A Sandwich-y day … plus BSI entry!

Aaaaaand, once again, Saturday has completely vanished!!

Lunch this afternoon was blogworld-inspired and beyond delicious.

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I’ve been thinking about this sandwich combo ever since SnackFace featured it in wrap-form earlier this week. The only difference is that I didn’t have apple butter, img_4806so I used fresh apple instead.

And check out this individually wrapped slice of whole wheat bread. My coworker Jessica comes into work every morning with about 7 slices! Apparently, the school her daughter attends gets donations of food and encourages parents to take any extra.  Jessica’s file cabinets had started to overflow with bread, so she gave me a few slices last week with instructions to “go home and make a sandwich.” So, Jessica, that’s what I did! My coworkers are feeding me even on the weekends, haha :-).

So back to the sandwich. Two slices of whole wheat toasted with mashed banana on one half and a tbsp chunky pb on the other:

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And slices of sweet potato and apple in between:

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I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon because, as we know, I’m an addict.

img_4812My sandwich went into the oven for about 10 minutes to melt everything together (the pb slice of toast was on top so the pb would drip down as it melted and infiltrate everything). Ahhhhhh, DEEELICIOUS! I ate the sandwich with steamed asparagus on the side.

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On the side, I ate a bowl of toasted pumpkin skins:

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My afternoon snack consisted of 1/3 cup fresh pumpkin, 1/4 cup plain yogurt, the holy trinity of spices, a chopped date, and toasted pumpkin seeds:

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Afternoon snack #2 consisted of gouda samples from the market by my apartment (I saved the chocolate samples for later):

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And then I got crackin’ on this week’s BSI: Black Beans. As usual, I wasn’t about to spend money on anything new, so I gathered every potential ingredient I could find in the fridge and cupboards and came up with Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Black Bean-Salmon Patties. And thanks to suprising twists from the apple, balsamic vinegar, blue cheese, feta, and adobo, these aren’t your usual black bean patties, let me tell you!

For dinner, I had a patty on 1/3 toasted sundried tomato bagel with a dab of forty spice hummus and cucumber slices:

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With grape tomatoes and more sliced cuke on the side:

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Dessert #1 was the chocolate samples I saved from my gourmet market trip earlier. I had samples of Brooklyn Fudge in — are you ready?? — dark orange almond, dark cinnamon almond, and dark wasabi pecan (there’s also a little piece of dried mango and a dried mulberry on the side). Mmmmmmm:

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Dessert #2 was “ice cream”: a mix of 1/2 cup fresh pumpkin, 2 tbsp soymilk, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, 1/4 mashed banana, 1 tsp peanut butter, and cacao nibs (from above). I topped the ice cream with a squirt of light whipped cream, sprinkles, and a toasted piece of raisin walnut bread (from the event I attended in this post):

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Dessert # 3 was my long-anticipated Aztec Gold truffle, the last of the prize-pack of truffles Brandi sent for my BSI: Spinach win. Clearly, I love the spicy-sweet combo, so I’ve been looking forward to this guy like crazy!! Look at the gold sparkle:

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And inside:

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See that big chunk of candied orange peel? Yummmmmmm. This truffle did not let me down! I’m so sad that I have none left now :-/.

For my final snack of the night, I had a prune and a dark chocolate heart:
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I’ve been so lazy ever since my run this morning. Soooo, I have no choice but to buckle down on the schoolwork for real tomorrow. Does your to-do list ever seem so long that it’s impossible to start?

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14 thoughts on “A Sandwich-y day … plus BSI entry!

  1. AnAppleADay says:

    Your coworkers are so sweet to bring you a lot of yummy food ;]

    i seriously wish I could live right by you so that I could have some sample taste of your wonderful eats. I am drooling all the time just looking at your food!

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  2. foodsthatfit says:

    Your black bean patties look delicious. I am not sure what I think about the dark wasabi pecan though…I have never been a huge wasabi fan. Have a good night and thanks again for sending in the recipes!

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  3. carolinebee says:

    Although your pumpkin skins look like potpourri..they also look delish and i want some 😀 YEs that was a compliment..You would have been proud, I went to this fancy market by my house today..Saturday is a score sample day! I was snaggin’ little cups right and left in my bag, ya baby!

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  4. snackface says:

    Your sammie totally blows mine outta the water! I love it!!! I also love your series of desserts. That’s the only way to end the night. The black bean patties look money!! I need me summa dat! Have a great homework day tomorrow- I’ll be doin the same thing.

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  5. biz319 says:

    Great BSI submission! I too decided not to buy anything and it was interesting to see what I could put together with what I had on hand!

    I’m posting mine later this afternoon. Happy Sunday!

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  6. Gina says:

    Your black bean patty looks good and I love all your desserts! Yum! I’ve been eating so much this weekend…like I always do when I’m home in PA! And about to head to my aunt’s for an early turkey dinner with the family! YUM!

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