Tag Archives: goat cheese

On the road this week in Arizona

12 Oct

Traveling is always fun and a great way to hear about new low carb recipes from friends I don’t get to see often. Last night Betsy shared a great quick breakfast, which I will post later today. It seems the more people I talk to, the more I hear about converts to the low carb way of life.

Yesterday I had a wonderful salad at a Spa, it was so great to see a menu with Carbs listed next to the choices. I never was much for requiring restaurants to list such things, but must admit now I am a huge fan. I had a roasted beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts on assorted greens. I felt funny taking a picture as I was with a group. But I found this picture on the internet and it looks just like the salad I had.  This salad had only 6 carbs and I was not hungry again for hours. 

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Goat cheese~makes everything taste good

15 Sep

I use goat cheese a lot.  Great to nibble on with peppers for a snack and even better to bake with. Melted goat cheese is delicious. Here is a recipe I have made many times. It is quick to put together and gets rave reviews.  I remember reading in  Anthony Bourdain’s book, Kitchen Confidential that cooking with shallots is what the pros do and food always tastes better.  He said it makes you look like you know what your doing, or something to that effect. So I cook with shallots frequently!

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese– 2 servings

2 split chicken breasts-bone in, skin on

2.5 ounces goat cheese  (plain or fine herb)  1 Carb per ounce

1 T. chopped fresh rosemary (may use dried)

1 small shallot finely chopped

Olive oil, salt and pepper

In small skillet heat olive oil over medium heat and gently saute shallots until soft (2 minutes or so) add rosemary and stir around.  Slice up goat cheese and add to pan. As it starts to melt, take off heat. Gently stir around and let cheese melt.

Wash and dry chicken breasts.  Set on small roasting pan. Lift skin and divide cheese mixture equally between each piece of chicken. I use a soup spoon to do this. Rub olive oil lightly over the breasts and sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and sea salt.

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until done.

 

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