Friday, June 09, 2006

Mid-Summer's Sandwich

When the weather gets warm, my desire for sandwiches declines. One particularly hot summer day, when I didn't think I'd be interested in eating lunch at all, I came across this combination. My appetite perked right up.

Mid-Summer's Sandwich:
2 slices of good (preferably crusty) bread
cream cheese to taste
cucumber, sliced
mango chutney to taste
sprouts (preferably spicy ones, like broccoli)

I suspect I don't need to tell you how to assemble it.

I make my own mango chutney and add various spices, including a generous amount of curry powder. If you use a mango chutney without discernable amounts of curry powder, I would highly recommend mixing some curry powder into the cream cheese.

I happened to mention this sandwich to the owner of our favorite cafe, and wouldn't you know it suddenly appeared on their menu?


At June 12, 2006 5:29 AM, Blogger ericswan said...

Hmmm... I'll be back..

At June 13, 2006 4:19 PM, Blogger Jade said...

Hey there ericswan, thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing you around here again. I hope I can keep things interesting in the near future, as life has taken a turn for the hectic. But I guess I still need to eat, right?

At June 16, 2006 5:23 AM, Blogger Amiene Rev said...

i think i have to have my dinner. that a very nice dish.

At June 16, 2006 8:48 AM, Blogger Jade said...

Hello amiene rev, I'm glad you enjoyed the sandwich. I was delighted to see you are from Malaysia, as well.

At June 22, 2006 4:03 PM, Blogger ericswan said...

Do you do your own sprouting? I used to make a bread called the Essene? bread. Here's the recipe. Sprout a cup and a half of number one red spring wheat. This takes a week. When it gets full of greens and looks glutony, chop up fine, add dates, raisons, olive oil, form into a loaf and here's the neat part.. bake at 250 for 12 hours. This is to conserve the vitamins and fills your house up with the greatest cooking smells you will ever know. You can add any ingredients you like. The bread is more than you can imagine.

At June 23, 2006 10:42 AM, Blogger Jade said...

Yes, I do try to grow my own sprouts (when I remember to start them, that is). I haven't tried sprouting red spring wheat, but it appears that I will have to now, because that bread sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

I did manage to start broccoli this year in my garden, some of which I hope to collect seeds from for sprouting. Apparently organic broccoli seeds are difficult to find in the sprouting seeds market. If you are interested, I wrote an article about the health benefits of broccoli sprouts for Fit Fare, which you can find at:

At June 25, 2006 5:23 PM, Blogger ericswan said...

Good stuff. Sprouts might save a nation. Here is yet another sprout website and specifically a recipe for essene bread. This is great space.

At June 25, 2006 5:58 PM, Blogger ericswan said...

same people have brocolli seed

At June 28, 2006 3:54 PM, Blogger Jade said...

Thank you ericswan for the links. I buy my sprouts from the Sprout People too. Last I checked they didn't have organic broccoli seeds. Hopefully that will change.

You are right about the power of sprouts. They store well and once they are sprouted they provide nutrition that is equivalent or sometimes superior to fresh vegetables & fruit.


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