Foodie Friday – Lunch Love
I dislike sandwiches. I am not a big fan of most processed meats. Nutritionally processed meats are not great due to high fat, salt and nitrate content, but I also don’t like the taste of them. Therefore, I find packing lunches tiresome. I will most often take leftovers from supper the night before. However, I don’t always have leftovers. I want new, interesting ideas for lunch. Turns out there are recipes for sandwiches, just like anything else!
Cheddar, Chutney and Apple Sandwich
Info: Chutney is a condiment that varies widely in its composition. Traditionally chutney is served with south East Asian dishes. Chutney can be made up of vegetables, herbs, fruit and spices of any variety. My favorite is fruit chutney. I love the combination of sweet and spice. The chutney I used for this lunch is made locally and found at the Farmer’s Market.
Inspiration: The Frugal Foodie Cookbook by Alanna Kaufman and Alex Small. I bought it on sale and have been testing it with good results so far! Check out their website http://twofatals.com/?page_id=483
Ingredients: bread, chutney, green apple, cheddar cheese
Note: The instructions below are to make a type of melt. This sandwich can be made simply as is or also can be made as grilled cheese.
1. Turn oven on to 350°F.
2. Spread chutney over bread – I used naan bread.
3. Cut apple in thin slices and spread evenly over bread.
4. Cover with sliced cheddar cheese.
5. Pop in the oven for a couple minutes and finish on broil to make your cheese crispy.
Results: Mmmmm….I ate it on Monday and I am still thinking about it. The great thing about this sandwich idea is that you can use different chutney, apples or cheese for a totally different flavour. I like it warm best but I am sure it would make a great cold sandwich as well. Experiment away lunch lovers!