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My GAPS Thanksgiving Dinner Plan 2012

This year will be my second Thanksgiving on GAPS. In the picture above you can see what we had last year.  It is possible to have a lovely meal so long as you are able to eat the foods from the full GAPS list.

If you are very new to GAPS, it might feel horrible.   Looking back on it, I’m glad I started GAPS after Thanksgiving.  It gave me almost a year to get used to the foods and preparation methods for the alternative flours.

My 1st Thanksgiving in 2010, I was pretty well in the groove and had a very nice meal. Here is a photo. This year I relied heavily upon my affiliate partner Sarah Schatz’s Thanksgiving menu planner from Heart of Cooking Allergy Free Menu Planners to help me create some of our old favorites.

My 1st GAPS Thanksgiving 2010

So what are we having for Thanksgiving 2012?  This will be my second Thanksgiving on GAPS.

Every year I say that I am going to make it easy on myself and cook less dishes.  Maybe this year I can stick to that idea.  With that in mind, here is my plan for this year’s meal…


Mushroom Onion Gravy

Mushroom Onion Gravy

Coconut Bread Stuffing

Coconut Bread Stuffing

That is still a lot of dishes to prepare all in one day. The desserts remain to be chosen.

I have to admit I got a little carried away with my Faux Sweet Potato pie.   It was just so delicious.  I made four pies in all… shared the first two with my coworkers, ate one piece of number 3 then gave it away to one of our neighbors who gave it a 10. Number 3 was my favorite and the recipe I shared on Saturday.  But pie #4 has been here keeping me company.  Even though it had only 2 Tablespoons of honey and no meringue, we have been spending a lot of face time together, if you get my drift. ;-)

Faux Sweet Potato Pie

Remember Patty from Loving Our Guts and Joy from The Liberated Kitchen and I are hosting the Grateful GAPS Holiday Foods blog hop and you are welcome to share your GAPS Friendly recipes.

Do you have your menu all planned out?



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6 comments to My GAPS Thanksgiving Dinner Plan 2012

  • Looks wonderful, Starlene! Thanks for including my cranberry sauce :) I’m a slacker – I still don’t have it all figured out. Better get on that!
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    Starlene Reply:

    I’m sure you will come through with a magnificent meal! Looking forward to seeing your Thanksgiving dinner meal on your blog. :-)


  • Looks divine, Starlene! Collaborating with my mom on this year’s Thanksgiving menu, so hopefully that’ll be easier. But we’re also cooking for 26 people – haha, yeah. Wish me luck. I made a yummy marinade for the turkey last year and I slow-cooked it overnight, which was great. Hopefully I’ll get some time to write up the recipe for it on my MidEATS blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)


    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Heba! I’m behind on responding to comments, whoops! Wow, 26 people! How did that work out? I can’t even imagine! The marinade sounds wonderful, would love to see it. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~Starlene


  • Oh my, I wish I would have checked this out! My dinner was good but this looks great. I think I will try making the stuffing and gravy anyway just for dinner on a regular day.
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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Charlotte, I have had this gravy throughout the year but usually only have stuffing at Thanksgiving or Christmas. I too should make it at other times as I love it. Thanks for stopping by and visiting!


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