Even though our holiday table only has two people, I roast two ducks, which enables me to make Cassoulet (my low carb version) a few days after Thanksgiving. A Pinot Noir would pair well with this menu, with a late harvest chardonnay during dessert.
A Low-Carb Thanksgiving Menu, 2019 (version 2)
Serves 4 // per serving: 1069 calories, … Read more
Although this is a high-calorie meal for me, it keeps the net carbs within a modest range (especially since I’ll only have a spoonful of the cabbage). I’ll be drinking Le Croix lemon sparkling water because I have some extra weight I need to lose, but the meal will still be completely delicious without wine. However, if I was drinking, … Read more
Around my house, it’s part of the birthday fun to think about what foods are in season, wander around farmer’s markets, create a menu, search for recipe ideas, and then—finally—to cook it, surrounded by friends. This year’s feast marries the buttery richness of fresh sea scallops with sparks of lemon in both the pan sauce and the couscous.
Mark Bittman’s … Read more
Feasts are difficult when eating low-carb, but this one manages to keep net carbs a pinch over 30 grams. Remember that wine will bump those numbers up, but relax…it’s only one day and celebrations are an important part of life! There are also vegan/vegetarian options for each recipe 🙂
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, 2018
Per person: 1152 calories // 31 net … Read more
Roasted Parmesan-Lemon Broccoli
Honey-Roasted Root Vegetables
Pecan and Pumpkin Pies
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Here’s a screen shot of Google’s 2013 Doodle animation…so cool that I probably watched it six times!
After many years spent creating havoc in the kitchen and spending an inordinate amount of hours at the stove, we made things (somewhat) simpler in 2013. The day before, we prepped the cauliflower pilaf and pumpkin slivers, cooked the bacon, made the vinaigrette, … Read more