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Turkey Breast For Thanksgiving

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Any tips? This will be my first time cooking a turkey. I do not have a crockpot, or slow cooker, or etc yet. Would a large Pyrex dish work? 

 

I think I am going to use this recipe: 

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/roast-turkey-breast-with-gravy-recipe.html

 

Also, should i make it sometime tomorrow and just heat it up before eating it, or should i make it the day of? I would have asked all of this sooner, but I was originally planning on eating the turkey my mom is making. I know that she won't take cross contamination precautions, so I feel I need to either do this myself, or not eat turkey. I will probably just use the pan drippings as "gravy" - LOL!

 

Thanks in advance :) 


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A Pyrex dish will be fine. And you can thicken the gravy with potato starch.

 

I have found that turkey is best just roasted plain. You don't even really have to baste it. Every time you open the oven door to baste you lose heat. Just rinse the turkey breast, pop it into the dish, then roast it. When it's done, take it out, put the meat on a platter, put some potato starch into a cup with cold water and pour it into the drippings. Boil it for a few minutes and you're done. If there aren't enough drippings you can always get some gluten-free broth to add to it.

 

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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Making it tomorrow or the day of is fine.  To heat it back up, just add some broth so it doesn't dry out, and don't overheat it.


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Yes you could cook the day before and just reheat. Also on the pan drippings, use 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a small jar with a little water, shake and pour into pan drippings. Stir while heating to keep from clumping up.  

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Thanks everyone! I am rather difficult though...I have to go above gluten free :(

 

I can't have corn or potato, since I am on the SCD Diet (no grains, and no starches like potatoes, yams, turnips, etc - it's torture, but it seems to be helping :P ) and the only SCD legal broth I have found is organic vegetable broth - it would work in a pinch, but the smell is very strong and I don't like it too much. 

 

Would coconut flour work instead of corn/potato starch? Lol. 

 

Also, I found one of those tinfoil roasting pans in the baking aisle and just grabbed one of those. The turkey breast I got was just under 7lbs, and I think the pan holds like 15.

 

Instead of making mashed potatoes, I am making mashed butternut squash. I think I'll still like it, but I will miss my mashed potatoes. -Sigh!- 

 

For dessert, I am making my 3 ingredient cookies - coconut flour, butter, and honey. I love them. A quick, healthy dessert!

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!! 


Diagnosed via blood test: July 2013

Digestive Issues: Lactose Intolerance, Candidiasis, recurring hiatal hernia, possible SIBO

Skin Issues: Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Tinea Versicolor

Sleeping Issues: Idiopathic Central Nervous System Hypersomnia, Sleep Paralysis

Allergies: Severe Seasonal allergies,histamine intolerance (under control) sulpha drugs, Oral Allergy Syndrome

Other: TMJ, Gallstones, Orthostatic Hypotension, Dysmennorhea, possible Adrenal Fatigue

Gluten Free - 07/13, Soy Free 05/14, Legume Free 05/14, Dairy Free 09/14, Grain Free 10/14

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You CAN use coconut flour. http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/2011/05/07/coconut-flour-gravy/

 

Let us know how it all turns out. :)


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Awesome. You guys are great. Thanks for the help! 

 

I definitely will. Wish me luck! I'm hoping the weather holds out..we're supposed to get a bad storm. :\


Diagnosed via blood test: July 2013

Digestive Issues: Lactose Intolerance, Candidiasis, recurring hiatal hernia, possible SIBO

Skin Issues: Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Tinea Versicolor

Sleeping Issues: Idiopathic Central Nervous System Hypersomnia, Sleep Paralysis

Allergies: Severe Seasonal allergies,histamine intolerance (under control) sulpha drugs, Oral Allergy Syndrome

Other: TMJ, Gallstones, Orthostatic Hypotension, Dysmennorhea, possible Adrenal Fatigue

Gluten Free - 07/13, Soy Free 05/14, Legume Free 05/14, Dairy Free 09/14, Grain Free 10/14

"I am in control of my own health" - working on crossing everything off this list.

 

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The flour/cornstarch is just a thickening agent so the coconut flour should be ok.  You might find that there are not enough drippings from the breast to make any kind of gravy though.  The broth always has a strong smell but will not be as bad after you made your gravy.  You can make faux mashed potatoes with cauliflower.  I guess it tastes very similar to potatoes. You just boil and mash like you would potatoes.  Worth a try anyway.  A tip with the aluminum pans, they are very flimsy so put it on a cookie sheet or double it up in the oven so your turkey doesn't end up on the floor.

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Thanks everyone! I am rather difficult though...I have to go above gluten free :(

 

I can't have corn or potato, since I am on the SCD Diet (no grains, and no starches like potatoes, yams, turnips, etc - it's torture, but it seems to be helping :P ) and the only SCD legal broth I have found is organic vegetable broth - it would work in a pinch, but the smell is very strong and I don't like it too much. 

 

Would coconut flour work instead of corn/potato starch? Lol. 

 

Also, I found one of those tinfoil roasting pans in the baking aisle and just grabbed one of those. The turkey breast I got was just under 7lbs, and I think the pan holds like 15.

 

Instead of making mashed potatoes, I am making mashed butternut squash. I think I'll still like it, but I will miss my mashed potatoes. -Sigh!- 

 

For dessert, I am making my 3 ingredient cookies - coconut flour, butter, and honey. I love them. A quick, healthy dessert!

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!! 

 

 

The squash sounds good!  Mashed sweet taters with peanut butter and a squished bannaner is good for a sweet version.  Add a little cinnamon for seasonal effect.

 

Psyillium husks are another way to thicken things instead of flour.


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Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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My turkey turned out pretty good! Thank you for all of the tips..especially the one about adding broth to the turkey when heating it up. That really did help!

 

I didn't bother with making gravy, the broth worked pretty well - but maybe I'll try that next year :)

 

I do miss peanut butter. I am "allergic" to peanuts (came up as allergic on an allergy test, but I don't think it's a true allergy - I avoid them regardless) so I haven't had peanut butter in awhile. Maybe almond butter would work? The squash did come out pretty good. I just put cinnamon in it. It tasted pretty similar to sweet potatoes, only even better. 


Diagnosed via blood test: July 2013

Digestive Issues: Lactose Intolerance, Candidiasis, recurring hiatal hernia, possible SIBO

Skin Issues: Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Tinea Versicolor

Sleeping Issues: Idiopathic Central Nervous System Hypersomnia, Sleep Paralysis

Allergies: Severe Seasonal allergies,histamine intolerance (under control) sulpha drugs, Oral Allergy Syndrome

Other: TMJ, Gallstones, Orthostatic Hypotension, Dysmennorhea, possible Adrenal Fatigue

Gluten Free - 07/13, Soy Free 05/14, Legume Free 05/14, Dairy Free 09/14, Grain Free 10/14

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^ Yes! I LOVE Sunbutter, but I had to give it up for two reasons... 1, it is high in histamine and I'm still trying to watch histamine levels, and 2 it is illegal on the SCD diet (no seed butters allowed) :( But once I can have cheat days, I'm grabbing a jar! Have you ever tried Sun Cups? They're just like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, only they're made with sun butter instead. They're my favorite candy...and they're gluten free, nut free, and soy free. They said they're coming out with a lactose free version soon too! I can't wait for those cheat days...


Diagnosed via blood test: July 2013

Digestive Issues: Lactose Intolerance, Candidiasis, recurring hiatal hernia, possible SIBO

Skin Issues: Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Tinea Versicolor

Sleeping Issues: Idiopathic Central Nervous System Hypersomnia, Sleep Paralysis

Allergies: Severe Seasonal allergies,histamine intolerance (under control) sulpha drugs, Oral Allergy Syndrome

Other: TMJ, Gallstones, Orthostatic Hypotension, Dysmennorhea, possible Adrenal Fatigue

Gluten Free - 07/13, Soy Free 05/14, Legume Free 05/14, Dairy Free 09/14, Grain Free 10/14

"I am in control of my own health" - working on crossing everything off this list.

 

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