This year has been quite an eventful one for us , lots of travel… lots of changes… I cant remember a time like this ever. However , we are just back on our toes, trying to get a foothold , welcoming and embracing the monotony and enjoying every moment of it.
Coming back to the cooking part, I haven’t spent much time cooking elaborate meals, just a few from other blogs and a few books that I own. One such cookbook I have come across was Paulette Mitchell’s Sandwiches and Wraps. An astounding array of 50 vegetarian recipes dedicated to sandwiches cold , hot , savory or sweet plus a sizable assortment of wraps. What more can I ask for than this ?
The book is a neat collection with stunning photographs , most importantly tips on certain ingredients , storage and variations for some recipes. All in all, a fascinating plethora of recipes , keeping in mind , the calorie counting folks. I have tried 90% of the recipes from this book and what most appealed to me was the simplicity and the use of everyday ingredients except for a very few. I cant stop myself from raving about this book , mainly because of my love for sandwiches and lack of imagination when it comes to making them. Here is a gem from the treasure-trove which I thoroughly enjoyed .
4 hamburger bun , slit horizontally
Mustard/mayonnaise/guacamole for spreading
For the patties
1 cup chopped and toasted walnuts
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped onions
1 teaspoon each of minced fresh leaf parsley , thyme and garlic
4 lettuce leaves or 4 cups alfa alfa sprouts
4 tomato slices
A couple of Avocado slices
1. Toast the bun in a preheated oven at 375F for about 4 minutes , cut sides up. Remove and spread Mustard/mayo/guacamole.
2. To make the patties , First squeeze out the water in the cotage cheese and combine all patty ingredients in a bowl and mix well and make 4 portions. Form them into 3 1/2 inch diameter and 1/2 inch thick patties. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat and cook them on both sides until lightly browned.
3. Layer the bottom half of each bun with lettuce /sprouts , a patty , tomato slices . Top with the upper half of the bun and enjoy!
This is a great lunch box Idea.
The recipe also calls for a lightly beaten egg , I omitted that and was able to still make the patty without crumbling the mixture, If you think , it would be difficult just to use cottage cheese , you can include the egg too.
On another note , This is the first time the team at DT is hosting the Monthly Mingle – Low Sugar Treats. So all you wonderful , creative cooks out there.. We are so looking forward to seeing all of you participate this holiday season!