BAVARIAN SAUERKRAUT AND CHOUCROUTE GARNI

Even children will love sauerkraut when it is prepared this way. The bacon, apple, and onion make it surprisingly sweet and mellow. Use it as a vegetable or side dish, or layer it with a variety of smoked meats, such as ham, smoked pork chops, hot dogs, or sausages to make the classic French one-pot meal called, Choucroute Garni. If you…

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RATATOUILLE: A LOW CARB CLASSIC

I tried a lot of classic recipes for this dish before hitting on just the right combination to make the magic happen. This makes a lot, but it gets even better with time so plan on leftovers. You can cut the recipe in half or cook the veggies in batches if your pan is not big enough. RATATOUILLE    Something…

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POT-AU-FEU

Pot-au-feu, generally considered to be the national dish of France, means “pot on the fire.” It is a family-style, one-pot meal, beloved by rich and poor alike. The ingredients may vary, but a typical, traditional pot-au-feu contains the following (notice the absence of potatoes): – An economical cut of beef, such as chuck or brisket; – One or more cartilage-rich meats, such as oxtail,…

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HERB ROASTED OLIVES

An Amuse Bouche is a flavorful, bite-sized appetizer that “entertains the mouth” as it awaits the main event. Set out dishes of assorted olives and nuts, and no one will complain, but roasting the olives makes them slightly chewy and concentrates the flavors in a way that is guaranteed to keep your bouche amused. Serve them solo with skewers for…

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CRISP-BRAISED CHICKEN THIGHS WITH SPROUTED BEANS AND PUMPKIN SEEDS

Crisp-Braised Chicken Thighs with Sprouted Beans & Pumpkin Seeds 4 servings The classic French pairing of duck confit and lentils inspired this dish of crispy-skinned, succulent chicken thighs atop a savory combo of sprouted beans and sautéed pumpkin seeds. Inexpensive chicken thighs cook up moist and tender and the gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb side rivals the original starchy version for depth…

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