Fall Favorite: Mixed Green Salad with Pear and Pecans

Since Fall Fest is featuring pears this week, here is my favorite fall salad that I like to make this time of year and on Thanksgiving. It’s so simple to prepare with mixed greens, dried cranberries, sliced pears and toasted pecans. I like to make my own Poppy Seed Dressing with a touch of shallots in it. If you don’t have time to make your own dressing, purchase a bottle poppy seed dressing. Feel free to vary this recipe, using different pear varieties and walnuts instead of pecans. This salad is also wonderful with the addition of goat cheese. It’s so pretty and a fresh taste of fall. Enjoy.

Low Carb and Delicious: Mongolian Flank Steak

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I used to love Mongolian Beef when I was kid when my parents used to take me to our favorite Chinese restaurant. I haven’t had it in a while, so I tried to replicate the dish with flank steak and make it as low-carb and low-fat as possible. I served mine with broccoli and had some rice for the kids, and everyone was happy. I hope you like this recipe for Mongolian Flank Steak that I developed for Laura’s Lean Beef.┬áSee their website for more great recipes.