Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers: Black Friday Pie and Turkey Soup with Root Vegetables
Posted Nov 25 2013 5:53pm
From farm to table, Americans waste about 40% of all the food we produce. In this season of gratitude, it seems especially tragic to let so much bounty end up in the landfill. Here are two delicious ways to make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers…
Food rotting in landfills contributes to climate change as well as air and water pollution. Landfills are America’s primary source of methane emissions, and the second-largest component of landfills are organic materials like food.
There is so little air present in all that compacted trash, that food must break down anaerobically and in the process it releases methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. Furthermore, wet food waste is the main threat to groundwater or stream pollution in the event of a liner leak or large storm.
Food does NOT belong in landfills!
So, in the spirit of not wasting food, here are two easy and delicious recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers. These recipes are also suitable for Paleo, GAPS and Nutritional Balancing diets.
Spread mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or yams onto the bottom and up the sides of the greased pie plate. Fill potato crust with the turkey, green beans, and gravy. Smooth stuffing on top of the turkey and gravy to create a top crust. (You can also use more mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes if you did not make stuffing)
Brush top of pie with melted butter or coconut oil.
Bake pie until top is golden and crispy, about 40 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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