Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Quick Soup & Sandwich w/ Wheat & Grain-Free Sandwich Buns
This evening we had soup and sandwiches for dinner (again). We enjoyed a bowl of last night's Spicy Beef & Cabbage Soup (cooked in the slow cooker / crock pot) and made a turkey sandwich to go with it! Generally speaking, I don't miss bread very much, but I would be lying if I didn't admit that I really love these Sesame Seed Sandwich Buns. Honestly, it is some of the best "bread" that I've had since going wheat free. You can easily omit the sesame seeds if you don't have them or don't care for them. This last batch that I made yesterday, I made half with and half without sesame seeds. If you like poppy seed rolls, you could substitute those instead. This evening, my sandwich consisted of Boars Head turkey breast (deli without nitrites or nitrates), sliced avocado and white cheddar cheese with chipotle peppers. It was delicious. I think one of the things many people miss when going wheat and grain free isn't as much the bread itself, but the convenience it provides as well as the portability that bread allows you. Well, these buns just restored that convenience and portability for me. They are simple to make and don't take a lot of time and it's nice having them as an option and will be great to have for upcoming summer barbecues, etc. I see a lot more options opening up for me now. All you need is a bowl and a spoon -- no mixer required -- that's my kind of recipe! So many of us go looking for the perfect "loaf" of grain-free bread and it never quite seems to measure up because we keep wanting it to behave like wheat bread with gluten, yeast, etc. Why keep fighting mother nature? If you are going to slice the bread anyway...why not just start out that way? I'm tired of "baby bread" slices from squatty dense loaves that don't quite measure up (literally). I snapped a few photos of my "convenience meal" for you to see below. Enjoy!