Cauliflower & Leek Mash: Planning to use some of my homemade beef bone broth brewing at home to steam the cauliflower and leeks, and add a little ghee into the mixture. Once it's ready I am planning to whip it up w/ the hand mixer & voila! If you wanted to make this vegetarian use veggie broth, if you wanted to make it vegan use veggie broth & olive oil or coconut oil. This is a great option for those not eating potatoes but wanting to indulge with a good homemade paleo gravy. Here is a link to my current recipe on making a cauliflower mash.
Mushroom Gravy: I created this recipe by accident a couple of weeks ago when trying to make a base for a quinoa risotto for some friends of mine who are vegan. The gravy turned out so delicious! It was super simple to make too.
Green Bean Casserole: One thing I would really miss this Thanksgiving being Paleo is eating green bean casserole. Coming from the midwest this gluten laden dish is almost always a staple during the holidays. Luckily I found a recipe to test out for tomorrow on The Grass Fed Girl's blog. Here is a link to check it out. Will report back after I eat it on Thursday!! =D
Sweet Potato & Chipotle Gratin: I have tested this recipe out before and it turned out delicious. I would suggest tasting/adding the chipotle slowly or the mixture might get a bit spicy and ruin the dish. I found this recipe on Jen's Gone Paleo. Here is a link in case you would like to test it out as well this Thanksgiving.
That's it for me on the cooking front this year. My aunt will have the free range turkey & ham from Whole Foods, and my friend Rebecca is making a paleo pumpkin pie for dessert. Yummy! I am sure there will be other non paleo dishes at the house too, but I don't think I will miss eating those one bit with all the yummy food options I have coming my way this year being paleo/primal!!
The recipes below are delicious and a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast too. Enjoy!
Sauteed Cider Kale:
Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts: Pumpkin Pie: