Thanksgiving Menu 2019 (version 2)

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, 19.7 net carbs

Two Roasted Ducks with Citrus-Cherry Sauce
4-6 servings // 628 calories, 2.7g net carbs



Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan and Truffle Oil
4 servings // 165 Calories, 6g Net Carbs



Caesar Green Bean Salad
4 servings // 125 calories, 8g net carbs



Tiny Pumpkin Cheesecakes
12 servings // 151 calories, 3g net carbs




Serves 4, with leftovers (depending on your guests’ appetites!)

2 Ducks with Citrus-Cherry Sauce
2 two-pound Long Island ducks (aka Pekin duck)
4 oranges
1 cup white wine (or citrus-infused vinegar)
2 cups organic chicken broth
1 cup orange juice (or citrus-infused vinegar with a drop or two of orange oil)
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1 cup frozen, unsweetened cherries, thawed
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar (or 8 drops liquid stevia glycerite)

Mashed Cauliflower with Parmesan and Truffle Oil
1 pound cauliflower (or 16 oz. pre-riced frozen cauliflower)
2 T. Kerrygold butter
1 C. Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. truffle oil
2 T. parsley leaves

Caesar Green Bean Salad
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves
2 anchovy fillets
2 tsp. extra virgin oil oil
1 pound green beans
1 Meyer lemon, zested
2 oz. Parmesan

Tiny Pumpkin Cheesecakes
16 oz. organic cream cheese
2 large organic eggs
1/2 C. organic pumpkin puree
1/2 C. Swerve /or/ 1/4 C. Swerve + 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Pinch of nutmeg
1 tsp. good quality vanilla extract

Sea salt and freshly-ground pepper