Not sure what to do with your turkey leftovers? Instant Pot Turkey Leftover Soup is just what you need! Don't let any of that bird go to waste.
Turkey: Dark Meat or Light Meat?
Since finally catching up on the podcast, My Dad Wrote a Porno (seriously one of the funniest things out there), I found a really interesting podcast called The Fridge Light. It's a behind the scenes look at parts of the food industry that are not-so-common-knowledge.
The reason I bring it up is that there was an episode called Dark Meat/Light Meat, which is very appropriate at Thanksgiving.
I've mentioned before that my family is definitely about the more flavorful dark meat. So if you like the light meat, you're more than welcome to come to my family dinner!
End of Year: How Much Better Was 2017 than 2016?!!
It's getting to be that time of year again. The shorts are gone, the nipplyness is in the air, and the year is winding down.
I don't always deal with the fall very well since I'm mourning the end of my favorite season and no longer feeling the warmth of the sun on my naked skin. I need access to a hot tub to get that warmth on me.
Anyway, it's about that time where I look back at this year and what I've accomplished, and what I haven't. It's been a cool year for sure.
There was all the fun stuff that I got to do! Who else saw the solar eclipse totality? I did some camping this summer, met some cool people, drank some great wine, made and ate some incredible food.
I lost 20 lbs of fat that I'd gained during my injury… and then put some back on (it'll be gone before the New Year). All-in-all, it's been a pretty cool year.
See What TPD Has Done!
The Primal Desire did a lot too: We discovered and started selling Beautycounter (side note: they've got some great deals on this weekend!). I'm redesigning the site (though I wish that was already done). And…
We're finished our first recipe book!!!!!
I'm not going to go into the details right now, but you can be one of the first to pick that up today: “I'm Hungry! What Should I Snack On?”
We're pretty proud of it! It's going to be a great tool for paleo challenges, New Year's resolutions, etc.
What else? OH!
This weekend we're going to hit our first 1,000,000 pageviews!
I realize that to compare that to other websites, it's not a big deal, but for us it's a pretty incredible milestone!
Do you remember 20-30 years ago how incredibly large that number was? I used to think that 1 million was such an unfathomable quantity!
So: LOTS of stuff to be thankful for! Including learning how fast and easy making bone broth in the Instant Pot (they've got some killer sales on this weekend too) is! And making this Instant Pot Turkey Leftover Soup could not be easier… well, it could be if someone else made it and brought it to you, but that's it. And what a great way to use leftover turkey light meat!
What are you thankful for this year? What were your big wins?
- 2-2 1/2 L turkey broth
- 2-3 cups leftover turkey meat (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 1/2-1 lb baby potatoes (halfed)
- 2 large carrots (chopped)
- 2 celery sticks (chopped)
- 1 med-large yellow onion (chopped)
- 1-2 cups dark leafy greens (eg. bok choy, Swiss chard, kale, collard greens, spinach)(chopped)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 large leeks (chopped)
- 1/2 cup pearl barley or rice
- 1-2 spicy pepper (diced)
- Put potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, turkey, (optional) leeks, spicy pepper, and barley or rice in the Instant Pot.
- Fill with turkey broth until Instant Pot is 3.5 L full.
- Secure lid and under high pressure (soup setting works), cook for 7-10 minutes (depending on how you like your carrots).
- Allow to natural pressure release so as not to spray soup all over your kitchen.
- Add in leafy greens while still hot to wilt leaves.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy with hot sauce, if you like.
I love Frank's Red Hot Sauce on my turkey soup.