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How to Dry Brine Turkey + How to Make THE BEST Thanksgiving Turkey

This post includes a tutorial on how to dry brine a turkey for Thanksgiving as well as extra steps (injecting and rubbing with butter/ghee) to make THE BEST Thanksgiving turkey this world has to offer. This method is goof-proof, requires hardly any effort, zero basting, stuffing, or hovering and results in the most tender, juicy …

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Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

A recipe roundup of the internet’s Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes. From varying cooking methods to types of ingredients, this post has it all! Let’s dive into the world’s finest turkey this holiday season! Looking for the ultimate BEST Thanksgiving Turkey recipe? You’re in the right spot!  Turkey can be oddly stressful for so many of …

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Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili with black beans and fresh tomatoes makes for a comforting, satisfying and nutritious dinner recipe. You can even batch it to enjoy throughout the cold autumn and winter months!

This isn’t our first go at pumpkin chili on this site. My Pumpkin Chicken Chili, Instant Pot Paleo Pumpkin Chili, and Crock Pot Vegan Pumpkin Chili are all special to me. Each one unique and scrumptious in its own right.

For this autumn’s version of pumpkin chili, we’re going with ground turkey, fresh tomatoes, and black beans. Sometimes I go beans, sometimes I go bean-free. Sometimes I use tomatoes, sometimes I don’t. The beauty of chili is that you can make it entirely your own depending on what you’re craving!

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Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs (Paleo)

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs make an amazing main entree or appetizer! This paleo meatball recipe is soy-free, refined sugar-free, and grain-free.

Welcome to the best ball you will ever lay mouth on.

All kidding aside, these Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are my favorite meatballs to date. And for good reasons! They are MEGA flavorful, have the most excellent crispy outside and spongy interior and an incredibly sultry sweet and sour teriyaki glaze that will make you drool!

In addition…

Highlight Reel:

  • Only require a handful of basic ingredients
  • Are gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly
  • Can be made in bulk for meal prep purposes
  • Are amazing to serve to friends and family (make an appetizer out of them, why don’tcha!)

These teriyaki meatballs come together relatively quickly and make a marvelous main dish (just serve with your choice of side dishes) and also a crowd-pleasing appetizer (just hand out toothpicks 😉

I love eating the turkey meatballs with steamed brown rice and sauteed vegetables. When it comes to enjoying a big dinner bowl o’ meatball, you just listen to your heart!

Easy Paleo Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs - soy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and healthy

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Paleo Zuppa Toscana (Whole30)

Paleo Zuppa Toscana with turkey Italian sausage, bacon, kale, yukon gold potatoes, and coconut milk instead of cream. This dairy-free version of the classic Italian soup recipe is quick and easy to make and powerfully flavorful.

Welcome to my latest soup obsession. All the flavors and textures in one hearty, rustic, satisfying soup? 

This soup was made for you and me!

If you have never tried Zuppa Toscana, no sweat…I have included everything you need to know about the classic Italian soup in this post, in addition to instructions for preparing it on your Stove Top, in your Slow Cooker, or in your Instant Pot. BOOM so many options!

What is Zuppa Toscana?:

Zuppa Toscana is a classic soup from Tuscany, and translates literally to “Tuscan soup”. There are many approaches to this dish. Traditional zuppa toscana is classically made with Italian sausage, bacon, onion, kale, potatoes, cream, and sometimes zucchini, cannellini beans, celery, carrots, and/or tomato pulp. Rustic Tuscan bread is often added into the soup, as well to thicken it up and make it even heartier.

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Crock Pot Creamy Kale & Sausage Soup Soup (Keto, Paleo, Whole30)

Sausage soup with kale and sun-dried tomatoes made easily in your slow cooker! This creamy soup recipe is paleo, whole30 approved, and keto friendly!

This Tuscan-style sausage soup couldn’t be any easier to prepare. It only requires a handful of basic ingredients. Turkey sausage, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken bone broth, coconut milk, kale, oregano and parsley. BOOM dynamite!

Coconut milk is what makes this soup nice and creamy. If you don’t like the flavor of coconut milk, no sweat – you truly cannot taste it. If you do dairy, you can always replace the coconut milk with half & half or heavy cream.

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How to Make Turkey Bone Broth

How to make turkey bone broth in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stove top. Use the bones from your Thanksgiving turkey to make bone broth!

Bone broth is a part of my daily diet, and I absolutely love making it myself. Not only is bone broth delicious, but it is also packed with nutrients that are difficult to get anywhere else. Collagen and gelatin are the building blocks of our connective tissue, skin, nails, and are also essential for the health of our gut lining.

For those who suffer from gut issues, and or have been trying to heal leaky gut, bone broth is your friend! 

If you have a leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving, or have stock-piled bones from cooking chicken, beef or pork, you can easily make bone broth in your pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove top. Let’s hop to it!

How to Make Turkey Bone Broth in the Instant Pot:

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Delicata Squash

Turkey-stuffed delicata squash with zucchini, ginger, and spinach is a beautifully balanced meal, perfect for fall and winter! This healthy dinner recipe is a great fit for those who eat paleo, whole30, Low-FODMAP, or AIP.

Did you make my Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet from a few weeks ago? If so, you’re already 80% familiar with this recipe!

For this stuffed delicata squash recipe, I prepare a batch of my zucchini and ground turkey skillet and use it as stuffing for the squash.

All things considered, we end up with a recipe that is:

  • Gut-friendly (low-FODMAP)
  • Well-balanced
  • Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free
  • Paleo, whole30, and low-carb-ish (depending on your definition of low-carb), and AIP
  • Absolutely delicious and satisfying

Let’s have a go at it!

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Avocado Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Aioli

Avocado stuffed turkey burgers with chipotle aioli are the perfect way to kick off burger season! These flavorful burgers are served with my gluten-free hamburger buns! This post is sponsored by Thrive Algae Oil. While I eat burgers year-round, there is something about warm weather that makes me crave them in higher frequency. Gathering up …

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Instant Pot Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps (Keto, Paleo)

Asian turkey lettuce wraps made easily in your Instant Pot. This simple recipe is BIG on flavor and makes for a delicious low-carb, paleo, keto, or Whole30 meal. You guys, these WRAPS! I’m excited to introduce you to these lettuce wraps and also tell you all about the cookbook from which they were born. This …

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