A long time ago I was reading an issue of Saveur and saw an article about a trendsetting bar in Portland. The bartender at the joint had started making enormous blocks of smoked ice for his cocktails. When a patron ordered a drink that called for the smoked ice, the bartender would chip off a large chunk and place it in a glass with the booze. Then, as the ice slowly melted, the drink would take on more and more smoky notes, and the flavor profile of the beverage would change with every…
Preheat oven to 500°F and lightly grease a casserole dish. In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bake uncovered for 15-30min
Low-Carb Pizza - Surprisingly very good. Since coming off of sugar/gluten we missed our pizza. My kids were having Pizza withdrawals. Now we can enjoy it again. Granted this is definitely not low calorie, but every once it a while you got to have pizza :)
Easy dinner idea: chicken breast, black beans, corn, Rotel, and cream cheese. Add a few spices (1tsp oregano, 1tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1/4-1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper), and it's delicious. Cook on low in slow cooker for 6-8 hours. Serve with rice or use in tacos/burritos.