Yes it is low carb and gluten free. Only 3g useable carbs in this whole sandwich. It is a bit higher in calories however, if you are counting that. Some of us do. It is high in fat, which leaves you satiated, however and will keep you going. I love caraway rye. To make that in a low carb way, without being able to use rye flour, I find a bit of coffee helps. The caraway seeds also add to that flavor that makes it taste like rye bread. This bread toasts really well for a low carb bread. It is from my cheese and wine bread recipe. I tend to use that as a base for every bread thing I make anymore. When I've tried other low carb breads, I always come back to it. I just have not found anything that comes closer to resembling real bread.
I decided I had to do something Irish today!! I am part Irish after all. I actually had my DNA tested (gift from my son) and found out what percentage of everything I am. I am quite the mutt! But second up there on the list was Irish, surprisingly. I don't look Irish, but my grandmother was Irish.
So how are you celebrating (if you are) St. Patrick's day? I also made some nice mint hot chocolate, which I will also share below. You'll see it in the video. But then, hot chocolate looks like hot chocolate. I was also experimenting with a Shamrock shake this week, which turned out wonderful!! I should have posted it. But there are so many out there, that what's one more? It was made with cream cheese and cashew milk. If enough people would like to see it, and want the recipe, you can say so in the comments below and I'll make a post of it, even though it's late for St. Patrick's day. I never seem to get the holiday posts on time!
Corned Beef On Rye Panini Sandwich
Recipe By :Ginny Larsen
(Brands I used are listed because that is how the nutrition info is derived. If you use different brands it may vary)
Serving Size : 1 sandwich
Caraway Rye Bread
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon almond flour - Honeyville
1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder
1/4 teaspoon baker's active dry yeast -- (or 1 tsp nutritional yeast flakes) Optional - for flavor
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
1 tablespoon brewed coffee
1/8 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon Just Mayo, Hampton Creek -- (use whatever mayo you have, this is the brand I used)
1/4 teaspoon Frank's red hot buffalo wings sauce
1/2 teaspoon hot dog relish, Heinz
3 ounces Corned beef, Brookdale premium quality (aldi's) -- canned
1 slice Muenster, deli sliced, Happy Farms
2 teaspoons butter
BREAD: In small bowl, add Parmesan cheese, almond flour, psyllium powder, yeast, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk together until lumps are out.
Add egg, coffee, and molasses. Whisk together until smooth. Pour into square microwavable container, the size of a bread slice. Spread evenly, tap lightly on counter a few times to get out air bubbles. Microwave on high 1 min. 30 seconds. Your microwave may vary. Mine is 1000 watts. Bread should be done in the middle but not too dry on the outside. Turn out onto paper towel and let cool. Slice horizontally into two slices.
DRESSING: In small bowl, add mayo, buffalo wing sauce, and hot dog relish. Stir together. Spread on one slice of bread.
Add corned beef on top of dressing and top with slice of cheese (or two slices if you want more). Top with last piece of bread.
Butter each side of sandwich and place on panini grill. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until done.
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Per Serving: 612 Calories; 46g Fat (68.1% calories from fat); 40g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber
NOTES : 3g useable carbs
MINT HOT CHOCOLATE
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 cup boiling water
2 or 3 drops peppermint essential oil (to taste)
1 cup cashew milk, Unsweetened, Silk -- (or almond)
sweetener to taste -- (I used GV brand liquid stevia extract with erythritol - Walmart)
1/8 tsp salt
In 14 oz. mug, add cocoa powder and pour boiling water over it. Add peppermint drops. Stir until cocoa is dissolved.
Add cashew milk, sweetener, and salt. Stir together well and microwave for 90 seconds, keeping watch to make sure it does not boil over.
Stir and serve. Top with whipped cream if desired, or add flavored latte foam (Walmart)
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Per Serving: 37 Calories; 3g Fat (50.8% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber