Beef and Guinness Pie

Here’s a lovely dish for Saint Patrick’s Day and Irish Soda Bread would make a classic accompaniment…perhaps spread with a bit of Kerrygold butter? For dessert, some Chocolate-Guinness Brownies will continue the theme of rich dark flavors—just replace the water in the recipe with Guinness.

Beef and Guinness Pie
Serves 4

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Creamy Chicken Stew

Warming comfort food, perfect for winter!

Creamy Chicken Stew (low carb)
6 servings // 610 calories, 30g fat, 72g protein, 5G net carbs

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 pounds pasture-raised boneless chicken thighs
2 cups cauliflower florets, small
2 ribs celery, diced
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon

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Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Just the thing for easy snacking.

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

3 pounds of chicken wings
—Teriyaki Sauce—
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin (or substitute dry sherry or rice vinegar)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
Sesame seeds, sliced green onions

Make the marinade in a large bowl.
Preheat an oven, on convection, to 325 degrees.
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Potato Salad

Here’s a summer classic straight from my family. You might prefer sweet pickles, but my mother always used dill. She used celery salt, I use actual celery. My aunt preferred green onions, I use red. And my uncle always added some crispy bits of bacon on top, as do I. It’s a dish that evolves with every generation.

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Warm French Potato Salad

If you don’t grow or can’t find chervil, substitute an additional 1/2 tablespoon of minced parsley and an additional 1/4 teaspoon of tarragon. However, it really is worth it to try to find the chervil.

Warm French Potato Salad
2 pounds small red potatoes (about 2-inch diameter), unpeeled, scrubbed, cut into 4” slices
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Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo (keto)

Let’s get this out of the way first: this is not a traditional gumbo because the carbs have been lowered, which means no roux (gasp…I’m reckless when it comes to improvising in the kitchen.) That said, it’s still delicious and has the Holy Trinity of Cajun cooking (onion, celery and green bell pepper).

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