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Grilled Brie, Turkey & Pear Sandwiches

November 2, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Brie, Turkey & Pear Sandwiches | Filed in: Autumn, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Thanksgiving.

In honor of National Sandwich Day (November 3rd), here’s a perfect Autumn sandwich: shredded turkey, sweet pears and creamy brie all grilled to melty goodness on whole grain bread. Yum! And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, this sandwich is a great way to use up leftover turkey after the big meal. Use a panini grill • Read More »

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Smoked Ham, Cheddar and Pear Panini

October 6, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Autumn, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich.

Here’s a fun twist on the classic grilled ham and cheese sandwich using a combination of smoky, salty, tangy and sweet ingredients. It’s really good! You’ll definitely want to use a good quality bread…something sturdy (I’ve found that normal sandwich bread can be too soft for paninis). I used Portland French Bakery’s Sliced Rustic Wheat Bread because • Read More »

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Southwestern Tofu Wraps

September 14, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Southwestern Tofu Wraps | Filed in: Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Southwestern, Vegetarian.

Need a quick, healthy lunch or light dinner idea? Then try this recipe for Southwestern Tofu Wraps. The fresh cilantro and lime juice add fresh flavor and liven up the tofu (which is normally bland). To bump up the Southwestern flavors, I also added 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin and chili powder to the tofu mixture. For • Read More »

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Jalapeño Chicken Salad

May 10, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Chicken, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sandwich, Southwestern.

This recipe, inspired by south-of-the-border flavors,  is a delicious twist on classic chicken salad. It’s got kick from the pickled jalapeños, crunch from the chopped veggies, and flavor from the cilantro and fresh lime. Serve the jalapeño chicken salad in the easy-to-make tortilla bowls or use it as a filling for wraps. The tortilla bowl isn’t as crisp and • Read More »

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Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Panini

January 18, 2011 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Turkey.

I make paninis all the time now that I have an electric panini grill. Even though they’re really just a glorified grilled cheese sandwich, I get raves every time I make them for family and friends. This particular recipe is a good example of simple ingredients that yield tasty results: turkey breast, roasted red peppers, melty cheese, • Read More »

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Packing a school lunch…safely!

September 8, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Kid-friendly, Morsels & Musings.

I read an article in The Oregonian last week on how to safely pack school lunches. Our kiddos have enough hurdles to face these days at school without the added bonus of their lunch making them sick. The article includes a few simple rules to ensure that a packed lunch stays safe to eat. And while we’re on the subject • Read More »

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