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If you're stuffed to the waddle year after year with the usual Thanksgiving suspects, take one giant leap for turkey kind with self-proclaimed "Gastronaut" Nate Keller.
Keller is a former Google executive chef and current executive chef, alongside Mirit Cohen, of Gastronaut Catering in San Francisco.
Five Way to Reimagine Family Traditions for Thanksgiving: Nate Keller
A stuffed pumpkin is a flavorful (and colorful) way to please both vegetarians and omnivores at your Thanksgiving feast. Pick one out at your local farmers market that is roughly 12-18 inches in diameter (or bigger, but makes sure the whole thing will fit in your oven)."
2. Beans, beans they’re good for your...traditions!
Remember and honor this customary gift by serving a bean, chile or corn dish made with heirloom varieties (passed down over generations from America’s native ancestors)."
Good Mother Stallard Beans With Wild Mushrooms, Ham Hocks and Chard
1. Soak beans overnight in water in a 2-quart container (they will expand and double in size).
3. Stuffed with stuffing: gluten-free is the way to be
Quinoa and Lentil Stuffing With Kale, Butternut Squash and sage
For the quinoa
For the lentils
4. Roll up a fiesta with turkey
5. Turkey soup for the post-Thanksgiving soul
For the stock:
1. Combine all ingredients except the salt and pepper into a large stock pot and place over high heat.
For the soup:
1. Cook the 4 slices in your stock pot over medium heat to render all of the fat. Remove the bacon from the pot and discard or keep for later.
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