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    It's just my boyfriend and me, which is fine, and I don't do the whole spread, but we like to have a turkey and a few things, just so we can pig out. And have leftovers for a week. I've ordered a small (as if 10-12 lbs is small) pastured turkey, but I'm really missing stuffing. I've found this recipe Gluten Free Cranberry Apple Stuffing Recipe - Elana's Pantry which I'm thinking of reducing and modifying a bit and this crust recipe Paleo Pecan Tart Crust Recipe - A Gluten Free Pie Crust - Elana's Pantry looks amazing. I'm thinking about doing a sweet potato filling. If anyone has any other paleo-ish recipes they'd like to share with the group that would be cool. I make sauteed brussels sprouts all the time, so may make something else instead. I've been eating the occasional white potato or rice lately so may go there. OMG, potatoes roasted in duck fat is insane, as are home made french fries in lard.
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    best paleo stuffing recipe I've found is this:
    The Food Lovers' Primal Palate: Paleo Thanksgiving Turkey and Stuffing

    I'll be making cranberry sauce from scratch for the first time this year (excited!), and our spread will include roast root veggies from Everyday Paleo, Parsnip Turnip mash from Make It Paleo (or Paleo Comfort Foods, I forget which book it's in), veggie tray, and THE BIRD (cuz the bird is the word )
    And of course dessert, but those will be more on the gluten free side rather than primal. Chebe bread mixes will be making a big appearance there I think, cuz it makes awesome pies and junk.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
      best paleo stuffing recipe I've found is this:
      The Food Lovers' Primal Palate: Paleo Thanksgiving Turkey and Stuffing

      I'll be making cranberry sauce from scratch for the first time this year (excited!), and our spread will include roast root veggies from Everyday Paleo, Parsnip Turnip mash from Make It Paleo (or Paleo Comfort Foods, I forget which book it's in), veggie tray, and THE BIRD (cuz the bird is the word )
      And of course dessert, but those will be more on the gluten free side rather than primal. Chebe bread mixes will be making a big appearance there I think, cuz it makes awesome pies and junk.
      Oh, that does look good! I may have to save it for another day though, as I'm kinda craving a more traditional bready stuffing. I just placed a big meat order so I will be getting some ground pork on tuesday, should I change my mind.
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      • #4
        I've decided to compromise and make gluten free desserts since we are having non-primal guests. As for the turkey we are getting a small pastured turkey and I like to debone it (removing the breast bone, back and wings) in advance and make a rich bone broth to make a killer gravy which I thicken with tapioca starch if necessary after reducing it. The turkey cooks much faster and it's so much easier to slice w/o the bones. I also brine the turkey. I'll probably be making a stuffing similar to the one Dr. Bork posted.
        Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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        • #5
          I know some people are nuts for parsnip mash as a replacement for mashed taters... But I'm crazy for mashed cauli. Mashed cauli will rate a prime spot on my holiday table in a way mashed taters never did.
          Sorry not to be able to help on the stuffing. I'm going both southern and non-primal on that with a cornbread dressing, to appease traditionalists and myself. A serving of that along with an otherwise primal feast -- definitely my 20% for the day. Pumpkin pie, easy to pass up. Cornbread dressing based on my mom's recipe? Not so easy. Worth a little discomfort for the feast.

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          • #6
            I want this...


            ... normal sides will be made, garlic smash potatoes and turkey gravy for the other people... asparagus and green beans which I can eat... salad... whatever the other folks cook that I won't be eating.

            And a freaking cheesecake since I know there won't be anything else that is a 'treat' that I can eat available.
            Last edited by cori93437; 11-15-2012, 09:32 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by waterjen View Post
              I know some people are nuts for parsnip mash as a replacement for mashed taters... But I'm crazy for mashed cauli. Mashed cauli will rate a prime spot on my holiday table in a way mashed taters never did.
              Normally I'm all over mashed cauli, but we have it pretty regularly (cauli thrown in ninja with sour cream and parmesan). Parsnip turnip mash is a total treat for us

              one primal dessert you can do is dates stuffed with mascarpone and candied pecans. Everyone will be dazzled cuz it looks & tastes fancy, but only takes a couple of mins to throw together
              --Trish (Bork)
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              • #8
                Leave out the bread stuffing, and this is pretty damned primal:

                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                  Leave out the bread stuffing, and this is pretty damned primal:

                  HA!!!
                  Joanie brought out the EPICMEALTIME!

                  I really hope MusclesGlasses is in this one.

                  Ok... not enough MusclesGlasses... but I like his GF too so that worked!
                  And I decided that my bacon lattice shrouded turkey needs a proper bourbon maple GLAZE!
                  It's only one day a year dammit. And GOOD bourbon and real maple syrup are both pretty primal approved.

                  Oh... and I want a fruit tray... with apples on it... with cock sauce! (aka Sriracha!) Because that will freak people out, but it's so delicious.
                  Last edited by cori93437; 11-16-2012, 02:18 AM.
                  “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                  And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                    I want this...


                    ... normal sides will be made, garlic smash potatoes and turkey gravy for the other people... asparagus and green beans which I can eat... salad... whatever the other folks cook that I won't be eating.

                    And a freaking cheesecake since I know there won't be anything else that is a 'treat' that I can eat available.
                    HELLO! I usually drape my turkey with bacon but that's just brilliant!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                      Normally I'm all over mashed cauli, but we have it pretty regularly (cauli thrown in ninja with sour cream and parmesan). Parsnip turnip mash is a total treat for us

                      one primal dessert you can do is dates stuffed with mascarpone and candied pecans. Everyone will be dazzled cuz it looks & tastes fancy, but only takes a couple of mins to throw together
                      Yeah, my boyfriend isn't a big fan of cauli mash and I have been eating potatoes off and on lately. As long as I don't overdo it I have no ill effects. Never done the parsnip mash but love them roasted like fries. I bought some duck fat at Whole Foods a couple weeks ago and have been using it on a few things. A bit pricey but oh-so-delicious. Would make for some wonderful roast parsnips. Since I'm going to attempt a stuffing I may skip potatoes, as I really can't eat that much heavy food at once these days.
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                      • #12
                        I spent my afternoon yesterday searching and pinning Primal/Paleo/Gluten-free recipes for Thanksgiving, here are the ones I picked:

                        I want to call these "Stuffin' Muffins" lol. Angie's Suburban Oasis: Paleo/Primal Thanksgiving Dressing/Stuffing Muffins It's weird, I *hated* dressing as a kid, but now it's something I look forward to. Next year will be hard because we'll be with family and the real stuff will be there...I may have to bring these muffins just so I don't gluten myself and ruin the rest of a long weekend.

                        I'm making these gluten free french fried onions for our green bean casserole. Gluten-Free French Fried Onion Rings | Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom I'm one of those weirdos that actually prefers the canned green beans/condensed soup version, so it'll be with organic canned GB's (Eden, no BPA) and Pacific Foods' condensed cream of mushroom (gluten-free, almost primal if not for the rice flour).

                        Turkey gravy made with arrowroot: Paleo Turkey Gravy, A Robust Thanksgiving Side

                        Primal pumpkin bake: Fast Paleo » Primal Pumpkin Bake - Paleo Recipe Sharing Site

                        Our big cheat will be mashed potatoes, my husband isn't a fan of the cauliflower or turnip mashes.

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                        • #13
                          i think we're gonna grill a bunch of meat and veg and drink a bunch of red wine.

                          no damn turkey!!!

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                          • #14
                            I made this about a month ago....

                            Low carb stuffing. Seriously. ~ Stuff I Make My Husband

                            It was pretty good! I used ground turkey for the meat instead of sausage because that's what I had on hand.

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