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3 Video Tips For The Hypothyroidism Holiday Season

 

Hi, my name is A.L. Childers. I am a 10x published author, Holistic Health coach and the creator and founder of thehypothyrodiismchick.com
With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share  3 healthy tips that I’ve learned in my experience from working with my Hypothyroidism clients as, I believe, you will may find these suggestions very helpful this holiday season. You can find the complete list of 16 Healthy Tips on Surviving the Hypothyroidism Holiday Season along with Stress-Free Simple Hypothyroidism Holiday Tricks on my website  @ Thehypothyroidismchick.com. You can also find my books to be purchased on Amazon under A.L. Childers. Also on Instagram @thyroidismchick, twitter @ organic_being or @thyroidismchick and my fb group hypothyroidism & Hashimoto’s healing 411.
This is a time when friends and families gather near and far to get in some much-needed quality time
Many times when the holidays roll around we try to do too much, too fast and it certainly comes back to bite us in the butt. Having a chronic illness already gives us day to day challenges. Instead of jumping in with both feet blazing why not follow a few of these simple tricks to make your life easier.

1.Keeping your stress to a minimal is the key.
Stop expecting so much from yourself. Adjust your expectations and become more realistic of what your current abilities are. It’s not a downfall. It’s life and how it is for you. Don’t look at it like you’re less of a person. Everyone has their own issues and they might be better at hiding them than you. If you only have the energy for a few hours of activity, don’t push yourself, take your time and accomplish those activities as you can. You have to realize what is worth devoting your time and energy to, and try to stay clear of those things that don’t make the list.
Just completely Let Go of Perfection-
Moments, things and areas of your life don’t need to be perfect to be marvelous.
We are all human and we should give ourselves a break.
You don’t have to attend every holiday party. If you are tired from working all week or just tired in general. Give yourself a time out. You can’t give your best if you are not feeling your best.
Stop beating yourself up over not being able to do everything- Make list of what is most important and do that. Your home doesn’t have to look like a Kardashian or Martha Stuart remember they have people helping them decorate if not doing the decorating for them. If all you can do is put up a tree, then just put up a tree and be happy.
Take smaller steps to what you want to achieve- it’s easier to make a goal with small accomplishable tasks and this way you can see the things you have done and be joyful.
This year, focus on what you can do instead of what you can’t. Look for solutions instead of repeatedly dwelling on the issues and stumbling blocks.
Besides I’m over being to be perfect because frankly it’s exhausting.
Of course, you want your house to be fully decorated with a holiday village, outside decorations, and other things but if you only have energy for a tree then only put up that tree.
We seem to forget what really makes the holidays memorable isn’t an impeccably decorated home. It’s spending time with each other, talking and laughing, and sharing wonderfully delicious foods. I prefer to not be curled on the couch in exhaustion and pain the day after and just focus on what’s really important. With these simple tricks from my book, Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season,

2 Always Stay Hydrated-
Clean, filtered water helps to cleanse your body — inside and out. Your kidneys need the water to filter waste from the blood and excrete it into your urine. Your bowls need it to help keep things flowing or you can become constipated.
It also Boosts Brainpower- According to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, drinking water when you feel thirsty can help you think and act.
It Helps with Appetite Control and Gut Health- although you might not lose a ton of weight, drinking filtered water instead of drinking empty calorie sodas will certainly make a difference on the scales.
Staying hydrated Improves your mood- Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing that can cause headaches, irritability and fatigue. Studies suggest that increasing your daily amount of water intake can reduce the duration and intensity of headaches.
Remember: You should drink small amounts of water slowly over time. Never ever chug a ton of water there is something called water toxicity and people have died from it. How do you know you’re getting enough water? Take your body weight and divide it by 2. This is how many ounces a day your body needs. For example, if you weigh 160 lbs. divide that by 2 and you need 80 ounces of water per day for your body weight.

3. Sip Smartly-
Always try to keep both your calories and your buzz under control. Try to go for simply made and clear drinks for instance a single shot of vodka, gin, or rum mixed with club and a squeeze of lime will set you back only about 100 calories. Champagne is another great options. Not only is it low on the calorie chart—around 80 to 120 per glass—but champagne is more likely to be sipped rather than guzzled. Another rule of thumb is 1 alcoholic drink by following the next drink to be a glass of water. This way you stay hydrated and you are not consuming all alcoholic drinks.

Trying to adapt the traditional recipes to your dietary needs can be tough. Who can ever imagine Thanksgiving and Christmas without gluten filled grains? Let this book, Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season, be your resource to fabulous traditional holiday recipes. Finally, a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your health but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious. I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills. They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs.
It’s easier than you think to prepare a lavish holiday dinner with the main attraction being you; Delectable side dishes and mouthwatering desserts will help you be the life of the party while feeding your friends and family this extraordinary Holiday dinner.
Menu items can include
-Turkey and Gravy
-Ham
-Gluten Free Stuffing
-Mashed Potatoes
-Sweet potatoes
-Glazed carrots
-Green bean Casserole
-Cranberry sauce
-Side salad
-Gluten free dinner rolls
-Dessert

May Peace, Happiness and Prosperity be yours during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

 

 

 

 

 

Trying to adapt the traditional recipes to your dietary needs can be tough. Who can ever imagine Thanksgiving and Christmas without gluten filled grains? Let this book,   Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season, be your resource to fabulous hypothyroidism traditional holiday recipes. Finally a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your hypothyroidism but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious. I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills. They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs.

Menu items can include
-Turkey and Gravy
-Ham
-Gluten Free Stuffing
-Mashed Potatoes
-Sweet potatoes
-Glazed carrots
-Green bean Casserole
-Cranberry sauce
-Side salad
-Gluten free dinner rolls
-Dessert

Here are a few sample recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash
2 lbs. butternut squash, cut into cubes
15 slices of nitrate free, uncured bacon, cut in half
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
Dash of freshly ground black pepper

In a bowl, place the squash in a bowl and sprinkle with chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Wrap each piece of squash cube with a bacon slice and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. After the 20 minutes flip the bites over and bake for another 20 minutes. If you like crunchier bacon turn on your broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to burn.

Fried Plums with Caramelized Balsamic Vinegar
10 ripe plums, halved, seeds removed
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, halved
4 tbsp. caramelized balsamic vinegar

In a cast iron skillet add the coconut oil over low-medium heat and place the plum halves skin side up and fry for 4-5 minutes or until the plums are tender. Divide the plums onto two serving plates with macadamia nuts on top and caramelized balsamic vinegar drizzled around the plums.

Pear Pie with Brazilian Nut Crust
4 Bartlett pears, peeled and diced
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2/3 cup Brazilian nuts, finely chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped
2 tbsp. Kerry Gold Butter, ghee or coconut oil or non-dairy whipped butter, melted
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt

In a bowl, mix your peeled and diced pears along with your cranberries, honey and lemon juice, and sprinkle with one teaspoon of cinnamon and the ginger. Toss well to coat. Place this mixture in a 9-inch pie dish. In another bowl, mix the Brazilian nuts, coconut flakes, butter salt, and the other teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon. Spoon the topping over the pear mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbling. Allow this to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

I want to thank you for reading my latest blog. Please let me know if you need any support with it.
Otherwise, are we friends on Facebook yet? If not let’s do that now, healing Hypothyroidism. I like to connect on a more personal level there and often; offer social media only products that can only be accessed on my page and share daily updates along with recipes. Remember sharing is caring. Please share and post a comment to this blog! I would love to hear from you. Sign up for my blogs @ thehypothyroidismchick.com . You can also Follow me on instagram @ Thyroidismchick or Follow me on twitter @Thyroidismchick and organic_being      .
Health and Happiness,
Audrey
XoXo

Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Disclaimer
Always consult your primary health care adviser regarding your condition and additional treatment options. If placed on medication, certain food products should be avoided in the juice fast so as to ensure proper absorption of those medications.
The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested. The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements. Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek. I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.

May Peace, Happiness and Prosperity be yours during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

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Stress-Free Simple Hypothyroidism Holiday Tricks

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All too many times when the holidays rolls around we try to do too much, too fast and it certainly comes back to bite us in the butt. Having a chronic illness already gives us day to day challenges. Instead of jumping in with both feet blazing why not follow these simple tricks to make your life easier. You don’t need to do it all in one day. Approach it gradually. If you can get help from your loved ones then assign a task to everyone where you’re not overwhelmed or bombarded with things that need to be done. Keeping your stress to a minimal is the key. Stop expecting so much from yourself. Adjust your expectations and become more realistic of what your current abilities are. It’s not a downfall. It’s life and how it is for you. Don’t look at it like you’re less of a person. Everyone has their own issues and they might be better at hiding them than you. If you only have the energy for a few hours of activity, don’t push yourself, take your time and accomplish those activities as you can. You have to realize what is worth devoting your time and energy to, and try to stay clear of those things that don’t make the list. Of course, you want your house to be fully decorated with a holiday village, outside decorations, and other things but if you only have energy for a tree then only put up that tree. We seem to forget what really makes the holidays memorable isn’t an impeccably decorated home. It’s spending time with each other, talking and laughing, and sharing wonderfully delicious foods. I prefer to not be curled on the couch in exhaustion and pain the day after and just focus on what’s really important. With these simple tricks from my book,  Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season, you can learn how to prepare slowly, always listen to your body, enjoy each moment and stay stress free.

It’s easier than you think to prepare a lavish holiday dinner with the main attraction being you; A gorgeous hypothyroidism ass kicker. Delectable side dishes and mouthwatering desserts will help you be the life of the party while feeding your friends and family this extraordinary Holiday dinner.

2-3 weeks before Thanksgiving or Christmas day
Plan the guest list
Ask guests if they have any dietary restrictions
Try to collect RSVPs
Decorate with seasonal décor
Plan your menu
Assign a dish or beverage to each guest this way everyone shares in the day
Write your grocery list
Make sure you have the necessary kitchen tools
-Roasting pan
-Baster
-Meat Thermometer
-Serving platters and utensils

 

The week before Thanksgiving or Christmas
Prepare the Kitchen
-cleanout the fridge
-dig out what pots, pans or slow cookers you will use
-cleanout coolers for beverages
Prepare the house
-Each day pick a room to clean
-Plan the table seating
-Plan the table settings
Day before Thanksgiving or Christmas
-Bake your pies
-Prepare make-ahead side dishes
-Set the table

Trying to adapt the traditional recipes to your dietary needs can be tough. Who can ever imagine Thanksgiving and Christmas without gluten filled grains? Let this book,   Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season, be your resource to fabulous hypothyroidism traditional holiday recipes. Finally a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your hypothyroidism but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious. I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills. They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs.

Menu items can include
-Turkey and Gravy
-Ham
-Gluten Free Stuffing
-Mashed Potatoes
-Sweet potatoes
-Glazed carrots
-Green bean Casserole
-Cranberry sauce
-Side salad
-Gluten free dinner rolls
-Dessert

Here are a few sample recipes

Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash
2 lbs. butternut squash, cut into cubes
15 slices of nitrate free, uncured bacon, cut in half
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
Dash of freshly ground black pepper

In a bowl, place the squash in a bowl and sprinkle with chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Wrap each piece of squash cube with a bacon slice and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. After the 20 minutes flip the bites over and bake for another 20 minutes. If you like crunchier bacon turn on your broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to burn.

Fried Plums with Caramelized Balsamic Vinegar
10 ripe plums, halved, seeds removed
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, halved
4 tbsp. caramelized balsamic vinegar

In a cast iron skillet add the coconut oil over low-medium heat and place the plum halves skin side up and fry for 4-5 minutes or until the plums are tender. Divide the plums onto two serving plates with macadamia nuts on top and caramelized balsamic vinegar drizzled around the plums.

Pear Pie with Brazilian Nut Crust
4 Bartlett pears, peeled and diced
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2/3 cup Brazilian nuts, finely chopped
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped
2 tbsp. Kerry Gold Butter, ghee or coconut oil or non-dairy whipped butter, melted
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt

In a bowl, mix your peeled and diced pears along with your cranberries, honey and lemon juice, and sprinkle with one teaspoon of cinnamon and the ginger. Toss well to coat. Place this mixture in a 9-inch pie dish. In another bowl, mix the Brazilian nuts, coconut flakes, butter salt, and the other teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon. Spoon the topping over the pear mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbling. Allow this to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

I want to thank you for reading my latest blog. Please let me know if you need any support with it.
Otherwise, are we friends on Facebook yet? If not let’s do that now, healing Hypothyroidism. I like to connect on a more personal level there and often; offer social media only products that can only be accessed on my page and share daily updates along with recipes. Remember sharing is caring. Please share and post a comment to this blog! I would love to hear from you. Sign up for my blogs @ thehypothyroidismchick.com . You can also Follow me on instagram @ Thyroidismchick or Follow me on twitter @Thyroidismchick and organic_being      .
Health and Happiness,
Audrey
XoXo

Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, Hypothyroidism Clarity,A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way and  Hypothyroidism: The Beginners Guide: How to stop surviving and start thriving. You can find all these books on Amazon.  You can also find her actively involved in her Facebook Group : Healing Hypothyroidism. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Disclaimer
Always consult your primary health care adviser regarding your condition and additional treatment options. If placed on medication, certain food products should be avoided in the juice fast so as to ensure proper absorption of those medications.
The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested. The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements. Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek. I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

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Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Handbook: SURVIVING THE SEASON

 

holidaybookpictureWith the Holidays just around the corner I have been thinking of what meals to serve during the holidays.

The hypothyroidism diet is more than just any diet-it’s a lifestyle.

Trying to adapt the traditional recipes to your dietary needs can be tough. Who can ever imagine Thanksgiving and Christmas without gluten filled grains? Let this book be your resource to fabulous hypothyroidism traditional holiday recipes. Finally a Holiday cookbook that will have you sincerely appreciating all the hard work that I put into creating it. This cookbook not only has recipes that caters to your hypothyroidism but the recipes are extremely easy to prepare while still being delicious as they promote your health, help you begin to heal, and you’re eating cleaner on top of it all. These recipes can be used year-round not only around the holidays and will be a great addition to your library. I hope you find this Holiday book a godsend to the particularly crazy holiday season. This book includes a good variety of recipes that I know you will find to be delicious, full of flavor, healthy and just perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner table. From appetizers to main meals, side dishes and desserts these recipes are just wonderfully delicious.  I am not kidding when I tell you that the recipe options in this book are endless and you won’t be disappointed! You will be able to find that perfect recipe in this book that makes your taste buds soar, fits your dietary needs and has your family bragging on your cooking skills.  They may even think you secretly took lessons from Gordon Ramsay or Julia Childs.

Here are some of my favorite healthy recipes from this brilliant one of a kind book! You will soon realize that this book is more than just a recipe guide for your holidays that is not only full of helpful self care tips and idea’s but also may be your godsend to a  particularly crazy hypothyroidism holiday season.

Along with over 150 Holiday recipes; You will also learn how easy it is to

Set up your  Hypothyroidism Holiday kitchen

Easy and simple Natural Ways to Make Your House Smell like the Holidays

How to start healing your hypothyroidism

Easy and simple all natural cleaning recipes that you can make at home

Click on this link to order this book for  you or a loved one today!

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

2 8-ounce cans of whole water chestnuts

Coconut aminos {or tamari}

1 pound bacon, each piece cut into 4’s widthwise

1/4 cup coconut sugar

Place the drained water chestnuts in a bowl and add the coconut aminos and allow them to soak for 15 minutes. Next drain the water chestnuts and roll in the coconut sugar. Try to completely coat each piece. Wrap with a piece of bacon around the water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet spread the pieces. Bake at 400 F for 30-35 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp.

 

My favorite Cranberry Orange Relish

1 12 ounce package fresh cranberries

1 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon orange zest

Instructions:

Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the berries begin to break, or for about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and let it sit until it reaches room temperatures. The sauce will thicken as it cools.

Serve with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes!

My favorite Mama’s Cornbread Dressing!

This is my mother’s cornbread dressing but I have tweaked it where it is gluten free but it is wonderfully delicious.

2 cups chopped onions

2 cups chopped celery

1/2 cup Kerry Gold butter or GHEE

4 cups finely crumbled gluten free toasted bread

4 cups finely crumbled gluten free cornbread (precooked the day before)

1 tablespoon salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon dried sage

2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

Turkey broth as needed

4 large eggs, beaten

Melt butter in a skillet; add the onions and celery and sauté until tender.

Combine gluten free toasted bread and gluten free cornbread in a large bowl and mix. I always make my cornbread the night before in my cast iron skillet.

Add onions and celery plus their cooking liquid, the salt, pepper, sage, and poultry seasoning and mix thoroughly.

Add just enough turkey giblet broth to make a very moist mixture, not soupy moist, either, then stir in the eggs and scrape the dressing into a large greased baking pan or dish.

Bake in 400 degree F oven until dressing is nicely browned, about 30-40 minutes.

Optional: When I am feeling really southern in my roots and missing my grandmother. I will add to this recipe 2 chopped up, peeled precooked boiled eggs along with 2 shredded chicken breasts (meat only, no bones, of course). This is how my grandmother always made her dressing.

If you don’t know how to make Turkey Giblet broth here you go.  In a large pot, combine the neck and giblets (throw away the liver), 6 cups water, celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, skimming the froth occasionally, for 1 hour. Next you want strain the stock through a wire mess into a bowl. This may seem like a lot of work but the taste is soooOooooOoOOoOooOoo good.

Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

12 to 14 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices

½ tsp Himalayan sea salt, for taste, if desired

2/3 cup organic coconut brown sugar

¼ cup Kerry Gold Butter, ghee or coconut oil or non-dairy whipped butter

1/2 tsp grated orange peel

1 pinch of ground cloves or ground nutmeg ( your choice)

In a saucepan bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add carrots. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer covered 12 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.  In another sauce pan heat brown sugar, butter, orange peel and 1/2 teaspoon salt until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly. Do not overcook this mixture or it will taste burnt. Remove the mixture from heat. Drain your carrots and stir in the brown sugar mixture and the gloves or nutmeg. Cook over low heat about 5 more minutes, making sure to stir occasionally until carrots are glazed and hot.

Roasted Asparagus

3 pounds asparagus spears, cleaned and trimmed

2 tsp olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

In a bowl, toss asparagus with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1 chopped garlic clove and 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper. Next place the mixture in a   rimmed baking dish lined with parchment paper large baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes in a 425 degree oven.

My favorite Turkey Gravy

6 cups turkey pan drippings or 6 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour (or your flour of choice)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/ 2 cup Kerry Gold Butter, ghee or coconut oil or non-dairy whipped butter

I prefer to use the pan drippings and add chicken stock if need be. I also like to boil the gizzards, neck, onion,  celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns in my chicken stock if I don’t have enough pan drippings. I cook it for about 25 minutes. Brig it to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes.

If you decide to add the gizzards, neck, onion, celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns in the chicken stock to give it an extra sting make sure to drain it through a mesh strainer and throw away the gizzards, neck, onion celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns.

Melt the butter in a sauce pan, add the flour, and stir with a whisk to combine.  Slowly add your stock as your was whisking the roux.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and yum!

 

Do you want the best baked Holiday Turkey recipe or the best holiday ham or better yet the best holiday roast? Click on the link , order the book! 

Hypothyroidism Holiday RECIPE Guidebook: Surviving the Season

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