Hearty Impression Sandwich

Start your day in a different way. What say? 😉

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This particular idea just came to me out of the blue! I think it is quite a fun way to pep up the way your sandwich looks. 😉 Give your plain sandwich slice a new twist. You can use different cookie-cutter shapes, involve kids in the kitchen! I am pretty sure they will enjoy making it too…I have used garlic bread here along with a savory filling!

How about dipping your cookie cutter in chocolate sauce for a chocolate (Nutella) sandwich! Dip it in jam for the PBJ Sandwich! I think options become limitless once you begin to use your imagination.

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This is what you will need :-

Ingredients

Slices of bread

Sandwich Filling- Tomato, spinach, cottage cheese cubes, onion, butter, green chili, 1 tsp fresh cream, 1 tsp tomato chili sauce, oregano seasoning, salt and black pepper

Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter

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Method

  • Dip your cookie cutter into ketchup and place it on your slice HALF way through.

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  • Place one slice in your non-stick pan. Spread the filling and cover it with another slice. Toast on both sides and serve.

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If you are making it for someone special– just for fun you can cut it in two halves and ask them to join it… Just like a fun message! 😉

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Enjoy! 🙂

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Stir-fry noodles in a sandwich

I wouldn’t call this a unique recipe or some new creation. Instead, I just wanted to share with you all how I usually like to eat my noodles when I am totally not in the mood to cook a gravy along with them. 🙂

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Ingredients (Serves 4)

1 packet of good quality noodles

Slice Bread

Veggies of your choice. These are the ones I used

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2 1/2 tsp Soya Sauce

2 tsp vinegar

2 tsp red chili paste (soak 2 dry red chilies in water for 15 minutes and form it into a paste)

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp tomato ketchup (Optional)

2 tbsp Olive oil

Salt to taste

Method

  • Add noodles in boiled water with half tsp salt and 1 tsp oil. After about 5 minutes, break a strand and check to see if they are ready. Drain water and keep aside.

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  • Place the wok on a high flame. Add olive oil, garlic, green chilies, onions, carrots, mushrooms, broccoli, and bell peppers. (In the same order)
  • Pour in your soya sauce, vinegar, red chili paste, sugar, tomato ketchup, and salt to taste.
  • Quickly stir-fry (LOVE that sound of SIZZLE :p) and add in your noodles and mix well. (In this process, I turn off the flame to prevent noodles from sticking to the wok and ending up with broken strands). Turn the heat back on for a minute and give it a quick stir.

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                 Now, you can relish them right away

               or maybe

                 Eat My Way! 😉

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Spread tomato chili sauce on your slices and place your noodles. Sandwich them and lightly toast it on both sides!

Enjoy! 🙂

Bread from scratch

Just about two weeks ago, I began blogging (gaining motivation from Likhte Likhte, who also happens to be my friend 🙂 ) and I can happily say that it has been a really joyful experience so far. In my initial days, I stumbled upon Daily Post’s Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge and I’m so glad I did. I accepted the challenge right away and have successfully reached Day 12. The challenge is connected to Day 11 which was to leave comments on at least three new blogs. Day 12’s assignment is to write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday.

During the process, I came across Kitchen Cici’s latest post – Rosemary Cheese Bread. I really liked the recipe. I have attempted to make bread before, but never quite succeeded. Therefore, I decided to give it another try, using her basic recipe with a few changes of my own.

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Bread making is a little time consuming, but at the same time really exciting as well. It is so nice to see a ball of dough transform into something so divine!!

This is what you’ll need

Ingredients

1/2 cup lukewarm water

3 tsp powdered sugar

1 ¼ tsp dry yeast

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp oil

1 1/2 cup flour

Mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, coriander (You can choose a topping or filling of your choice)

¼ cup milk for brushing

Method

  • Add lukewarm water to the yeast and sprinkle some sugar to activate. Give it a mix and keep aside for 2 minutes.
  • In a bowl mix flour, oil, salt and sugar. Add in your activated yeast, knead well and form a ball of dough.

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  • Place your bowl in a warm place. I put in the microwave. Leave it to rise for approx 1 hour, or until your dough doubles in size.

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  • Now this step is where you decide what kind of bread you’d like to make.

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Stuffing for the bun

Stuffing for the bun

For dinner rolls, roll the dough length wise and tie a knot. There is also a stuffed bun in which I filled cheese and sun- dried tomatoes and garlic. The other one is a mini loaf of garlic bread and the rectangular one is a pizza puff!! You can braid you dough for a different design or simply put it in a baking tin. You can shape it into just about anything!! 😀 . After shaping, brush them with a little milk for shine.

  • Place it into a pre-heated oven at 150 degree centigrade for about 40 minutes.
Work-in -progress

Work-in -progress

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I had a wonderful time baking it, hope you all do too!! 🙂

I recommend Zero to Hero to all the bloggers out there, who are seeking to make their blogging experience a fantastic one.

Cheers!!

Gooey Goodness

A sandwich is so versatile a food, that it cannot really have a fixed recipe. You can top a slice of bread with plain butter and it would count as a meal for breakfast. This is probably one of the reasons why I personally love bread so much. I can relish it at anytime of the day. It is my first sandwich post and I have made an attempt to prepare a picture recipe this time. Hence, I have made a very basic CHEESE (hmmm so, here is the little gooey secret 😉 ) sandwich. So, do pour in your thoughts. That way it will encourage me to improve on it and make better picture recipes. 🙂 So here goes:

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Ingredients

A loaf of bread

Mozzarella Cheese

Capsicum

Cottage Cheese

Sautéed Scallions

Green Chili

Freshly Ground Pepper

Salt to taste

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I also had some leftover jeera (cumin seeds) rice. I put that into the previous mixture. It turned out quite well.

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I hope you guys have fun making it and of course, digging into it. :p