A cheap, easy, and always crowd-pleasing last minute party snack idea: homemade ricotta cheese drizzled with some good olive oil and served with bread (ours is homemade using The Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day Book). Recipe from Anne Burrell for the ricotta here.
Back to some low carb recipes ideas, this was a spanakopita-inspired casserole, where we followed the recipe from here, but replaced the phyllo dough with roasted chicken breast. It was filling but a bit on the dry side, so it didn’t turn out fantastic. Although our dog was very interested, we probably should have just let her have it.
We’ve been trying to make low-carb Jamaican food, inspired one of the most delicious restaurants in Houston (or anywhere I’ve lived, really), Reggae Hut. This is a braised oxtail with yellow curry powder from the Cook Like a Jamaican blog (recipe here). We made the yellow curry powder ourselves using Thomas Keller’s recipe from the Ad Hoc Cookbook (the recipe is available on google books). We served the oxtails on a bed of sautéed Chinese Broccoli.
A low carb dinner that’s easy and delicious, and all of the cooking are done in the oven! Thai Sticky Chicken (with chiles, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, cilantro, brown sugar, fish sauce, and lime juice) (recipe found here, where 220 C is about 425 F) served with some roasted cauliflower with yellow curry powder (toss the cauliflower florets with the curry powder, salt, and canola oil, and roast in the oven along with the chicken).