I have already cooked 4 turkeys this week and I am cooking 5-6 next week and 4-5 the week after – and that’s all before my own Thanksgiving holiday! I have a lot of experience cooking turkeys and Thanksgiving recipes, in general. If I am an expert in one thing, it’s pulling off a delicious and balanced Thanksgiving dinner without any stress. My Thanksgiving ebook is now available and it contains all recipes I have ever served, including the coffeecake I make every Thanksgiving morning + all my tips and tricks and pre-ahead strategies. And it’s only $5! Click here for more info.
Monday Instagram LIVE continues this Monday at 5:00 pm PST/8:00 pm EST. This week I will discuss equipment for Thanksgiving and I will (by request) do some demonstrations on my food processor. Instagram only gives me an hour, so don’t be late! 😉 @pamelasalzman
Over the last year or so, I have been doing a tremendous amount of research on fasting and longevity. The data and science that positively correlate the two is very strong. I became fascinated by the work of Dr. Valter Longo and subsequently his Fasting Mimicking Diet. I have done his fast, which is a 5-day calorie-restricted, fully supplied plan, twice and I was blown away by the results both times. I felt the best I have felt in years, and it was also an education for me in how psychological eating is. One of the benefits of fasting is to help with cellular rejuvenation, metabolic balance and healthy aging. I also lost weight both weeks and kept off most of the pounds. In August, my husband did the fast with me and we are doing it again the week of November 12th to coincide with World Fasting Week. I reached out to Prolon, the company behind the Fasting Mimicking Diet, to see if they would offer my followers a discount and they obliged. First, check out the program here. Then, if you’d like to try it, use the code pamela25 to receive a discount on a kit or subscription. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. For medical advice, please contact Prolon.
Lastly, I will be speaking on the Essential Nutrition Panel at the 5th Annual SoCal Wellness event on Friday, November 9th at the Westlake Village Inn! Details and tickets online at www.socalwellnessexpo.com. Here’s your dinner planner for the week:
Tuesday: Fresh fall farmers market veggie salad. I suggest using chopped fresh organic butter lettuce and fresh organic baby arugula. What can you prep on Sunday or Monday for a great fall salad bar? Roasted butternut or delicata squash, roasted apples, roasted beets, raw fennel, carrots or roasted parsnips. For protein, add feta, hard boiled egg or canned salmon, as possibilities. Toss the salad with my Everyday Favorite Salad Dressing #2, or a drizzle of aged balsamic and oil. Add sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Thursday: Kitchari, from my cookbook
Saturday Brunch/Lunch: chickpea “tuna” salad on toast or lettuce cups
Here’s what you can do ahead if you need to:
Make all dressings, sauces and marinades
Make eggplant meatball mixture or bake meatballs
Prep ingredients for Tuesday’s salad bar
Make spice mixture for tacos
Prep cauliflower rice
Prep veggies for green bean salad
Wash, trim and halve Brussels sprouts
For ALL my Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips, check out my new Thanksgiving eBook!
Here’s a link to my previous dinner planners.
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