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Wholesome Thanksgiving: Recipes & Recommendations

written by

Meg Peery

posted on

October 19, 2023

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As days grow shorter and temperatures chillier, bright fall colors remind us that celebration is on its way! Read on for nourishing & nutrient-dense recipes to delight your tribe as you gather to give thanks.

Look for the🥂icon signifying recipes that can be made ahead.
All items listed below can be found in the Wholesome Thanksgiving section of the online store.
Please note that some items are not available for shipping.

APPETIZERS:

🥂 Dinner Roll Crostini - make with gluten-free dinner rolls and serve with spreadable cheese, toasted nuts, & dried cranberries

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🥂 Festive Cheese Board - include dried and fresh fruits, raw milk cheese, & J&L Green Farm pastured Canadian bacon slices cut into quarters

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🥂 Pumpkin Bisque with Homemade Croutons - make bisque with pastured lard (instead of butter), pastured chicken broth or turkey broth, and raw wildflower honey (instead of brown sugar); croutons from gluten-free bread or whole grain loaves and pastured lard instead of butter 

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MAIN COURSE:

J&L Green Farm Whole Pastured Turkey, Turkey Combo, or 2lb Skin-On Breastfind our defrosting, brining, and cooking suggestions for pastured turkey here.

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J&L Green Farm Smoked Holiday Ham or Canadian Bacon Slicesglaze with raw wildflower honey, organic maple syrup, or black walnut syrup; find our cooking & glazing suggestions here.

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Our Absolute FAVORITE Kitchen Knife - you need a knife you LOVE in your kitchen! This is our all-time FAVORITE knife for effortless poultry processing, meat carving, and all-purpose kitchen use.

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SIDES:

🥂 Green Bean Casserole - make with pastured chicken broth or turkey broth, pastured lard, and pastured eggs. Make-ahead instructions are included in the recipe.  

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Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls / Artisan Whole Grain Bread - serve with grass-fed butter

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Gluten-Free Traditional Stuffing - make with gluten-free (or whole grain) artisan bread, pastured chicken broth or turkey broth, and pastured eggs

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🥂 Homemade cranberry sauce - sweeten with raw wildflower honey

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Pastured Giblet Gravy - make with pastured giblets (neck, heart & liver are included inside your turkey, purchase gizzards separately), pastured lard, and pastured chicken broth or turkey broth

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DESSERT:

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding - make with gluten-free bread or whole grain loaves, and pastured eggs

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Roasted Pear and Pecan Crumble - make with gluten-free crispy shortbread cookies

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 🥂 Homemade Pie Crust - make with pastured lard for incredible flakiness...and the healthy fats, vitamins, and essential nutrients that make pastured pork lard one of the world's top 10 nutritious foods (really!)

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🥂 Gluten-Free Cookie Platter - mix & match gluten-free white chocolate cherry oatmeal, chocolate chip, & crispy shortbread cookies from Éban's Bakehouse

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🥂 Hot Apple Cider - sweeten with raw wildflower honey, and use local cider or Simply Apple brand juice (in the refrigerated section of the grocery store) for best results

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