One thing that is always certain at Thanksgiving dinner is that there never seems to be enough stuffing to go around. People love stuffing on Thanksgiving, helping themselves to extra portions and fighting over the last remaining spoonful. Who can blame them? Stuffing is always delicious and a rare treat, and if its a family recipe, then it is even more prized than traditional store-bought stuffings.
But if you’re a vegetarian or you possess a gluten intolerance, and you’re going to be enjoying the holiday dinner at family or friends who do not share the same food restrictions, then you may have be unable to partake and enjoy of the wonderful stuffing that the other guests all consume greedily. They may express false sympathy for you, but inside, they are secretly happy, because it means more for them.
But there just happens to be a number of vegetarian stuffing recipes and gluten-free stuffing recipes available on the internet, making this holiday treat accessible to everyone. If you are preparing the Thanksgiving feast yourself, you can easily prepare one of these alternative stuffing recipes for your family and guests to enjoy, or you can bring it to the home of the hosting party as an additional side dish.
Vegetarian Stuffing Recipes
At http://www.fatfree.com/recipes/stuffing/ you’ll find over a dozen deliciously unique vegan stuffing recipes, including Sage-apple Stuffing, Vegetable Stuffing, and Wild Rice Stuffing, among others.
http://vegweb.com/ is another vegetarian recipe database that contains 10 vegetarian stuffing recipes, including Squash Stuffing, and Apple Raisin Stuffing. While on the site, browse around a little for other vegetarian holiday recipes. There happens to be a very nice selection of vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes on the site, along with accompanying pictures so you can view how delicious the the finished product will appear.
You’ll also find a fine assortment of vegetarian stuffing recipes and other vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes at http://allrecipes.com/ You can search through their large vegetarian recipe archive, or simply input ‘vegetarian stuffing’ into the search box on the main page.
Gluten-free Stuffing Recipes
Gluten-free stuffing recipes may be a bit harder to find, but they do exist. You’ll find a decent selection of delicious sounding stuffing recipes at Glutenfreeda, located at http://www.glutenfreeda.com/nov04_stuffing.asp Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the extended list of gluten-free stuffing recipes, including Pear & Pine Nut Stuffing, and Pumpkin and Pancetta Stuffing.
The Celiac Sprue Association also has a small collection of gluten-free stuffing recipes and other gluten-free Thanksgiving recipe ideas at http://www.csaceliacs.org/recipes2.php?catid=2
As delicious as homemade stuffing can be, no one can deny that they love the store-bought StoveTop Stuffing just as much. A recipe for a gluten-free stovetop stuffing that promises to be just as good, if not better than the store bought kind, can be found here http://glutenfreeliving.bravehost.com/stovetopstuffing.html
Vegetarians can also seek out The Almost No-Fat Holiday Cookbook: Festive Vegetarian Recipes by Bryanna Clark Grogan for additional vegetarian stuffing and Thanksgiving holiday recipes. For gluten-free holiday recipes, it might be difficult to find a recipe book devoted specifically to gluten-free holiday recipes, but the The Gluten-Free Kitchen: Over 135 Delicious Recipes for People with Gluten Intolerance or Wheat Allergy by Roben Ryberg or Cooking Gluten-Free! A Food Lover’s Collection of Chef and Family Recipes Without Gluten or Wheat by Karen Robertson are bound to have quite a few recipes that can be utilized for Thanksgiving or other holidays.