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Thanksgiving Meal Plan

Thanksgiving Meal Plan

A preview of cooking this meal on Thanksgiving

 

 

Butternut Squash Soup Topped with Chili Infused Avocado Oil

Prep Time: 15 min, Total Time: 25 min

Ingredients:

1 butternut squash peeled and cut in squares

1/2 white onion chopped

1 parsnip peeled and chopped

1 stalk celery chopped

2 bay leaves

All spice

Avocado oil

Prepare: sauté chopped vegetables in avocado oil on low heat. Add butternut squash, 2.5 cups water and bay leaves. Let it simmer until squash is soft. Add salt and pepper and all spice to taste. Once cooked, remove bay leaves and blend until smooth. Top with chili avocado oil when serving. Bon appetit!

 

Honeycrisp Apple Salad  with Ginger-Turmeric-Orange Avocado Oil

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 Prep Time: 15 Min

Ingredients: 8 oz bag of mixed greens, 2 Honeycrisp apples silvered, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup pecans, 1/2 cup gorgonzola crumbled, 1/2 lemon juice, 1/4 cup ginger turmeric orange avocado oil.

Add all dried ingredients to the salad.  Top with lemon juice and oil and toss.

 Pecan-Almond crusted turkey breast

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb organic turkey breast cut in 1/2 inch filet

1 cup pecan and almond meal

2 eggs

salt pepper

2.5 cups avocado oil

Method:

Cut the turkey breast into 1/2 inch filets in thickness.  Beat the 2 eggs in a bowl and add salt pepper to taste.

Dip  filets of turkey into the egg mixture on both sides.

Add pecans to blender or chopper and blend to a smooth powder like consistency. Mix with almond meal and roll both sides of turkey in it. Fry in avocado oil until golden brown for one minute on both sides. Make sure to keep the heat on the stove at low at all times.

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes in Ginger-Turmeric-Orange Avocado Oil

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Prep Time: 10 min, Total time: 30 min

Peel and cut sweet potatoes in 1/4 inch rounds . Add ginger-turmeric-orange infused avocado oil on bottom of  glass pyrex dish, place sweet potatoes in the pan and drizzle with some more oil. Bake in the oven at 350 F for 20 minutes.

 

Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Infused Avocado Oil

Prep time: 10 min, Total Time: 15 min#shopsmall, holiday meal plan, brussel sprout recipe, thanksgiving, black friday

Cut and half brussel sprouts and cut in half. Add the oil to the bottom of the pan. Add turkey bacon pieces and the brussel sprouts. Sautee on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes. Do not over cook the brussel sprouts because they will become brown very fast. They should remain a vibrant green color when sautéed on low heat in avocado oil.

Roast Pears and Pineapples

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Peel and cut pears and pineapple in long wedges. Add avocado oil to the bottom of pan. Place fruit on top. Drizzle with lemon juice. Roast on 350 F for 15-20 min. You can drizzle with cinnamon if you choose.
Prep Time: 10 min, Total Time: 30 min

 

 Cranberry Sauce

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It is not a Thanksgiving meal without the cranberry sauce! Ours is super simple and is more on the tangy than the sweet side to pair it with all the fruity, citrus and slightly sweet side dishes.

Just add one 16 oz bag of cranberries,  1.5 cups of water and 1 cup of raw organic sugar to a pan on the stove and let it simmer until the berries cook into a sauce. If it’s too tangy, you can add more sugar for your taste. We like ours on the tangy slightly sweet side.

You Thought we forgot about dessert?

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Oh NO!

This Pumpkin Acai Smoothie Bowl topped with coconut cream will wipe you off your…chair. Want a nourishing, guilt free dessert for your Thanksgiving Feast?

You got it!

Blend together: one frozen banana, 2 tbsp frozen acai berries, 1/4 cup frozen figs, 1 cup of organic pumpkin puree, 2 tsp pumpkin spice and 4 tbsp honey or coconut nectar or sweetener of your choice.

For the topping: whip organic coconut cream with cocoa. Sprinkle with choice of nuts, seeds or cocoa beans.

There’s your superfood dessert. Shh, just don’t tell your guest is full of healthy stuff.

 

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Brussel sprouts sauteed in garlic infused avocado oil

Brussel sprouts sauteed in garlic infused avocado oil

 

We promised quick, easy and delicious recipes. Here is a super easy to make a delicious side dish: brussel sprouts. One trick to keep in mind: do not over cook the brussel sprouts! We repeat: do not leave it on heat more than 5-7 minutes, and let the brussel sprouts turn mushy and brown. There is nothing worse than over cooking them. The brussel sprouts should be slightly browned but still vibrant green in color and soft enough but not too soft, just a hint from crunchy. So 5-7 minutes on heat max.

Method: pour  garlic infused avocado oil to the bottom of the iron skillet.  Add turkey or regular bacon pieces and halved brussel sprouts. Let the fire do it's job for -7 minutes while stirring with a spoon spatula occasionally. It does require a few stirs so it would not burn. If it sticks to the bottom of pan, by all means add some more garlic infused avocado oil.

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Voila!  Enjoy as a side dish to your Holiday Meal or Game of Thrones Feast, whichever you please.