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Holidays, Celebrations and Days Ending in “Y”

After we actually reside the Wheat Stomach life-style we make our well being a precedence EVERYDAY – it doesn’t matter what the vacation, which celebration we’re attending or what excuse we make to go off plan… my favourite is “it’s a day ending in Y”. There’ll all the time be excuses if you happen to proceed to permit them to get in the best way of your well being success.  So before everything – NO MORE EXCUSES!

One other key to success is planning forward.  Make a plan for what meals you’ll have, carry with you, and so forth.  There’s a compliant swap out for many recipes!  Do the work earlier than the occasion to make sure that you’ve meals accessible that can preserve your progress shifting ahead.  Bear in mind everybody can eat the meals that we eat, what we name the Wheat Stomach One Method Avenue, however we will’t eat the SAD (Commonplace American Food plan) meals with out sick impacts.  Share our meals with EVERYONE!

You have got energy and management over one particular person and one particular person solely – that’s YOU!  You make a selection with every chunk, every meal and every day.  What are you selecting: well being or additional damage?  Your well being and effectively being are price making the wholesome selection!  Begin you planning now with these compliant vacation concepts:

Cauliflower Mushroom Dressing (Stuffing)

This dressing is heavier than the standard bread-based dressing or stuffing. As a result of it comprises meat, it shouldn’t be stuffed into the turkey to prepare dinner, as this won’t guarantee a sufficiently excessive temperature. Whereas this works greatest as a two-step course of–-stove high to oven–-if time-pressed, you would simply prepare dinner on the range high a bit longer. 8 servings

1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
1 pound pork sausage, ideally free floor
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
8 ounces Portabella mushrooms, sliced
1 head cauliflower
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 inexperienced pepper, chopped
4 ounce can/jar roasted pink peppers
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons floor flaxseed
1 teaspoon floor sage
1 teaspoon floor thyme
1 teaspoon floor tarragon
Sea salt and freshly floor black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 levels F.  Convey roughly 12 ounces water to a boil in sauce pan. Toss in porcini mushrooms and switch warmth down to keep up under boiling. Stir each couple of minutes for 20 minutes.

In deep sauce pan, saute sausage (if encased, take away from casing) in 1 tablespoon olive oil, together with celery and onions, till sausage cooked. Drain extra oil. Place sauce pan again on low warmth. Break cauliflower into small florets and add to sausage combine. Toss in drained porcini mushrooms together with roughly 4 ounces of the porcini broth (save the rest of broth to make gravy; under), the rest of olive oil, inexperienced pepper, roasted pink pepper, Portabella mushrooms, flaxseed. Add onion powder, sage, thyme, tarragon, salt and black pepper and stir.  Switch to baking dish and place in oven. Bake for 45 minutes.

All-Function Baking Combine 

4 cups almond meal/flour
1 cup floor golden flaxseed
1/4 cup coconut flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon floor psyllium seed (elective)

In a big bowl, whisk collectively the almond meal/flour, flaxseed, coconut flour, baking soda, and psyllium seed (if desired). Retailer in an hermetic container, ideally within the fridge.  Makes 5 cups

Dressing/Stuffing (from Wheat Free Market Recipes)


1 cup All Function Baking Combine (see recipe above)
1-1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
2 giant eggs
3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
¼ cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Line the underside of an 8X8 inch sq. pan with parchment paper and put aside.

In a medium bowl mix baking combine, sage, thyme and salt. Then add egg, butter and milk. Stir effectively then switch to ready pan, being certain to unfold batter out evenly. Bake for 20 minutes then take away bread from oven and reduce into 1 inch cubes.

Place bread cubes again within the oven for 10-Quarter-hour after which flip off oven and permit bread to harden in a single day.  If not drying out bread in a single day, decrease warmth to 325 levels and bake bread cubes for 20-Half-hour or till bread has dried out.  Serves 6

Dressing Prep:

2 tablespoons bacon fats or salted butter
½ bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
2 giant cloves garlic, crushed
¼ plus 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup cooked meat (turkey, hen or sausage)
1 cup hen inventory
½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 levels F and butter a 9X5 loaf pan and put aside.

To a medium skillet add fats, chopped greens and salt. Prepare dinner over medium warmth for 10-12 minutes or till greens are tender. Flip off warmth and stir in cooked meat and dried bread cubes.

Add inventory and poultry seasoning. Stir effectively permitting the bread cubes to absorb the inventory. Style for salt and alter if wanted. Stir in egg.

Pour dressing into ready pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or till the highest has hardened or the specified consistency of dressing has been achieved.

Turkey Gravy

In the event you comply with the recipe for Cauliflower Mushroom Dressing (above), it is best to have round 8 ounces of porcini mushroom broth left over. This provides a beautiful mushroomy-meaty taste to the gravy, a deeper character not often present in customary gravies. Thickness is obtained with out wheat, cornstarch, or different carbohydrate-rich thickener by use of coconut milk.

As a result of the amount of drippings obtained will differ broadly, relying on the dimensions of your turkey, ingredient portions usually are not specified. Depend on style as you put together your gravy to gauge ingredient amount.

Turkey drippings
Coconut milk
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Sea salt

Warmth drippings within the roasting pan or poured right into a sauce pan on range at low-heat. Pour in coconut milk slowly, stirring, till desired colour is achieved. Gravy ought to be opaque, moderately than translucent.  Add onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt to style.


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound free sausage meat
2½ cups beef broth
½ can (13.6 ounces) coconut milk or cream
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
Sprint floor black pepper

In giant skillet, warmth oil over medium warmth. Sauté sausage, breaking apart because it browns. Prepare dinner till completely cooked and not pink.

Flip warmth as much as medium to excessive and pour in beef broth. Warmth simply wanting boiling, then flip right down to low warmth. Pour in coconut milk and stir in effectively. Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and simmer over low warmth for five minutes. Add further salt and pepper to style. Take away from warmth and put aside.

Higher than Mashed Potatoes (from the Wheat Stomach Cookbook)

Whereas potatoes, in fact, include not one of the Evil Grain, they’ve issues all their very own, together with the potential for inflicting excessive blood sugar rises. Many potatoes bought at this time are additionally genetically modified, introducing an entire new degree of uncertainty.  So right here is easy methods to recreate the style and really feel of mashed potatoes which might be each bit as god as–no, higher than!–the dish made with potatoes, however with not one of the worries.

1 giant head cauliflower, reduce into florets
2 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Place a steamer basket in a big pot with 2-inches of water. Convey to a boil over excessive warmth. Place the cauliflower within the basket and steam for 20 minutes, or till very gentle.

Take away from the warmth and drain. In a blender or meals processor, mix the cauliflower, cream cheese, butter, and salt. Mix or course of till easy.


1 cup shredded cheddar (or different) cheese
2 cups almond meal/flour
¼ cup coconut flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 giant eggs
4 ounces butter, melted (or different oil, e.g., extra-light olive, coconut, walnut)

Preheat oven to 325° F.  In meals chopper or processor, pulse shredded cheese to finer, granular consistency.  Pour cheese into giant bowl, then add almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt and blend completely. Add the eggs and butter or oil and blend completely to yield thick dough.  Spoon out dough into 10 or so ¾-inch thick mounds onto a parchment paper-lined baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or till calmly browned and toothpick withdraws dry.

Cheddar “Corn” Bread (from Wheat Free Market Recipes)

1 cup  All-Function Baking Combine (see recipe above)
2 giant eggs
¼ cup bitter cream
½ teaspoon compliant sweetener (elective)
4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (roughly 1 cup)
½ tablespoon butter for pan

Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Additionally place 8 inch forged iron skillet in oven to preheat. Enable skillet to preheat 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl add baking combine, eggs, bitter cream, sweetener (elective), butter and cheese. Mix till all components have been integrated

Rigorously take away pan from oven and add the reserved butter to the pan. Pour batter into the recent skillet. Bake for 25-28 minutes or till the highest of the bread begins to brown.

Be aware: An 8 inch cake pan may also be used. Don’t preheat the cake pan however permit a couple of extra minutes for cooking time.

Muffins: Lube the wells of a muffin tin with butter or use muffin liners. Utilizing a ¼ cup scoop, divide batter into muffin tins. Bake till muffin tops start to brown, roughly 18-22 minutes.  Serves 8

Acorn Squash Au-Gratin (from Wheat Free Market Recipes)

2 cups sliced acorn squash
1 onion, sliced
Salt to style
Pepper to style
1 cup milk or almond or coconut milk
1 tablespoon butter (omit butter and double coconut oil if dairy-free)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 tablespoons All Function Baking Combine (see recipe above)
½ cup cheddar cheese (omit if dairy-free)
5 slices bacon, diced

Preheat oven to 375 levels. Prepare squash in baking dish and layer onions over squash. Salt and pepper to style.  In a small stovetop pot gently warmth milk, butter, coconut oil and baking combine. Add cheese to pot and warmth till melted.  Pour heated milk combination over squash and onions. Prime with bacon. Cowl with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Take away foil and broil for five minutes to brown the highest to desired degree of browning.  Serves: 6

Cranberry Sauce

Right here’s a zesty model of conventional cranberry sauce, minus the sugar. The orange, cinnamon, and different spices, together with the crunch of walnuts, make this considered one of my favourite vacation aspect dishes.

There are 31.5 grams complete “web” carbohydrates in your complete recipe, or 5.25 grams per serving. To additional cut back carbs, you’ll be able to omit the orange juice and use extra zest.

1 cup water
12 ounces recent entire cranberries
1/4 cup Advantage Sweetener (or different pure sweetener equal to 1 cup sugar)
1 tablespoon orange zest + juice of half an orange
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
½ teaspoon floor nutmeg
¼ teaspoon floor cloves

In small to medium saucepan, carry water to boil. Flip warmth down and add cranberries. Cowl and prepare dinner at low-heat for 10 minutes or till all cranberries have popped. Stir in sweetener. Take away from warmth.

Stir in orange zest and juice, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Switch combination to bowl, cool, and serve.  Makes 6 servings

Apple Cranberry Crumble

Apple, cranberry, and cinnamon: the proper mixture of tastes and smells for winter holidays!

I took a little bit of carbohydrate liberties with this recipe. The whole recipe yields a scrumptious cheesecake-like crumble with 59 “web” grams carbohydrates (complete carbs – fiber); divided amongst 10 slices, that’s 5.9 grams web carbs per serving. (To cut back carbohydrates, the molasses within the crumble is elective, lowering complete carbohydrate by 11 grams.)

All the time style your batter to check sweetness, since sweeteners differ in sweetness from model to model and your particular person sensitivity to sweetness relies on how lengthy you’ve been wheat-free. (The longer you’ve been wheat-free, the much less sweetness you need.)

Crust and crumble topping
3 cups almond meal
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
1/4 cup Advantage Sweetener (or different sweetener equal to 1 cup sugar)
1½ teaspoons floor cinnamon
1 tablespoon molasses
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Sprint sea salt

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 giant eggs
2 tablespoons Advantage Sweetener (or different sweetener equal to ½ cup sugar)
1 Granny Smith apple (or different selection)
1 cup recent cranberries
1 teaspoon floor cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350° F.  In giant bowl, mix almond meal, butter, sweetener, cinnamon, molasses, vanilla, salt and blend.

Grease a 9½-inch tart or pie pan. Utilizing roughly 1 cup of the almond meal combination, kind a skinny backside crust together with your palms or spoon. (Dip palms or spoon in water to easy extra simply.)

In one other medium-sized bowl, mix cream cheese, eggs, and sweetener and blend with spoon or mixer at low-speed. Pour into tart or pie pan.

Core apple and slice into very skinny sections. Prepare in circles across the fringe of the cream cheese combination, working inwards. Distribute cranberries over high, then sprinkle cinnamon over total combination.

Gently layer remaining almond meal crumble evenly over high. Bake for Half-hour or till topping calmly browned.  Makes 10 servings

Berry Pastry:

  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg, overwhelmed
  1. Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium measurement microwaveable bowl.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute, stir after which prepare dinner for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Stir within the almond flour and overwhelmed egg.
  4. Let the dough cool barely, then knead till easy. Add a little bit additional almond flour if the dough is simply too sticky, then knead once more.
  5. Place dough between two items of parchment paper.  Roll skinny and reduce into circle shapes (I used an the wrong way up bowl). Fill with cream cheese and berries, can add compliant sweeteners if you want, fold in half and press edges closed. Bake on parchment paper at 425 for 12 minutes.  Drizzle with melted cream cheese, heavy whipping cream and compliant sweetener.




Don’t overlook to take a look at the numerous recipes within the Wheat Stomach books and within the:

Wheat Stomach 30 Minute or Much less Cookbook

These Wheat Stomach meals swaps will help you have a protected and wholesome vacation with out weight achieve, with out the agony of wheat/grain re-exposure, and with out rises in blood sugar. 

Joyful HEALTHY Holidays, everybody!


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