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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

G-Free & Joyful Holiday Season

Wow, December has really flown by, and it’s so easy to get swept away sometimes in the holiday swirl.

For many people, the holiday season is one of the most challenging times to be gluten-free. I’ve highlighted some of my favorite tips for staying SANE and gluten-free here from Simply Gluten-Free Magazine. 

Of course, this time of year is pretty much  about desserts, yes? Some of us aren’t all about mixing 5 different gluten-free flours and whipping out the xantham gum. I’ve collected a list of NATURALLY gluten-free desserts over the years—tried and true recipes that aren’t specialty cooking, but just happen to be marvelously gluten-free.

Remember, these foods are only GF if you use GF ingredients. And as always, check labels to avoid surprises.

There’s a range of allergy-friendly, grain-free, low sugar and completely decadent options, but there are enough options to choose from that you can surely find something that works for your lifestyle/food restrictions that you and your family can enjoy together.

dairy free (DF), egg free (EF) and soy free (SF), NF (nut free) *=check labels

Not that these are healthy by any stretch of the imagination, BUT Martha Stewart has a slideshow and recipes of 40 holiday candies, all of which (at a quick glance) are GF. Of course, you need tocheryl's pralines make sure the chocolate is GF, be mindful of cross contamination, etc. but this is an easy way to keep traditions without venturing into specialty flours and unfamiliar territory.

My personal favorites? My Bittersweet Chestnut Fudge and my Vegan Pralines.

Oh, right, and there’s holiday food, too. I’ve got a G-Free Turkey and Ham list for 2014.

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11 Comments on “G-Free & Joyful Holiday Season”

  1. Kate Meroski

    Happy Holidays! I’d love to win that Taste Guru box, thanks!

  2. Anna

    I’d love to win to bring into my gluten-free group at the hospital I work at!

  3. Rebecca

    I’d like to win because I always love to try new gluten-free products!

  4. I would love to win a box of gluten free goodies but really, I’d purrfur the kitty!

  5. Not entering the giveaway (Taste Guru sent me a package to give away at my support group open house–that was fun!), but did want to thank you for all the link love! 🙂 Hope your holiday season is the best!


  6. Dee Fedor

    I would love to win this Taste Guru box for my g free daughter who lets us live with her. Dad had a stroke, and I tend him 24/7. No income, no gift buying.

  7. Lana

    I would love to win a box for my tween who is GF. I tweeted…https://twitter.com/LanaMarin/status/545102435782361088

  8. […] for more holiday recipes? I have a mega roundup here of naturally gluten-free […]

  9. julie

    I would love to win, I love trying new gf products. They are so expensive and there are soo many that I couldn’t possibly try them all

  10. julie

    shared on fb

  11. Congrats, Dee! you’re the winner. Hope you enjoy the box!

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