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Paleo Magazine’s AIP Thanksgiving Meal Plan

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:00am
Paleo Magazine Autoimmune Protocol Thanksgiving

If you’re searching for grain-free/allergen-free Thanksgiving dishes that NO ONE WILL NOTICE ARE GRAIN-FREE/ALLERGEN-FREE because they are traditional and delicious, well, here you go. I created this autoimmune protocol Thanksgiving menu for the marvelous Paleo Magazine, with a shopping list and work-ahead instructions to boot. I invited my dear friends Tracy Morgan and Joy Summers…

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Spiced Fresh Cranberry Relish Mold

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:12pm
Fresh Cranberry Mold

Poor cranberries. No one really ever eats them, despite tradition, even when made from scratch. I think it’s because Americans are unaccustomed to the delights of chutney-eque condiments. Which is a shame, given the palate-cleansing powers of a tangy, acidic punch on a plate of buttery, rich foods.This recipe is as old school as I…

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:38pm
Brussels Sprouts Gratin | Fresh Tart

I’m always trying to find things to douse in Cedar Summit cream, because let’s face it, I’m obsessed with the gloriously grass-fed stuff. Given a giant bag of darling little baby Brussels from the farmers market, and a hankering for my fave cauliflower gratin, I present the easiest, coziest Brussels dish in the world. I…

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Clafoutis

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:09am
Clafoutis

All-American pie is always perfect, but consider warm, fruity, French clafoutis for this 4th of July celebration. For one, clafoutis is faster to pull together. Can you mix pancake batter? In a blender? Then you can make clafoutis, which is in effect a giant crepe, scattered with fruit, and eaten hot out of the oven…

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Almond Triangle Cookies

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 19, 2012 at 6:03am

What to bake when you prefer the salty over the sweet? And you’re busy? (And you can’t eat gluten?) These easy beauties, which have become everyone’s favorite Christmas cookie, including mine. The original recipe caught my eye a few years ago as the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s 2009 Cookie Contest Winner. If you love almonds and…

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Magical Boozy Eggnog

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 11, 2012 at 6:51pm

As a kid, I loved eggnog so much I could down a carton all by myself. I thought it was truly insane that anyone would blemish its creamy dreamy nutmeginess with stupid booze. Do not mess with perfection! I no longer feel that way. I read this recipe in the December/January issue of (the fabulous!)…

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Crunchy Wild Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:30am

Happy Almost Thanksgiving! If you’re searching for a refreshing, flavorful salad for the holiday table, I’ve got just the dish. This wild rice salad has been a Meyer family favorite for years and I’m always happy to see it on my plate. Right when the richness of buttery stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, and buttery gravy…

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Party Popcorn!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 6, 2012 at 2:59pm

As we head into holiday entertaining and craziness, don’t forget about popcorn! I am NOT talking about microwave popcorn, I’m talking about the real deal, popped in a pan, which takes about 5 minutes to make and tastes 50 million times – maybe 100 million times – better. When you’re done, you have a bowlful…

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Almond & Orange Cake with Poached Plum Compote

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:16am

Given lusty poached plums and a hint of orange, this cake would be stunning on the Christmas table. Recipe for Almond & Orange Cake with Poached Plum Compote at Food & Wine Magazine/Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures.

Turkey a la King

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:40am

Um, I’m a bit late putting this up, I’m very sorry. This dish is of course is perfect for leftover Thanksgiving turkey…perhaps you froze some? Then you’re in luck! A creamy, delicious topping for rice, or filling for a luscious pot pie. Perhaps you’re roasting a turkey for Christmas? I’m trying… Recipe for Turkey a…

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