Epic Bombay Sandwiches

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Just had pani puri yesterday? Use the leftovers in a Bombay Sandwich! This sandwich is easy to assemble, especially if you have a few ingredients prepared from the day before! Plus, you can layer the ingredients as high as you want for a heavier lunch. Take a break from paninis and hot subs with this classic Indian sandwich that is commonly found in Indian street food culture. A cold and delicious sandwich on a hot summer day? Yes, please!

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Brunch on This: Breakfast Sandwich (Dining Hall)

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Wake up! It’s time for brunch!

What better way to ease into the afternoon than with a breakfast sandwich? On weekends, I like to take my time eating at the dining hall to relax with friends, especially if we’ve had a late night out. A long brunch is the best way to get a Sunday started on the right track. It’s the last day of the weekend after all, might as well savor it!

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Grilled Honey-Beet Sandwich (Dining Hall)

My main purpose with this food blog is to show people that food from the dining hall CAN  look and taste good, if you’re game for a little experimentation! The sandwich I made today at the dining hall had beets in it- yes, I know, many of you may look away because ‘beets’ isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite word. Beets usually elicit an ‘ick’ factor from me, but I’ve found that with a little heat and some honey glaze, the beets can be amped up in flavor. When the beets hit the grill, they become slightly sweeter and their bland taste diminishes.

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Working up from the beets, I chose the other ingredients because of their taste and the play of colors that forms on the plate: the beets stand out against the greens, and the croutons provide some added crunch for a different dimension of texture to this sandwich.

All I can say is that I think you should give these purple, nutrient-packed roots a chance!

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PB & J: A Twist on the Classic (Dining Hall)

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This recipe came about almost randomly; all I knew when I entered the dining hall is that I was craving a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich, just like my dad used to pack for me when I was in school…yup, all the way through high school. Somehow, this went from being a simple PB and J to a different kind of peanut-butter sandwich. In an attempt to make this staple in our diets a little bit healthier, I decided to omit the jelly (don’t worry, the world’s not over!) and instead add vanilla-flavored greek yogurt and pineapple to keep some sweetness. I hope you enjoy this twist on the classic!

Ingredients:

2 slices of whole wheat or multi-grain bread

1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

1/3 cup spinach

1 tbsp greek yogurt (any flavor, I used vanilla)

4-5 chunks of pineapple

¼ cup cantaloupe, chopped

1 tsp wheat germ

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