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Super Easy Butternut Squash with Ground Beef and Onions

Super Easy Butternut Squash with Ground Beef and Onions

Super Easy Butternut Squash with Ground Beef and Onions (Serves 1) Susan W, a chef in Portland, Oregon, who is active on the Whole30 forum recommends cooking spaghetti squash in a slow cooker 4 hours and then slicing it open and scraping out the “spaghetti.” Her tip worked so well, I decided to try it with butternut squash too. Sure enough, butternut squash cooks to a nice consistency in 4 hours and then is super easy to cut in...

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Ground Beef, Tomatoes, and Onions with Zucchini Noodles

Ground Beef, Tomatoes, and Onions with Zucchini Noodles

Ground Beef, Tomatoes, and Onions with Zucchini Noodles (Serves 1) I ran out of paprika recently, so went to Whole Foods and went crazy buying paprika mixtures. The Tagine seasoning was inspired by the tastes of Morocco and includes paprika, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, crushed red chili pepper, black pepper, and cardamom. I decided to use the Tagine seasoning because I spent a few hours with a visitor from Morocco on Sunday and wanted to...

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Pressure Cooker Ground Beef Chili with Carrots and Red and Orange Bell Pepper

Pressure Cooker Ground Beef Chili with Carrots and Red and Orange Bell Pepper

Pressure Cooker Ground Beef Chili with Carrots and Red and Orange Bell Pepper (Chili serves 8-10) I went through a chili phase several years ago when I first learned to make chili, but then moved on to other “phases.” I just made up this recipe with ingredients I had in my kitchen and am now inspired to begin a new chili phase. I don’t know why I let so many months go by without making some. The taste is fabulous and chili...

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Dry Aged Ground Beef with Artisanal Sauerkraut

Dry Aged Ground Beef with Artisanal Sauerkraut

Dry Aged Ground Beef with Artisanal Sauerkraut (Serves 1) Farmhouse Culture began making and selling sauerkraut in Farmer’s Markets a few years ago in California. Whole Foods began selling their artisanal line of sauerkrauts recently and I decided to try the Horseradish Leek. It was recently named the 64th best food to eat in San Francisco. The ingredients are ideal: Organic cabbage, organic horseradish, organic leeks, organic...

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Ground Beef Chili over Wilted Greens with Avocado

Ground Beef Chili over Wilted Greens with Avocado

Ground Beef Chili over Wilted Greens with Avocado (Chili serves 5-6, greens serve 1-2) Avocados are good food. They offer more potassium than bananas, a healthy dose of vitamins B, E, and K, and lots of fiber. The richness of avocados is filling and adding them to meals makes it easy to go four or five hours before eating again. They taste especially good with eggs and chili. The only thing new in this Ground Beef Chili recipe compared to...

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Skillet Chili with Onions and Jalapenos over Wilted Greens

Skillet Chili with Onions and Jalapenos over Wilted Greens

Skillet Chili with Onions and Jalapenos over Wilted Greens (Serves 1-2) I shared a recipe for “skillet chili” back in January, but my approach has become simpler so here is an updated version. Skillet chili is a 25-minute version made in a skillet. Well, actually, I made my last batch in a wok because my wok is bigger and has an easier to manage lid than my cast iron skillet. Maybe I should call this version Wok Chili, but that...

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Ground Beef and Rutabaga Hash

Ground Beef and Rutabaga Hash

Ground Beef and Rutabaga Hash (Serves 2-3) The meals you create reflect the dominant traits of your personality, at least after you have been cooking for a while. When you are first getting started, your cooking is more likely to be a reflection of your immediate influences and the size of your imagination, but over time, your personality begins to shine through. I started thinking about these things the day Dallas and Melissa Hartwig of...

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Skillet Chili with Kale, Spinach, and Onion

Skillet Chili with Kale, Spinach, and Onion

Skillet Chili with Kale, Spinach, and Onion (Serves 1-2) Real chili must simmer for several hours, but you can make a quick version in 20 to 25 minutes that I call skillet chili. Skillet chili is ground beef and onions browned in a skillet with the same spices you would use for real chili. You can turn skillet chili into a meal by using the hot chili to wilt kale and spinach. Prep and Cook Time: 20-25 minutes Ingredient list: 1 pound of...

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