Toasted Italian Subs with Homemade Bread

After weeks of boring sandwiches consisting only of a thin layer of meat and cheese on dry, boring bread, it was time for a change. The homemade bread and the fresh basil are the most important parts of this sandwich.  Maybe also the banana peppers.  And salami.  Ok, it’s really the combination of all the… Continue reading Toasted Italian Subs with Homemade Bread

Tahini-Miso Slaw

Sometimes you need some help coming up with ideas. I love salads that are packed with vegetables, but sometimes I get stuck in the typical lettuce-cucumber-tomato salad base rut. This recipe proved to be interesting–the cranberries seemed maybe a little toooo interesting.  I did not have any dried cranberries on hand, so I did not… Continue reading Tahini-Miso Slaw

Apple and Wheat Berry Salad

Doesn’t this salad look interesting and delicious? I thought so. However, I cannot follow recipes, it seems. I did not have pumpkin seeds…but I had sunflower kernels!  Same thing, right? Also, instead of quinoa, I decided to something else that I had splurged on just a few days before: wheat berries.  I first heard of… Continue reading Apple and Wheat Berry Salad

Sweet Potato Asian Salad {Packed Lunch Series}

This salad greatly resembles another Packed Lunch series entry: the Sesame Edamame Salad. This time, I omitted the avocado, and decided to include some sweet potato.  The soft, warm sweet potato balanced out the crunch cabbage and carrot.  The sweetness counteracted the slight tang of the cabbage and rice vinegar in the dressing. I love… Continue reading Sweet Potato Asian Salad {Packed Lunch Series}

Butternut Squash Wraps {Packed Lunch Edition}

I promised two butternut squash recipes. Here is one of them! Savory, warm, squash, melty cheese…I think only one thing was missing.  I ate a crisp, sweet gala apple on the side with these wraps, and I think that if I had diced it up and added it to the wraps, these would have been… Continue reading Butternut Squash Wraps {Packed Lunch Edition}

Mini Sweet Pepper and Raspberry Salad {Packed Lunch Edition}

I have a new favourite vegetable. Mini sweet peppers.  Oh my.  Now I want them on everything. Their crispness and slight sweetness complement the soft raspberries, while the almonds provide a nice crunch, and the Romano cheese adds some richness to the salad. The colourfulness of this salad will likely draw envious comments from your… Continue reading Mini Sweet Pepper and Raspberry Salad {Packed Lunch Edition}

Cheesy Avocado Potato Salad {Packed Lunch Edition}

This recipe is the result of pure genius and inspirational taste. Actually, no.  I just had a lot of potatoes to use up and some leftover avocado and Romano cheese.  And guess what!  They taste pretty good together. I made this for dinner one night and packed some of the leftovers for my lunch the… Continue reading Cheesy Avocado Potato Salad {Packed Lunch Edition}