Thanksgiving Classics eBook: Gluten Free & Traditionally Prepared

by lydia on October 31, 2012

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. While I do hold a special place in my heart for all holidays, Thanksgiving is by far the one that lights the chef in me up the most. There is just something about taking a day to reflect, and enjoy being with the ones you love all surrounded by some of the most comforting foods. I’ve been preparing healthy Thanksgiving dinners for the past 18 years or so. Even as a guest on Thanksgiving, I’ve always had a hand in part of the food preparation. Over the years I’ve developed, refined and sampled many many recipes.

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A few years ago after going gluten free and learning to prepare things in a more traditional manner, I found the need to revamp many of my recipes to suit my new lifestyle. That’s why I’ve created a collection of 18 recipes all gluten free, and some with an option for those who may still eat wheat. I want to share those recipes with others, which is why I’ve created my ‘Thanksgiving Classics ebook: Gluten Free & Traditionally Prepared’ on sale now for just $4.95. I’m not sure which recipe I get more excited about, they all get my mouth watering.

The recipes you will find in my Thanksgiving Classics eBook include;

  • Ambrosia
  • Brined Pastured Turkey
  • Shrimp Bisque
  • Brussel Sprouts in a Sherry Orange Cream Sauce
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Mashed Turnips
  • Mixed Green Salad with Figs & Candied Walnuts in a Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Classic Sourdough Stuffing (gluten free option, traditional option, Sausage or Giblet stuffing)
  • Wild Rice Stuffing or Wild Rice Oyster Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Giblet Gravy
  • Basic Pan Gravy

You can purchase a copy of my Thanksgiving Classics eBook for just $4.95!

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Many of these recipes come with a few recipes in one. All of my recipes are with optimal health in mind. My sweet potato casserole focuses on flavor and not adding a ton of sweetness, you can add some honey but it’s optional. I find it so fun to feed people real food and watch them realize they can actually taste the main ingredients. My cranberry sauce is one of my favorites. I look forward to making the same one every year. I’ve tried so many types of cranberry sauce recipes over the years, but I just keep coming back to this one. I chose mashed turnips instead of potatoes to lighten the starch a bit. You would be surprised how good they are! The Shrimp Bisque is quite lovely and comes with a recipe for stock and shrimp butter, oh my! Shrimp butter – need I say more?! This eBook is for the main dish and side dishes only, no desserts are included.

The recipes in this eBook reflect my own personal favorites that I, my family and many guests have enjoyed over the years. I share them with you in the hopes that they may become some of your family’s favorites as well.

The recipes in this eBook are designed to serve approximately 6 adults. I have included the ingredients that I think are the best quality and most nutritious with which to feed yourself and others. Please feel free to substitute ingredients that are more conducive to your budget, as well as to where you live and shop.

Also please note that there are several recipes that require ahead of time preparation, so please review the recipes carefully so you can plan ahead.

Most importantly, have fun with this book and savor the joy of nourishing yourself, your friends and your families. Get your copy for only $4.95 today!
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Lydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.

Lydia offers specialized step by step counseling to transform your health. Personalized consultations to suit your specific needs are offered via phone, Skype or in person. Lydia offers a variety of packages offered to suit your individual needs. Contact Lydia today for your free initial consult and to learn more about what she has to offer you!


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Gwen B. October 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm

This looks amazingly beautiful and I Love, Love Love that Thanksgiving is a happy time for you. The book looks great. Maybe I have undiagnosed OCD, I stress too much about everything being perfect. In your beautiful photo, I have to say, I noticed that the knife blade should face in, toward the plates. Wine and water goblets should never be on the left. Instead, you have three options: ) English way:
On the right, above the plate. From left to right: Water, red wine, white wine, champagne above red wine. Note that in English protocol, you may place your glasses in a diagonal instead of a strait line.
2) French way:
Strait above the plate, from left to right: water, red wine, white wine, champagne
3) American way:
Almost like French, but no champagne glass and the red wine slightly above the 2 others.
Also the bases of the forks need to be even. Dressing the table seems sometimes as important since so many say we eat with our eyes.
I must confess my brined turkey still tastes too salty and the perfect table cannot fix that! For that, I probably need to download this expert book.
Thanks for being a great teacher. Couldn\’t help but share. Hope you\’re not offended!

lydia October 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm


I haven’t set my table this fancy in YEARS, because of the kids. This is not my table, I used someone else’s photo with permission! Gwen, you can always use less salt than is recommended. I’ve done it in the past where I found it TOO salty as well, so I just remembered that and adjusted it to my own liking!

Diana Batema November 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Went to purchase the book with savings code PICKLE (from, but there was no place on the Paypal site to use the code for $2.00 off. Is this an error?

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