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Elle Jauffret

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A meal from STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL

A meal from  STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL by Arwen Elys Dayton

We were in the front seats, with a cardboard tray of tacos between us […]. 

[…] I look at them as I eat my turkey and mashed potatoes. This is my favorite meal […] especially when it comes to cranberry sauce. […] The flavor of apple pie has been added to mask all the other flavors—of medicine, of vitamins, of cell-boosting concoction […] In all it is a kind of Thanksgiving meal. […] Jake grabbed hold of it long enough to see pineapple-flavored vodkaon the label […].  

MODIFIED TACOS – THANKSGIVING TACOS

In a whole-wheat tortilla, layer: mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, cooked ground turkey, a slice of brie cheese, your favorite peppers (here, pepperoncini).

TurkeySautée 16 oz ground turkey with 1/8 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp ground thyme, 1/8 tsp ground sage until cooked.

Cranberry sauceIn saucepan, combine 2 cups cranberries + 1 cup light brown sugar + 1/2 cup orange juice. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes (stir well and often while cooking).

Mashed potatoesBoil 4 potatoes (peeled and cubed) until cooked (knife should go through it easily). Drain, add 3 tbsp butter and mashed together until well incorporated. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

APPLE-PINEAPPLE-VODKA SALAD

In a bowl combine, 1 medium red apple (cubed small) + 2 cups of pineapple (cubed small) + ¼ cup Goji berries (soaked in ¼ cup vodka overnight

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