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I'm planning to make the hot artichoke dip from the Recipebase for our office Christmas party. The version that contains cheese, not the version that contain lima beans. It calls for making a roux with spelt flour and butter than adding chicken stock then the artichokes, fresh spinach etc. Questions:could I make a turkey version of Robin's chicken stock  with little change in the taste of the dip, and after the roux is made could I just load it and the rest of the ingredients into a crockpot and plug it in when I get to work? I think making it the night before would result in it over cooking by midday the next day. Still have to look into complient dipping crackers/baguetes/etc at least for myself the rest of the hoi polli can use the Freetoes Scoops!
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Hi GCG,
I was reading this and thinking I would probably use a veggie broth cause I usually cheat with little things....also,
there is a turkey broth/stock out there at places like whole foods, but that might be hard to find.  Most compliant
would probably be the turkey stock that you would make....sounds good though, have a nice party!
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ah... artichokes....  *sigh*  


I think a nice homemade vegetable stock could sub well for the chicken stock... that's what I always do in place of chicken. I have not read Brig's recipe for the chicken stock but I make a wonderful turkey stock from a leftover turkey carcass... would be easy to do if you have one laying around.  


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I was actually planning to go pickup a couple of pounds of turkey necks. They have them at Wallyworld. Bridgid's recipe makes 5 cups and when buying ingredients I will easily have enough to make 2 batches of dip. I can make the second batch for Christmas dinner at my parents, I already know that Mom made chicken gumbo and froze it. Don't know how I am going to wiggle around that. BTW once I thought I had lucked out and found veggie broth in the grocery store...contained roasted corn and food starch. Got into a bit of an argument about chicken at Thanksgiving when she was giving cornbread and corn bread/chicken dressing to my B niece. Will repeat Bridgits carrot cake for the larger family gathering, that was definitely a hit.
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Robin's chicken stock...

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Bridgid's recipe...

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Bridgits carrot cake...

Duuuude, pick a name and stick with it *lol*!  

I've alerted all three of 'em to your post and suggested that a response from "them" would be da bomb when they get a chance, vis-a-vis using turkey broth instead of chicken.  My personal thought is that it will be fab, but I will defer to Robin, Bridgid and/or Bridgit, they know best on such matters.


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Phhhhhhhhbt! Twisty, Edna, Pepperina! A rose by any other blah blah etc, no turkey soup for you!
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Hey GCG--turkey broth will work just fine in place of chicken.

As for using the slow cooker at work--it depends on how long it would cook until the party. I'd say you probably need a minimum of 4 hours on the low setting. You might be able to do it in 2 hours on the high setting, but low would be a better choice, imo anyway.

Let us know how it turns out!


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Try Mary Gone Crackers or any type of compliant rice crackers/rice cakes for dipping.  I think rice is neutral or beneficial for all blood groups.

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Yes I'll probably buy some rice crackers for myself but the only place that sells them is our local HFS $$$$! Everybody else will be lucky if I buy triscuits. Just got back from Sprawl Mart and a grocery store. Artichoke hearts $2.99 a can. I picked up a couple of turkey thighs for the stock. I wanted necks but it was legs, wings or the whole bird. Time for prepping for the cooking binge. Warning pecans and walnuts are allready selling out. Might want to stock up on the typical holiday cooking supplies. Wat a minute! BTders! We would never touch canned onion rings or cranberry jelly from a can, or marshmallows etc, etc.
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The "Mary's Gone Crackers" that Alia suggested would be great with warm artichoke dip, yummmm.  You could also cut up some veggies like carrots, which would be awesome, too.

You are going to blow your co-workers away and be the hit of the party!


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Turkey thighs make a rich broth and the meat is great for turkey soup, too.


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The artichoke dip sound so good. Wonder if I could substitute soy cheese for the regular cheddar(?) cheese. I love dips. Speaking of dips I make a onion dip with a non dairy sour cream that is good.
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The artichoke dip sound so good. Wonder if I could substitute soy cheese for the regular cheddar(?) cheese. I love dips.

If I were you (an A), I'd use goat cheese instead of the regular cheddar.  I'd use a soft, herbed goat cheese.  I know soy is excellent for A's, but I find the soy cheese substitutes to be singularly plastic-like in every way.  So I'd stick to other dishes for my soy intake, like tofu-veggie stir-fries or whatever, and for this dip I would use the neutral (for you as an A) goat cheese.  That would be delish!!!



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There is a different version in the recipe base that is listed as O and A friendly but as they say read the ingredients. It has a can of lima beans or some other beans in it but even more cheese of a different type. BTW the version I plan on making has mozzarella and feta cheese as well as a butter and spelt flour roux.
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I have never had goat cheese but would love to try it. The one problem I am concerned with is that I am severly lactose intolerent. Rumors are that goat products are suppose to be less lactose induced but I am still leary to try it. Maybe I will buy a small piece sometime and try just a taste of it.
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Okay the version with feta, mozzarella, butter, spelt flour, turkey or chicken stock, spinach, and artichoke hearts would be A friendly if you used ghee instead of butter. Ononnies are just SOL I'm afraid though unless they are being very bad, the spelt flour and cheese are the problem. About lactose intolerance, I don't know how BTD friendly lactaid is.
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The feta and mozarella are milk products which I avoid altogether. It really sucks for me. I do seldomly partake in a milk or cheese item with lactose pills in one hand and acidophillis(sp pills in the other. I take the pills before I eat , during the eating process, and after I am done.
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Got into a bit of an argument about chicken at Thanksgiving when she was giving cornbread and corn bread/chicken dressing to my B niece.


Ah, what's a family holiday meal without at least one "food fight"?!  

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Okay the operation was a sucess but the patient died. The dip tasted great but it was ignored in favor of a dip made with velvetta cheeze and rotel. Pearls before swine and all that.
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what a waste!
hope you can freeze it for further use, or perhaps make a crust less quiche out of it, adding a few eggs and sticking it in the oven......like a custard.


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Okay the operation was a sucess but the patient died. The dip tasted great but it was ignored in favor of a dip made with velvetta cheeze and rotel. Pearls before swine and all that.

Exactly...you cast your pearls before swine.

Velveeta  

*waving white flag*

(note:  I brought some wheat-free cranberry and lemon cookies to a party here at work and was told that they were "different".  Mind, I thought they were really, really good.  They contained more avoids than I would have normally chosen to eat if I were in my right BTD mind *lol*, but since I'm not, I did have some, and they were delicious.  But the pups here preferred the mainstream highly refined wheat floor, corn syrup, et al. to this interesting concoction which, again, I thought was very tasty indeed.

*shrug*



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Well at least the carrot cake at Thanksgiving was a pretty big hit. I'm going to repeat it at Christmas Eve for the bigger extended family, all 35 first cousins or as many as can make it. I need to make the next batch of ghee tonight, even bbought an enameled red container to keep it in. BTW my new construction projects have started so it might take me a while to respond to posts at times. Oh I did receive a whole 40 lb box of sweet potatoes for a Christmas present. There will be at least 2 complient things aat the gathering.
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