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When I was a kid, I always looked forward to holidays because it was a guarantee that my mom served all the dishes I loved. I always counted on a turkey, a sweet potato dish and green beans at Thanksgiving for example.
Unfortunately, that’s all changed now.
More than three years ago, I was diagnosed with adult onset food allergies. And after multiple consultations with a doctor, I cut gluten out of my diet in February.
Adjusting my everyday menu has been a struggle, but nothing compares to anxiety and stress I have felt over the upcoming holidays. My family and I have to break away from traditional recipes and extend the food choices for my new diet.
To assuage my discomfort as well as my family’s, I tried new recipes before the big family dinner of Thanksgiving. I tested various recipes of side dishes ranging from gluten-free to dairy-free and in some cases, vegetarian.
Thanks to those dishes and others, I have become more comfortable with the idea of cooking for the holidays, especially for loved ones.
Knowing several other adults and children suffer from the same allergies I do, I am sharing some of the new gluten- and dairy-free recipes that are allergy friendly.