My mom and I both love Le Pain Quotidien -- a wonderful, Belgian chain bakery and communal table emphasizing fresh, organic ingredients. One of their specialities are tartines, or open faced sandwiches. These open faced sandwiches are so fresh, elegant, simple and fun to eat! Tres francais! They are also much healthier than traditional sandwiches, especially when using only one slice of bread. One of our personal favorites is the Turkey Avocado Tartine.Nutty Dijon mustard, moist slices of turkey, and creamy avocado come together perfectly on top of earthy, whole grain bread. I love Mestemacher Fitness Bread -- it's high in fiber, low in fat, and preservative free! This is the perfect simple, healthy lunch -- full of protein, fiber and healthy fats.
What are your favorite sandwich toppings?
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 slices of earthy, whole grain bread (I used Mestemacher Fitness Bread)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2/3 cup sprouts
1 ripe avocado
Salt + pepper to taste
Toast the bread. While the bread is in the toaster, slice the avocado into thin slices. Spread each slice of bread with a tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Top with 1/3 cup sprouts. Arrange turkey slices on top, followed by avocado. Season with salt and pepper to taste and a nice big squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve with fruit or small salad.
I just woke up from one of the best dreams I've ever had. At the moment, I am sitting on Amtrak -- rolling through miles of factory towns and burnt out buildings on my way to New York City. As much as I love the city that never sleeps, I seriously needed some sleep. Thank the Lord it's spring break and I can finally log out of my school e-mail account, hang up my backpack, and get some serious shut eye. About an hour ago, the bumpiness of the train lulled me to sleep, and I was transported far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city...
It's a bit of a pet peeve of mine when people tell me about their dreams. Not their dreams as in aspirations, but their nonsensical, rambling, nighttime dreams about purple cows and police chases. Please forgive me, but I need to share this awesome dream with you guys. It's nothing crazy or complicated -- just a small tree house, a winding road, and some really good banana bread.
It's humiliating. It's tragic. It's the decay of Western civilization.
... and I can't stop watching it.
Ever since I heard that little, blond, 4-foot-tall toddler's famous catchphrase"a dollar makes me holler honey boo boo," I've been in love.
She's hyperactive, uninhibited, and foul-mouthed... and I'm kind of obsessed.
But since this is technically a food blog, I should be talking about food, not the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." I did a little research and the Honey Boo Boo clan has some *pretty* interesting dishes.
Have you ever heard of "Sketti"?
Spaghetti, doused with a sauce that is one part margarine, one part ketchup.
However, the most infamous Honey Boo Boo specialty is her "go go juice" -- a secret mix of Mountain Dew and Red Bull that gets her "go go"-ing for her pageants. If you aren't familiar with "go go juice," click here. Thank me later.
Did I catch your attention? Good.
This is a sinfully decadent, sinfully easy dessert with a sinfully rewarding response.
It's not the daintiest, nor the prettiest. As a matter of fact, it's basically a hot mess in a pan.
But you know what? Despite it's frightening appearance, people just can't keep their hands off of it.
I made this for the first time for my school's Winter Sports Banquet. In the morning, I put it in the fridge, all wrapped up in foil with a big sign saying DO NOT EAT...
When I came back to get it for the banquet, some sneaky little devil had eaten half the pan. I wonder who it was...
Was it the P.E. teacher, trying to get his chocolate fix before he had to teach another period of freshman Health?
Was it the librarian, trying to drown her sorrows due to the fact that no one checks out anything but textbooks anymore?
Was it that "innocent" little freshman boy from Baking club?
I'll never know...