Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Apple Pie Galette

This Apple Pie Galette is a delicious, rustic alternative to your traditional apple pie. | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #Paleo #AIP

I love pie. It’s probably my favorite dessert. And apple pie is probably my very favorite pie. Or maybe pumpkin. I can’t decide because they’re both delicious. Continue reading

Turkey Pot Pie Soup

Use up that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner with this delicious gluten free, dairy free, and paleo Turkey Pot Pie Soup | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

It’s the day after Thanksgiving which means it’s time to decorate for Christmas! At least that’s what we do in our house. Before we got married my husband was a strict December 1st purist, meaning he wouldn’t do anything Christmassy until December 1st. But when I was growing up we always started decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. In fact, I remember waking up on Thanksgiving morning to my dad cranking up the Christmas tunes and my mom always set the table for Thanksgiving dinner with her Christmas dishes. So I suppose the Christmas festivities started on Thanksgiving day, but the tree trimming and hall decking didn’t start until the next day. Ya, we are big into Christmas in my family. Continue reading

Cinnamon Cider Bomb and Other Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes

50 Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes plus a recipe for a Cinnamon Cider Bomb Cocktail | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfree

I’m so excited for Thanksgiving this year! Okay, I get excited for Thanksgiving every year, even the year that we moved to Texas literally on Thanksgiving day (thank you for that US Army). We may not be spending this Thanksgiving with family, but my good friend Charissa of No Cook Paleo fame is coming up from Austin with her pup to help us eat ALL the food. We’re going to be watching football, drinking our favorite hard cider (in the form of the Cinnamon Cider Bomb recipe at the end of this post), and stuffing our faces with smoked turkey and pumpkin pie! It’s going to be great.  Continue reading

Cheesy Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Add some creamy, irresistable green veggies to your Thanksgiving table with this Cheesy Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Gratin | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #glutenfree #grainfree #primalYou may be looking at the title and be thinking, “cheesy…what? But cheese isn’t paleo!” And it’s real cheese too. Not cashew cheese or zucchini cheese or any other non dairy cheese alternative. Ya, I don’t typically eat real dairy cheese, and ya it’s not “paleo.” But good quality cheese from pastured animals is definitely a real food. I’m not a big fan of rules or labels, and real food is about the only “rule” I care about. That, and how my body responds to something. I’ve had issues with dairy in the past as far as my digestion and skin are concerned. But with all the healing I’ve been doing, or at least attempting to do, I can handle dairy a lot better than I used to be able to. As long as I don’t go overboard with it of course. Continue reading