Recipe – Thanksgiving Meals – Dukan – Paleo – Gluten-Free

I’m going to post some of my favorite Dukan friendly meals that are PERFECT for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, over the course of the next few days. My son-in-law said to me the other day that there would be “no dieting” next Thursday, sigh, my family still doesn’t get that I #1 DIDN’T DIET and #2 You don’t have to eat wheat ladened crap to have an amazing meal 😀

So… here’s recipe #1… it’s a simple one. My turkey is the moistest, yummiest turkey I eat. Why? I don’t do much to it.


Serves: A lot of people

One big turkey
1 large green apple (or red, but the granny smith’s are yummier) chopped
1 large pear, chopped
1 large red or yellow onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
8-10 garlic cloves, mashed
1/4 c olive or coconut oil
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 325 F

Rinse your turkey.
Stuff turkey with the veggies.
Put him in the pan breast side down.
With your fingers, cover the turkey with oil. Make sure you get in all the nooks and crannies!
Generously salt and pepper.
Stick in the oven 20 minutes for every pound. So if it’s a 10 pound turkey 200 minutes (or 3 hours 20 minutes)
Let set for 30 minutes before carving.

Easy peasy! Don’t be covering up the bits with aluminum, don’t be puttin’ that turkey in a bag! Just cook the darn thing… PERFECTION, I’m telling you 😀

How to cook a perfect turkey


Here’s a link from last year’s Thanksgiving dinner, where I had the pleasure of introducing my Turkey Day culture to a family in Hangzhou.

10 thoughts on “Recipe – Thanksgiving Meals – Dukan – Paleo – Gluten-Free

    • I’ve tried making it over the years in bags, legs covered, etc and then I didn’t have all that stuff one year and made the juiciest turkey ever… funny how our cooking evolves!

  1. wow boobies down huh??? i am day two on paleo and loving it. was a little munchie yesterday (i am a wicked carby snacker) but overall it’s going good & i am looking forward to a wheat-free holiday season!

  2. I cook mine in my enamel roaster, my chickens, my hams, my oven stew, and cut HOURS off of the time– This year is a small turkey for me and my lonesome, and 2 HUGE hams for the rest of the pigs ;)– I LOVE turkey, them others don’t.

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