Friends! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In this season, we want to express our gratitude for YOU and for the whole Nourish to Flourish Society. It's definitely been magical and amazing since we launched just 17 months ago. We've supported over 800 women and their families in our Reset and Calm Your Cravings programs! We've witnessed them discover life-giving ways to nourish themselves from the inside out - mind, body and spirit - and support each other in the most beautiful ways. And for you, our blogging community, thank you for being a part of our online world.
And thanks to Chef Jackie White of Prep Like a Chef, you've got 5 delicious ways to enjoy any leftover turkey:
1. Save those bones! Bone stock is super easy to make (we promise!) and it's loaded with easy-to-digest nutrients your whole body loves. We actually consider it a true Nourish to Flourish food that you want to savor as often as possible. If you've never made it before, no worries, we've got you covered. Use our Chicken Stock recipe and just substitute the bones from your turkey. (and if someone else is roasting the turkey and isn't going to use those bones, ask if you can have them...seriously!). Jill has been borrowing her friend's huge lobster pot for years to make gobs of bone broth from her 20+ pound turkeys.
Speaking of turkeys...a big shout out of gratitude to Jill's friends at Crane Dance Farm and Angelle's farmers at Creswick Farms for their dedication and tireless efforts to raise animals in loving healthy ways, outdoors on pasture. Animal farming is a crazy business. If you have an opportunity to support small local farms, especially small pasture raised organic farms, please do it. They need our support. If you live in Jill's neck of the woods, go find Crane Dance Farm at the Holland Farmers' Market this weekend and support their farm by enjoying one of their pasture-raised organic turkeys this year They also have grass fed beef, lamb and heirloom pork! Creswick Farms also on the west side of Michigan has pastured turkey, chicken, eggs, beef and lots of delicious sausages and they make the drive to Southeast Michigan once a month too.
2. Feeling like a lighter, chilled salad? Make this seriously delicious Turkey Quinoa Pecan Salad.
3. Want dairy-free comfort food? This Turkey Cobbler is sure to be a hit.
4. How about a big leafy green salad to lighten up and get in lots of greens? Try this Poppy Seed Dressing recipe with greens, turkey and any veggies you love.
5. Feeling like spicing it up a bit? This Fajita Seasoning will do the trick. You can rub or sprinkle it directly on your cooked turkey and make fajita lettuce wraps.
We hope you nourish your body and spirit this season in ways that cultivate even more gratitude in your life.