Today’s guest post is from Leah at Brisbane Paleo Family. She is sharing with us her family recipe for making paleo gravy and stuffing! Leah’s story is so interesting and inspiring – check her out!
Paleo Gravy and Stuffing
When I meal planned my first paleo Christmas we had a delicious ham and turkey on the menu. With the ham we had a lovely dijion mustard with no nasties and sugar added we picked up from the local health food store. When it came to the turkey we needed to think outside the standard gravy from a box and breadcrumbed stuffing. I remember the best gravy I ever had was my grandmothers, made from the juices of the roast meat. My recipe below is a variation of this minus the wheat flour.
At least 1 cup of meat juices from roast
1 cup of bone broth (bonus for nutrients)
1 sweet potato diced and baked in the roast meat juices
2 leek white part sliced
2 cloves garlic
2 tbs tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional 1-2 tbs arrowroot powder to thicken.
Mix arrowroot into a paste with some water before adding to mix.
Use a stab blender to mix all the ingredients together to form the gravy.
The turkey stuffing came about because we were on holidays and we only seemed to have a lot of fruit and nuts around so we gave it a go and now we make it every year. It also goes great with the ham.
1 cup of macadamias
1 cup of almonds
5 dried figs
5 dried apricots
10 dried cranberries
Pulse in a food processor until your desired consistency. Cut up and mix in bacon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stuff the turkey or chicken and add a few long springs of rosemary and thyme.
Leah is the Founder of the Brisbane Paleo Group. After loosing 30kg following the Paleo template and regaining her zest for life, Leah decided to help start a community of like-minded people interested in eating real food. Brisbane Paleo Group is now Queensland’s largest Paleo inspired group and is constantly growing. Brisbane Paleo Group meetup for fun, community events, paid events with awesome guest speakers and webinars through Nourishing Conversations.