Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gluten-Free Pop-Up Dining Series & The Women's Show Giveaway & Easy Turkey Stock Recipe....(that's a lot)

Hope everyone had a delicious and wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving!  We certainly did.. lots of friends, family and oh so much turkey! 

The upside of attending two dinner parties and being one of the only get to grab the carcass x2 to make stock and other delicious treats.

Josh and I decided to make a huge batch of roasted stock and freeze portions for a rainy day.. Easy to swap chicken for turkey if you weren't able to take the bones..

Easy Peasy Turkey Stock

What you'll need:

1-2 turkey carcasses (hopefully with some meat left on)
1 whole garlic, cloves separated (roasted/braised in liquid)
2-4 onions, cut into rustic quarters
2 cups of roughly chopped aromatics: carrots, celery, parsnip, fennel, parsley, rosemary..
Enough water to nearly cover (3/4 way) bones and additional ingredients.

What to do: Two options

Throw everything into a large stock pot.  Bring to boil.  Reduce and let simmer for at least 3-4 hours, until you've brought it to the desired concentrate.  Season with sea salt and pepper. 
Throw everything into turkey roasting pan. Cover and let simmer for 3-4 hours.  Season.

Separate liquid and meat OR store tog.  Can be kept in fridge for up to 5 days, freezes well for 3-5 months.  

As you may remember from a past post that I've partnered up with Rachael Hunt of Gluten Freedom TO  and together we are running GFW2 - November Edition which runs November 8th-15th (all details on website)!!!

We've also decided to begin a series of one night only "pop-up" dinners which we're incredibly excited about!  How this works is local people (Toronto) buy their tickets for a full #glutenfree prix fixe dinner at some of Toronto's hottest and most delicious restaurants!!!

First up Thursday October 23rd - 7:00pm - Lisa Marie (click for details) - Patatas Bravas, Porchetta, BBq's Hen and more!  Click on link to purchase tickets.

Second Sunday October 26th - Porzia (click for details & tickets) - Crispy pork, Vegetable "Lasagna" & Lamb with Dandelion & some fun cocktails!

We have more coming up soon - details to follow or on GFWeek website!  Please share with everyone to help make our events a success & we can have more next year!!!



Last but not least...

GIVEAWAY -> 8 tickets !!

It's almost time for The National Women's Show - Toronto which is coming to town Nov 7th-9th!  I've been going for years and can attest that its a great day out - especially in the fall!  Lots of great food, wine, health & wellness and tons more!  

The exciting part ->  I have 8 tickets to giveaway! Wheeeeeeee!

How to enter:

Tweet me @rachelbies
Instagram me thehealthybies 
Facebook me RachelBies Nutrition

What to send:

1. Tell me who or what you're most #excited to see!
2. Who will you bring and why?
3. A special shoutout to a favorite lady in your life!
4. Favorite celeb you hope to see & meet!

***Contest begins Wednesday October 15th, 5PM - Ends November 3rd 12PM.  For further details please email me RachelBies Nutrition

Don't forget to follow The National Women's Show and The Healthy Bies!

Happy short week everyone...

rbn xo

Thanksgiving 2014 with the lovely Joshua.


  1. I am most excited to try all the goodies - I am a big snacker. =) I'd love to bring my mom. She attended this with me last year and she loved the show!

    Ummm I'll give a shout out to my sister. She is recovering from a small surgery ... I hope she gets better day by day! =)

    I'd love to meet Rachel Ray one day. She's an inspiration and seems so down to earth!

    1. Thanks Maggie! GL with contest and hope to see you at show! Sending positive vibes to your sister!!! Speedy recovery xo

    2. You won 2 tickets! Please pick up at Will Call under your name C/O Rachel Bies Nutrition!

  2. I am excited to see the new products from brands I love. I will be going with my bff, as it's our annual tradition. I'd like to give my sister a shout out, who is one of the strongest people I know. I'd love to meet Patrick J Adams! Victoria Ess (victoriaess at hotmail dot com)

    1. Thanks for all the social media love Victoria S!!! Good luck with contest and cant wait for show! xo

  3. Followed on twitter: victoriaess2

  4. I want to bring my mom to the show because this is exactly the kind of show that she is interested in but have never been before so I would love to bring her and experience all the new brands that are targeted to women that we haven't heard of before!