Thanksgiving Recipes

October 9, 2019

How to Brine a Farm Fresh Turkey

Elevate your fresh, local bird to a whole new level with Lepp’s Turkey Brine Spice Blend.  As turkey is naturally lean, it can become dry and tough if overcooked – this salty brine helps to break down some of the turkey’s muscle proteins aiding in overall moisture absorption.

We’ve stocked up on jars of our brine spices for the occasion! Available here at the market.

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

This Make Ahead Turkey Gravy using fresh turkey wings is a game changer with no huge mess at the last minute. Basically, you are making a flavourful, condensed turkey stock.

Slow Cooker Stuffing

The addition of a finely diced apple to this slow cooker stuffing helps moisten the stuffing without adding more butter, and the sausage gives it an unexpected “I can’t identify it, but love the taste” flavor.

Be sure to pick up a stuffing kit here at the market – it includes bread that we’ve already dried for you (one less step!) and precisely enough poultry seasoning.


Photo and Recipe by: thekitchn.com

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Try making your own cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving by making this soft, velvety smooth Spiced Cranberry Sauce.

Or, our housemade cranberry sauce is available here at the market. We’ve also stocked up on some specialty cranberry sauces in our grocery aisle!

Charlotte’s Mashed Potatoes

Triple Smoke Prime Rub is a great all-purpose spice mix and enhances mashed potatoes with a slightly smoky flavor, perfect for serving with a beef or pork roast. Adding garlic cloves to the pot while you cook the potatoes softens them enough to completely mash into the finished dish.

Apple Cider Sangria

This Apple Cider Sangria is great for entertaining. Try making this with our fresh-pressed Apple Cider.

Autumn Squash Galette

This savory twist on an apple galette is so delicious, and if you use a premade pie dough, it’s also easy!

Sweet & Smoky Roasted Carrots

The title says it all, sweet and smoky and delicious. They’re going to end up charred and wrinkled in places, but that only adds another depth of flavour and means you don’t need to stand guard to make sure they don’t get overcooked.

Fountainview carrots are now at the market, just in time for Thanksgiving! Grown in Lillooet, these carrots are left in the ground longer so that they can be exposed to frost, which gives them their sweeter taste.

Harvest Salad with Apples

This salad combines all the best produce that fall has to offer into one big beautiful salad. Shredded kale, crisp apples, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, and crispy prosciutto.

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple

This tangy and sweet veggie dish is a great make-ahead dish as it reheats well, and usually tastes better the second day.

Maple Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These sweet, smoky, salty Brussels Sprouts will convert even the most skeptical sprouts eater.

Spiced Applesauce Cake

Try this Spiced Applesauce Cake with cream cheese frosting. Homemade applesauce is always the best, you can make your own applesauce and even can it for the winter!


Photo and Recipe by: smakdab.ca

Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Leftover turkey sandwiches are a Thanksgiving tradition, and you can take yours to the next level. Try this Cranberry Mustard, Turkey, & Camembert Grilled Cheese Sandwich.