Side Dishes

Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Bacon

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This is a must for your weekend breakfast! It’s the yummiest bacon and it is so easy to make. Our family went crazy for the sweet brown sugar glaze on this bacon.

6
1 pound thick cut sliced bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper ( coarse ground )
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Then place 2 wire racks on the foil. We used baking cooling racks. Arrange the bacon slices on the racks. In a small mixing bowl combine the brown sugar and the pepper. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
72

Sodium
24mg
1% DV

Fat
0.65g
1% DV

Protein
0.1g
0% DV

Carbs
18g
6% DV

Fiber
0.4g
1% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

I went shopping the other day and while I was looking around in the produce department, I got hit by a whiff of fresh basil...let's make a one pan pasta...

12 oz spaghetti
1 dry pint grape tomatoes, halved
3 large leaves of basil, roughly chopped
1 shallot, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp hot pepper flakes
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt, add more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 anchovy
1 Knorr beef bouillon cube
4 c water - add more as needed
4 slices cooked bacon, cut into bits - optional
Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
4
Nutritions

Calories
628

Sodium
150mg
6% DV

Fat
23g
35% DV

Protein
19g
39% DV

Carbs
59g
20% DV

Fiber
11g
47% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

Bangkok is known as the tropical capital of Thailand, but it's also known for its street food. This recipe will give you a glimpse of their cuisine.

3/4 lb ground pork or ground turkey
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 habanero, finely chopped - or bird's eye chili, if you can find it
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 c cilantro, chopped
1/4 c mint leaves - use your hands to tear it apart, it releases the oils beautifully
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
juice from 1 lime
Maldon salt to taste
2
Nutritions

Calories
449

Sodium
3113mg
129% DV

Fat
26g
40% DV

Protein
34g
68% DV

Carbs
16g
5% DV

Fiber
9g
36% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

One question: Is there anything better than a BLT on a hot summer day?One answer: No, but let's take it up to a whole new level!

1 large tomato, sliced
2 leaves lettuce, washed and patted dry
2 slices bread, toasted
3 strips bacon
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp brown sugar
12 leaves basil, thinly sliced
6 leaves sage, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
Nutritions

Calories
608

Sodium
43mg
1% DV

Fat
43g
67% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
33g
11% DV

Fiber
11g
44% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

Saltimbocca is Italian for "jumps in your mouth." It's a mouthwatering dish consisting of three ingredients: Veal (or pork), sage, and prosciutto.

6 thin-cut veal or pork cutlets
6 large or 12 small sage leaves
6 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
For the sauce::
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp lemon juice
2
Nutritions

Calories
5606

Sodium
5613mg
233% DV

Fat
577g
888% DV

Protein
27g
54% DV

Carbs
2g
0% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV

Butternut Squash Pasta

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Photo by Erich Boenzli

There's still a lot of butternut squash left from this year's harvest. Let's make a butternut squash carbonara! A rich and creamy meal, without using any eggs.

4 slices bacon
2 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped
1-1/2 lb butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and diced into cubes, about 3 cups
1/4 c heavy cream
1 c pasta water
1/2 c Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
16 oz fettuccini
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
salt and freshly ground pepper
4
Nutritions

Calories
275

Sodium
246mg
10% DV

Fat
21g
33% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
11g
3% DV

Fiber
2g
10% DV
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