There are times in life when we find ourselves on our own for Thanksgiving. Whether we choose this for our own personal sanity, or because the logistics of making a trip across country is challenging, or because of illness, or loss, we still can still feel and participate in the spirit of the day. As long as there is breath, there is always a path towards gratitude. For me personally, this starts by holding my dear ones in my heart, those here, and those no longer. Brian and I over the years have both witnessed our family get smaller. I’m sure you have too. It’s not easy. Our foundations get jostled. Our family dynamics change. But that still, quiet, place in our heart remains. My hope is that we all can tap into this state of being within ourselves, no matter what our external environment brings this Thanksgiving. Cheers friends.
Here’s a healthier recipe for Simple Roast Turkey for Two – seasoned with fresh rosemary and lemon and baked on a sheet pan over riced cauliflower. Paleo and gluten free, make it with boneless, skinless turkey, or bone-in turkey breast. It’s very easy and especially delicious if you can track down Meyer Lemons. Feel free to serve it over very thinly sliced potatoes if you’d rather, instead of the riced cauliflower.
Bake it for 30 minutes at 425F, then lower the heat to 350F and bake until its done, another 30 minutes or so depending on size.
Slice it up and serve!
Simple Roast Turkey for Two
Healthier, Simple Roast Turkey Breast seasoned with fragrant Rosemary and Meyer Lemon, then baked over riced cauliflower. A deliciously healthy recipe- paleo & GF!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten-free
- 1 boneless, or skin on, bone-in turkey breast ( ¾–1 lb)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1–2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, lightly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves finely minced
- 1 pound “riced” cauliflower ( optional) or sub very thinly sliced potatoes.
- 1 meyer lemon, or regular lemon
Preheat oven to 425F
Place cauliflower rice on a sheet -pan and drizzle with a little olive oil to coat, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Pat the turkey dry and rub all sides with olive oil and the minced garlic, and season generously with salt and pepper. Lay it over the riced cauliflower. Zest the meyer lemon and scatter it over the turkey and cauliflower. Scatter the rosemary over both as well.
Bake for 30 minutes, then give the cauliflower a quick toss and turn heat down to 350F and continue cooking until cooked through or 165 F in thickest part of breast. Bone-in breast will take longer, boneless will cook faster.