Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

More Low Carb Thanksgiving Tips by Dana Carpender

Low Carb Thanksgiving Dinner can be a blessing or a curse. I still think that if you are going to have an Indulgence, you should indeed do so very infrequently, and that it is imperative to plan for it. It's the question of whether it's actually a good idea to accept this and build it into one's dietary life that I now question. Dana Carpender shares more Low Carb Thanksgiving tips and recipes for getting through the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Cornbread Dressing vs Bread Dressing In A Low Carb World – Thanksgiving Nightmares

turkey with stuffing

A Southern Thanksgiving necessitates not only that you must decide whether to smoke, roast, bake or fry the family turkey, but you must choose a side. You must choose whether you will serve bread dressing or cornbread dressing at the family Thanksgiving table. Fluffy Chix Susie T. Gibbs explains the dilemma and offers some low carb alternatives.

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Turkey Carcass Stock – Budget Low Carb Cooking Base

Turkey Carcass Stock

Make this stock right after Thanksgiving dinner! Simply throw the turkey carcass and any leftover wings, necks, giblets, and legs into the pot with the veggies and spices, then let it simmer, covered, for hours! The longer the better. The apple cider vinegar helps leach the vitamins and minerals out of the bones.

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Low Carb Stuffing Recipes by Dana Carpender

Call it stuffing, or call it dressing, it's just not a holiday turkey without it! For me, stuffing is an essential part of holiday dinners. Indeed, I used to have what I like to call an "indulgence" (a term I prefer to "cheat") on holidays largely so I could have stuffing! Since then, however, I've learned to cut back on the carb count of my turkey stuffing. Here are some ideas:

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You Can Have Low-Carb Gravy For Your Thanksgiving Dinner by Dana Carpender

Simple Flourless Gravy For Your Holiday Feast

Dana Carpender's Low-Carb Gravy Recipe. The holiday season is here! That means lots of big family dinners, flocks of roasted turkeys - and gallons of gravy. This last gives many people pause. I learned this at age twenty one, when a group of young and broke friends bought a couple of whole chickens on sale, and roasted them for a budget dinner party. When the chickens came out of the oven, I said, "Look at those nice drippings. Would anyone like it if I made gravy?"

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I'm told that in early December, Portuguese turkey farmers peddle their flocks on the streets of Lisbon. They do this for two reasons: because Lisbon is in Portugal, and is therefore a handy place to sell their turkeys, and because they don't have Thanksgiving in that country.

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Leaving An Old Thanksgiving Tradition Behind: Friends Should Not Let Friends Give Fruitcakes

Since Glorious Spouse and I have become low carbers, the thing I miss most about stuffing the Thanksgiving turkey is getting rid of last year's Christmas fruitcake. Designated-drivers not withstanding, there should be bumper stickers that read "Friends Should Not Let Friends Give Fruitcakes."

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