Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bored with the same old lunch

I know I should be showing you flowers but
I have to tell ya that this time of year it’s hard for us to
get a varied diet. As a matter of fact though
we eat pretty sensibly we often get into a rut with our meals.
Breakfast is the same with each of us eating
3 fried eggs a piece…sometimes he eats 4. Being the man and all:)
For lunch I make a salad with tuna added on top.
The dressing I always make myself.
I go by the salad dressing aisle in the store and think to myself
who buys this stuff?
apparently everyone! or they wouldn’t have it there.
I really like making my own.
Anyways I came across this recipe from Martha Stewart.
Most of the time I just delete the emails but this one was called
18 picnic sandwiches…….
I like sandwiches!
They listed the usual meat laden kind but then I saw this hummus one and had to check it out.
Seemed pretty easy and healthy to boot.
thought you might likey!

and it’s pretty too….except if you don’t like the color orange.
you don’t  have to decorate with it …..just eat it.
2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup store-bought hummus
  • 1 tablespoon store-bought tapenade (olive spread)
  • 1/4 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 coarsely grated carrot


Spread 1 slice bread with hummus; spread remaining slice of bread with tapenade

Top hummus with cucumber slices and carrot. Place bread with tapenade on top to form a sandwich.

added little tip from Martha:
Wrapping this sandwich in wax paper instead of plastic wrap
will prevent the bread from absorbing too much moisture and will keep the sandwich fresher.

( sorry for lack of visits and postings lately. These days of working 7 days a week 16 hr days
has left little time for play.
I’ll try to post some pictures soon….if I ever get time to download the few pics I have taken.
until then………


Olive Cooper said...

This sounds great and I make my own hummus usually! Please do not work yourself too much lovey!

Madam Butterfly said...

I love making my own dressing. Thank you for yummy recipe, I'll try it on Thursday. I needed a fresh idea for a hiking lunch.

Karen said...

My Word that looks delicious! so tired of the same old same old! Will be trying this one out!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I'll eat anything you make me Carole...and I don't care if it's long as I don't have to decorate with you said! :)
It does sound delicious...I like hummus, olives, cukes and carrots!
love ya! :)

Deb said...

That looks and sounds delicious. I just happened by your blog and decided to follow along. Great photos, lovely flowers and do please post more of those gorgeous cats. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4 Ontario Canada

Anne Marie... said...

that sounds awesome Carole.....thanks!

and I dont mind eat - not to decorate with - I cross the line at that color :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hey Carole, you hard working girl! I guess it's good that you have a lot of work but you need a little break here and there.
The sandwich looks delicious and I will try that. Thank you for sharing the recipe! You made me laugh with your remark about the orange. Even though I don't decorate with this color, I eat orange food as long as it is the food's natural color. I was amazed to see the Orangina lemonade bottle in the background of the picture. So far I knew Orangina only from France and wasn't aware that it is available in other countries as well.
We make the salad dressings ourself too. I'm often surprised what you can make people to buy, like cake mixes or other convenience blends. It's not so hard and doesn't take long to mix flour with sugar, cocoa, baking soda, etc., so why pay a lot more and even get chemical additives that are not needed when you mix the ingredients yourself.
Happy Wednesday :-)!
Hugs to you,

erin said...

i'll have to remember that tip about the wax paper......
don't work too hard!

Dorthe said...

UHHHMMMMM that looks delicious Carole,
I love hummus, and also makes it myself now and then--- and like Julia, I would never buy a cake-mix, or something like that-also makes our own salat dressings :)
Now take care--and go on eating this healphy meals, even they are the same, every day-it is a healphy the same,lol

The French Bear said...

Lovely...and the orange makes me smile, it is so sunny and such a happy color!!!! The sandwich looks positively yummy!
Margaret B

Jacqueline said...

Now that's what I call a sandwich Carole. What a whoppa !!!! I love houmous ( that's how we spell it ) and it's good for you, which is a bonus. I also LOVE eggs. I always thought that you shouldn't have too many a week but, you seem to be doing OK on 3 every morning ( 4 in George's case !! ) so, I'm going to eat more now !!
I NEARLY always make my own salad always tastes so much better, doesn't it ? There is one that I buy that is really good but, costwise, it's so expensive compared to when you make it yourself.
A great sandwich and one that I shall make.....Martha never fails does she ?
Don't work too hard. Much love. XXXX

slommler said...

Yummy! I love hummus too!!

A Cottage Muse said...

That sounds delish!!

oldgreymare said...

I could not imagine what it looked like when you told me but that looks scrumptious! I may swing to the vegetarian side yet. I know Hannah would approve if I did.
I do not know how you two keep up with those long days. I only managed a few weeks of hours like that before I crashed an entire day. It must be the vegetarian diet that gives you superhuman
Plan to go to Star today or tomorrow and I will get you those long promised photos.


June said...

Oh yum!!!! I usually always have the same green smoothie for lunch (spinach and such) but this could make me change that. Sometimes I do love a tuna sandwich with granny smith apple slices and basil on it. But I always eat the same things over and over. I guess cause that way it is easy to shop and easy to make. Of course it was very different when all the kids were home.
hugs from here....

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds yummy. I feel the same way this time of year, hard to keep up with everything. I always look forward to your posts and pictures but no pressure, I understand. :)

Anonymous said...

Yummmm. I'll be right over. :)
Hope all is happy at your house, Carole!

Kathleen said...

It is pretty! No cucumber, no hummus, no olives for me, so I would end up with a carrot sandwich! The bread looks good!

Kathleen said...

Those yellow flowers are blooming all over, I have to send a pic to you Sunday. Tomorrow we have gdau's dance recital. I'll make her a nosegay if the deer don't eat the flowers tonight! :(

Heaven's Walk said...

This sandwich looks absolutely yummy, Carole! Thanks for the recipe! Definitely going to try it out! Don't forget to take some time to smell the roses, you hard working girl! :)

xoxo laurie

Riitta Sinikka said...

LOVELY...greetings from romulyyli-blog. Have a nice day!!

d. reyné said...

I think this would be a doable lunch for me as well!
I am need of a change...I have been on a yogurt cup and half of a pbj kick lately!
I hope Spring/Summer is being kind to you...our greenhouses are nearly empty and we now begin setup for the French FLea!
Thanks for the recipe

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Carole
Well.. it looks yummy but I would never survive being a vego.. my body is always protein deficient so I have to eat like a caveman.. hahahah

I always make my own dressing too .. except ceaser.. I think Paul does quite a good one and if it is good enough for him,.. it's good enough for me!! hehe [or is he dead now?]

Try and get some downtime.. I know what it is like to work round the clock and it certainly brought me undone doing that for 20 odd years..

ciao ciao xxx Julie

time worn interiors said...

That sandwich looks yummy! Yesterday I had garlic hummus spread on a fat free tortilla with spinach and shredded carrots! It was so good I had to eat a second one!

vicki said...

Hi Carole - I KNOW this is your busy time - I can't imagine the long hours you are putting in right now!

LOVE the sandwhich - I mean LOVE it - I am so making this on my next day off - I am stupidly excited about this~~ (that's pretty sad, I know~~)


Karen said...

Leave it to Martha to come up with something delicious healthy and beautiful to look at. Thanks for taking time from your very busy schedule to visit.

Theresa said...

Looks delish! I haven't heard of tapenade before so I'm gonna have to check it out. I am always on the search for a good healthy and yes I'm gonna say it easy and quick lunch... thank you! I hope you are able to take little breaks now and then, I know this is your crazy busy time. Have a great week! xoxooxo


Oh that looks yummy and healthy too!

Renée Finberg said...

i am so dizzy with things to do....
i am not eating right.
it is rush here,
rush there,
and eat this.

i should really prepare my lunch.
this is an inspiration.


chezjolly said...

MM that looks delicious! Very beautiful blog. Such lovely photos too!
Looking forward to your future posts.
Check us out!
Talk to you soon..

-Jessic a& Holly