Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Sandwich!

On "Eat What I Created" the first thing I do is decide if what I'm about to eat is natural, or found in creation.  Next, I look at the ingredients list, hopefully there's no more than 4 or 5 ingredients, otherwise it's loaded with a bunch of chemicals that I can barely pronounce.
The bread for this sandwich is from La Brea Bakery purchased at Stater Bros.   La Brea Bakery is known for their artisan (handmade) breads with very few natural ingredients.  Everything else is pretty much a vegetable, here's the ingredients list:

- Whole Grain Bread
- Boursin Cheese (Garlic)
- Cucumber
- Grilled Red Onion
- Roasted Red Pepper
- Avocado
- Arugula (tossed in balsamic dressing)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Salt & Pepper

Grill the bread.  Spread a thick layer of Boursin cheese.  Layer a few thin slices of cucumber.  Pile on a few grilled or sauteed Red Onions (I usually cut them in thick rounds and place em on the grill and brush them with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt, grill them until their are nice an soft and a little charred).
Next, pile on the Roasted Red Peppers (I buy them in a jar).  A few slices of Haas Avocado.  Top it off with Arugula (balsamic dressing below).  Serve with something crunchy, like some good all-natural potato chips or pita chips.

Balsamic Salad Dressing:
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
with a wire whisk, whip vigorously until an emulsion is formed)


  1. This sounds (and looks) so good!! I would replace the Boursin Cheese with some Sunergia Soy Feta (but only because I am vegan). Also just so you don't think I'm some strange woman stalking you, i am friends with Lyle and the Cobbs (Lyle put a link on FB of your blog!). =)

  2. Hi Kathy, glad you are checking out the blog.!!! I've never tried soy feta, sounds like I need to.