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Croque Monsieur
Similar to a Monte Cristo, a croque monsieur is a French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich that is dipped in egg batter then cooked in a skillet. This version is like a savory stuffed French toast. Keep the finished ones warm in a 200° oven while cooking the others.
Rich Chicken Stew
A blanquette is a classic French stew of veal, chicken or lamb with mushrooms in a velvety sauce. This concept has been adapted to the slow cooker to make a lightened-up version using chicken thighs. Just a little whipping cream (which is less inclined to break down than lighter creams and gives more density to the sauce) adds richness. This is delightful over egg noodles.
The Supermarket Guru:
Steal This Recipe® Goat Cheese Encrusted Rack of Lamb
'Stolen with permission' from Executive Chef John Radcliff, who is at the helm of the ZED451restaurant in Chicago, this recipe is delicious. The concept of the restaurant is innovative and refreshing; the menu is prix fixe and the chef comes to your table to prepare and serve your food after you have satisfied your taste buds at the "Harvest Tables" and signaled that you are ready to order by the placement of a rock at your setting.
Andrew Weil, M.D.:
French Bean Salad
Along with abundant anti-inflammatory flavonoids including quercetin and kaemferol, green beans are good sources of the mineral silicon. While not as widely known as other nutritive minerals, silicon is essential for strong bones and healthy connective tissue. Keeping cooking times brief - as they are in this recipe - helps to preserve nutrient levels.
Appetite for Health:
Celeriac Mash with Mushrooms
Celeriac, also called celery root, is a vegetable that’s in-season during the fall and winter months.  And, as the name suggests, it’s the root of the celery plant! While it is not the most attractive vegetable, it has a refreshing light celery flavor, is high in vitamin K and fiber, and unlike most root vegetables, doesn’t have a lot of starch. Mashed celery root is a great substitute for mashed potatoes.
Meatballs with Tomato and Zucchini Medley
Use this one-dish meal to easily add a few servings of vegetables to your day. Serve it in bowls with crusty whole-grain bread or spoon it over whole-wheat fettuccine.
Mayo Clinic:
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