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Heirloom Tomato Crostata or Galette with Herb Cheese

An heirloom tomato crostata (aka glaette) is a beautiful, savory way to enjoy the waning days of Summer. The crust is an easy biscuit dough, but if you want truly quick and easy, pick up some store-bought pastry dough. Just be sure and use the tastiest, freshest tomatoes available, heirloom tomatoes if possible. Crostata vs …

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Low Carb Salmon Kebabs on Indoor Grill or in Oven

These robustly flavored salmon skewers (or kebabs) are ready to eat in 30 minutes and are cooked indoors for year-round enjoyment. If you keep the spicy, lemon-herbal marinade but change up the vegetables, you can have an easy low carb dish for any season. Guidelines for Cooking on Skewers There is a huge range of …

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Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad

Brussel sprouts are often hailed as one of the most-hated foods.  However, Caesar salad is one of the most popular.  This unique combination of brussel sprouts and Caesar salad brings out the best in both dishes for a spectacular side dish to any meal. Author: Tesla Stainbrook Health Benefits of Brussel Sprouts Turns out, there …

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Low Carb Mexican Cochinita Pibil in Slow Cooker

Cochinita pibil is a pork dish that is typically cooked underground.  However, this recipe uses the slow cooker and tastes just as good!  The pork shines in sweet, tangy achiote sauce in this recipe for cochinita pibil. What is Cochinita Pibil? “Cochinita” translates to little pig in Mexican and ”pibil” is a method of cooking …

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Grilled Cheese with Jam Fillings

This taste test compares two versions of a grilled cheese and tomato jam sandwich – one with Velveeta and refined white bread, and one with gouda and robust seeded bread from the bakery. Processed vs Non-processed Cheese There is an ongoing controversy at our house regarding Velveeta. Is it really a cheese or something else? …

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Harissa Baked Wings vs Smoked Wings: a taste test!

Harissa is one of my favorite spice blends and this recipe uses both a harissa spice rub and a harissa paste on wings. Great for game days! Harissa Rub or Harissa Paste? Harissa is a North African blend of spices that typically includes smoked chile peppers, cumin, coriander, caraway, cinnamon and salt & pepper. Frequently …

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