Looking for a healthier alternative to the classic Thanksgiving stuffing? Look no further! This recipe does take some time but is so worth it! It’s both lighter and more nutritious than the classic, you will not be disappointed.
Recipe from The Kitchen Treaty
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (+ a little more for greasing the pan and drizzling over the top)
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped (~1/2 cup)
2 Granny Smith apples, diced (peeling optional)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup white wine
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or use homemade)
2 cups uncooked wild rice blend
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup pecans, raw, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped + 1/4 more for topping
1/4 fresh sage, chopped
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and celery and cook until soft.
- Add the apples, garlic, thyme, and salt. Cook for about another minute, stir frequently.
- Stir in the wine. Add the broth and bring to a boil.
- Add the wild rice and reduce heat to med-low.
- Simmer (covered) until rice is tender, ~35 minutes.
- Add the quinoa, cover the pot and cook until tender (~15 more mins).
- Add the cranberries, pecans, parsley (1/2 cup) and sage and remove the pot from the heat.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Lightly grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
- Scoop the rice mixture into the casserole dish. Do not pat it down.
- Bake until golden brown, 25-30 mins.
- Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with parsley before serving. Enjoy!
About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN
Tracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best. Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease: Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet. And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health. Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.
By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:
- Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
- Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
- Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
- Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
- Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
- Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme, there's a good chance you are in the right place.
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