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The essence of the Christmas season should be about spending time, not money. Spending time away from work, with family and friends and a glass of eggnog . Spending time in the kitchen, slowing down, learning new dishes and relearning others, cooking from scratch for your loved ones to enjoy.
Make the ragu: Soak the porcini mushrooms in 1 cup hot water until soft, about 15 minutes.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring often until the mushrooms are browned and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and saute until soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
After months of overindulging, January typically arrives with a slew of guilt and a waistband that is screaming for mercy. Since many people turn to a low carb lifestyle to get their sugar cravings under control and lose the extra pounds, I thought I'd devote this week to some of my favorite low carb recipes.