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US Autism & Asperger Association, Inc. November 21 , 2007

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Friends Be True, And Good Health Be Yours During This Thanksgiving Holiday. Wishing You Many Thanks From The Staff At USAAA For Your Continued Support. Happy Holidays.

The following are some recipes and links for your Thanksgiving dinner that address the Gluten Free, Casein Free (GFCF) diet.

Let's Talk Turkey—A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey
Every facet of getting a turkey from the store to the dinner table is included
Shelton Turkeys are NEVER fed or administered any antibiotics or artificial growth stimulants at any time. Shelton turkeys have been the standard of excellence since 1924 in Southern California.
Carving a Turkey, By: Allrecipes Staff
While nothing is as impressive as a beautiful, bronzed turkey on the holiday buffet, it's much easier to carve the bird in the kitchen than at the table. These easy-to-follow steps take that turkey from centerpiece perfection to neat slices on your serving platter.
VEGGIE LOAF As seen on PBS's Life Wise

Stuffing, Source: Christel King, GFCF Kids, Yahoo Group
Remember, NEVER stuff your turkey with any kind of stuffing, this is to prevent food borne illnesses.

VEGAN PUMPKIN PIE, Source- Mary Beth Blackmon, Food Allergy Kitchen
Pumpkin Pie GFCF Kids
Do not try the knife in the pie to see if it sticks. This doesn't work with this pie. Just refrigerate (overnight if possible).
TACA, Talk About Curing Autism, lists over 160 GFCF items you can buy in stores in Southern California which include Whole Foods and Wild Oats which may carry the same products in their stores in other states. Click here for the list.

Recipe from Whole Foods Market:
This deliciously moist roasted turkey is surprising in its ease of preparation. Exactly what you remember from Thanksgiving dinners of old - only better. While you can prepare this turkey recipe without the brining step, we highly recommend you to give it a try as this process produces wonderfully succulent meat. When set on the table, this beautiful bird is guaranteed to elicit oohs and aahs.

14 to 15 lb turkey
2 carrots, peeled if desired and roughly chopped
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
2 onions, roughly chopped
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
4 TB organic butter, melted
black pepper to taste
Ingredient Option: use gluten-free chicken broth, if desired.

Brine the turkey overnight (12 hours) by submerging completely in a salt water solution made from a ratio of ½ cup table salt to one gallon water. (Or, you may brine for 4 hours using a ratio of 1 cup salt to one gallon water.) Rinse the turkey and pat it dry.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix the carrots, celery and onion with the thyme leaves. Stuff the turkey cavity with the vegetables. Scatter remaining vegetables in the bottom of roasted pan.

Pour the chicken broth and white wine in the bottom of roasting pan with vegetables.

Place the turkey breast side down on a rack placed over the vegetables and broth. You may use either a flat rack or a V-rack. Brush half the melted butter all over the back of the turkey. Sprinkle to taste with black pepper. Save the remaining butter for later use.

Roast for two hours, breast side down, basting once. Remove from oven, carefully turn the turkey breast side up, using paper towels or clean rags as holders. Do not pierce the skin with a fork to turn. Brush the entire top of the turkey with the remaining melted butter and sprinkle with black pepper.

Return to the oven for approximately another 2 hours. Test for doneness with a meat thermometer. Continue testing approximately every 15 minutes until the temperature reaches 170°F for the breast meat and 175 to 180° for the thigh.

Let the turkey rest for 30 minutes before carving. Use the drippings for gravy.

Nutritional Info

Per serving (238g-wt.): 360 calories (150 from fat), 17g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 47g protein, 1g total carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 145mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium

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TIP - Dietary Intervention
"Eliminating the use of certain foods that contain wheat, dairy, glutens, and caseins (a milk protein) has brought about marked improvement in speech and behavior for many children with ASD." (from the book, Diagnosis Autism: Now What?, 10 Steps to Improve Treatment Outcomes; A Parent-Physician Team Approach, by Lawrence P. Kaplan, PhD, ISBN #0976535661).

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In This Issue :
Let's Talk Turkey
Shopping Season
TIP - Dietary Intervention
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