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US Autism & Asperger Association
November 18, 2011

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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

Click here for information from USDA on every facet of getting a turkey from the store to the dinner table.

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.
Easy GFCF Gravy
Slowly mix tapioca mixture into broth/scrapings, stirring briskly with a whisk. (If you add the tapioca mix too fast, you'll end up with a gelatinous mess, so be patient!)
Karina's Veggie Loaf
Serves 8, adapted by Ellen A.

Ellen A syas, "Back in '06, I posted a recipe for Karina's Veggie Loaf which I adapted from her blog, Gluten Free Goddess. Tonight I made it again (for probably the umpteenth time!) but with a few more changes. I think I've arrived at what I think is the final and best version, at least for me.


Savory Stuffing
Woggle-Bug's tip: Stuffing can be cooked separately in a large glass casserole dish, but more stock may be needed to replace the moisture that usually comes from the turkey cavity.


Corn free Cranberry Sauce Variations
1. Some people say that no water should be added and that the cranberries should be served with a minimum of juice;

2. others add a little tapioca starch at the end of the cooking time to give a thicker consistency to the sauce; it's a matter of taste!


Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie Source - Whole Foods.
One mother says, "I would replace the soymilk in either one of these recipes with rice, almond or coconut milk!" Another mother says, "substitute coconut milk for evaporated milk, substitute eggs with egg replacer
and use honey in place of sugar.

GFCF Pumpkin Pie with coconut milk milk in the pumpkin pie? I'm totally trying that.

Golden Roasted Turkey - Gluten-Free

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. Click here for entire recipe.

Jane's Holiday Kitchen

kids cookingOne of my favorite things about the Holidays, especially Thanksgiving, is spending time with my family -- in the kitchen or around the table. If you're looking for great new recipes to enliven your cooking, or as a gift for your friends and family, check out EWG's 2011 Holiday Gift Bag. It includes Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic Cookbook, a To-Go Ware Snack Stack and other great items to green your holiday kitchen. Click here to order one today (supplies are limited).

As Senior Vice President for Research at EWG, I want to make it easy for you to prepare your holiday feasts with your family's environmental health in mind.

Click here and follow these simple tips as you shop, cook and eat together.

Thanksgiving Social Story

social story

Click here to read a Thanksgiving social story from Slater Software.

Apple-Sage Glazed Grilled Whole Turkey with Grilled Apples by Bobby Flay
Thanksgiving on the grill

babby flayRobert William "Bobby" Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of five restaurants: Mesa Grill and Bar Americain in New York City; Mesa Grill in Las Vegas; Mesa Grill in Bahamas (Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau); and Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Flay has hosted seven Food Network television programs and appeared regularly on an eighth. He has also appeared as a guest on other Food Network shows and hosted a number of specials on the network.

1 tablespoon canola oil, plus more for brushing on the turkey
1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
1 serrano chile, coarsely chopped
3 cups apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped, plus 2 peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 whole (20 pound) turkey

Click here for entire Apple-Sage Glazed Grilled Whole Turkey recipe with Grilled Apples.

Fusilli with Shrimp and Arugula by Giada De Laurentiis

giadaGiada De Laurentiis has become a household name. With an impressive background of culinary training and a unique personable charm, she is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility not only with her expanding presence beyond Food Network, but also with the great success of her cookbooks, brand alliances, newly launched food products and recurring role on The Today Show.

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup dry white wine
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
12 ounces fusilli pasta
3 cups (packed) fresh arugula, torn in 1/2

Click here for entire Fusilli with Shrimp and Arugula recipe.

In this issue:

USAAA Conference Presentation Downloads Holiday Special Offer

All 19 recorded sessions for only $99 or download each individual session for only $10; audio download only $5

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