Posts Tagged ‘Sandwiches’
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Growing up, the only thing worse than finding tunafish in my lunchbox was finding egg salad there. And the real problem was that I (and everyone else) knew it was there even before I opened my lunch. (Such is the problem of potent-smelling sandwiches when you’re a kid!)
So believe me when I tell you that egg salad is a newly acquired taste for me. (more…)
Friday, July 11th, 2014
When I think of a picnic, I always think of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, some kind of cooked greens, iced tea, and a big chocolate cake.
I realize that this sounds very Southern, which is odd to me because I’m from New York…and I can’t ever remember having a picnic like this in my life! (Who knows, maybe I did when I was a kid and I just don’t remember.) (more…)
Friday, April 26th, 2013
A couple years ago, Mike and I were at a pretty spiffy hotel in New York City; one morning Mike had to leave early for a meeting.
I was debating between a workout, bubble bath, and breakfast. Being in New York and being the bagel-lover that I am, breakfast won out. There were a couple of delis not even a block away, but left to my own devices, I ordered room service: an espresso and a lox bagel. (Since then I’ve smartened up and generally choose the deli to satiate my cravings.) (more…)
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Grilled cheese, the iconic American sandwich, is a favorite of most kids growing up and never stops being comfort food, even to adults. Crisp and buttery outside and gooey with melted cheese inside, it’s the perfect sandwich, even in its most basic form.
I grew up on American cheese-grilled cheese sandwiches, usually paired with tomato soup, which was of course the perfect accompaniment for dipping purposes. As my sister and I would greedily scarf down our sandwiches and soup, my mom would enjoy grilled cheese of a different kind: a much more grown-up version, usually with a sweet flair. (more…)
Friday, January 25th, 2013
I don’t remember the first (edible) recipe I ever made, but I remember what it was for my brother: grilled cheese.
He was about 10 and home alone for the first time. Of course, despite orders not to, he cooked for himself. My mom said she got home and he ran over to her, saying he figured out the secret trick to the best grilled cheese in the world. (A mighty tall claim for a 10-year-old!) My mom, who was more than a little intrigued, smiled and asked What? Grinning like the Cheshire cat, my brother exclaimed You have to slap the cheese back and forth between your hands first before you make it! (more…)
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Photo (taken by yours truly) of Spiced Shawarma Chicken from my cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that Mike and I are serious shawarma people. (more…)
Saturday, June 30th, 2012
It’s a fact; the messiest sandwiches always taste the best. (If you just took another look at the picture above and thought that this sandwich must taste amazing then, you are right!)
It’s messy, delicious and healthy, and it really doesn’t get any better than this. (more…)
Friday, April 27th, 2012
With all the amazing looking grilled cheese recipes that have been floating around the internet recently you probably know that April is National Grilled Cheese month. I had no idea that such a thing existed until the lovely Jo-Lynne (of Musings of a Housewife) asked me if I wanted to create a grilled cheese recipe in honor of the occasion. (Of course I said yes. :) ) (more…)
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
One of the things about having a food blog is that I try to make as many new dishes as possible. Which is good in the sense that Mike and I are always trying new recipes, but bad in the sense that when a meal is good, we don’t get to enjoy it as often as we’d like to! Sloppy Joes were a favorite of mine when I was growing up, but they were a rare treat since they weren’t one of my dad’s favorites (and by that I mean he’d always complain about them and then make a cold cut sandwich for dinner when my mom served them). (more…)
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
For some reason, I really don’t make a lot of fusion foods…but I do like to update classic dishes with slight subtle nuances to keep them fresh and exciting. This fusion was born out of necessity to solve a problem I had with making gyros at home (more about that in a second), and it really is a match made in heaven. Kebab is a Middle Eastern dish of ground meat (typically lamb, but occasionally beef) that’s seasoned with parsley, onion, cumin, allspice, salt, and pepper (and sometimes other spices such as paprika, cinnamon, etc.). Nimble fingers mold the spiced ground meat into a cylindrical shape on skewers, and then it’s char-grilled to perfection. (more…)