Roast Turkey Carcass Soup

Roast Turkey Carcass Soup

Hands up  if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days.

I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in the trash.

Instead of throwing the carcass away (please don’t throw it away!), you can use it to create wonderful, delicious and nutritious soup stock.

We absolutely love turkey soup in my house, and I know if you try this recipe, you’re going to love it, too!

The trick to making turkey soup is to roast the carcass.

If you are too tired after entertaining family for Thanksgiving Dinner, put the carcass in a freezer bag until you have a couple of hours to give it the proper treatment it deserves!

When you’re ready to get down to business, pull the carcass apart and put it in a roaster with some roughly chopped carrots, celery, onions, and 8 or 9 whole cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, and roast at 425 degrees for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, take the roaster out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Turn on one of your largest stovetop elements and place the roaster on top. Cover the carcass with cold water and boil uncovered for an hour. NOTE: METAL ROASTERS ONLY! If you’ve roasted your carcass in a different type of roasting pan, transfer the bones and vegetables to a stockpot for this step!

After an hour of boiling, strain the whole mess and pop it in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, remove the layer of fat from the top and get ready to make a big pot of delicious Roast Turkey Carcass Soup!

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Roast Turkey Carcass Soup
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
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Instructions
  1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil till hot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook 5 minutes till soft and translucent.
  3. Add the carrots and celery, and cook another five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Salt and pepper well to taste.
  5. Now add the Roast Turkey Carcass broth.
  6. Bring everything to a rolling boil; don’t cover the soup.
  7. Add the thyme and enjoy!
Chicken Rosemary Sweet Potato Stew

Chicken Rosemary Sweet Potato Stew

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Chicken Rosemary Sweet Potato Stew
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat coconut oil.
  2. To the pot, add the onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes then add the chicken and sweet potato. Cook for 5 minutes, until chicken is brown.
  3. To the pot, add the remaining ingredients (broth through lemon zest) and stir.
  4. Cover and reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  6. Serve warm.
Stone Fruit with Almond Hazelnut Chia Seed Brittle and Vanilla Bean Coconut Cream

Stone Fruit with Almond Hazelnut Chia Seed Brittle and Vanilla Bean Coconut Cream


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Stone Fruit with Almond Hazelnut Chia Seed Brittle and Vanilla Bean Coconut Cream
Late summer is code for: STONE FRUIT!!! This incredibly delicious recipe is layered in multiple textures, the perfect level of sweetness, and has the edge of refreshment necessarily during the warm summer days. The best part? It's 100% Paleo-Approved!
Cuisine Paleo
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Cuisine Paleo
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper, and evenly scatter the chia seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts. Keep them relatively close together so there isn't a lot of negative space in between.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, add butter. Once melted, add in maple syrup and coconut sugar. Whisk together well.
  3. Using a candy thermometer*, bring mixture to about 300 degrees, then remove from heat and quickly whisk in vanilla extract and baking soda. Once thoroughly combined, immediately pour mixture over the scattered chai seeds and needs, using a spatula to evenly cover all of them.
  4. Place in freezer for about 45 minutes, or until it sets and hardens
  5. While waiting on the brittle to set, prepare the coconut cream.
  6. In a small pot, over medium low heat, add full fat coconut milk. If the water and coconut fat have separated, DO NOT add the water! Just get the creamy good stuff! Once it thins slightly over the heat, add in the vanilla bean. Whisk together and remove from heat (DO NOT LET IT BOIL).
  7. Then slice the stone fruit and distribute them to small bowls or plates.
  8. Pour coconut cream over the top of the fruit, and top with a couple pieces of the finished brittle. enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*if you don't have a candy thermometer, keep the mixture boiling over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, until it starts smelling slightly of burnt sugar and becomes really really thick

Late Summer Berry Bee Pollen Smoothie

Late Summer Berry Bee Pollen Smoothie


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Late Summer Berry Bee Pollen Smoothie
This delicious and FILLING smoothie is just what you need to kick off these hot summer days! When it's so dang hot, it's hard to have the motivation to cook - enter: SMOOTHIES. Smoothies are magic. It's no secret we LOVE and ADORE smoothies, so much so we even developed our own ridiculously delicious and actually-good-for-you protein powder! Give this recipe a try and see how creamy and sweet and mildly tart this meal in a glass is!
Cuisine Paleo, Smoothie
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Ingredients
Cuisine Paleo, Smoothie
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a blender, pour half the nut milk.
  2. Then add remaining ingredients (banana through protein powder).
  3. Pour remaining nut milk on top, secure lid onto blender, and blend until smooth.
  4. If too thick, add more nut milk. If too thin, add more frozen berries until you get desired consistency.
Balsamic California Chicken Salad

Balsamic California Chicken Salad


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Balsamic California Chicken Salad
Squash blossom season, Squash Blossom recipe, Stewed Yellow Squash Blossoms
Course Main Dish, Salads
Cuisine Paleo
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Balsamic Vinaigrette
Salad
Course Main Dish, Salads
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Salad
Squash blossom season, Squash Blossom recipe, Stewed Yellow Squash Blossoms
Instructions
  1. Preheat outdoor grill to MEDIUM-HIGH.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients for vinaigrette; blend well then set aside.
  3. Brush all sides of chicken with melted coconut oil then evenly season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until juices run clear; remove from grill and set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss together remaining salad ingredients (mixed greens through bacon). Chop the cooked chicken and add it to the salad. Drizzle vinaigrette over the top and enjoy!

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