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Italian White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew: Slow Carb

This creamy rustic soup or stew is perfect for slow carb diets or for cold-weather cooking. Cannellini beans and sausage make it high protein, the kale adds tons of nutrients and flavor and the creamy broth give it a velvety texture. Serve it with or without rustic bread. Jump to: RECIPEKey Ingredients & SubstitutionsStep by …

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Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Squash & Beans

Slow-cooker turkey and butternut squash chili is the perfect dish to make for cold nights, especially if you’re looking for a tasty way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. It’s a perfect balance of sweet, spicy and smoky. Jump to: RECIPEIngredients & SubstitutionsHow to Get Smoky FlavorIllustrated Step by Step This post may contain affiliate …

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Creole Okra Seafood Gumbo – without filé powder

Okra is quintessentially Southern and you most often hear of it being used in a gumbo. We grew okra in our Minnesota garden this year, and used it instead of  filé powder to thicken our gumbo recipe. There are many versions of gumbo, and the authentic version is hotly debated. This recipe is from my …

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Easy Pork Chile Colorado with Cactus (Nopales)

This recipe for pork and nopales (cactus) is a traditional Mexican lunch or dinner. This version of Chile Colorado is made with pork and an enchilada spice blend, rather than using dried, and then rehydrated, peppers. It is much easier to use a good powdered spice blend, and the blend we used included cumin and …

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Tuscan Sausage Bean Stew with Cabbage: Slow Carb

One of my resolutions this year is to include more vegetables in my recipes, but always with the criteria that they must be full of flavor and simple to cook. No bland vegetables allowed! This Tuscan dish is a sausage been stew with Winter cabbage as the vegetable. It is a full-flavored, slow carb comfort …

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Italian Osso Buco: Lamb, Beef or Oxtails

Osso buco is a robust Northern Italian comfort food, traditionally made with veal shanks, but easily modified with other meats such as beef, lamb, veal and even pork. Although it sits in the oven braising for three hours, the hands-on part of cooking is easy and minimal. Great for cold weather cooking, entertaining guests or …

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Creamy Mexican Pumpkin Soup with Smoky Ancho Peppers

Pumpkin Ancho Soup, whether made with small pie pumpkins, butternut squash or any of the heirloom squash varieties is a creamy, hearty soup, spiced up with smoky ancho peppers to enhance the cozy warmth. Jump to: RECIPEBest Squash for SoupSubstitutions for IngredientsRoasting vs Slow CookerFreezing Which Squash Varieties Make the Best Soup? The main thing …

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Easy French Bouillabaisse with Fennel and Orange Zest

Bouillabaisse is a hearty French seafood stew, similar to cioppino but further characterized by the addition of saffron and a fish stock/white wine base as the broth. Fennel and orange peels are also ingredients that are common to a French bouillabaisse and are included in the recipe below. This easy but elegant low carb bouillabaisse …

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