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US Autism & Asperger Association
November 15, 2012

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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.

EWG's Holiday Kitchen by Dr. Johanna Congleton

kids cookingDr. Johanna Congleton, Environmental Working Group Toxicologist, says, "Whether you're dressing the turkey or just filling up a veggie tray, chances are you're going to spend some time in the kitchen this holiday season. We could all use some tips to help us in the kitchen and in the grocery store - that's why I worked with my fellow EWG researchers to put together our Holiday Kitchen Tips.

Click here to read EWG's Holiday Kitchen Tips and learn how easy it is to create a healthy and environmentally friendly kitchen for the holidays.

Thanksgiving Social Story

social story

Click here to read a Thanksgiving social story.

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.

Cranberry-Orange Glazed Turkey

giadaThanksgiving is a time to spend with friends, family and fabulous food! Giada De Laurentiis creates a fresh approach to a classic menu with Roasted Root Vegetable Salad, Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Risotto, and Cranberry-Orange Glazed Turkey for a memorable Thanksgiving.

One 11-pound turkey, cut into 6 pieces
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cranberry Orange Glaze, recipe follows
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Assorted fresh herb sprigs, orange wedges and whole cranberries, for garnish2

Click here for entire recipe.
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In this issue:


Let's Talk Turkey - A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey

EWG's Holiday Kitchen by Dr. Johanna Congleton

Thanksgiving Social Story

Apple-Sage Glazed Grilled Whole Turkey with Grilled Apples by Bobby Flay

Cranberry-Orange Glazed Turkey by Giada De Laurentiis

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