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Spices ready for some vegetarian chili I made.  Yum!

Spices ready for some vegetarian chili I made. Yum!

Ina Garten's easy boeuf bourguignon.  Oh, what a fantastic, rich recipe.  I made some potatoes roasted in duck fat and garlic bread to go with it.  I also used a nice bottle of French wine in it.  Perfect!

Ina Garten's easy boeuf bourguignon. Oh, what a fantastic, rich recipe. I made some potatoes roasted in duck fat and garlic bread to go with it. I also used a nice bottle of French wine in it. Perfect!

This was another "Two Greedy Italians" recipe.  It is a slow simmered, multi-meat stew placed in the center of a cheesy polenta ring.  It is a family meal because you just put it on a board and hand everyone a fork.  It was delicious, too!

This was another "Two Greedy Italians" recipe. It is a slow simmered, multi-meat stew placed in the center of a cheesy polenta ring. It is a family meal because you just put it on a board and hand everyone a fork. It was delicious, too!

What can I say? Abel James is a genius! I love The Wild Diet and all the recipes. Here is an awesome burger with bacon, beet, sautéed onion, cheese, and mushrooms on The Wild Diet plantain "buns".  They are great!!!

What can I say? Abel James is a genius! I love The Wild Diet and all the recipes. Here is an awesome burger with bacon, beet, sautéed onion, cheese, and mushrooms on The Wild Diet plantain "buns". They are great!!!

Vegetarian curry with peanuts, apple, and cucumber and shallot salad.

Vegetarian curry with peanuts, apple, and cucumber and shallot salad.

One of my all time favorites.  Julia Child's Soupe au Pistou or Provençal soup.  It is so simple, yet so rich and delicious.  It's perfect for a cold winter's night.  It's a simple vegetable soup with the addition of beans, pasta, and a flavor injection of fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, tomato paste, and parmesan.

One of my all time favorites. Julia Child's Soupe au Pistou or Provençal soup. It is so simple, yet so rich and delicious. It's perfect for a cold winter's night. It's a simple vegetable soup with the addition of beans, pasta, and a flavor injection of fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, tomato paste, and parmesan.

We had our first (unexpected) snow here in northeast Nebraska on November 11. I made hot chocolate so we could enjoy the first snowfall. We are all settling in for the less active time of winter while all our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are ramping up to summer days. ☃

We had our first (unexpected) snow here in northeast Nebraska on November 11. I made hot chocolate so we could enjoy the first snowfall. We are all settling in for the less active time of winter while all our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are ramping up to summer days. ☃

The colors!  Beautiful diced red and green peppers for vegetarian chili.

The colors! Beautiful diced red and green peppers for vegetarian chili.

My mom found a recipe for a ranch, cheese tortellini, spinach, and tomato salad.  I cleaned it up a bit by using organic as much as possible and making my own herby ranch dressing.  It was pretty good.  It would have been nice on a picnic.

My mom found a recipe for a ranch, cheese tortellini, spinach, and tomato salad. I cleaned it up a bit by using organic as much as possible and making my own herby ranch dressing. It was pretty good. It would have been nice on a picnic.

A very pretty caprese salad I made with some Kumato tomatoes I found at my local grocery store.  Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, organic extra virgin olive oil, and some Australian flake salt finished everything off.

A very pretty caprese salad I made with some Kumato tomatoes I found at my local grocery store. Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, organic extra virgin olive oil, and some Australian flake salt finished everything off.

Spaghetti with bolognese sauce.  I made the pasta myself, so it was super soft and luxurious!

Spaghetti with bolognese sauce. I made the pasta myself, so it was super soft and luxurious!

Saturday morning breakfast! Gluten free almond flour silver dollar pancakes with lots of whipped cream, fresh raspberries, and a drizzle of Vermont maple syrup, scrambled farm eggs, and organic pork breakfast sausage.

Saturday morning breakfast! Gluten free almond flour silver dollar pancakes with lots of whipped cream, fresh raspberries, and a drizzle of Vermont maple syrup, scrambled farm eggs, and organic pork breakfast sausage.

Tonight's main course. A low carb Mexican skillet with lots of spices, veggies, beef, and topped with cheddar.

Tonight's main course. A low carb Mexican skillet with lots of spices, veggies, beef, and topped with cheddar.

Happy Thanksgiving!  This year we went non-traditional with an organic pheasant from Whole Foods instead of a turkey.  I also made buttered corn, creamy green beans, a Stove Top stuffing copycat recipe, fresh cranberry relish, braised brussels sprouts with bacon, lovely fresh Caprese salad, and I bought some fresh dinner rolls I heated in the oven.  It was a perfect Thanksgiving surrounded by the two people I love the most!

Happy Thanksgiving! This year we went non-traditional with an organic pheasant from Whole Foods instead of a turkey. I also made buttered corn, creamy green beans, a Stove Top stuffing copycat recipe, fresh cranberry relish, braised brussels sprouts with bacon, lovely fresh Caprese salad, and I bought some fresh dinner rolls I heated in the oven. It was a perfect Thanksgiving surrounded by the two people I love the most!

Pot au feu complete!

Pot au feu complete!

I love this cheesy, spicy, low carb Taco skillet. It's loaded with low carb veggies (kale, zucchini, mushrooms), ground beef, lots of spicy flavor, and topped with sharp cheddar. So good! I serve it with lots of organic sour cream, homemade guacamole and salsa, and Cholula sauce.

I love this cheesy, spicy, low carb Taco skillet. It's loaded with low carb veggies (kale, zucchini, mushrooms), ground beef, lots of spicy flavor, and topped with sharp cheddar. So good! I serve it with lots of organic sour cream, homemade guacamole and salsa, and Cholula sauce.