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Cheese Crisps Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup grated hard cheese
Seasonings (optional) garlic powder, hot pepper powder, cinnamon, etc.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Note on type of cheese: Hard cheeses, such as Parmesan, Romano, Asagio, etc, will make a crisp “shell,” whereas cheddar will be more chewy and “lacey” (the fat separates out), though still firm.

Toss cheese with any seasonings if desired.

Pile 1 to 4 tablespoons of cheese (depending on the size you want) on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper oiled on both sides. Flatten the tops so they are in more or less even. There should be at least two inches between smaller mounds, 4 inches between larger ones.

Bake 5 to 6 minutes until they are a light golden brown (they will be a little darker at the edges). Watch as they get brown fast.

If you want to mold them into a shape, you want to “drape” them while still warm. You can make cups over an upturned glass, or “taco shell” shapes by draping over any cylindrical object that is at hand (rolling pin, side of glass)

Serving Suggestions: Fill with dip, salad. Or spread the flat ones with spread or eat plain.

Carbs: 0


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Roasted Almonds Recipe

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2-1/2 cups almonds
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Instructions:

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, add the nuts, and saute until golden, giving them a stir from time to time. When golden, removed them with a slotted spoon to a bowl, then toss with the cumin, chili powder, and salt to taste. Spread on a baking sheet to dry.

Just a little hot, they are great with drinks, keep a couple of weeks in a tightly sealed container.

Carbs: 1 oz = 2 carbs


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Stuck in a Convenience Store Eating

Stuck in a Convenience Store

When you aren’t able to prepare your own meals, when in a bind such as a road trip, or near-famished state…..

Head for the refrigerated deli section. Lunchables are a great combo – just toss the crackers and have a meat and cheese spread. You can also find lean meat lunchables such as turkey. Find a packet of mustard to go with it.

Grab a microwaveable egg sandwich, remove the biscuit bun.

Go for the nuts and get some almonds, or macadamia nuts.

Look for cheese sticks.

Find beef jerky sticks, including beef and cheese combinations.

READ THE LABELS OF EVERYTHING YOU EAT. Make sure the ingredients satisfy your dietary needs.


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Flax Seed Cracker Snack Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup flax seed meal
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
Optional: 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Instructions:

Heat oven to 400 F.

Mix all ingredients together. Spoon onto sheet pan covered with parchment or waxed paper. Cover the mixture with a piece of parchment or waxed paper.

Even out the mixture to about 1/8 inch. Use your finger to push in edges so they aren’t thin.

Bake in oven at 400 degrees about 15 minutes and the center is no longer soft or the edges are beginning to brown.

Let cool, then break into pieces. This is a high fiber and crunchy snack that is good with dips, spreads, or just by itself.

6 carbs for entire mixture.


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Italian Frico Chips Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups coarsely grated Parmesan cheese (about 6 1/2 ounces)
2 1/2 tablespoons pork rinds flour
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Oil 2 nonstick baking sheets.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the cheese and flour. Season generously with pepper. Place generous tablespoonfuls of the mixture 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheets, and bake for about 10 minutes, or until fragrant and golden brown.

Place the chips on a rack and let cool to room temperature. Serve immediately, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 2 weeks.

Carb Count: 10 chips = 1 carb. Makes: 24 chips.


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Low Carb Granola Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup brazil nuts
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of powdered ginger
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter), melted
1 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of cream

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.

Mix the nuts, spices and ghee in a medium bowl

Spread the nut mixture on baking sheet and roast for 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve warm in bowls, topped with 1/4 cup blueberries per person and a touch of cream.

Carbs: 11.6 per person (1/4 recipe)


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Curried Egg Recipe

Ingredients:
12 eggs, hard boiled
Lettuce leaves, for lining the platter
2 tablespoon curry powder
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoon parsley, minced
2 tablespoon spinach, minced
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 dill sprigs or chives, for garnish
1 paprika, for garnish

Instructions:

Halve the eggs lengthwise, remove yolks from whites, and place halved egg whites on bed of lettuce arranged on a platter.

In a mixing bowl mash egg yolks with curry powder, mayonnaise, parsley, spinach, and mustard until smooth.

Spoon or pipe this filling into egg-white halves.

Garnish with dill sprigs and paprika. Cover carefully with plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes before serving.


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Scrambled Eggs with Basil and Walnuts Recipe

Ingredients:
3 eggs
1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Mix eggs in a bowl then put into frying pan on medium heat, stirring continuously.

When eggs have almost cooked through, add the basil and continue cooking for a further 1 minute, or until eggs are cooked through. Add salt and paper to taste.

Remove from heat and stir in walnuts before serving.


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Foamy Omelete Recipe

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoon cream
1 tablespoon butter
Pinch of pepper

Instructions:

Beat yolks of eggs, add seasonings and milk. Beat whites until stiff, but not dry.

Place skillet on large burner, add butter, set to medium high heat. Just as soon as butter is melted, lower to low heat. Have bottom and sides of skillet well greased.

Fold the stiffly beaten egg whites into yolk mixture. By this time, the pan should be very hot. Pour in omelet, spread evenly, and cook slowly until omelet is set.

Place omelet in oven,which has been preheated to 375 degrees to dry slightly on top. Turn out and serve at once.

Finely minced ham, grated cheese or finely chopped parsley may be folded into mixture if desired.

Serves 4.


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Hot Sauce Devilish Egg Recipe

Ingredients:
6 each hard boiled eggs
2 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoon Poupon mustard
1 tablespoon Louisiana hot sauce
1 tablespoon pimentos, mashed
3 tablespoon Dill relish
Lettuce
Salt, to taste

Instructions:

Cut the eggs in half. Remove yolk from white and set white aside.

Mash yolks with a fork and add the mayonnaise and the rest of the ingredients.

Spoon mixture back into egg whites and serve on a bed of lettuce.


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