Jul 10, 2007

Build a Better Sandwich

I love sandwiches, and Cooking Light has some great tips on sandwich making. Click through for details on their suggestions. I've added a few of my own suggestions below.
  • Fire up your vegetables. - If you don't have time to grill, you can buy already grilled vegetables at Trader Joe's (it's with the pre-made salads). And of course, jarred roasted bell peppers are available just about anywhere these days.
  • Experiment with cheeses. - Many supermarkets offer a wide variety of cheeses but the exotic ones can get pricy. Again, I recommend Trader Joe's - they have a good selection at great prices. Better yet, find a store that specializes in cheese. They will often let you sample the different cheeses and recommend accompaniments.
  • Gain from other whole grains. - I love experimenting with breads in my sandwiches. One of my favorite sandwiches is a grilled cheese made with Whole Foods' Organic Old World Muesli Bread.
  • Choose better meats. - I like Boar's Head brand meats, and some of the nitrate-free deli meats at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Don't forget about fish, too. I made an anchovy sandwich last week from Chocolate & Zucchini that was delicious!
  • Spread on flavor. - I love my Easy Thousand Island Sandwich Spread (which admittedly isn't particularly healthy - but it is delicious!) and my Avocado Mousse. I also like using olive oil instead of mayo.
  • Make a loaf last. - Eventually, I hope to make all of our bread from scratch. Well, maybe not all. But a lot. (Why? Because it's fun!) In the meantime, I buy par-baked rolls and bake them in the toaster oven two at time for a freshly baked taste.

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