Why do we even celebrate Thanksgiving?
Did you know that Thanksgiving was first celebrated back in 1621?
With the help of Indians, the pilgrims survived a bitter winter and had a bountiful harvest.
In celebration they did a traditional English harvest festival lasting 3 days, which brought the pilgrims and natives to unite in a “Thanksgiving” observance.
George Washington proclaimed it a National holiday in 1789 and Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November in 1863. In 1941 it was sanctioned a legal holiday (Read more here)
Being from Denmark, Thanksgiving was a new celebration for us, which we have come to love just as much as our Danish Christmas celebration. Having this specific time of year to express what we have to be thankful for, is such a great way to unplug from a stressful life, and a great opportunity to be with family and loved ones.
Gluten Free Paleo Style Turkey Stuffing
When you are gluten free, it is sometimes challenging to substitute traditional recipes. Take for example the Thanksgiving Turkey stuffing; it is usually made with a lot of bread, which almost always contains gluten.
This Paleo Style Turkey Stuffing is gluten free, dairy free and grain free, and give an amazing flavor to the Turkey.
Leftover stuffing is really good in a Butternut soup.
Paleo Style Turkey Stuffing
1 lb grass fed ground beef
1 red onion, diced
2 large apple diced
2 cups of walnuts, chopped
2-4 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to your taste.
I also use the Rancher steak rub from Wild Tree, but if you can also use mixed herbs, like thyme, rosemary, sage and marjoram.
Preheat the oven to 375F
Sauté the beef in a large pan for about 3 minutes until the beef is crumbled into small pieces.
Add the rest and mix it well. The meat should still be somewhat pink as it will finish cooking in the oven.
Put everything in a baking dish and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Now its ready for the Turkey 🙂