Friday, November 29, 2013

Gluten Free Apple Pecan Stuffing

Sedona, AZ

Well it's the day after Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for my family, friends, nature, health, travel, and adventure.  I work in the hospitality industry, so unfortunately was not able to spend this holiday with family.  I did however, find it quite necessary to make some stuffing!  Work has been quite time consuming, so I didn't grocery shop specifically for any items for this recipe.  It's straight from the RVegan pantry and produce I had on hand.
I've cut back on bread quite a bit this year, due to not being able to easily find quality bread made with unrefined flour, organic wheat, and non GMO ingredients.  It's a full time job finding real food sometimes that meets my standards, a strict list of rules about food that I abide by.  I digress... I am not intolerant of gluten at all, in fact gluten makes me very happy haha, but I had no bread.  Suddenly comes the inspiration to make a bread-free stuffing.

Gluten Free Apple Pecan Stuffing

Gluten Free Apple Pecan Stuffing
serves 4-6
gluten free, kid friendly, vegan, easy

¾ cup quinoa, rinsed with cold water
¼ white rice  (I used basmati) *can substitute brown rice, but add 15-20 minutes to cook time
1 ¾ cup water
1/8 cup tamari (can sub soy sauce though not gluten free)
1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup onion, chopped
⅓ cup pecans
1 apple, peeled, core removed, and chopped
¼ c raisins or dried cranberries
1 Tbsp fresh parsley
1/8 tsp dried sage
½ tsp dried parsley
¼ tsp thyme
¼ tsp celery seed (or 1-2 stalks of celery, chopped)

In a large pot, bring water, tamari, and olive oil to a boil.  Lower heat and stir in all other ingredients.  Cover and simmer on low, 40 minutes.  Make sure rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.  Serve hot.


  1. Holy crap. I know you're not raw, but I just googled "live in an rv" and "raw vegan". Your pinterest page popped up. Its good to know that a person can pull of a vegan diet while living in an rv. I am trying to do raw vegan diet ala Durianrider for health and weight loss myself. Food storage is a challenge, as is juicer and blender storage. It's double occupancy here, and we have a ton of stuff. Anyhoo, you rock. Keep on keepin on. :-)

  2. Thanks! I do have a few raw recipes on the blog, and I'm planning lots more in the near future so stay tuned. On the right column under Labels is a link to all my raw recipes. I am actually about 50-80% raw, as I eat everything cooked in small portions and with a big plate of greens and raw vegetables. The RV fridge is only 6 square feet and it's full to the brim with produce. I don't have a blender or juicer, just my trusty food processor. I also have a big hanging bag full of more produce that doesn't need refrigeration, shelf of jars that hold dried beans, grains, legumes, flours, dried fruits, and nuts, and a pantry stocked with a killer spice rack. I got this RV space thing down haha. Ok well good luck and good health to you! Please check back for more raw recipes, and feel free to ask me any questions about RV living and plant-based nutrition! I'd be happy to answer any of them. :)