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Some of my favorite recipes for the Thanksgiving feast. Included are some low carb options and some beginner 101 tutorials (check out the gravy one).

Best Make Ahead Turkey Gravy: + Tips for Fixing Gravy Problems

If you’re stressing about gravy this Thanksgiving, stop. This dish can be a handful because it’s usually the last thing to finish and needs some attention, but you can make an easy homemade stock a day or two ahead of time and a good stock will ensure your gravy is not bland and flavorless. Even …

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Low Carb Baked Cauliflower with Saffron & Olives 

Cauliflower is a mainstay of many low carb diets. There are many different ways to prepare it however, and this simple baked cauliflower dish becomes special with the robust additions of saffron and olives. It is easy enough for weeknight dinners and elegant enough for the Thanksgiving table. This post may contain affiliate links, and …

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Kid Food for Leftover Turkey: Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)

Mexico’s version of kid-friendly comfort food is Sopa de Fideo. Like mac and cheese in the US, it is a classic lunchtime dish that many kids in Mexico grow up on. Also like mac and cheese, this easy, creamy soup is a taste that a lot of adults never outgrow. There are, of course, many …

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Make Ahead Breakfast Strata (Casserole) with Swiss Chard & Sausage

Strata is basically an egg casserole with varied fillings and a creamy custard base. It is often likened to a bread pudding. This breakfast strata is filled with swiss chard and sausage and topped with a smoky cheese. It is perfect for serving a crowd at brunch or as a stress-free make-ahead dish for holiday …

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Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables: (with Breaded Pork Chops)

Take the stress out of cooking and roast some Winter vegetables in one pan in the oven. All that’s required is a little chopping and peeling. Add your favorite spice blend and serve as a side dish to breaded pork chops for an easy Winter dinner. Jump to: RECIPE | Which Veggies Roast at Same …

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Best Low Carb Root Vegetables: Roasted Recipe

Although root vegetables are generally higher in carbohydrates than other vegetable choices, if you choose the right ones, and roast them or sauté them without adding sugar or sauces, you can still get high-flavor (and healthy) comfort food without going over your daily carb count. This ”Ragù” recipe is a sauté of root vegetables on …

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Sweet Potato Casserole: without marshmallows

Sweet potato casseroles are often way too sweet for many palates, especially when they are served around the holidays with an abundance of other rich dishes. This casserole, or side dish, gets all of it’s sweetness from the sweet potato itself and enhances the flavor by roasting it with ginger and fresh lime juice. It …

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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. Jump to: Recipe | Health Benefits of Brussels | Substitutions | …

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Low Carb Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels with Caper Butter Dressing

It is often challenging to create vegetable side dishes that are easy, low carb and delicious. This recipe hits all three by mixing low carb cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and brussels) with a robust caper and garlic butter. Definitely not a bland vegetable dish! Jump to: Recipe | Low Carb Diets | Low Carb Vegetables …

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