Farmers share thoughts about farming, reflections on the most recent harvest and recipes for Thanksgiving. Tracey Vowell, formerly a chef at Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill, now grows corn, squash and beans, and offers a recipe for a gratin of butternut squash.
For this dish, short ribs are rubbed with an ancho chili paste and then either smoked on a grill or slow-cooked in an oven. The super-tender meat can be shredded over pasta or served with cornbread and coleslaw.
A national "Meatless Monday" campaign says eating like a vegetarian one day a week can yield health benefits. "Once someone realizes how good vegetarian dishes can be, they are more likely to eat them," said Dr. Andrew Weil, a nationally known health and lifestyle guru.