Its August, (or rawgust for those of you on the raw food challenege) or as to moms and students everywhere, back to school time. I remember growing up my mom would pack me the same sandwichs over and over again. It was either PB&J with crunchy peanut butter and grape jelly, tuna fish with mayo and sliced carrots or ham and cheese. If I was lucky it might have had the addition of a tomato on it. This was totally fine with me at the time but I have since then developed a more colorful palette for the ingredients between two slices of bread.
A sandwich is a classic meal that satifies the masses. There are endless possbilities that can occur between slices of bread when making a sandwich and the portability of which is not to go unmentioned. Since the 18th century, when the sandwich first originated, it has really picked up its game with the addition of grilled panninis, ice cream sandwiches, and the open face sandwich. But to me, a sandwich will always be a brown paper bag lunch item.
Its hard to go wrong when you start out in the kitchen with sliced bread as your canvas for creation. It is the building blocks to the worlds most perfect lunch even if I am a self-proclaimed salad girl. Whenever I buy a loaf of bread, which is not often, I tend to indulge in sandwiches and avocado toast over and over again. I’ve made the three sandwiches pictures as well as some that I ate before I could take a photo in the last week and a half. Cheers to thinking past the PB&J and the ham and cheese as you build your sandwich for this Back to School season.
Picture one: Green Goddess CHOMP Sandwich
sprouted sesame bread, avocados, romaine, spinach, zuchinni, sprouts
Picture two: Grilled Veggie Sandwich:
sprouted sesame bread, avocado, grilled red onions, grilled eggplant, grilled red pepper romaine
Picture three: The Supreme Vegan Sandwich
sprouted sesame bread, roasted red pepper, roasted eggplant, roasted red onion, roasted zuchinni, sprouts, romaine, spinach, tomato and hemp seed pesto
Yum! Sometimes all you really need is a sandwich.