It’s finally here! Did this week drag on for any one else besides me? Well regardless of time standing still, the weekend is here and it’s time to celebrate with some cheer (since I missed this week’s WWC)!
Today I present to you a tutorial of sorts.
It’s time to get back to our roots and give an old-time classic some much-needed love. Let us rejoice in the perfectly balanced carbohydrate, protein, and fats dish and cheers to this wonderful hand-held meal!
This is a how-to on sandwich building so you can create the perfect sandwich time and time again. No more boring, lifeless, fall-apart sandwiches after this step-by-step guide.
Let’s discuss the science of sandwiching.
Every great sandwich begins with a great bread. This will either make or break (literally and figuratively) your sandwich. Skip the cardboard, “low carb”, “no carb”, “low-fat”, no taste, boring, bland, ok you get the point, and choose a bread that has come texture and sturdiness. A wonderful multigrain, focacia or ciabata bread will work fabulously.
(Side note: please give carbohydrates a chance again! They are not to be feared for any reason so long as they are not WHITE and REFINED! It’s called Wonder Bread for a reason, so you can wonder what it’s truly made of. Whole grains of all kinds offer carbohydrates, proteins and an abundance of wonderful nutrients vital to your health and well-being. Say it with me “I love you Carbohydrates!”)
Next, once you have your bread of choice you’ll need what I call “the glue.” This is what will hold you sandwich together and keep things in place nicely. Here is where you’ll get a lot of bang and wow in your sandwich. I like a vegan mayonnaise for a little zip along with a hummus or tapenade for a playful flavor. Get creative, grainy mustard, pickled relish, pesto do wonders. This is a blank canvas upon which to paint.
After you have slathered it’s time for the “meate” of the sandwich (yes the E was intentional for obvious reasons). Here is where things get funky. Texture is key so pick things that vary. A little crunch layered on some chew followed with something soft creates a melody for which your mouth can make a symphony. Tomato, zucchini, avocado and romaine or spinach, cucumbers, sun-dried tomatoes, and red onion pair well. I also like tempeh, apples, sprouts, and mixed greens. Play around the sky’s the limit!
After you’ve gotten some bulk, add a little more glue in the middle to assure everything stays where you want it, sandwich the two halves together, and devour!
hmmm, carby goodness, yum.
As I said before, this blog is not only intended for me but also for all of you. I hope to inspire and provoke. This blog is not only about me and my soul searching journey, but I hope it can be a place for you to offer comments, critiques, thoughts, support, and suggestions. With that said what sections would you like to see more of? What types of recipes would you like to see? What topics are you interested in or have questions about that I may be able to research and hopefully find some sort of answer to?
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