Garam Masala Tuna Melts on Low Carb Quick Bread

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Still low carbing I love this garam masala tuna melt.

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For tuna salad mix together the following
6  ounces canned tuna,  drained
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 green onion diced fine
3 tablespoons celery diced fine leaves included
1 teaspoon garam masala

to put together you need
Slices of provolone cheese and
your choice of bread (I used a low carb quick bread recipe follows. ) this bread isn’t very pretty so I grilled it a bit for the grill marks before topping

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Simply place about 1/4 cup tuna on your bread, top with a slice of cheese and broil in the oven until cheese is melted and browned

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For the quick bread
1 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 eggs

Mix all and pour the batter into a greased microwaveable dish, about 5×5

Microwave for 2 minutes or until the top feels firm and dry to the
touch

Cool and slice. Should get about 4 slices from this recipe.

Single Serve Sourdough Pretzel

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Just who do I think I’m kidding?  I can’t go without my carbs! I can’t even go without gluten.  Gluten and carbs need me. It is good to feel needed.

I was craving a pretzel so bad my arms started to twist into a pretzel shape.

I searched the web for a single serve recipe because who needs that stuff laying around the house calling your name?

I found what I wanted at Top With Cinnamon but I wanted to use my sourdough start. I adapted the recipe to use 2 tablespoons of my start, for the yeast taste, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder for the rise. We all know how long sourdough takes to rise. My twisted arms couldn’t wait that long. I also doubled the recipe because who can eat just one pretzel?

Single Serve Sourdough Pretzels

1/3 cup whole wheat flour, plus more for shaping
pinch sugar
pinch salt
2 tablespoons sourdough start
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 to 4 tbsp warm water

For dipping
1/2 cup warm water, 1 tsp baking soda (and 1 egg yolk, if you want it to look shiny which I didn’t do)

In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir in 3 tbsp of water first. If the dough is dry, then add a little more water

Pour the entire contents of the bowl out, onto a lightly floured work surface and sprinkle with more flour

Knead gently until the dough comes into a ball

Shape the dough into a roughly 20″ rope. Make the rope into a U shape, twist the ends over each other and fold them down over the base of the ‘U’ to make a pretzel shape

In a dish, combine the water and baking soda (from the dipping ingredients). Dip the shaped pretzel into the mixture and coat completely. Transfer to a well sprayed baking sheet. (If you want a shiny pretzel, brush it with egg yolk).

Immediately sprinkle over topping of choice. Leave in a warm place to rise and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F – bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

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