Olive tapenade

Here’s something else that will taste great on those flax crackers or focaccia bread. If you look for olive tapenade at the grocery store, it will be incredibly expensive to buy one little jar. It only take a few minutes to make and tastes great, so DIY! I found this recipe online somewhere, don’t remember where so apologies to the creator. Ingredients: * 20 pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped * 1 Tbsp rinsed, drained, and chopped capers * 1 tsp fresh lemon juice * 2 tsp olive oil * 1/2 tsp anchovy paste (optional) * Fresh cracked black pepper Preparation: Continue Reading →

Focaccia Bread

I love bread. If there’s a Breadaholics Anonymous meeting anywhere, I need to be there. I had to mostly give up bread because of high blood sugar, but I still try to find ways to indulge. I’ve made this focaccia bread with buckwheat flour and it works well. I’m going to try it with cocount flour next since it will be super low-carb. You can flavor it with your favorite spices for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cinnamon with some Truvia for sweetness would be a great breakfast bread. Slice it horizontally for sandwiches. Or just cut up and dip in Continue Reading →

Flax crackers – a great low-carb snack

Yeah, flax and kale are all the rage now…for a good reason! Flax seed crackers are a great alternative to a packaged high-carb cracker that probably also has sugar and bad oils in it. I made up this recipe after spending way too much buying flax crackers at the store. The best brand I’ve found, if you don’t want to make them, is Flackers, which, by the way, I reverse-engineered in my kitchen to come up with something that tastes similar for a fraction of the cost. All it takes is time. I was reading around about flax and found Continue Reading →