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Gluten-Free Christmas Menu…with a little help from my friends

4 Comments 24 December 2011

Since I’m traveling this year to spend time with my mom for Christmas, I didn’t spend the entire month of December planning a Christmas Dinner.  I’m leaving that up to mom this year.  And boy does she have some amazing dishes planned for us.  (I was honored that she even has a few of my recipes printed out on recipe cards all ready to go!)

But there have been so many incredible gluten-free dishes shared at Home for the Holidays…Gluten-Free Style and all over the blogosphere, that I just couldn’t resist putting together a virtual Christmas menu.  If this is your first gluten-free Christmas, I hope this post encourages you.  Living gluten-free can be flavorful, traditional, and festive!  Some people have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads on Christmas Eve.  I have visions of Christmas menus.  This is what I’m dreaming of tonight…

(All photographs are property of the bloggers featured and not mine.  Please follow the links to their blogs for their recipes and other wonderful gluten-free tips!)

On Christmas morning, we’d have an amazing breakfast starting with Linda’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls.

(The Gluten-Free Homemaker)

That would keep the tummies extremely happy while Iris’ Gluten-Free, Vegan Waffles were baking in the waffle iron.

 (Daily Dietribe)

And Carol’s Gluten-Free Eggs Florentine were sizzling away in the skillet.  Oh my, how delicious does this look?

(Simply…Gluten Free)

And could you blame me for having one more breakfast when it looks this good?

Heather of Life Gluten Free has intrigued me with her Gluten-Free Banana Bake!

With such a delightful breakfast, I think we’d skip lunch, but I’d definitely put out a plate of Gigi’s Roasted Grapes and Brie to nibble on.

(Gluten-Free Gigi)

Since I’ve been eating vegetarian, I think this year I’d omit the traditional turkey and make a few flavorful dishes.   What could be more festive than starting with a little red?

Melissa’s Red Chili Enchiladas from Gluten-Free for Good would take center stage.

Amy’s Sweet Potato and Kale Hash with Curried Quinoa would keep the flavors bright.

(Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free)

Lisa’s Beet, Orange, Olive Salad with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes would deck the halls.

(Lisa’s Kitchen)

And I’d have to make Brittany’s Rosemary and Sage Bread Stuffing Paleo Style, because even if isn’t a bird to stuff, it wouldn’t be Christmas without Bread Stuffing.

(Real Sustenance)

And for dessert, hours later, we’d have to try Sunny’s Chocolate Pecan “Toll House” Pie.

(And Love it Too!)

 Topped with Maggie’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Candy Cane Ice Cream.

(She Let Them Eat Cake)

And because it’s Christmas, we’d have to save room for a little slice of this slice of heaven…Kelly’s Peanut Butter Pie with Double Chocolate Crust.

(Spunky Coconut)

Now that’s a meal to dream about.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve, and may visions of whatever warms your heart dance in your dreams tonight!

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4 Comments so far

  1. Maggie says:

    Mmmm, I am in! Imagine if we could all get together and really share our food? Heaven. Thanks so much for sharing my ice cream. My Mom has given me strict instructions to make some for tomorrow night’s dinner. Merry Christmas Heather. xoxo

  2. I’m so there with all of you! Love seeing all this goodness in your Christmas menu once again. :-)

    Merry Chirstmas, dear! xo,

  3. Everything looks so good!!

    Thanks for sharing my banana bake, Heather!! Merry Christmas to you, I hope you had a great Christmas with your family :)

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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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