Thanksgiving! Migraine and gluten free, round 2

Three years ago, I wrote a post about celebrating Thanksgiving with my brother, who has Celiac Disease. Welp, we get to do it again!! We’re loading up the mini and making the nine hour drive to his place! I thought I’d help out my fellow migraineurs by sharing what we’re having on the menu. 

Note: I’ve been on the migraine-free diet for nearly five years now. I know that these foods will not trigger a migraine for me. If they are your trigger, just avoid them. 

We’ll start with the star of the show, the turkey. I love using a brine on the turkey. Once again, we’ll be using the brine kit from World Market. The only questionable ingredient in the mix is orange peel. I’ve never had any issues with it. There are probably a ton of homemade brine recipes out there on the interwebs. You can always adapt one to eliminate your triggers, and voila! A delicious, gluten and migraine free turkey. Gobble gobble!

Last time I also made a cranberry chutney that was delish. I used peach juice instead of orange juice, and left out the orange zest. It worked well! 

 I don’t know if we’ve officially decided on appetizers, but I’m going to stick with my old favorite, veggies and hummus. Since my last post, I have actually figured out how to make awesome homemade hummus. This is the recipe I use.  You can make it a day ahead of time so it’s ready to go. I don’t know if I’ll have time to make some before I go, so I’ll probably just stick with Sabra. 

My mom is making Syracuse potatoes in the instant pot. I’ve never had them before, but she says they’re pretty amazing. I’ll probably make a couple baked sweet potatoes for my girls because they looove them. And they’re super easy. Wash potatoes. Poke potatoes. Wrap them in foil. Pop them in the oven at 400 for 45-60 minutes. 

I bought some Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Biscuit Mix, so I’ll make some biscuits with that. 

My mom and I love a good squash dish, so I’d like to make roasted butternut squash again. It’s so good! We did it last time we had Thanksgiving together. Here’s the recipe I’ll be following. 

Some French cut green beans would be a great complement to the meal. Nothing fancy, just cook them, add butter and salt, and I’ll be a happy camper. 

My brother’s girlfriend is in charge of the pumpkin pie. She found a gluten free crust. Other than that, there really aren’t any migraine triggers in the pumpkin pie. 

So there you go! Gobble til you wobble, and may you remain migraine free throughout the Thanksgiving weekend! 


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