Thanksgiving is a great holiday because you get to eat a lot of awesome food with people you care about.  The Paleo lifestyle works because it allows you be lean and healthy while eating as much as you need to feel satisfied.  Why not combine the two?  I had this idea last year and it started to make sense: meat… pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cranberries.  It could work!  Images of duck-fat turkey, pumpkin almond meal pie, and coconut milk martinis started to enter my head.

Duck Fat Turkey

JQ’s Duck Fat Turkey (after being attacked)


Friends joined in.  Soon there were smashed sweet potatoes, banana almond bread, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, roasted beets and more!


Paleo Thanksgiving

A Paleo Spread to Remember


Wine was consumed, friendships were forged, and memories were made.  With that said, lets do it again!

Please join The Foundry for “Paleo Thanksgiving 2012”, this Saturday November 10 starting at 5:30pm.  The party will take place upstairs from the gym, at the 7th floor party room.  Enter through the residential entrance at 730 S. Clark, proceed up the elevator to the 7th floor, take a left and head to the end of the hallway (through the first door, keep going).

Guests are encouraged to bring a paleo dish or drink (alcoholic drinks encouraged).  The room has a full kitchen, oven, microwave, fridge etc. if you need to re-heat your dish.  Guests are welcome.

To RSVP and view/post dishes please visit the event page

Paleo Thanksgiving Ladies