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Pumpkin Pancakes with Leftover Squash – Savory & Spicy

Cozy, spicy pancakes made with leftover squash puree. No leftover squash? Just use canned pumpkin. This is an easy comfort food recipe that can be readily adapted to sweet or savory, spicy or mild, and even low carb! Savory Pancakes vs Sweet The recipe below is for savory pumpkin pancakes with no sugar and some …

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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. Health Benefits of Brussel Sprouts Turns out, there is apparently a …

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Refried Black Beans to accompany Chilaquiles

Refried beans are usually made with pinto beans, however, they are equally delicious when made with black beans. This recipe for refried black beans from a can is easy and quick, and can be a nice alternative to the classic pinto beans. Serve with chilaquiles and an avocado and enjoy! **NOTE: This is a recipe …

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Grilled Cheese with Tomato Jam – A Taste Test

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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Low Carb Rajas Poblano (with video)

Rajas is a Spanish term which literally translates to “strips” or “slices”. But for lovers of Mexican cuisine, rajas usually refers to roasted poblano chile strips cooked with onions and cream (often sour cream) and white cheese (often jack or asadero cheese).  It can be served as tacos or simply in a bowl if you …

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Pepperonata Side Dish with Butternut Squash & Romesco Sauce

Pepperonata (peh-peh-roh-NAH-tah) is an Italian vegetable dish of slow-cooked, or stewed bell peppers with onion and garlic.  Of course there are variations and some Italian cooks will add tomatoes, eggplant, or other Italian vegetables. Exclude the anchovies and it is a great plant-based dinner. The Flavor Boost of Adding Romesco Sauce However you decide to mix …

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