This Month’s Ultimate Recipes: Cozy November

By Daksha Devnani, Epoch Times
November 5, 2014 Updated: October 8, 2018

As we begin the month of November, it is finally time to shamelessly start chowing down on some delicious turkey, baked potatoes, and all those other staple foods that make this month so great.

Here are 15 phenomenal recipes that we have compiled to capture the essence of November.  

1. Turkey Breast with Herb Stuffing Wrapped in Bacon

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

Turkey is great, bacon is great, how about turkey and bacon? It should definitely be a tradition in your family if it isn’t already.

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2. Cranberry Chili 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

This cranberry chili has equal parts spicy, tangy, and savory. Since cranberries are on sale in the fall and winter, it’s a great time to buy them now and toss them into the freezer for future recipes.

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3. Black Magic Cookie Bars

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

Treading that fine line between crumbly, crunchy, and even a bit chewy, the toothsome texture is only one of many reasons why this classic concept took hold so many years ago. What’s even more incredible is how little effort goes into whipping up a batch. From fridge to table in under and hour, they may truly seem like the product of some black magic.

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4. Grilled Foil Packet Parsnips

(Courtesy of Four Seasons Taste)
(Courtesy of Four Seasons Taste)

Parsnips are closely related to carrot family of vegetables. They are one of the excellent sources of soluble, and insoluble dietary fiber. It is also rich in many B- complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin E. With so many health benefits how can one say no to this vegetable. 

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5. Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

Its Peanut Butter Lover’s Month! Try this soft, chewy, and utterly crave- worthy cookies which conceal a stunning list of healthy qualifications. These beauties are soy-free, gluten free, and refined sugar free. 

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6. Lasagna with Chicken and Mushrooms

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

This Italian-inspired pasta casserole dish is a great option to pack for work or school. It is also a great choice to make for dinner parties when you have many guests.

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7. Balsamic Oven- Roasted Rainbow Carrots

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

These Balsamic Oven-Roasted Rainbow Carrots are super easy to make, healthy, and full of flavor and color. These are one of the most easiest and satisfying side dishes ever. 

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8. Kale Salad 

(Courtesy of Four Season's Taste)
(Courtesy of Four Season’s Taste)

Kale is known as the superman of all the vegetable isles. It is known to be low in calorie, high in fiber, high in iron, and high in Vitamin K. With so many health benefits, you cannot say no to this vegetable. 

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9.  Garlicky Greens and Beans Stew

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

An ideal meal for a chilly fall or winter day, any sort of stew is perfect to warm the belly and sustain a difficult day of work. Or, fuel the mind for a long day of writing. Or simply provide comfort and nourishment for the worn and tired soul.

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10. Stuffed Baked Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

Stuffed baked potatoes make a great appetizer for parties of all kinds and can be prepared ahead of time. They are also a perfect side dish to accompany just about any meal.

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11. Chickpea Pastilla 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

A Moroccan inspiration clad in endless layers of flaky, buttery phyllo, authentic renditions are stuffed with pigeon meat, but more modern formulas concede that chicken will suffice. In a play on words, since we’re thinking in a literary manner anyway, chickpeas turned out to be an excellent substitute, staying true to the theme without compromising any feathered friends in the process.

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12. Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Stuffing

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

This is such a savory recipe with a moist and flavorful stuffing. You can serve it with mashed potato, and some beet salad. 

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13. Pear Butter

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

The flavors are bright, and simple with just a touch of lemon juice plus one dry, wrinkled vanilla bean. This recipe would be so easy to dress up with any number of different spices or flavorful juices though, the variations and possibilities are nearly endless.  Have fun, play around with it. 

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14. Caramelized Onion Dip 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

With a base of tofu, this dip has a decent nutritional value, and far more protein than your average onion dip. Give it a try; even if the crackers aren’t the best, you won’t even know when you dip them in this!

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15.  Creamy Cauliflower with Mayonnaise 

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

This recipe is very easy to make, and also very healthy.  If you are on a low-carb diet this is your perfect choice and the great substitute for mashed potatoes.  Also, creamy cauliflower makes for a great appetizer to serve alongside bread slices.

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*Image of “fall background” via Shutterstock. 

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