The holidays are swiftly approaching and we’re entering a time of indulgence. I enjoy cheating every once in a while, but I continually look for ways to eat well without sacrificing on health. This month, I’ll show you how to make some of your holiday favorites without the white sugar, white flour, preservatives, and colorings we’re trying to avoid. I’m excited to share classic recipes like pecan pie, pumpkin pie, cornbread, stuffing, delicious sides, fall salads, breads, and a fabulous “what-to-do-with-all-the-leftover-turkey” solution. I’m calling it a “Whole Foods Thanksgiving” and I hope you can use a few of the dishes to create a less-processed but wonderfully festive holiday.
I’ll also do my best to include a gluten-free version of each recipe I post, along with some dairy free options. I want everyone to have the opportunity to sit down for a delicious, unprocessed meal as we gather to give thanks.
I’m starting off with my favorite cornbread recipe. The cornbread is sweet, but not made-from-out-of-a-box sweet. I also made a gluten-free version for those of you who avoid gluten. I prepared both versions, gave the family a blind taste test, and surprisingly everyone liked the gluten-free version best! If you’ve never baked with gluten-free flours, this is a good recipe to start with. I’ll post a simple and savory cornbread stuffing in a few days.
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