Lovey FlemingFoodies!

Thanksgiving Feast (gluten dairy sugar free, and organic!) By Me xoxo

Lovey FlemingFoodies!
I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! 

I spent the entire day (12-6) cooking and baking and making the entire feast gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and all organic for Thanksgiving. I have to say that it was a blast! I turned up an old Beatles CD and danced like a mad-woman in the kitchen! The only way to cook, of course :)  
Here I shall share with you my little display from the meal, a little Show and Tell Saturday. xoxo

TURKEY TIME :D
 I think my favorite thing I made was the turkey. It turned out surprisingly well for being so simple. Just a quick seasoning and then pop into the oven it went! Here's what I did:

12 pound organic no hormone no antibiotic turkey
rosemary
olive oil
sea salt
1 organic apple

Once the turkey had thawed in the fridge for about two days, we took it out and washed the meat, took out the bags inside and the neck and such (ugh freaked me out… I understand vegetarians)then set it in a foil tin. Then tied the legs together with kitchen twine. I covered the bird with olive oil and then put a lot of rosemary all over the top, in crevasses, and even inside. I then stuck an apple inside to infuse flavor. Of course covered it with sea salt, and put it in the oven. 

It only took me 2 ½ hours at 375 degrees (be sure to preheat!)
But the time varies usually from 3-4 hours according to online sources. Just be sure to check that the temperature is at poultry or about 180.


A pie a day keeps the swim suit away!
I have prided myself on my pies for two years in a row now, and I have to say that I made quite a breakthrough with this one. I'll put the recipe up on a different post, so keep an eye out for my original gluten free, dairy free, sugar free apple pie!

 Not stuffing, stuffing
Organic Red Quinoa and Organic Red Lentils combine to make a delicious and complete protein. So good both for you and for your taste buds, my dad mistook it for gloppy glutenous stuffing! Hah! But it really was a great compliment to the meals, cooked in organic chicken stock, was a great side that was anything but stuffing!


Potato hash
3 organic Sweet potatoes
12 organic purple potatoes
After washing, slice the sweet potatoes into small sections laying down, and cut the purple potatoes in half. Cover with olive oil and sea salt, and cook in the oven for 1 hour on 350 degrees. Check to see if they are done, and then enjoy your healthy version of american mashed potatoes.

Groovy Gravy!
I made Gravy for the first time, and it was surprisingly easy! 
You just get:
4 cups organic chicken stock
½ organic coconut oil
drippings from turkey roast
sea salt
rosemary
½ cup brown rice flour
Then, melt the coconut oil in a medium sauce pan. Add in the chicken stock and drippings. When it is heated, pour in the brown rice flour. Add in a tad bit of olive oil, rosemary, and sea salt. Whisk under low heat till no lumps are formed. Then serve with desired food! It was really good with the turkey-- much better than store bought!



I decorated the table with pomegranates and had of course green beans to go along with everything as well. 
This is my second year to do the entire dinner single handedly from scratch, and making it as healthy as possible! Hope everyone gobbled till they wobbled, and are now enjoying an endless bounty of left overs! xoxo Have a great weekend! 
Bon Appetite!