Smoked Duck Breasts with Cherry Compote

Here’s a dish fit for a special occasion. Smoky flavors, a rich cherry compote, and a jammy red wine, are perfect for winter holidays.

Smoked Duck Breasts with Cherry Compote
Servings 2 // 439 calories, 9 net carbs

2 smoked wild duck breasts, about 3 oz., each
(Vegetarian option: slices of grilled polenta)

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Haricots Verts Amandine

Haricots Verts Amandine 
Serves 2-4 // Two servings = 179 calories, 8 net carbs

Kosher salt
1/2 pound thin green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon unsalted grass-fed butter (or olive oil)
2 ounces slivered almonds
1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
3/4 tablespoon lemon juice or champagne vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousses

Here’s a quick, easy Thanksgiving desert that will keep you in keto-land and still deliver a rich-tasting dessert. Just be sure to allow for the time it takes to chill the mousses. I’ve included vegan substitutes.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousses
Serves 4 // 262 calories, 5 net carbs (add 50 calories per 1 tablespoon of whipped cream)

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    Braised Short Ribs

    This recipe is based on a Bon Appetit recipe that I “low-carbed” with great results! It pairs beautifully with cauliflower “mashed potatoes”. Vegetarians can use portobello mushrooms.


    Braised Short Ribs

    Servings: About 6 (5 lbs. = approx. 20 pieces x 3 per person)  // 482 calories, 6 net carbs

    5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch Read more

    Parmesan-Roasted Fresh Broccoli

    My favorite method of cooking broccoli, bar none!

    Parmesan-Roasted Fresh Broccoli

    1 pound (16 ounces) broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces (2 pounds/2 heads broccoli)
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    Salt
    Garlic powder
    ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (or vegan Parmesan)
    Lemon zest from one lemon
    Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a

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