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Let’s Talk Turkey, Part 3

Oh, dear friends! I’m running late with my recipes… forgive me! I’ll get them posted early this evening, but should you need an emergency duck or sweet potato fries recipe, here are some good stand-ins ’til I get my act together.

The roast duck and braised cabbage recipes I’m using are from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I will type them up 100% as-published and post for you this evening. But if you can’t wait (there’s only one day ’til Thanksgiving!), Mark’s Daily Apple posted a roast duck recipe yesterday.

Tom Denham of Whole Life Eating, a Whole30 devotee, has a recipe for Sweet Potato Fries, as does another favorite site of mine, Simply Recipes. If you can wait ’til this evening, I’ll post my Sweet Potato Plan of Action®, which involves smushing together a bunch of recipes and winging it a little bit to make what I predict will be crispy, flavorful, spicy sweet potato fries. Exciting, right?!

3 Responses to “Let’s Talk Turkey, Part 3”

  1. Gina says:

    I love your blog! The way you write is very entertaining. I'm thinking you may be the right person to help with a question I have been searching for an answer to for some time now. I have asked other Paleo eating people about arrowroot and nobody seems to know if it's a thumbs up or not. Do you know if arrowroot is an approved thickener for paleo recipes? Thanks!

  2. Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    Hey, Gina! I'm sorry — I don't know if arrowroot is compliant or not. But I'll try to find out. More soon…

  3. Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    OK, Gina. I talked my favorite experts, Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Urban at Whole9 Life. I trust them 100-million percent; their advice has literally made me a happier, healthier person. Here's what Dallas has to say about arrowroot:

    "A couple things: arrowroot is gluten-free, with no protein. It's a MONSTER dose of starch (and a huge glycemic load), way more than even sweet potato, and is basically ONLY starch – there's essentially no micronutrients. A lot of arrowroot is blended with potato starch. And… most stuff labeled as arrowroot is actually tapioca starch, anyway. So, it's not outlawed, but it's about as nutritious as table sugar, so we'd recommend steering clear (basically the same logic as our "no white potatoes" guideline)."

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