A Primal Thanksgiving Dinner

The dinner consisted of,

  • roast duck
  • roast turkey
  • pumpkin cheesecake (extra thick crust)
  • pumpkin pie
  • stuffing /w bacon + sausage
  • green bean casserole
  • small dish of cranberry/blueberry sauce
  •  large bowl of cranberry/apple sauce
  • sweet potato slices
  • mashed potatoes /w cheese
  • turkey gravy
  • duck gravy

But wait, is it primal? In a large sense, yes, because all of the food was gluten free, and all of the fat used was animal based, including the crusts for the pies, which were made with 100% grass fed KerryGold butter. The cheese was unfortunately not grass fed, but could have been without much extra trouble.

In addition, not only was the food absent of gluten and gluten grains, but was also absent all the other nasty shit you find in most foods today — home made or store bought. Pumpkin pie and cheesecake bought at stores today for example typically come with loads of hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, and generally speaking, mild poisons that in a long enough time span, lead to a slow and painful death.

Sounds far fetched for that yummy, warm pumpkin pie — but yeah, it’s killer in more ways than taste.

Now, you could argue that the cheese wasn’t primal, but you would be barking up the wrong tree, because my diet is loaded with (primarily), grass fed, raw, unhomogenized dairy, and I do quite well on it. So well that I am happy to go days at a time eating little or nothing else than my raw milk Dream shakes and coffee/chicory root drinks loaded to the max with half and half.


That’s it for today, just a quick snapshot of my (second) Thanksgiving dinner with my girlfriend, who did all of the cooking. (As much as I love food, I would never be inspired to cook anything remotely like this. Roasting an entire duck for example, would be about as far as my motivation for cooking goes. Never mind the fact that I would eat it with my hands).

In case your wondering about the breadding and such, most of it was a combo of rice and tapioca flour. While I would not advise eating large amounts of it on a consistent basis, I have no problem eating large amounts of non-poisonous flour on an irregular basis, like holidays and such.

And finally, if you were like me growing up and deprived of delicious duck, welcome to the best tasting bird in the world, loaded with artery lubing animal fat.

— Anthony Dream Johnson

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.

One Response to A Primal Thanksgiving Dinner

  1. Thom November 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Delicious! We made primal style Thanksgiving dinner, skipping the turkey and replacing it with Persian (Khoresht-e Karafs) stew, cauliflower rice, kebab, and a Mark Sisson’s recent post on Pumpkin Pie.

    Served with some fresh home made whipped cream 😛 Happy Thanksgiving!

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