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Curried Tuna Melt Panini

On our case opening for polyuria this morning, someone asked, “What color is the discharge?”

…sigh.

The original recipe called for avocado, which I didn’t have on hand, so I subbed some guacamole for it (the kind I had is 95% avocado anyway). I got a whole ton of whole wheat white house rolls (I’m assuming they serve such things there…?) for something like a dollar the other day, so hooray, sandwiches!

Curried Tuna Melt Panini

Ingredients:
-1 can tuna
-3 heaping tbsp hummus
-guacamole
-1//2 cup red bell pepper, diced
-2 tbsp Greek yogurt (I used 0% Fage)
-curry powder
-cayenne pepper
-slices of pepperjack cheese
-whole wheat bread (I got a bunch of whole wheat white house rolls for about a dollar, so I used those)

Instructions:
1) Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
2) Scoop onto bread, top with half a slice of cheese and stick it onto the Foreman grill.
3) Heat until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Fruity Turkey Sandwich

Or chicken. Whatever you happen to prefer. :O

I discovered the “manager’s special” shelf for baked goods about a month ago and one of my finds included 4 whole wheat sandwich breads for 99 cents. This was before the appearance of my breadmaker (:D!), so to me, it was a pretty good deal, since I had just run out of bread and this made for several pretty hefty sandwiches. There are about a billion different things you can do to change this up, but I happened to throw in dried fruits because I have a ton that my mom sent me in a care package, so I’m looking for ways to eat em’ outside of just having it plain.

Fruity Turkey Sandwich

Ingredients:
-mesquite smoked turkey slices
-dried apricots
-dried cranberries
-spinach
-guacamole
-sandwich bread of some sort

Instructions:
1) Assemble everything onto bread in layers.
2) Consume. :O

Avocado Banana Alfalfa Sandwich

I’m sure this may probably sound weird, but I assure you it’s actually really good. :O

If I recall correctly, I first tried alfalfa sprouts back in the summer of 2008, while I was taking summer classes, working at the equestrian center and the music library while playing piano on the side and being a research subject for some much-needed funds, being wooed by/wooing my then-boyfriend, and volunteering at two internships. I was taking physics at the time and it sucked some major butt. The only good thing that really came out of it was probably meeting Moosh, who tutored us for free and made us truffles. It was awesome, and he helped me earn my one and only B+ in PHY 7B. But I digress.

What I meant to talk about was the fact that during one of our dreaded and detested D/L’s (short for discussion/labs where we learned absolutely nothing–honestly, the only highlight was when our 7C TA disclosed to us that he hated D/L’s as much as we did and decided to have us do potlucks every other week so at least we could all suffer together with good food), a friend of mine was eating a sandwich with banana and alfalfa in it. I was mystified as to what it was, so she told me to try a bite. Gotta say, it was pretty awesome. Not really something I’d eat every day for fun on its own, but it’s high in vitamin K and low in calories, so I would find reasons to put it in stuff if I were you. :O

I’ve done this with peanut butter/banana/alfalfa, avocado/turkey/alfalfa…you can throw it into salads…etc. Pretty effing versatile. :O

Avocado Banana Alfalfa Sandwich

Ingredients:
-2 slices whole wheat bread
-banana, sliced
-alfalfa sprouts
creamy avocado sauce

Instructions:
1) Put avocado spread onto one slice of bread. Slice a banana on top. Top with alfalfa sprouts and the other slice of bread and serve!

Almond-Arugula Pesto Smoked Salmon Sandwich

I probably shouldn’t even bother writing recipes for sandwiches since they’re so…easy…but I might as well. :O It’ll help with giving me food ideas, at the least? I’ll add a recipe for almond arugula pesto just so it isn’t completely cheating.

Almond-Arugula Pesto Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Ingredients:
-bread
-lettuce
-cucumbers
-smoked salmon
-pesto

(Almond-Arugula Pesto)
-large handful of arugula, blanched
-1/3 cup EVOO
-1/3 cup raw almonds
-4 cloves garlic
-salt, to taste

Instructions:
1) (Pesto) Blend and pulse, but do not over-blend. (Arugula will get bitter.)
2) Spread pesto on slice of toasted bread. Add smoked salmon, cucumbers, and lettuce.