The Bookshelf

January 23, 2012 · Posted in Low Carb Recipes 

A few nice low carb recipes images I found:

The Bookshelf
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My cookbooks are like my old friends. My regular books are too, but my cookbooks even more so. I flip through them when I need something to occupy me, but not be too intense. Each has a story, each has memories and each continues to reveal secrets even after years. I love my cookbooks 🙂

Lox on Crackers 12-20-09 — 20091220_0309jpg
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Image by stevendepolo
In an attempt to satisfy our craving for bagels with lox and cream cheese, we came up with this quick appetizer of flatbread topped with chive crème fraîche and cold-smoked salmon.

What to buy: Crème fraîche is a naturally thickened fresh cream with a tangy flavor and a rich texture. If you can’t find it, sour cream is a decent substitute.

Game plan: The crème fraîche mixture can be made up to 1 day in advance and refrigerated in a covered container.

This recipe was featured as part of our Valentine’s Day Menu.

* 1/2 cup crème fraîche
* 1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
* 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 2 (11-inch) premade pizza crusts or flatbreads, such as Boboli, baked and cooled
* 2/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
* 8 ounces cold-smoked salmon, thinly sliced


1. Combine crème fraîche, chives, and lemon juice in a nonreactive bowl and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Season well with salt.
2. Spread 1/2 of the crème fraîche mixture evenly on top of each flatbread, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
3. Arrange 1/2 of the onion on 1 flatbread, top with 1/2 of the salmon, and season with freshly ground black pepper. Repeat with second flatbread. Cut into 2-by-2-inch squares and serve.,…

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