As the days grow dimmer -- and shorter -- and the cold seeps in, broth, soup, and the smell of baking begin to sound especially comforting. No wonder. They are. "But you can't eat good stuff," remarked a casual acquaintance as I expressed this Autumn meditation, "I mean, you're gluten free."
Pshaw. Most good foods are gluten-free naturally. Broth, for instance. Chicken soup. Black Bean Brownies.
And as Thanksgiving approaches, do you think about what's going to be on your table? While heaps of pop culture blarings, and some of the modern traditions, put wheat front and center, Thanksgiving is an easy hop into comforting, warming, naturally gluten-free fare.
And broth is not only healing and easy, it adds body and deep flavour to whatever you add it to.
If you're looking for a good Celiac-safe addition to the provender this holiday, make some bone broth. I just did. And the pot will last me a week and then some.
It warms the kitchen before it warms your belly.
TUMBLING GLUTEN FREE
EASY CHICKEN BONE BROTH
1 small organic chicken
1 small sweet onion, chopped int quarter
1 clove garlic, finely diced
1) Wash chicken and remove any packaging, as well as the giblets. Add chicken to a roasting pan,
with onion and garlic placed in the bottom.
2) Roast chicken for approximately 1 hour, covered, at 350 F
3) Allow chicken to cool, and remove all the meat from the carcass. Setting aside the
meat, place the bones and giblet in a large pot or slow cooker
and completely cover with water, adding any liquid in the roasting pan
5) Slow cook OR bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer if in pot.
Allow to cook 12-25 hours.
6) Strain out the bones with a thin-mesh colander, and store broth in glass
storage containers or mason jars.
Consume within a week, or a freeze.
Broth isn't only delicious. It's healing. I use it often to soothe and heal up my gut if I've been glutened. But at a holiday, it's excpetional added to whipped dairy-free potatoes, gluten-free quinoa stuffing, and savoury chestnut scones.
Below is a recipe for the taters and quinoa with broth.
But honestly, feel free simply to sip in an evening when the light has limped off early, the cold has crept in, and you're feeling a sniffle come on. Nothing is quite like simple; and simple is often the key to satisfying and naturally gluten-free eating.
WHIPPED DAIRY FREE POTATOES
(with Bone Broth)
[ gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free ]
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