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Month: November 2016

21 Dairy Free, Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

21 Dairy Free, Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Holidays can be tough for people with food allergies or sensitivities. Most traditional dishes seem to be loaded up with wheat, corn, butter, milk, and more, making it hard to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal.

Here are 21 delicious, healthy, dairy free and gluten free Thanksgiving recipes to complete your main dish (turkey, ham, etc.). Each is a twist on a traditional favorite that will make your holiday dinner safe and satisfying for everyone.

These recipes are suitable for low-carb, Paleo or GAPS diets, but feel free to make adjustments or substitutions where needed.

I’ve culled together these recipes from some of my favorite real food blogs from around the web. Just click on the image to go to the blog with the recipe.

Related: Thanksgiving Leftovers: Black Friday Pie and Turkey Soup with Root Vegetables

Dairy Free, Gluten Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Dairy Free, Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts
We wish you a very happy, healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

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5 Tips for a Sustainable Wedding

5 Tips for a Sustainable Wedding

Ah, weddings! Generally extravagant and lavish affairs, couples often consider their wedding as one of the most special days in their lives. Weddings, however, aren’t easy to plan, and often involve a high level of stress. Due to this, even people who are environmentally and socially responsible in their everyday lives can forget to adhere to their principles while planning a wedding.

Sadly, our special days can have many environmental repercussions, and that’s why it’s important to try and keep these wonderful occasions as eco-friendly as possible. The consequences of our environmental neglect are steadily building up—not only in terms of physical changes such as rising sea levels and drought, but also in terms of economics where experts have found that environmental neglect contributes to overall recession and job loss.

Here are some tips you can follow to make sure your wedding is sustainable. Implementing these ideas is actually quite easy. By taking these seemingly small steps, you will not only have a wonderful wedding, but also help sustain our beloved environment.


Send invitations and envelopes made from recycled paper. Recycled paper can be very beautiful, and this way, each guest will receive a one-of-a-kind invite, since you can find recycled papers that are unique in shade and texture.

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