Thanksgiving Menu 2013

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Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner and I’m so excited about this epic Thanksgiving round up of Everyday Paleo favorites as well as two never before seen recipes thanks to our wonderful Rachel Zanger! To begin the feast, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without “The Bird”. I’m not a huge fan of turkey, but my Herbed Turkey Breast with Prosciutto is so darn good that my mouth waters just thinking of it! Of course, life is not complete without a delicious stuffing and we love this stuffing recipe so much that we eat it all year; not just for the Holidays. You can also find my stuffing recipe in the beloved Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook!! Next please enjoy my Cranberry Sauce recipe; the classic with a twist (and not a gallon of sugar)… Also, the most amazingly delicious thing you just might have on feast day; we introduce to you Rachel’s Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Gratin!! In this recipe she uses my Béchamel Sauce recipe from Everyday Paleo Around the World Italian Cuisine; a recipe I vowed to keep secret unless you purchased the book, a sauce so good that when I first made it my world was forever changed, a recipe that makes grown men cry with joy, and children beg for seconds. In other words, the magic of the Béchamel with Rachel’s genius twist on the classic potatoes gratin is utterly delightful, and because it’s a season of giving, we give the gift of this recipe to you!

Not to minimize dessert because being thankful typically includes a treat or two so to finish we have two grain free pies; my classic pumpkin pie and a brand new apple pie recipe brought to you by Rachel.

So my dear readers, the Fragoso family, the Zanger family, and all of us here at Everyday Paleo want to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! We are incredibly grateful and thankful for YOU so from the bottom of our hearts, as always, we hope you enjoy!!

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Why I Love Steve’s Paleo Goods

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One awesome thing about eating paleo is avoiding the nasty pre-packaged processed foods; however, convenience is important for our busy family!  Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I’m not a huge product endorser but when I love something I want to tell the world.  Well, guess what.  I LOVE Steve’s Paleo Goods and this blog post is going to tell you why.  Yes, Steve’s Paleo Goods does offer packaged food but these foods include grass fed beef jerky, sauces and marinades without vegetable oils or unreadable ingredients, and tasty treats made with nuts, coconut, seeds, and a touch of honey.  In my not so humble opinion, these qualities are about as legit as you can get when it comes to food that has a label.  Steve’s Paleo Goods is one of the few sources of packaged paleo foods that I trust and that our family uses often and I’m happy to share the 5 big reasons why I love Steve’s Paleo Goods:

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Stuffed Pork and Salty Sweet Cravings

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*Note from Sarah: Here’s another post from Erika, my awesome assistant who also happens to be a college student living paleo on a budget.  Enjoy!

Stuffed Pork and Salty Sweet Cravings

Time for another college budget friendly meal! On tonight’s menu; sun dried tomato stuffed pork, zucchini and for dessert salty sweet cravings.

I was feeling creative tonight and wanted to try something new and fun for dinner. I opened my freezer and refrigerator to find a pork tenderloin, sun dried tomatoes, minced garlic, and fresh basil.  The basil was home grown by yours truly (bonus point: free ingredient!). Put it all together and you get Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Pork.

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Surviving Halloween!

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As parents living a paleo lifestyle, Halloween can be much more frightening than the expected glowing skeletons, howling ghosts, and silly monsters.  Halloween is scary because of the mountains of high fructose corn syrup and unidentifiable ingredient laden CANDY!!!  Around this time every year my inbox fills up with questions regarding what to do about Trick or Treating, kids, and the typical sugar battles that go along with Halloween.

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Grilled Bananas – Posted by John!

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If you are searching for an easy and tasty dessert; look no further!  While Sarah was away last week I wanted to fix a special treat for the boys and so I came up with Grilled Bananas!  The grill is my domain, it’s where I feel the most comfortable cooking and I realized I could easily incorporate my favorite cooking tool into a “dad’s dessert station.”

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Grill Those Peaches While You Can!

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Peaches are at the peak of their season right now in Chico, CA and a week ago we came home with a big bag of very ripe peaches and nectarines from our farmer’s market.  John was grilling up some chicken and decided to throw on the peaches and nectarines for a simple, and by all means; out of this world delicious dessert.

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Decadent Fruit Dip

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When in doubt, keep it simple!  Following this one little suggestion has helped me tremendously in the kitchen and John used this simplistic approach over the weekend to whip up a delicious dip.  We picked up a box of strawberries from the farmers market this weekend and the yummy berries were the vessel of inspiration for my husband’s simple yet fabulous creation.

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