Paleo Holiday Cooking Demo

Our Austin Meet-Up had a great Paleo Holiday cooking demo. Chef David of Beetnik Catering was the man of the hour doing some amazing food prep! He and his crew showed us how to create a unique paleo holiday dinner. He is an amazing voice for change in the food movement in Austin. He supports grass-fed beef, and quality unprocessed foods. This man is where it’s at. His money is where his mouth is. While he admitted that he doesn’t lead a paleo diet, he does follow many of the concepts focusing on whole food, unprocessed food and food that has the best quality possible. He’s a proponent of small farmers and ranchers and it was a fantastic afternoon 🙂

Teal getting us started

Teal getting us started

Chef David

Chef David

Turkey leg and thigh

Turkey leg and thigh

A big ol' Fennel bulb

A big ol’ Fennel bulb

Chestnut broken

Chestnut broken

They went through four great recipes from a Coconut Flan to a Mussle savory gel dish and the full Thanksgiving roasted, stuffed turkey breast. It was all very good and still a bit sinful, like every good Thanksgiving meal should be.

Paleo Flan

Paleo Flan

Flan and custart

Flan and custard

Pouring the fennel juice

Pouring the fennel juice

Prepared and plated flan

Prepared and plated flan

And the delicious Mussel dish~ I think this might have been my unexpected favorite

muscles and gelatin

muscles and gelatin

IMG_4379The amazing stuffed turkey with a light gravy and carrots~

Full tied thigh

Full tied thigh

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Full turkey meal

Full turkey meal

And finally a dessert of an Almond French cookie and a jello of apple juice, with figs and a red reduction sauce. Very Sweet!

Dessert with apple gel and French cookie

Dessert with apple gel and French cookie

Cookie and figs

Cookie and figs

I couldn’t help but eat it before I took a picture and I don’t even like taking pictures of food. I guess in this case I can make an exception because it was an actual class. Also, I do like photographing food before it’s ready. I like prep and pre photos.

I love our Austin Meet-up group, they do such a fantastic job of putting together FREE, amazing events. If you live in the Austin area you should absolutely join us!

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