Hi, I'm Kim

Hi, I’m Kim Christensen, M.Om., Dipl.OM, L.Ac. I’m a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and owner of Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back before going to school and becoming a healthcare practitioner, Affairs of Living was my creative outlet while healing from chronic health issues. There's big changes coming to the site - it will soon be the home of my new health coaching practice! Stay tuned. 

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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Here in the United States, Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  On Thursday the nation will gorge themselves on turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, those pasty dinner rolls and pie.  Lots and lots of pie.  For those of us with allergies, such holiday meals can be like obstacle courses.     The traditional Thanksgiving fare leaves us feeling left out at the family table.  

Thankfully, there are many delicious ways to keep the spirit of Thanksgiving without sacrificing your diet.   Here are some of my favorite recipes that are perfect for holiday get- togethers and good enough for grandma to enjoy.

Also, check out my Thanksgiving recipe roundup from last year, which has a few other options not mentioned below.

So, let's be thankful!

And by the way, I'll be posting a recipe for a delicious Sweet Potato Pie with Seedy Amaranth Crust tomorrow - it's gluten-free, vegan, and suitable for those in the late stages of the anti-Candida diet. So check back soon!

Pepper-Crusted Cashew Cheese with Herbs


Russian Salad with Sauerkraut and Creamy Mustard Herb Dressing (GF, vegan, ACD)


Cream of Turnip and Fennel Soup (GF, vegan, ACD)


Crock Pot Beef Roast with Root Vegetables and Flourless Gravy (GF, ACD)

Main Course 

Who says you need to cook a whole turkey? Try one of these other protein packed options instead.

Wild Rice & Quinoa Pilaf Stuffing with Parsnip Gravy (GF, vegan, ACD)

Stuffing Substitutes

Apple, Turnip & Cabbage Hash (GF, vegan, ACD)


Yeast-Free Pumpkinseed Teff Sandwich Bread (GF, vegan, ACD)


Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Crust and Cashew Cream (GF, vegan, ACD)



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Can't wait - book marking!

November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDinetonite

Came here via your friend at Lymenaide. WOW! What a great blog. Definitely bookmarking <3

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChickiepea
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