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Are you on the autoimmune protocol and coconut-free?

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I admit, I pouted when I was told to eliminate coconut {along with some other foods} from my already AIP diet. But I soon found out I am not alone. It’s funny how others with similar stories seem to come out of the woodwork once you are more aware…

No Coconut? No Problem!

Because, turkey.

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It’s safe to assume if you are celebrating Thanksgiving next week you’ll end up with copious amounts of leftover turkey. That’s not a bad thing in my book! In fact my family has been eating turkey for the past several weeks simply because The Mister did the math and found it to be more cost effective than our usual chicken purchases.

Not only did this allow me the opportunity to revisit my Spatchcocked Turkey recipe, but it forced me to get a bit creative with leftovers. I’d say that’s a win-win!

Without further rambling, here are some recipes you can use for inspiration when zhushing up your leftover turkey…

AIP Leftover Turkey Recipes

Ahh...

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This has fast become a favorite drink of mine. It’s warm, soothing, comforting, and spicy! The benefits are just an added bonus. *wink*

Golden Tigernut Milk

Growing up I wasn't a fan of sweet potatoes...

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Crazy, right? But to be fair I didn’t know sweet potatoes like I know them now. I can’t remember a time we had actual sweet potatoes other than an over-glorified side dish. The only time I remember seeing sweet potatoes was during the holidays and they were those canned yams {which we all know are actually sweet potatoes, despite the name} with mini marshmallows on top. I always got odd looks when I declined a spoonful when it was being passed around the table.

Cut to a couple of weeks ago when I was making sweet potatoes in my new favorite way {spotted via Instagram thanks to @aipxwhole30 / It’s me, Charlotte!} and The Mister and I were discussing Thanksgiving… it hit me like a ton of bricks.

Deconstruct and rebuild that dish I glowered dubiously at all these years {you know, without using an abnormally large can of “yams” or GMO corn-laden marshmallows} and call it what it truly should be called…

DESSERT.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Marshmallows

As much as I love my rotisserie, and I do... Some days I just crave a roasted chicken.

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All the rotisserie recipes I’ve forged work equally well for roasted chicken. So I thought it’d be fun to highlight a couple of my families’ favorite ways to season a bird. I’ll make it a point to share all of them eventually. But for now, here are two!

Roasted Chicken Two Ways

It's a good thing we like apples...

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With well over 100 pounds of apples still left to go, I’ve been slowly but surely chiseling away at our supply.

Last week, I found myself experimenting with an apple crisp recipe. With The Mister out of town for work, he nearly pouted over the phone when I told him I made an apple crisp… He was missing out. So I made another batch the day he came home.

This is why he married me.

Apple Crisp

What are we going to do with all these apples??

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After picking a crazy amount of no-spray apples, I’ve been busy putting up apple sauce, apple butter, dehydrating apple slices, and baking apple slices. But even still, I have more apples than I can shake a stick at.

The Mister and I were talking about our Halloween plans, I mentioned I ordered a few paleo treats for her so we could swap them out. But I also planned on making her some treats to enjoy that night after we went out. “I wish you could make the AIP caramel apples like last year, but you can’t eat those anymore, can you?”

I already planned on making them some primal caramel apples {using whole organic milk and pastured butter}, but then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Use Tigernut Milk to make caramel! I was a little too excited at the thought of this experimental recipe.

And so…

Tigernut Caramel Apples