Chicken and Egg Drop Stew with Escarole

Chicken and Egg Drop Stew with Escarole

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Chicken and Egg Drop Stew with Escarole
Course Soups & Stews
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Ingredients
Course Soups & Stews
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a stock pot, add olive oil, cook onion until clear, add broth, bring the broth to a boil, add escarole.
  2. Poach eggs.
  3. Put one egg into each soup bowl, cover with the soup.
  4. Allow diners to add a drop of chili sauce if desired.
The Perfect Green Bean Casserole

The Perfect Green Bean Casserole

Green beans are a real crowd-pleasing vegetable. With a mild, sweet flavor and a completely portable and edible design, green beans make a great on-the-go snack for kids, and they can also add some real visual interest to a vegetable tray.

But there’s more to this slender green veggie than looks alone!

Green beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein. Green beans are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese and fiber.

One of the ultimate ways to enjoy green beans for a special occasion like Thanksgiving Dinner, is with your classic green bean casserole. But the problem with most green bean casserole recipes is that they involve canned soup.

I can not stand canned soups in casseroles. I also can’t stand canned green beans. Yuck.

This Thanksgiving, I hope you’ll still enjoy green bean casserole, but in a new way—with a recipe I’ve perfected over the past few years.

Now, be forewarned. This is not an everyday vegetable dish and it is certainly not a 100% Paleo-friendly recipe. But, hey, Thanksgiving comes around once a year, and sometimes we have to bend the rules a bit in the name of tradition.

Yes, this recipe includes those canned fried onion rings because, in my opinion, you can’t have a proper green bean casserole without them!

Looking for more Thanksgiving inspiration? Download my free Thanksgiving menu, complete with recipes, timeline, and turkey triage guide.  Available in Classic, Paleo, and Keto!

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The Perfect Green Bean Casserole
Course Side Dishes
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Topping
The Casserole Itself
Course Side Dishes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Topping
The Casserole Itself
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make the topping, blend the onions and cheese together in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Place the green beans in a large mixing bowl. If you are using frozen beans, just put them in frozen. If you are using fresh, make sure you have steamed them to a tender crisp doneness and cooled them a bit before putting them in the bowl.
  4. In a large skillet over a medium–high heat, add the butter and touch of oil (the oil keeps the butter from burning). Add the mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper, and cook until mushrooms are done. It’ll take about 5 minutes. Turn down the heat, if necessary, and keep the mushrooms moving periodically. Remove the mushrooms from the heat and set aside.
  5. Now add the remaining butter to the pan and add the broth and wine, bringing it to a simmer. In the meantime, toss the cheese with the flour. Add this cheese mixture to the simmering broth, whisking together until well blended. As the sauce starts to thicken, slowly add the cream, whisking all the while. Allow to simmer about 10 minutes on low. Be careful—too hard a boil and the sauce will separate.
  6. Now throw the sauce over the green beans and mix with mushrooms, and toss together to blend. Place the sauced-up beans in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with your topping and place in the middle of your preheated oven, cooking for about 15 minutes or until all is nice and hot and beans are thoroughly cooked through.
Hot Melt Meatloaf

Hot Melt Meatloaf

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Hot Melt Meatloaf
two hands in oven mitts holding a stoneware loaf pan of meatloaf
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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loaf
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Keto
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
two hands in oven mitts holding a stoneware loaf pan of meatloaf
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a skillet, heat the ghee and saute the onions.
  3. In a large bowl, with your very clean hands mix all ingredients--add the sauteed onions.
  4. Once everything is thoroughly mixed, put it in a loaf pan or muffin tin for smaller portions.
  5. Bake for an hour or until cooked thoroughly. Enjoy!
Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup

Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup

Pumpkins for everyone!!!

That’s how I feel when I walk into a store and I eyeball a gorgeous array of pumpkins of every persuasion!

I want to open my arms like Maria in The Sound of Music and twirl in the middle of store–yes, pumpkins are my fall spirit animal (gourd?).

Decorating for fall is a ritual of sorts–first the beautiful pumpkins inside and out, then the fall wreath on the front door and of course, a fine assortment of mums. 🙂

Fall makes me crave crockpot cooking, soups and stews.

I love turning on the fireplace finally and celebrating a cold brisk walk in the evenings after dinner.

The trick of course is to make sure your cooking is still on point and not leading you down the wrong road setting you up for holiday weight gain (this is when it starts folks!).

One of my favorite recipes that will boost your beta carotene and satisfy your taste buds is my Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup recipe–have you tried it? Easy, delicious and the whole fam will LOVE it!

Here you go:

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Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup
Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Savory Fall Soup Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup
Instructions
  1. In a soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat and saute onions. Cook till very soft.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except coconut milk, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds.
  3. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk and continue to cook (but not boil – it will break) for another 5 minutes.
  5. Serve and top with cilantro and pumpkin seeds.

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