The sweet coconut flavour of this crust complements the smooth, rich lemon flavour of the filling, combined with the light fluffy melt in your mouth meringue. For me, this dessert provides a nice light ending to a Christmas meal. If this sounds good to you, get your oven mitts, a large and small mixing bowl, and a sauce pan, then proceed with this recipe and experience some lemon goodness!
The wonderful flavours of yams, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, and leeks combined with an olive oil of your choice and fresh herbs, make a delicious addition to a Christmas meal. While cooking, the potatoes are infused with the flavours of garlic, rosemary, sage, and leeks. We enjoy this dish so much that we frequently make it throughout the year to accompany our other dishes. I cook this dish in a stoneware pan because I enjoy the way the stoneware browns the potatoes, but they will brown in a metal or a ceramic pan as well.
I started making my own cranberry sauce years ago after I moved to British Columbia, Canada, where cranberries can be bought fresh from the market since they are grown and harvested here. I was surprised at how simple and easy this sauce is to make. The vibrant Christmas red of the cranberries add an interesting flare of color to a Christmas meal and the flavour is an intriguing mix of mostly sweet and and a little tart. To add to the fun, the fresh cranberries make a festive popping sound as they cook.
Part 2 Of 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series: Full Bodied Gluten-Free, Corn-Free Gravy (With a Dairy-free Option)
Every Christmas, I look forward to this rich gravy that is infused with a slight sweetness derived from dates and sun dried tomatoes. Vegetables, herbs, and pan drippings from the turkey add to the flavour. The preparation does involve a little extra effort, but I think you will find the flavour of this sauce makes the time spent well worth it. There is a dairy-free option included since many have a dairy allergy or sensitivity.
Part 1 Of 5 Part Christmas Dinner Series: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Corn-Free, Hazelnut And Mandarin Stuffing
This rice based stuffing has been a favourite of our family for a few years. It is infused with the rich flavour of hazelnuts and tangy sweetness of mandarin oranges combined with a light olive oil of your choice. It is relatively simple to make and provides a rich source of flavour within the turkey as it roasts, adding to the pan drippings which will be used in the gravy.
With Christmas just around the corner, many who are G-free may be wondering how to create a full-bodied Christmas meal, that will leave everyone’s taste buds jumping with joy. The transition to a G-free Christmas can be tricky since wheat flour is traditionally used to thicken sauces and bread based stuffing has been used for turkeys. My favourite recipes have been compiled into this 5 part series to help ease this transition and to demonstrate that a G-free Christmas meal can be just as delicious as the ones you enjoyed prior to diagnosis. Everything in the 5 part series is made from scratch, just like at Gramma’s house, minus the gluten.