life, but in a way you’ve never dreamed of before, so come check out what awaits at The Vue and learn more about how you can make one of these spectacular residences your very own today.