As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, many bloggers have come up with wonderful tips to make this important year memorable to your taste buds. Check out the scoop on how to best prepare the turkey, how to make a vegan stuffing, and celebrate Thanksgiving Thai-style. Let me throw in a couple of healthy snacks to brighten up your Tuesday from root vegetables: savory-sweet biscuits and pickled daikon.
Laura’s Best Recipes ” A lesson on Turkey Brining
Turkey brining may take a backseat to the stuffing and the gravy, but according to Laura, it is the quality of the meat and not the extras that make the best bird on the table. Laura shares her knowledge on the importance of brining, the brining recipe selection, and directions on how to effectively do it without too much fuss. The blog also links up to Laura’s favorite brining recipes from her recipe book to all over the web.
Gluten-free is probably a strange concept in the Thanksgiving turkey tradition,. Gluten-free Girl, however, shares a video and recipes on how the health-conscious foodies can pull this off. Watch the charming how-to video and read up on the related recipes which can definitely create a special twist to your Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving, albeit being a North American tradition, can be an expression of celebration wherever you are. In recognition of the festivities, the Thai Food and Travel Blog shares a recipe that pays tribute to the Thanksgiving staples: the pumpkin and the turkey. Although the recipe uses Japanese squash and roasted duck, this recipe for Gkaeng Ped Bped or Roast Duck and Pumpkin Curry gives a nice warm and tropical kick to cold Thanksgiving nights.
Nothing can be sweeter than a steaming sweet potato biscuit, but adding roasted sprigs of rosemary and garlic put the savory to the sugary mouthful. The Cooking Couple has come up with a recipe of mellow surprise with their Sweet Potato and Rosemary Biscuits. Although the concept may seem off at first, the two peas promises on their pod that a pile of these biscuits will be gobbled up in no time.
Eating from the Ground Up ” Pickled Daikon
Vegetables make interesting snacks, especially when pickled. This blog post from Eating from the Ground Up shares certain musings about the pending winter, and pending winters mean facing the challenge of looking for vegetables. And so here comes the Japanese daikon. The blog then shares the Quick Pickled Daikon with Lemon recipe from Karen Solomon’s Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It. The recipe is quick and convenient, something worth a try for a jar of pickled root that can last you throughout the month.