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    Hey Everyone! I have been a long time lurker and this is my first post! I'm excited as today is my first Primal thanksgiving dinner!

    I'm doing a roast chicken (no need for a huge turkey for just me and my daughter) that I snagged the recipe for from Everyday Paleo, tons of roast veggies in the pan and an apple cobbler with an almond meal crust.

    What are the other cannucks making this weekend?

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    Happy Thanksgiving! I made a primal pumpkin pie, I'm a little nervous about it so we'll see...I also made cranberry sauce from scratch, it's primal and my hubby is making the turkey with no stuffing. Looking forward to it!

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    • #3
      Happy Thanksgiving! We are having turkey, brussel sprouts, homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, paleo stuffing from everyday paleo & paleo pumpkin pie from everyday paleo I am nervous about the stuffing Have a wonderful long weekend!

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      • #4
        Happy Thanksgiving! We spend our summers on Vancouver Island, so I've enjoyed a few Canadian Thanksgivings as well. It makes for a great year -- Thanksgiving in October and again in November here in the States. I may have to go turkey shopping soon.

        Don't forget to keep the carcass for broth. Yum.
        Life is an ongoing Experiment of One, so here's to science!

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        • #5
          This should explain my thanksgiving.
          How to Succeed with the Primal Blueprint | Mark's Daily Apple
          In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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          • #6
            Living alone, I don't give a darn about most holidays ("family time" was not fun for me past age 10). Since I am in the USA for the year, I am forgetting Canadian Thanksgiving and going along with American Thanksgiving so I can get fed But I will be celebrating with Chinese friends so the food will probably be way better than some dumb old dry bird.
            You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
              Living alone, I don't give a darn about most holidays ("family time" was not fun for me past age 10). Since I am in the USA for the year, I am forgetting Canadian Thanksgiving and going along with American Thanksgiving so I can get fed But I will be celebrating with Chinese friends so the food will probably be way better than some dumb old dry bird.
              If the bird is dry you cooked it wrong.
              In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                If the bird is dry you cooked it wrong.
                OMG, Alex, I love the Bread vs Bred line in your siggie!

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                • #9
                  We had a turkey with a rice stuffing, mashed carrots and parsnips, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a paleo pumpkin pie. A bit carb-heavy perhaps, but we're not VLC here, and tradition was important for us too.

                  Now I have leftover turkey to make a stew and the bones for broth.

                  And Grumpy, I have to agree with Alex, if the turkey is dry, someone did it wrong (usually overcooking or having the oven too hot, or a failure to use fat and baste the bird). Not that turkey is essential--we've celebrated by eating many other dead animal bits over the years.
                  “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Owly View Post
                    We had a turkey with a rice stuffing, mashed carrots and parsnips, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a paleo pumpkin pie. A bit carb-heavy perhaps, but we're not VLC here, and tradition was important for us too.

                    Now I have leftover turkey to make a stew and the bones for broth.

                    And Grumpy, I have to agree with Alex, if the turkey is dry, someone did it wrong (usually overcooking or having the oven too hot, or a failure to use fat and baste the bird). Not that turkey is essential--we've celebrated by eating many other dead animal bits over the years.
                    What is Paleo Pumpkin Pie? We did an apple crumble but I have to say it wasn't a huge success. Thank Goodness the bird was delish!

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                    • #11
                      There are a number of recipes for paleo pumpkin pie. Most substitute coconut milk for the condensed milk and either honey/stevia/maple syrup for the sugar. The crust is usually made with ground almonds and butter and baked for a about 10 minutes before adding the pumpkin mixture and baking.

                      I usually skip the crust and just pour the pumpkin mixture into ramekins, bake until done then top with whipped cream.
                      1 - 14 oz can pumpkin
                      1 cup coco nut milk
                      2 eggs
                      1/4 cup maple syrup
                      1/4 cup honey
                      cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg etc
                      filled 3 decent size ramekins. one for each of us :-)
                      baking time may change slightly if using ramekins but not much usually.
                      Last edited by twa2w; 10-11-2011, 12:50 PM. Reason: oops forgot the eggs

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                      • #12
                        I made a different recipe than my usual pumpkin custard, which is just one can of pumpkin puree (not pie filling!), one can of coconut milk, 1/4 cup or less of dark maple syrup, four eggs, and a couple of spoons of pumpkin pie spices (I do up my own blend in batches and keep it in my spice cabinet), all whisked together and poured into a deep stoneware pie plate. I bake it at 350 degrees until set. It's solid enough once it cools to slice and serve easily, like a crustless pie. It's not super sweet, and I like to eat it with some cream poured on top as a Crossfit day breakfast.

                        For Thanksgiving, since my dad was coming and would want something more conventionally pie-like, I used the pie crust recipe from Elana's recipe (Gluten Free Pie Crust with Chocoloate Cream Filling Recipe), substituting maple syrup for the agave and melted butter for the grapeseed oil. I used the filling recipe from Everyday Paleo (Thanksgiving Recipes and Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cooking Demo! | Everyday Paleo), with maple instead of honey because I'm out of honey and forgot to pick up more at the farmer's market on Saturday. This resulted in a much sweeter pie than I'd normally make because the EP recipe uses twice the sweetener from mine, and I wouldn't do an almond crust regularly because of the O6 content, but for a holiday treat, it was really nice and went over well with my non-paleo dad. We ate it with some homemade vanilla whipped cream.
                        “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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