Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bagels with Crab Salad

Well hello, where have you all been?  Oh, that's right.... you weren't  gone, I was gone.  Well it has been a whirlwind this last year but hoping to get back to healthy eating & great recipes.
The age old quest... the best bread to make a sandwich out of is a never ending hunt for the gluten free low carber.  I was browsing some of the archives over at Maria's blog to get back in the swing of things and decided to try her bagel.  What a great find. I even ordered this nifty little bagel pan from Amazon.
I have now made these bagels several times using them for breakfast sandwiches and lunches regularly.  So great to have something so easy to make a quick meal from.  I find that is 3/4 of the battle when eating gluten free, low carb.... just plain healthy.
These are so simple seriously between 5 to 10 minutes prep.

whisk together to sift
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup unflavored whey protein
1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum (I use xanthan, both gives chewy texture)
add desired herbs: I use 1/2 tsp dried parsley & onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 2 TBS parmesan cheese
½ tsp Celtic sea salt
in a separate bowl whisk together
1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
5 eggs

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
After whisking each combine wet with dry ingredients, whisk to blend.  Grease a donut pan with coconut oil spray.  Add batter to pan.  Bake for 15 minutes. Makes 6 bagels.
Maria has some other options and combinations on her site go check it out...

Here's a great crab salad that was perfect with my new bagel.

8 ounces crab meat
1/4 mayo-(or more to taste)
1TBS lemon juice
½ leek-sliced thin
1 large celery rib-sliced thin
2 tsp dill
1 tsp fennel seed
Pinch red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for a bit. Spread on your bagel. Add any other condiments: Lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard etc...
                                  You can use this same recipe for chicken salad as well.
                              omit lemon juice and add a few toasted slivered almonds...yum

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