Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy December!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday week!  Hubby took the week off, and we padded our Turkey Day celebration with a little "stay-cation" and enjoyed a lot of quality time with our little monkeys.

One of the highlights of our week was dinner with some awesome friends who have recently started the Paleo diet.  We decided that it would be fun to put together a Paleo {post} Thanksgiving dinner, and I can't even begin to tell you how amazing everything turned out!

Pinterest was a great source of paleo recipes, but I was having a hard time finding a stuffing-type dish that didn't require baking my own paleo bread first!  I decided to improvise instead and thought I'd share the results, which were quite yummy!  Those beautiful ruby beets turned all of the other root veggies such a pretty shade of red ... and when mixed with the kale, this dish just screams Christmas ... just in time for December!

Just a little caveat: I'm neither a professional food writer or photographer. :)  Use any combination of your favorite root veggies - I used about 6 cups raw veggies.  Enjoy!

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 Beets
  • 3 Turnips
  • 4 Carrots
  • Pepper & Salt-Free Seasoning to taste - We love Costco's Organic No-Salt Seasoning
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 4 Slices Thick-Cut Bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups Kale, chopped
  • 1 Honey Sweet Apple, chopped
  1. Wash and peel all root veggies, then cut into uniformly bite-size pieces.  Season to taste and roast on a greased cookie sheet in a 425 degree oven for about 50 minutes - flip/stir veggies at 25 minutes.
  2. Saute the onions and bacon together in a large frying pan until the bacon is crispy and the onions are caramelized.  Mix in the roasted veggies and stir a bit, letting them get a little caramelized too.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the Kale and chopped apples.  Give it a stir, and let sit, covered for about 5 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

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