I hope you are all staying well and warm. It's quite cold this morning 28 out and our heater didn't want to kick on right away. That's a problem being it was 61 inside.
A quick recap of Thanksgiving. We drove down to my in-laws and spent the night.
I made an amazing pumpkin pie without any soy. My crust even turned out awesome.
This is a pic of it the next day which got a little smashed on the drive.
This is the recipe from Gluten Free Goddess blog you can get it here. I only made the filling for my pie and made just a regular flaky pie crust. One adjustment that I made in the pie filling is that instead of using xanthan gum, because I was out, I used 1 T. spelt flour. If you don't have arrowroot powder you can use tapioca starch /you can use flour instead. The reason for the xanthan and tapioca starch is to thicken it without gluten. Obviously mine isn't gf because of the crust and flour I used in the filling.
I was skeptical at first because I thought it would turn into mush. As you can see it's not mushy at all but fluffy. I've never been a fan of the cakey cornbread. My grandma always made cornbread, corncakes, cornbread stuffing,etc which consisted of lots of cornmeal and less flour. So this was perfect. I found the recipe at
Notes From the Vegan Feast Kitchen by Bryanna. Check out her site for the recipe.
Not only does this tastes great but I couldn't wait to use it in a gf corn stuffing recipe I had been eyeing for sometime.
Gluten Free Corn-Stuffing at Silvie+Maryl. Silvie and Maryl are two sisters that give fabulous info on health, food, etc. This calls for pecans and raisins. I eliminated the raisins but used the pecans that tasted great in this. I'll be making this again next year.
Root Vegetable Soup
Using the vegetables I had on hand to make this delicious and easy soup
1 Large yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 med. butternut squash, chopped
2 Lg. carrots, chopped
1 white sweet potato, chopped
2 small yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 fennel, chopped
1/2 tsp. red pepper
6 cups, vegetable broth
2 tsp. thyme, dried if you have fresh add 1T.
1 1/2 C. cannelini beans or great northern, rinsed
Saute yellow onion in 1 T. olive oil or water/broth until soft. Add in the chopped garlic, fennel and red pepper for about 5 or so minutes until soft. Next add the rest of the vegetables and broth. Cook for about 45 min or so until soft. Mix in chopped kale and stir just until wilted. Ladle into bowl with a drizzle of olive oil if you wish.
Now it's on to making our Christmas dinner menu. I'm thinking tamales again or maybe italian? What are your plans for Christmas?