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I'm on W30 round 2 after finishing up my first month last week. I will finish round 2, baring any mishaps, two days before Tday which means I'll be just beginning a reintroduction. I will start with dairy.

What are some foods you would make?

Much of what I already cook is w30 or paleo friendly.

Here's a c&p of an email I sent to a friend about this. Sorry L!

Sweet taters never have marshmallows so I'm good there.

My green beans are sauteed with almonds. Good.

Cranberries are made with sugar, an orange and cloves.. I could use extra oranges/tangerines for sweetness instead of sugar.. good there.

Broc casserole has a cream sauce I make.. that would be fine.

I make homemade rolls and I wonder if I could forgo even one roll? Doubtful. Would my family miss this??

I could not make stuffing and no one would care but me LOL

Dessert.. I was thinking a crustless pumpkin pie or maybe with a nut crust?

And wine..????

Thoughts? Contributions? Comments? Make fun of me? :ph34r: LOL!

Thanks!

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I did my W30 over Canadian Thanksgiving earlier this month. I found this post which has some great ideas: http://whole9life.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-2011/

I made my same pumpkin pie recipe but skipped the crust and subbed in coconut milk for the evaporated milk. I didn't eat it because of the sugar but my whole family said it was excellent and they didn't miss the crust.

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I did my W30 over Canadian Thanksgiving earlier this month. I found this post which has some great ideas: http://whole9life.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-2011/

I made my same pumpkin pie recipe but skipped the crust and subbed in coconut milk for the evaporated milk. I didn't eat it because of the sugar but my whole family said it was excellent and they didn't miss the crust.

I made the following from that link last week and loved it :)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Squash, and Cranberries

by Ruth Sakya

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Just for fun, in case you want something new to try, thought I would post this link :) there are a couple recipes on here.

http://www.theclothe...tternut-squash/

Oh no..more choices? My friends and I are doing a W30 Thanksgiving. They aren't W30 let alone Paleo, but they've decided they're doing it for me because I am doing a 11/1-12/24 (sorry, but having my mom's pie and Katies Yorkshire Pudding). Then it's right back on for 1/1/2013 because I know I do better mentally, physically and soulfully while following Whole30. :)

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Just me and the hubs for Thanksgiving so I will keep it simple. I plan on staying 99% complaint until Christmas.. gotta have my Moms red velvet cake and chicken and dumplings, then after New Years going to do a Whole30 100%.

I have a feeling 1/1/13 is going to be VERY active around here. Poor Mods. :)

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Whole9 has a couple of posts about it :)

http://whole9life.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-2011/

http://whole9life.com/2010/11/st-thanksgiving-part-i/

http://whole9life.com/2010/11/steal-this-meal-thanksgiving-part-ii/

http://whole9life.com/2010/11/steal-this-meal-thanksgiving-part-iii/

I particularly like this note:

Finally, let's get this out of the way right now. You know we wouldn't normally promote “Paleo-ifying†a poor food choice (like bread-laden stuffing or sugar-drenched cranberry sauce). But in the once-a-year case of a family-centric, culturally significant holiday like Thanksgiving, we believe it's okay to recreate a dish that is reminiscent of what we used to eat. Recreating a Whole30-friendly stuffing for an annual family dinner is not the same thing as justifying your “healthy†Paleo pancakes every morning for breakfast! (But you already knew that.)

I do coconut flour stuffing (recipe) every year...no one can taste the difference, and at least I can avoid gluten/grains/massive blood sugar spike. I might do this recipe instead of cranberry sauce.

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Thanks for posting this. I am going to keep my eye on this to get some good ideas. Cooking for 10 family members this year. It will be gluten/grain free. No rolls or stuffing, which the family is okay with. The family is not okay with me taking away the pumpkin and pecan pies. So, pies will still be there. I am going to make some pumpkin custard for myself and any other takers.

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I believe I just used coconut oil because I didn't have anything else around at the time.

I don't even know...is duck fat something you buy in a jar or do I have to cook a duck?! Lol

Run, Robin cooked a duck and made her duck fat. I forget who else did that. I just bought one lb of rendered organic duck fat from New Seasons (only in Oregon) for 4.99. It will last me forever, I am sure. :)

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