whether you are ready or not for turkey day, these recipes will surely rock your hungry mouth and save you time. i heart recipes that you DUMP into a pot or processor and it does the work for you.
it's like one stop shopping.
serve as a side dish, spoon over turkey, plop it on mashed potatoes or spoon into endive cups (choose any green leaf can work as a wrap) or make spring/eggrolls! YUM.
1 c soaked raw almonds (soaked overnight in water and drained)
2 c soaked raw pecans (soaked overnight in water and drained)
1 c organic carrots diced
1 c organic cremini mushrooms sliced (optional)
1/2 c organic onion diced
1 c organic celery diced
1 organic apple or pear
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 c raisins or 3-4 pitted medjool dates chopped (optional)
5 sprigs fresh rosemary leaved(stems discarded) finely minced
small handful of fresh parsley leaves and stems minced
2-3 sprigs fresh oregano leaves (stems discarded) minced
10 sprigs fresh thyme leaves (stems discarded) minced
8-10 fresh sage leaves minced (stems discarded)
1/4 tsp tumeric
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp truffle oil
3-4 T of organic vegetable stock
juice from one lemon
sea salt and pepper to taste
DUMP everything into a food processor and pulse into a nice even chop. no processor? dice, chop, mince and mix everything up yourself into a large bowl (it'll just take you longer).
the best cranberry relish evah (make it ahead!)
1 bag fresh cranberries
1/2 c coconut sugar/nectar/honey (whatever sugar floats your boat)
1 organic apple peeled & diced
1 organic pear peeled & diced (optional)
1 organic orange (zest & juice)
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 cinnamon stick
a pinch of nutmeg
a pinch of ground cloves
1.5 c white wine (i used kim crawford's savignion blanc) i usually use port but this works so well too!!!!
DUMP everything into a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. stir & cook to dissolve sugar. once the cranberries begin to burst (about 5 minutes) bring the heat down to a simmer and continue stirring until the liquids reduce (about 10-15 minutes). let cool before serving or before covering and freezing. (thaw overnight in your fridge to serve) cranberry relish makes a lovely housewarming gift in a cute mason jar!
a pomegranate + apple + mango salsa (raw) or chutney (cooked)
1-2 pomegranates, seeds removed (approx 1 cup).
1 organic honey crisp apple diced
1/2 organic pear diced
1 c mango (thawed from frozen or fresh)
1/4 of a red or white onion diced
1 carton of grape tomatoes
juice from two lemons or limes (either will work great)
1 T coconut nectar or honey or brown rice syrup or maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
(1.5 c white wine - for making chutney)
first, marinate the onion in lemon/lime juice for 20 min to an hour at the bottom of the food processor or blender then DUMP everything else into the bowl and pulse to desired chunky-ness. serve with organic tortilla chips. to make it a chutney: place all ingredients + white wine and cook it down low and slow until you get your desired consistency. i like to divide this recipe amount in half: keep one portion a salsa and make the other half into a chutney. no processor? dice it all up and mix!
it's sheer heaven on top of your favorite piece of meat OR sweet potato latkes! some girlfriends and i ate them so fast the other night i didn't have time to take a pic! here they are staying warm in the oven:
simple sweet potato latkes
organic virgin coconut oil
4-5 organic sweet potatoes (peeled & grated - i use my food processor!)
1/2 an onion chopped or sliced super fine
3 organic, pastured eggs
some cinnamon shakes (about a tsp maybe?)
a healthy pinch of sea salt
fresh ground pepper
combine all ingredients in a large bowl. heat a large pan (cast iron works great) on med heat and melt 2 T coconut oil. spoon patties onto the pan. cook 3-6 min per side and flatten with spatula. season with s&p.
now go eat this lovely food with your family & friends, sip limoncello and find those lucky pennies!!
happy happiest thanksgiving to all my gobblers!!
to the mullies we go...
i'll be back at dakotah's farmer's market dec 13th to cook up a lovely risotto with the cheese peddler
+ a dairy free risotto too!! my santa apron is just itching to come out and play!