Wild Rice Stuffing with Dried Cherries & Pecans + Cooking Light Cookbook Giveway

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We’re less then two weeks out from turkey day here in the States and I’m dreaming about stuffing. I really do love all the traditional dishes on the Thanksgiving table – and don’t get me started on the beauty of leftovers – but what I’ll be getting second third helpings of is the stuffing.

As long as it’s made with some type of bread, I’m in heaven. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed my grandma’s basic bread stuffing with mushrooms, stuffing made from cornbread, stuffing studded with toasted almonds, and the list goes on.

Wild Rice Stuffing with Dried Cherries & Pecans Teaspoonofspice.com

So, this particular stuffing, Wild Rice Stuffing with Dried Cherries & Pecans from Cooking Light’s new Lighten Up, America cookbook, is a bit off my traditional stuffing track. Instead of bread, it has a wild rice and brown rice base (making it super healthy and chockfull of fiber, vitamins & minerals) and it’s topped off with the sweet, nutty, salty mix of toasted pecans and dried cherries, which let’s face – are pretty darn delicious on their own.

In my book, I’d happily serve this for Thanksgiving right along a bread stuffing because after all, this is one of the few meals where you can’t have too many sides and they sometimes even outshine the turkey.

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  1. we’re definitely on the same page when it comes to THanksgiving. Looks like my stuffing!

  2. I agree, my favorite dish at my Thanksgiving table is the stuffing. This one sounds absolutely divine!
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  3. Yum! What’s Thanksgiving without stuffing? Gasp..I don’t even want to think about it. I’ve been on the look out for nontraditional stuffing recipes , and this certainly is one that I can’t wait to try!
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  4. love every ingredient in this lovely side…. and what a brilliantly easy option for us gluten-free folks!
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  5. A gorgeous stuffing recipe that I’ve forwarded onto an American friend here in Australia who’s holding Thanksgiving dinner for us all next week 😀 Can’t wait to try it!
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