Thursday, April 14, 2011

Instead of Cheese....

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Okay, I'll admit straight off that today I was craving a big old cheese sandwich (maybe grilled havarti with a dill pickle on the side).  Cheese is currently off-limits for us.  We might get a snip of it when we eat out, but that's about it.  Ed is particularly allergic to dairy, etc.  Anyhow, never one to pout (or not for long) I came up with this flavourful (as in ZING-BING-ZING-BANG) sandwich that satisfied all my salt and fat hankerings (because apparently that is what is behind a cheese crave) and is, I think, pretty healthy.  Here is what is in the above sandwich (and don't judge it by its colour until you taste it!):
BREAD: Your favourite bread.  In the sandwich above I used a chia bread that is no longer available.
AVOCADO: Ripe, organic.  Open it up and scoop flesh into a small bowl. Mash.
RAW GARLIC: to your taste-- I skin & blend about 20 heads of garlic and then freeze in a jar so just use about a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of garlic.
LEMON:Juice of about 1/2 a small, organic, juicy, ripe lemon.  Squeeze right into the avocado
MISO:This is one of the very few ways we actually, knowingly, ingest soy these days-- the Miso adds a nice salty smoky taste.  Mash it into the avocado mix.  No more salt needed.  Grinding even pepper in might be gilding the lily in my opinion.
SPREAD THE AVO-GARLIC-LEMON-MISO (who gets top billing?) on the toasted bread and top with a slice of tomato and a grating of fresh pepper.


Still missing the cheese?  I don't think so... but if you want to notch up the yum-factor with a somewhat more elaborate delicious sandwich, why not try Jill's Chickpea Salad Sandwich?




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