I don't usually write about food (with "Chef's Surprise" as a notable exception) but this I had to share.
Low carbing? Gluten-free?
Bet you miss bagels, don't you.
It's the everything you really miss.
Whatever the reason you've decided baked goods just aren't worth the downside, I'm with you. But gods, I miss the everything.
Sometimes these inspirations come from the sky. Me, I was walking by a bakery.
I have a solution. Not the perfect solution, but remember: the perfect is the enemy of the just-darned-good-enough. This is good enough and then some.
Just fry up some cheese. Add the everything mix. Brown slightly.
Pretty simple stuff, the everything: salt, poppy and sesame seeds, dried unions and/or garlic. Which you can make, buy on-line, or do what I did: walk into the bakery and ask for some. They might double-take, but if you have money, they'll hand it over.
Then fry up your favorite cheese, baked, with some everything on it. It's so good you will be tempted to send me fan mail. (Please do.)
Because yum. Because everything.