Friday, August 8, 2014

#RECIPEFRIDAY: The In-Between Of An Awesome Sandwich...

What makes a good sandwich (be it gluten-free or not) is...

The bread (duh! lol) and...

Everything in-between. 

Since I've been making bread on the regular over here...

I've only recently been making sandwiches with it. (I'm not sure why it took me this long, but it did. Better late than never I suppose hehe)

My first sandwich made with my very own homemade sourdough bread.

So back to the in-between.

I remember when I was young...

The insides of a sandwich was very important to me.

Not only the insides but...

The outsides too.

White. Whole wheat. Rye. Cinnamon Raisin.

Crust. No crust.

Peanut Butter (smooth not crunchy).

A little jam...but not always.

If anything...

Everything that went into a sandwich had a significant role for wanting me to take another bite! (And for my parents, it meant that I'd come home with an empty lunch box! It was a win win really lol)

And now...

The same applies only...

The inner-workings of making a sandwich has come with a lesson learned.

As I've spoken about the in-between before...

Making my own sandwiches has led me to think deeper into what goes in-between each slice of bread (<--- since we've already talked about what goes into the making of my loaves).

*The outer-layer of a sandwich: it can be whatever you use to make yourself a sandwich (wrap), be it lettuce leaves, gluten-free bread, whatever it is you enjoy most. The creation is yours to make! But for the sake of this post, I'm keeping to the classic...bread*

Every layer has its place.

Just like those moments in-between our destinations, goals etc...

What is found in the middle is worth savouring. (Be it in the waiting, pausing or, in our slowing down.)

Why? Because...

It's within these very moments that we can see how every layer (every step taken) have their purpose and...

The reasons why they are (were) all important. (Teaching us to be patient and grateFUl for everything once it all comes together. In a way we imagined it...or not.) 

If anything...

All of the layers have their place and, matter. (Yes, it all counts! Just like when it comes to healthy living, each step taken matters!)

And when it comes sandwich building (here's were I take sandwich making to another level. Call me crazy, I'm okay with that! lol)...

They matter not only for their flavour but...

For their purpose.

Their purpose to FUel, nourish, enjoy, and most importantly...

To savour. 

To savour in the time spent putting it together.

To savour each bike taken.

To savour in the slowness of chewing, without rush and...

To be grateFUl that you have something to eat at the end of it all. (Each layer filling you to the very brim.)

Be it a sandwich or not...

The in-between in all that we do matters because...

It's what shapes (and leads) us to where we are today and in this case...

To an awesome, tasty sandwich! (I had to lighten up the mood at some point right?! lol)

The In-Between Of An Awesome Sandwich

by *CaNdY FiT*
  • Sourdough Olive Bread (or whatever you prefer)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 avocado, mashed
  • Allegro cheese, sliced
  • BBQ chicken, sliced into strips
  • Lettuce
  • Maison Le Grand Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Season your chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook on the BBQ or on your stove top until ready.
  3. Slice into strips and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, add the avocado and mash it with fork.
  5. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper (to taste). Set aside.
  6. Slice your bread for your sandwich.

Here's where you decide your path
  1. Either add the in-between ingredients onto your sliced bread or, toast your bread before hand, then top.
  2. I added the pesto, avocado, cheese, lettuce and chicken on one half, then put the other slice of bread on top. I left the BBQ on low heat, then BBQ'd my sandwich for a good crunch. About 1 minute each side.

  • Feel free to make this an open-ended sandwich.
  • Feel free to use a skillet too.
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Alright so...

If you have a recipe you've been making and loving as of late...

Share it! 

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Have a great weekend!

Questions FU You...

Any lessons learned from cooking?
What's your fave in-between layers in a sandwich?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


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  1. Lot's of food for thought today. :-) Love this way of looking at sandwiches -- and life!

    1. Food for thought...literally :P

  2. I reeeally want some of that bread you've been making!! I need to give it a try. It looks amazing! Sourdough is one of my favorites.

  3. love this post! such great thoughts! seeing all your bread photos, i decided that i needed to give sourdough a try. my gut can actually handle it! now i need to start making my own loafs! :)

    1. Thanks Jen! :) Yes, do give it a try! Let me know if you do :)

  4. Your bread always makes me drool!! WHY do I have to be GF??? lol!

  5. Mmmmm... there's nothing more satisfying that a bite into a good sammich!

    1. If the first bite is know it will be good to the very last :)

  6. Sandwiches are my favorite, I make them out of anything and everything. I got that trait from my dad. We are both known to grab leftovers from the fridge and throw it on some bread and call it a meal. I am a sucker for a traditional PB&J, I eat them all the time.

  7. I LOVE good sandwiches like this one. And that egg- oh I am drooling!

  8. there is so much goodness layered in that sandwich. Just like life.. each one is meant to be savored and enjoyed, yes?

  9. While you've been making crazy amounts of bread, I am been making crazy amounts of cookies and fudgsicles!! Gotta STOP! LOL!

  10. I love how you find inspiration from your cooking. This really hit the spot today. I have been tapping my foot lately, because I want to rush the middle-- thank you for the reminder to savor each moment. You are so wonderful. xoxo

    1. Thanks Lisa! It's definitely hard not to rush the middle at times, but it's so worth it in the end :) xo

  11. I love the analogy! And a good hearty sandwich can sometimes be the best thing ever.

  12. LOVE the thought process - and bread too!!! :) I love bread so much that I eat it separately... the inside - great message!

    1. hahaha! Seriously, I wish I could share my bread with you!


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