Thanksgiving is upon us and I completely understand that it’s a tricky time for anyone with dietary restrictions. I was vegetarian for 7 years and when the holidays came around I always felt like I was inconveniencing the host or I felt like I was missing out and totally had #FOMO. Fast forward to now, I still have dietary restrictions, I try to be grain free as much as possible and gluten free more often. So I totally get it, holidays can be overwhelming, guilt-inducing, and tricky for anyone who has any dietary restrictions.
That is the exact reason why I needed to create a grain-free, vegan stuffing recipe!
This is definitely going to be on rotation this fall in my home, it’s so tasty and packed with fall flavours, protein, healthy fats, and it’s totally DELISH!
I’ve also used this recipe to stuff squash, you can find that recipe here. It’s to die for!
Grain Free Stuffing Recipe
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
10-12 Cremini Mushrooms, sliced
1/2 Cup Dried Mushrooms (I like a wild blend of mushrooms)
1/2 Yellow Onion, chopped finely
1 Clove Garlic, minced
2 Carrots, chopped finely
1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1/3 Cup Almonds, chopped
1/3 Cup Hazelnuts, chopped
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Dried Cranberries
Into a small pot put your dried mushrooms, cover with water and let simmer over low heat until rehydrated.
Meanwhile, in a large pan, I like my cast iron for this recipe, melt coconut oil. Add your fresh mushrooms, onion, garlic, and carrots. Let your veggies sauté until translucent and soft. Add your poultry seasoning and salt and pepper.
Once your dried mushrooms are rehydrated, chop them roughly and add them and the water your mushrooms were rehydrating in, into the onion mixture.
Simmer until all the liquid has evaporated. Move your mushroom and onion mixture off to one side of the pan. In the empty half of the pan toast your nuts and seeds until golden. Stir everything together. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Add in the cranberries, stir to combine and serve alongside the rest of your meal!