In my family there are a number of us that are on Gundry and many who are not. So, when planning our potluck feast, I assigned the traditional non-Gundry items to members of the family not on Gundry - i.e. my uncle and his lovely new wife were assinged stuffing and bread - and I asked each of the Gundry followers to contribute a Gundry-friendly side dish.
While we're making an effort to have lots of delicious Gundry-approved options available, we will still be prepareing some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Despite their dedication to the Gundry lifestyle, my dear Max is still making his famous Cheesy Potatoes and my aunt is still in charge of baking pies - it's tradition! I wait all year to indulge in my aunt's famous chocolate chip pie! Although, word has it she is working on a Gundry-friendly pumpkin pie using almond meal in the crust and a combination of agave and stevia to sweeten the pumpkin (we're allowed 1 cup per day).
For most of the Gundry-ers in the family, we will probably partake in a bit of the traditional stuff, but moderate ourselves more than we would have pre-Gundry.
If you are participating in a Thanksgiving feast in which you are the only Gundry'er, offer to bring a side dish and bring a Gundry-approved vegetable or green salad. You can load up on veggies and some turkey and partake in a few bits of the traditional items like mashed potatoes, candied yams and stuffing.
Here are some delicious, festive and Gundry-friendly recipes from the latest issue of Sunset magazine:
|Warm Brussels sprout leaves with toasted garlic and lemon|
|Roasted cauliflower with capers|
|Southwestern Roasted Green Beans (Sunset, Nov. 2001)|
|Roasted chile-lime broccolini|
|Chestnut and sharp cheddar crostini|
|Warm crab and artichoke dip|