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My SAD family has tasked me with bringing a vegtable dish to thanksgiving. Any recipes you want to share for stuff that even SAD folks tend to love?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Prefferably seasonal/local ingredients because I do 99% of my shopping at the farmers market each week. I am in the pacific nw. Thanks! Im actually really excited... I get to watch my family eat a vegtable or two.. oh joy!

2e3477a85563d4b7159814d5f4ea57d3

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on November 18, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Wegmans, Whole Foods, and pretty much all health food stores. If your local super market is health food conscious they might carry it as well. Then there is always Amazon.

2e3477a85563d4b7159814d5f4ea57d3

(435)

on November 18, 2012
at 11:10 PM

Wegmans, Whole Foods, and pretty much all health food stores. If your local super market is health food conscious they might carry it as well. Then there is always Amazon

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 18, 2012
at 06:27 PM

Where does one find coconut sugar?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 18, 2012
at 03:35 PM

With or without carrots, they're awesome. Toss in a sweet potato for good measure too!

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on November 18, 2012
at 01:16 PM

Parsnips and carrots natural home is with a pot roast, slow cooking in the meat juices and fat.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 18, 2012
at 05:21 AM

Oooh this looks promising! I just grabbed a ton of parsnips at the farmers market today. Should I mix them with carrots or keep them solo?

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 18, 2012
at 05:18 AM

I saw a recipe for roasted parsnips with balsamic? but the only time I have ever tried heat and balsamic vinegar turned out horribly.. so perhaps your idea will work out waayyy better

E565e11cf32b38ab1f45086c1e0205f7

(613)

on November 17, 2012
at 06:33 AM

Prosciutto is really good too. I think the OP commented on another post that a family member doesn't like bacon. Might not like prosciutto either if that's the case, but that's just plain crazy if you ask me.

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on November 17, 2012
at 03:44 AM

Ooh! Ooh! Just remembered this highly addictive brussels sprout dish. Slice up raw sprouts thinly and stir fry them with chopped bacon until they're tender.

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on November 17, 2012
at 03:39 AM

I'm not sure you could make this suitably paleo, but one of our old traditional Thanksgiving side dishes was made up in a flat bottom Pyrex pan using layers of 1/4" thick cooked yellow sweet potato slices. In between each layer the sweet potatoes were slathered with a mixture of brown sugar and melted butter. The dish was about 4 layers thick when finished, and was roasted in the oven for about 30 minutes. Orange "sweet potatoes" (the hated yams) were completely unacceptable for making this dish.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on November 17, 2012
at 02:14 AM

I'd bet you could turn around and add eggs, cheese, and ham to that, and make it a breakfast casserole!

D4d0165711da841beafe7292b710a532

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on November 17, 2012
at 12:00 AM

i can't love this one enough... i bring this EVERY year :) though most of my friends are already paleo the few hesitant ones gobble this right up!

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on November 16, 2012
at 07:35 PM

My favorite dish last year was roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potato, tossed in ghee and coconut oil with salt. It was amazing!

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on November 16, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Ditto. Butternut or Hubbard are good ones. Mash in lots of butter.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on November 16, 2012
at 07:12 PM

here's a good recipe. Mine is very similar except I use apples rather than pears, and I do more work on the stove before I put under the broiler to brown. http://post24th.tumblr.com/post/3716796893/braised-green-cabbage-w-bacon-and-pear

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Im pretty sure they officially ended season wise a week or so ago.. but hopefully I can grab a stalk or two that still look awesome

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 07:04 PM

*cabbage that is

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Ooh I am intrigued by the braised cabbage! It is one of few the non winter squash things that looks good right now veg wise

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 06:59 PM

That sounds like a good idea actually... the yam dish is no doubt already covered but this would be different enough to pass=)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 06:58 PM

thats kinda the direction Ive been heading.. though I may have to pass on the bacon I know for a fact my sister doesnt care for it. *boo!

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on November 16, 2012
at 07:06 PM

Not sure exactly what's in season for you there, but hopefully at least some of these will be.

Carrots! The rainbow ones are beautiful if you can get them. Obviously sub out the canola oil for something delicious like bacon fat, or coconut oil if that's your thing. Adjust spice level to your taste. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chili_roasted_carrots.html

Do you do dairy? My roommate and I really love this sweet potato bleu cheese gratin. (He doesn't eat Primal). http://projects.eveningedge.com/recipes/sweet-potato-cabrales-blue-cheese-gratin/

I am on a Brussels sprouts kick lately! Here's one of my favorite and easiest ways to make them. They will convert haters! Obviously use real chicken broth instead of that low-sodium whatevs. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/thyme_braised_brussels_sprouts.html

Collards! They're easy and so absolutely delicious. Three parts chicken broth, one part water. Use a hambone with some meat left on it, or any other kind of smoked pork product like that. Add onion/garlic/jalapeno, to your taste. Let that stuff simmer in the broth about thirty minutes before you add the torn and washed collards, so that the broth gets nice and smoky. Simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour, to your taste. Hot pepper vinegar as a condiment.

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(10611)

on November 17, 2012
at 03:44 AM

Ooh! Ooh! Just remembered this highly addictive brussels sprout dish. Slice up raw sprouts thinly and stir fry them with chopped bacon until they're tender.

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

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on November 16, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Roasted seasonal root veggies. I grab whatever's available and potentially add Brussels sprouts (my daughter would be quite angry if they weren't available) and toss in some fat and maybe sprinkle with bacon and roast until carmelized.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 06:58 PM

thats kinda the direction Ive been heading.. though I may have to pass on the bacon I know for a fact my sister doesnt care for it. *boo!

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

(3043)

on November 16, 2012
at 07:35 PM

My favorite dish last year was roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potato, tossed in ghee and coconut oil with salt. It was amazing!

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Medium avatar

(10611)

on November 16, 2012
at 07:28 PM

Puree cooked winter squash like butternut or hubbard with lots of butter.

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449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

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on November 16, 2012
at 07:03 PM

I love roasted Brussels sprouts with mushrooms and bacon!

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Im pretty sure they officially ended season wise a week or so ago.. but hopefully I can grab a stalk or two that still look awesome

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80a833baad18b21f8f4b9aca7e3a8d89

(30)

on November 16, 2012
at 06:50 PM

You should make mashed sweet potatoes(the white skinned yellow flesh kind). I made them last year, and they were delicious. Everyone else liked them too. No idea why people use yams, they taste worse in the first place. Tubers are the best vegetables.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 06:59 PM

That sounds like a good idea actually... the yam dish is no doubt already covered but this would be different enough to pass=)

Medium avatar

(10611)

on November 16, 2012
at 07:25 PM

Ditto. Butternut or Hubbard are good ones. Mash in lots of butter.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on November 17, 2012
at 03:39 AM

I'm not sure you could make this suitably paleo, but one of our old traditional Thanksgiving side dishes was made up in a flat bottom Pyrex pan using layers of 1/4" thick cooked yellow sweet potato slices. In between each layer the sweet potatoes were slathered with a mixture of brown sugar and melted butter. The dish was about 4 layers thick when finished, and was roasted in the oven for about 30 minutes. Orange "sweet potatoes" (the hated yams) were completely unacceptable for making this dish.

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2e3477a85563d4b7159814d5f4ea57d3

(435)

on November 18, 2012
at 04:17 PM

Acorn squash with kerrygold and coconut sugar.

Cut the acorn squash in half (vertically, to make two cups) and roast in the oven (not sure of temp/time, but you can find on the web easily).

When Acorn squash is almost done, add ~tbsp of kerrygold into each cup.

Once butter is fully melted, take squash out of the over and add .5-1 tbsp of coconut sugar and stir into the butter.

Then enjoy this amazingly simple and delicious fall treat.

2e3477a85563d4b7159814d5f4ea57d3

(435)

on November 18, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Wegmans, Whole Foods, and pretty much all health food stores. If your local super market is health food conscious they might carry it as well. Then there is always Amazon.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 18, 2012
at 06:27 PM

Where does one find coconut sugar?

2e3477a85563d4b7159814d5f4ea57d3

(435)

on November 18, 2012
at 11:10 PM

Wegmans, Whole Foods, and pretty much all health food stores. If your local super market is health food conscious they might carry it as well. Then there is always Amazon

1
32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on November 18, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Roast parsnips. Olive oil, thyme, garlic. So simple, but so damn good!

Bonus: most people will probably not have had parsnips before.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on November 18, 2012
at 03:35 PM

With or without carrots, they're awesome. Toss in a sweet potato for good measure too!

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 18, 2012
at 05:18 AM

I saw a recipe for roasted parsnips with balsamic? but the only time I have ever tried heat and balsamic vinegar turned out horribly.. so perhaps your idea will work out waayyy better

Medium avatar

(10611)

on November 18, 2012
at 01:16 PM

Parsnips and carrots natural home is with a pot roast, slow cooking in the meat juices and fat.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 18, 2012
at 05:21 AM

Oooh this looks promising! I just grabbed a ton of parsnips at the farmers market today. Should I mix them with carrots or keep them solo?

1
E5755de8920dec1ce553316c823798e8

on November 18, 2012
at 02:48 AM

I just tested out an idea I had. We're hosting turkeyday for my folks this year and they aren't exactly sold on a paleo diet either so it's a good chance to make an impression. Check out the recipe for brussels sprouts I posted here: http://www.paleonovice.com/2012/11/recipe-bacon-brussels-sprouts.html

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E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

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on November 16, 2012
at 11:46 PM

BACON WRAPPED ASPARAGUS!

D4d0165711da841beafe7292b710a532

(189)

on November 17, 2012
at 12:00 AM

i can't love this one enough... i bring this EVERY year :) though most of my friends are already paleo the few hesitant ones gobble this right up!

E565e11cf32b38ab1f45086c1e0205f7

(613)

on November 17, 2012
at 06:33 AM

Prosciutto is really good too. I think the OP commented on another post that a family member doesn't like bacon. Might not like prosciutto either if that's the case, but that's just plain crazy if you ask me.

1
B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

(1365)

on November 16, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Sweet potato hash browns made with onion and cooked in bacon fat.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on November 17, 2012
at 02:14 AM

I'd bet you could turn around and add eggs, cheese, and ham to that, and make it a breakfast casserole!

1
3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on November 16, 2012
at 07:01 PM

I'm doing two sides this year:

Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage "stuffing"

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on November 16, 2012
at 07:12 PM

here's a good recipe. Mine is very similar except I use apples rather than pears, and I do more work on the stove before I put under the broiler to brown. http://post24th.tumblr.com/post/3716796893/braised-green-cabbage-w-bacon-and-pear

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Ooh I am intrigued by the braised cabbage! It is one of few the non winter squash things that looks good right now veg wise

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on November 16, 2012
at 07:04 PM

*cabbage that is

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