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The last time we were at the market, they had a sale on organic lamb shoulder roast. I'd been figuring on just doing a roast for Christmas dinner, but then I came across a recipe for a Moroccan Lamb Tagine on Allrecipes.com. I made a couple of minor changes to reduce the fat and sugar levels and halved the recommended serving size, then made it for dinner. Wow! (if I do say so myself)

Moroccan Lamb Tagine )

My main substitutions were stevia powder for the honey in the original recipe, reducing the amount of oil used, and reducing the amount of meat. I highly recommend trying this recipe, but it does take a little work.
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I found this recipe and we made these this morning.

Low Carb Almond Spice Cookies )

Quick, tasty, and not something that spikes my blood sugar. What more could you ask from a holiday treat?
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So the challenge was to make a Thanksgiving feast that's extra special, but still fits into my diet. Which means relatively low carb, not terribly calorie dense, and not so loaded with unctuousness as to make the arteries stutter.

Here's my solution )

Topped that off with green salad with a yogurt cucumber dressing, and the whole meal was still under 500 calories. Not too shabby.
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When we were in the market yesterday, I noticed something I hadn't seen before in the fresh pasta section – Brie and Ricotta with Roasted Garlic Borsetti. Sitting nearby was a little package of pre-chopped prosciutto. Something vaguely resembling inspiration struck, and for dinner tonight... )

Yum! I would pay money for this in a restaurant.
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Just whipped up a batch of Gehkte Leber. We didn't have any schmaltz on hand, so I used some rendered goose fat that we had from roasting the Thanksgiving goose, hard-boiled the eggs fresh this morning and took my time to properly caramelize the onion in the goose grease. Being New Yawkahs we always keep matzo on hand and I am sitting here with a Egg and Onion Matzo slathered with chopped liver, congratulating myself.


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