Thanksgiving Recipes for Ideal Protein!

Well, I should have probably posted this yesterday…or before…my bad.  Oh well, here we go!  Thanksgiving Recipes that aren’t completely in the red for Ideal Protein!

Thanks to Beingmyidealmewuv2blovedLizRRIntheEveningBeck81, and sahmmommy2 from 3fatchicks.com for the following recipe contributions:

Side Dish:

Mashed “Potatoes”:

1 head of fresh cauliflower
Onion powder
Garlic powder
REALSALT (Sea salt), to taste
½ – 1 packet of Ideal Protein Leek soup or Ideal Protein Chicken soup
Optional: Wasabi Powder (to taste – gives it a zing!)
Optional: 1-2 tsp. UDO’s Oil or Olive Oil
Steam (preferred) or boil the cauliflower until it is very, very soft. Drain the water (if boiled). Add the seasonings (be creative) and add ½ -1 packet of any of the soup mixes (to taste). Add UDO’s or Olive Oil and mash well – serve steaming hot

Mashed “Fauxtatoes”

Roasted Cauliflower, Celery, & Garlic Puree

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1 head Cauliflower
4 ribs Celery
4-6 cloves Garlic
EVOO
Spices (sea salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, etc)
1c Chicken Broth

Preheat oven to 350degrees
1. Rough chop the Cauliflower florets, chop the stems more fine, and chop the Celery in ~2″ pieces, leave the garlic in the shell (they will roast inside themselves)
2. Place veggies on cookie sheet, spray with EVOO, sprinkle with spices
3. Roast for ~30minutes until the cauliflower florets start to brown
4. Blend veggies with ~1 cup Chicken Broth and additional spices to taste

*Otherwise known as Mashed ‘Fauxtatoes’
*I add this as a soup thickener A LOT – makes it a very hearty, thick bowl!
*Also, I’ve added this to the IP Potato Puree with some chopped veggies for ‘Baked Croquettes’
*The celery adds a light/no flavor to this puree, you can omit if desired – I add it for a lighter touch of veggies to the ‘carbier’ cauliflower


GRAVY

Braised Celery, Mushroom, & Garlic Puree
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1 lb mushrooms
4 ribs celery
4 cloves garlic
EVOO
Spices – sea salt, black pepper, thyme, rosemary, sage, etc.
Chicken Broth1. Lightly spray a sautee pan with EVOO
1. Chop celery in thin slices, place in sautee pan, cooking at medium heat ~5-8 minutes until they start turning transclucent
2. While the celery is sauteeing, wash & thinly slice the mushrooms, add to the sautee pan
3. Dice the garlic, add to the pan, and allow to brown slightly while adding your spices to taste
4. Add Chicken Broth to just barely cover vegetables and allow to simmer over low heat ~10 minutes
5. Pour into a blender and puree until smooth, add spices to taste*I use this as ‘gravy’ over my meat as well as a soup thickener.
*Recently I roasted a turkey and after chilling and skimming the fat from the pan drippings I added this puree and everyone

SAUCE / GRAVY

Pour 6.5 oz. (200 ml) of hot (not boiling) water into a bowl. Add one packet of Ideal Protein Chicken Soup or Leek Soup and mix with a mixer or hand mixer. Serve over vegetables and/or meat.
Add more or less water depending on how thick you prefer the sauce.


STUFFING

Ingredients:
2 cups of your favorite vegetables chopped up in food processor
½ cup of diced mushrooms
3 egg whites
1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1 tsp Redmond’s Real Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
8 – 16 oz water
1 -2 TBS Braggs
IP packets:
1 – Chicken Soup
1 – Oatmeal
Optional 1 – Garlic and Onion Soy Nuts
Optional Seasoning:
Rosemary, Basil, Thyme and/or Garlic

Prepare Oatmeal Biscuits (Page 69 – Volume 2 Ideal Protein Healthy Recipes):
Beat 1 egg white then stir the IP Oatmeal packet until mixed thoroughly. Add 2oz. water until batter is thin and spoon able – but not runny. You may want to add a tsp of poultry seasoning or other seasoning of your choice. Spoon batter onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 10 min. or until golden brown. Once biscuits are cooled tear up and let dry out an hour or two.
In a mixing bowl put dried oatmeal biscuits, seasonings, chopped veggies, mushrooms and Braggs. (if desired, add your IP soy nuts) Mix and set aside. In your blender bottle or other mixer, mix 8 oz of water with your IP Chicken Soup mix well (more water maybe needed). Add two egg whites to soup mix. Mix well then pour over veggie/biscuit mix stir (should be a moist mixture) and then place in an olive oil sprayed casserole dish. Cook about 20 min at 350.

STUFFING

Ingredients:
2 cups of your favorite vegetables chopped up in food processor
½ cup of diced mushrooms
3 egg whites
1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1 tsp Redmond’s Real Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
8 – 16 oz water
1 -2 TBS Braggs
IP packets:
1 – Chicken Soup
1 – Oatmeal
Optional 1 – Garlic and Onion Soy Nuts
Optional Seasoning:
Rosemary, Basil, Thyme and/or Garlic

Prepare Oatmeal Biscuits (Page 69 – Volume 2 Ideal Protein Healthy Recipes):
Beat 1 egg white then stir the IP Oatmeal packet until mixed thoroughly. Add 2oz. water until batter is thin and spoon able – but not runny. You may want to add a tsp of poultry seasoning or other seasoning of your choice. Spoon batter onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 10 min. or until golden brown. Once biscuits are cooled tear up and let dry out an hour or two.
In a mixing bowl put dried oatmeal biscuits, seasonings, chopped veggies, mushrooms and Braggs. (if desired, add your IP soy nuts) Mix and set aside. In your blender bottle or other mixer, mix 8 oz of water with your IP Chicken Soup mix well (more water maybe needed). Add two egg whites to soup mix. Mix well then pour over veggie/biscuit mix stir (should be a moist mixture) and then place in an olive oil sprayed casserole dish. Cook about 20 min at 350.


“Cranberry” Jelly

Rhubarb Jam
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1 bag frozen Rhubarb ~4c chopped (or fresh when in season)
2 tbsp WF Strawberry Spread
1 envelope Knox Unflavored Gelatin
1 cup Water

1. Place frozen Rhubarb in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
2. Stir with fork, add 2 tbsp WF Strawberry Spread, Knox Gelatin, 1 cup water.
3. Microwave an additional 2 minutes, mash with fork/blend with immersion/puree in blender/etc until desired consistency. Add additional WF Strawberry Spread if desired.
4. Let set in the fridge.

*I always have a bowl of this in the fridge for ‘sweet tooth emergencies’ – it is a PERFECT fruit fix!
*The gelatin gives it a ‘jelly’ texture and a collagen boost as well – great for the skin!
*One envelope Knox Unflavored Gelatin adds ~24 calories from 6g protein

*This can be added to puddings, smoothies, IP ice cream, Crispy Cereal Pancakes, Waffles – anywhere where a fruit addition would be appropriate

Cranberry Relish:

FYI – Cranberries are technically not Phase 1 approved but tis the season and can be used for that special holiday “Day”.
Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup fresh whole cranberries
4 celery sticks chopped
½ cup chives chopped
½ cup chopped zucchini
6 mint leafs
1 tsp Orange zest
1 IP Raspberry Jello packet
3 tsp Walden Farms Raspberry Jelly
1 tsp Xylitol
Boil the cranberries in the 1 cup of water for about 5 min. Pour the water off into a cup should be about 5 oz. of liquid and still warm. Put the IP Raspberry Jelly Packet into it and mix well. Pour into a bowl and put in the ice box to setup.
Chop together cranberries, celery, chives, zucchini, mint leafs and orange zest chop in a food processor or by hand. Mix in with Xylitol and Walden Farms Raspberry Jelly into the Jelly mix cooling in the ice box add the cranberries and the vegetables and mix together.
Let cool in bowl and then serve with celery sticks or flax seed crackers.

Left Over Turkey Soup (great for all phases)

Ingredients
2 quarts low sodium chicken broth
1 turkey carcass, all meat removed
1 onion, halved, plus 1 onion, minced (phase 4 only)
1 carrot, halved lengthwise, plus 1 carrot, minced (phase 4 only)
1 whole stalk celery, plus 1 more stalk, minced
2 bay leaves3 cups dark turkey meat
2 garlic cloves, smashed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 carrot, minced (phase 4 only)
1 stalk celery, minced
3 cups leftover cooked Thanksgiving side vegetables (Brussels sprouts, turnip, green beans)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves

Directions
Put chicken broth, turkey, onion halves, carrot halves, one celery stalk, and one bay leaf in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer about 1 1/2 hours. Finely dice the remaining onion, carrot and celery and reserve.
Dice the turkey meat. Make sure meat pieces are no larger than the size of a soup spoon. (If preparing soup the next day, be sure to store leftover turkey meat in an airtight container before placing it in the refrigerator, top with one or two ladles full of broth to keep meat moist.)
Before straining broth, remove large bones and carcass with tongs. Strain the broth through a sieve, covered with wet cheese cloth. Discard the solids. Transfer broth to a bowl set in a bath of ice water, which will cool the broth quickly and help keep it fresher longer. This can be done the night before and stored in the refrigerator until the next day.
In a large soup pot, heat garlic cloves in the olive oil. Allow to brown slightly and add minced carrots, celery, and onion. Sweat over medium-low heat until softened, about seven or eight minutes.
Dice the leftover vegetables (here Brussels sprouts,Turnip and green beans). Add the chopped sage to the soup pot along with the turkey broth and the remaining bay leaf. Bring to a simmer. When simmering, add Brussels sprouts, green beans and diced turkey meat to the soup. Bring it back up to a simmer. Finally, add the turnip to the center, and gently push them down. Turn the heat off and cover. Allow to sit and steam for five to seven minutes.
Let simmer for five more minutes and serve.

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