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Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 5 pounds red or purple potatoes, cut into 2" cubes 8 oz Neufchatel cheese (lower in fat than cream cheese) 1 c greek yogurt (alternative to sour cream) 1/2 c milk (or until desired consistency) 2 t minced onion or onion salt ground black pepper to taste paprika chives DIRECTIONS Coat a bpa-free crockpot dish with [...]

Cheesy Cauliflower Polenta

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 1 cauliflower, cut into small florets 2 c fine cornmeal / polenta 2 onions, diced (1 1/2 cups) 4 garlic cloves, minced 4-1/2 c low sodium chicken broth 1 c parmigiano-reggiano 1 t sage 1/2 t pepper 1-2 t salt DIRECTIONS Sautee onion and garlic  in 1 T chicken broth until almost clear. [...]

Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 12 oz fresh cranberries 1 c agave nectar 1 T lemon juice 2 T water   DIRECTIONS Add cranberries, agave nectar, lemon juice and water to a sauce pan and cook uncovered over low heat. Stir occasionally, until the cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to medium and cook another [...]

Turkey Giblet Gravy

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS turkey giblets, neck, gizzard and liver salt and pepper 1 t sage 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2-4 T gluten-free flour seasoned with salt and pepper water or turkey stock DIRECTIONS Boil giblets, salt, pepper, sage, celery and onion in water. Simmer 2-3 hours. When meat starts to fall away from the neck bones, [...]

Turkey Day Giblets for Rover

Turkey Day is a special day for Rover as well. Boiled turkey giblets (especially the liver and kidneys) are special treats if they are not used at the table in OM's Turkey Giblet Gravy.

Roast Turkey in Apple Brine

Roasting the Turkey - my favorite part and the riskiest part! There is a lot of pressure to ensure the Turkey turns out fabulous. A couple years ago I brined for 24 hours and it literally fell of the bone as we were taking it out of the oven. It was fabulous! This year, I [...]

Curry Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 3 T peeled chopped ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 t curry powder 1 c dry white wine (or mirin if on hand) 6 c peeled cubed butternut squash 6 c chicken broth 1 c celery, chopped 1 c coconut milk 2 t orange juice concentrate 1 t hot chili sauce, to taste salt, to taste pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS In a large pot, sautee [...]

Vegan Spinach, Artichoke, Bean Dip

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 1 glass jar of marinated artichoke hearts + 2-3 T liquid reserve 1 1/2 c white beans 1/4 c sesame seeds 1/2 c steamed spinach, chopped (thawed and well strained if using frozen) 1/4 t Salt 2 t Italian Seasoning herbs 2 T olive oil 1-3 cloves garlic, minced Juice of 1 Lemon [...]

Roasted Chestnuts

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS Chestnuts DIRECTIONS Clean chestnuts and score (cut an X in) each chestnut shell. Roast directly open fire in a covered roasting pan. Shells will begin to open when ready to eat. Do not use oil as chestnuts will release their own oil as they cook. Let cool and salt if desired.

Where to Find A Fresh Organic Turkey

A favorite website for finding Organic and Natural produce and meats in your area is Local Harvest, a national site that aggregates Organic and Natural farms across the US. A 25 pound fresh Organic Turkey was found for Thanksgiving from a local farm in Upstate New York (30 minutes from our Turkey Day spot in the [...]