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How To Assemble a Sandwich at School

November 5, 2010

Or at work for that matter.

This TLT (Tempeh Lettuce Tomato) comes from 101 Cookbooks and was the star of Wednesday night’s dinner.  Unfortunately I was at work and had to use the leftovers as a sack lunch on Thursday.

P.S. There’s no lettuce on this sandwich because I hate it on sandwiches!!

We’ve made this once before but bringing it to school presented new challenges.

P.P.S.  There is lettuce on the sandwiches we made the first time.  Either I forgot I didn’t like lettuce or I’m a liar.  You choose.

Step #1:

Marinate your tempeh the day/night before.

Step #2:

Cook your tomatoes the morning of and don’t refrigerate them.  They get weird (so says Joey).  If your making this sammy for one the tomatoes only take ~15 minutes to cook.

Step #3:

Mash your avocado ahead of time and store it in a plastic container.  It may be brown by the time you eat it but who cares about what it looks like?

Step #4:

Once at work, toast bread.

Step #5:

Microwave tempeh for one minute.

Step #6:

Assemble sandwich layer by layer then enjoy!

Have I mentioned how much confidence assembling “weird healthy food” creations at school in front of other students has given me?  No really, it has!

In other news I had a lovely pumpkin smoothie pre-run this morning.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 frozen banana

Creamy and delicious.

Then I pounded out 6.2 miles in 58 minutes.  It felt great at the time but I regretted not just sleeping in as I was struggling to keep my eyes open during my first class.

I did a warm up mile inside, hence the Garmin saying I only did 5.2 miles.

The run was followed up by some homemade Scottish oats.  By the way, now that I have steel cut oats I’m thinking I should attempt some real homemade Scottish oats.  I made mine with rolled but they’re actually supposed to be made with steel cut.

Topped with cinnamon granola, Justin’s Choco Hazlenut, vanilla cinnamon peanut butter, mixed berry compote and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice.

I think I could have these toppings everyday.

Or for another day atleast.

What are your go to oatmeal toppings? Don’t even pretend you don’t all eat oatmeal compulsively like me…

Happy Friday!!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2010 8:28 AM

    My go to oat toppings are cranberries, granola, peanut butter, and usually some shredded coconut. I think sometimes I have more toppings than oats…lol!

  2. November 5, 2010 11:36 AM

    I fantasize about my morning oatmeal…totally not exaggerating. I add raisins and chopped pecans or dry cereal.

    • November 5, 2010 7:51 PM

      I definitely fantasize too. I wonder if it will ever get old.

  3. November 5, 2010 8:14 PM

    Whenever I bring sandwiches, I totally assemble them at school!

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