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    I'm looking forward to doing my first Thanksgiving dinner as a host. I am wondering if anyone has any primal recipes, specifically stuffing. I love turkey stuffing, mostly because of the spices and buttery flavour.

    Anything tried and tested for "primal" turkey stuffing? Any other suggestions for great Thanksgiving recipes?

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    Originally posted by lcme View Post
    I'm looking forward to doing my first Thanksgiving dinner as a host. I am wondering if anyone has any primal recipes, specifically stuffing. I love turkey stuffing, mostly because of the spices and buttery flavour.

    Anything tried and tested for "primal" turkey stuffing? Any other suggestions for great Thanksgiving recipes?
    A sausage stuffing works for me. I use regular ground pork, sage, thyme, parsley, minced onion, celery, garlic, squash, cauliflower, egg, parmigiana cheese, salt and pepper to taste.

    Forgot the walnuts. EDIT
    Last edited by Chefgerry; 09-27-2010, 09:25 AM.
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    • #3
      I made an accidental stuffing once.
      3 tbsp butter or bacon grease
      1/2 yellow Onion, chopped fine
      1 large handful spinach (~ 1.5 c), roughly chopped
      garlic (as much as you can tolerate, I used half a head), thinly sliced
      1 egg, beaten
      broccoli, 1 c, finely chopped (optional)
      pecans and walnuts (1/4 c, roughly chopped)
      1 c chicken broth (turkey's even better, but I didn't have any)
      Heat fat. Saute spinach, broccoli, garlic and onion until spinach is wilted and onion is translucent. Add in egg, scraqmble together until loosely set. Add broth, cook down until broth is mostly gone and it looks somewhat stuffing like. Add nuts and stir.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by lcme View Post
        I'm looking forward to doing my first Thanksgiving dinner as a host. I am wondering if anyone has any primal recipes, specifically stuffing. I love turkey stuffing, mostly because of the spices and buttery flavour.

        Anything tried and tested for "primal" turkey stuffing? Any other suggestions for great Thanksgiving recipes?
        Yes, I made this the other day: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...rimal-stuffing
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        • #5
          We did a "dry run" for the Thanksgiving turkey just last week. We got a free-range turkey, and did minimal Primal-friendly seasoning. It turned out really well, actually! The crispy, flavorful skin was to-die-for good. Here is the lowdown on the turkey:

          1. If frozen, defrost turkey breast. Best done by placing in refrigerator at least 24 hours in advance.
          2. Preheat oven to 325.
          3. Drizzle olive oil over turkey breast, brush to coat.
          4. Separate rosemary from stems, roughly chop and sprinkle liberally on turkey.
          5. Add kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste.
          6. Place turkey in shallow roasting pan.
          7. Cook turkey approximately 2 - 2 3/4 hours (turkey is done when a meat thermometer inserted into the breast reads 170 degrees) Periodically baste turkey with juices in the pan, especially towards the end of the cooking.
          8. Let rest for 10 minutes, carve, and serve!

          No thoughts on the stuffing yet - but you might try a website like Gluten Freeville to see if anyone has any stuffing recipes. From what I recall, there are recipes out there - just have to search around in the right places

          Here is a picture of our turkey!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by erica057 View Post
            Ok. I suck a searching the forum, because I checked before posting. Thanks for the link

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lcme View Post
              Ok. I suck a searching the forum, because I checked before posting. Thanks for the link
              Don't be too hard on yourself - I'm sure this will be a popular question in the coming weeks (and months). Having a thread dedicated to thanksgiving ideas will be super handy

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              • #8
                I have been thinking about this too. I'm considering as side dishes brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon, and roasted butternut squash.

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                • #9
                  I love Thanksgiving. Fall is my favourite season, and yay for October! I am ordering a fresh free range turkey this year which is a bit of a splurge. I've never had a turkey that didn't need to be defrosted! This will be my first primal Thanksgiving. I have family coming to visit and of course none of them are primal, so I am going to see if they actually notice that they are not eating carbs. I am hoping no one panics when they realize there are no mashed potatoes on the table. For stuffing I am thinking something sausage based with maybe cauliflower and chopped walnuts and whole cranberries with lots of thyme and sage.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Leanne View Post
                    I am hoping no one panics when they realize there are no mashed potatoes on the table.
                    You could do mashed cauliflower instead: http://stuffimakemyhusband.blogspot....-potatoes.html
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                    • #11
                      I am so excited!

                      My menu:
                      2 free-range chickens (not enough people for a turkey)
                      cauliflower mash
                      primal stuffing from http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...rimal-stuffing

                      guests bringing:
                      my primal couple friends are bringing primal dessert (pumpkin pie and whip cream hopefully!!)
                      my non-primal couple friends are on salad (hahaha)


                      So simple, but I'm super excited!

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                      • #12
                        I'm glad a Thanksgiving post has started. I was just about to post a Thanksgiving question.

                        Does anyone know how to make a primal cranberry sauce? I'm the cranberry sauce "maker" in the extended family. I use fresh cranberries, BUT in the past I've always used sugar. I hope to make a primal version for this weekend.

                        Any suggestions?
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                        • #13
                          I don't know about making the sauce, I'm sure you could use stevia or substitutes. But I would try putting in nuggets of sweetness - grapes, blueberries, cherries etc - instead of making the whole thing sweet like sugar. Maybe some citrus juice. I'd also put in some cococnut milk, but I like to live on the edge.

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                          • #14
                            I would suggest trying some plain cranberries first before trying to make an unsweetened cranberry dressing. I'm a huge fan of bitter and sour flavors, but even with sweeter berries mixed in, biting into an unsweetend cranberry is. . .not for everyone, I'll say.

                            My family's traditional cranberry relish recipe is made by food-processing raw cranberries with whole oranges (including peels) that are quartered so they can fit in the processor. The original recipe does include sugar, but the oranges themselves go a long way, so you'd need to add less sweetener/stevia.

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