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Wallace Station Pimiento Cheese

If you’re not familiar with Wallace Station, it’s a popular restaurant just outside Midway, Kentucky. It’s one of the “family” of restaurants in that state owned by Ouita Michel, one of the authors of the new cookbook Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places (Sara Gibbs and Genie Graf are also coauthors of the book). This hardcover cookbook features recipes that patrons of Michel’s acclaimed restaurants have come to know and love. I was excited to review this cookbook because I have a special place in my heart for timeless southern recipes! šŸ™‚

The Wallace Station Pimiento Cheese caught my eye because I’ve been wanting to make pimiento cheese for the longest time! But there are so many other wonderful-sounding recipes that I still want to try from this book, including: Breakfast Sandwich Omelets, Inside Out Hot Brown, Smoked Roast Beef Po-Boy, Big Brown Burger (rated by Guy Fieri in 2010 as one of his top 5 burgers of all time), Super Foods Salad, Cheesecake Brownies, and Spiced Pecan Pie. You’ll find delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert to keep you well-fed all day long! šŸ™‚ Although this book does not include any photos of the recipes, I believe you can be confident of the quality of all of the recipes, since Ouita Michel is a six-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee and was a judge on the Top Chef series! Also, for those of us who enjoy reading cookbooks, there are stories and traditions about the recipes shared throughout the book.

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Avocado Mash with Tomato and Cucumber

It’s nice to have something simple and healthy to eat in the summer. Something a little lighter that doesn’t take too much effort so you can spend more of your time enjoying other fun summer things, especially since there’s not much of summer left!

This is a super-easy sandwich I love and if you have a garden and are growing your own tomatoes and cucumbers, it’s the perfect thing to use them in! All you need are half of an avocado, a little lemon juice, a slice of tomato and some cucumber slices…and a little dash of sea salt. It makes a great summer lunch if you like to eat light during the hot weather!

AVOCADO MASH WITH TOMATO AND CUCUMBER by NancyC

Makes 1 open-faced sandwich

  • 1 slice of your favorite bread (I used a whole grain bread slice)
  • 1/2 of a large avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 cucumber slices (from a medium-size cucumber)
  • 1 tomato slice (from a large tomato)
  • dash of sea salt, if desired

In a small bowl, mash the avocado half with the lemon juice until creamy and spread evenly on the slice of bread. Over this, arrange 3 cucumber slices in a row on the upper top third of the bread slice. Cut the tomato slice in half and arrange the two halves next to each other in the middle third of the bread slice, slightly overlapping the cucumber slices. Arrange the last 3 cucumber slices in the bottom third area of the bread, slightly overlapping the tomato slices. Add a sprinkle of sea salt, if desired over the cucumber and tomato slices. Serve immediately.

When the weather gets hot and humid, I hate to turn my oven on. So I make lots of sandwiches and salads! What do you like making when it’s too hot to bake?

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Black Bean Hummus Bagel ThinsĀ® Bagel and a Gift Card & Coupon Giveaway!

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I’m such a bread loverā€“I love all kinds of breads, rolls, bagelsā€“you name it. But I’ve found that I really have to watch how much bread I eat because it tends to want to stick withĀ meā€“can you relate? šŸ™‚ Ā So when I was asked if I’d like to try out some Sandwich ThinsĀ®, Pocket ThinsĀ®, and Bagel ThinsĀ®, I was definitely interested! Especially when I found out theyĀ are endorsed by Weight WatchersĀ®, and are just 110 calories each or less. I received coupons for free product, product information, and a gift card to cover the cost of my recipe ingredients, courtesy of Sandwich ThinsĀ®, Pocket ThinsĀ®, and Bagel ThinsĀ®.Ā I tried out some recipes, like the oneĀ shown in the photo above, plus a few others. I’ll share these with you, and then I’ll tell you more about myĀ Gift Card and Coupon giveaway at the end of the post!

ncThinkThin1If you’re not familiar with these Thomas’Ā® and ArnoldĀ®, BrownberryĀ®, and OroweatĀ® products, which all have a Weight WatchersĀ® 3 PointsPlus VALUEĀ®, here’s a little info about them:

  • The Sandwich ThinsĀ® Rolls have zero grams of Trans Fat, no high fructose corn syrup, are cholesterol free, and come in 100% Whole Wheat, Multi-Grain, Honey Wheat, and Flax & Fiber.
  • The Pocket ThinsĀ® Flatbreads also have zero grams of Trans Fat, no high fructose corn syrup, areĀ cholesterol free, and come in 8 Grain, 100% Whole Wheat, and Italian Herb.
  • The Bagel ThinsĀ® Bagels have zero grams of Trans Fat, are low in fat, cholesterol free, and come in 100% Whole Wheat, Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, and Everything.

Here are the recipes I made with them…

BLACK BEAN HUMMUS BAGEL THINSĀ® BAGEL adapted from Thomas’Ā®

Makes 1Ā serving

  • 1 ThomasĀ® 100% Whole Wheat Bagel ThinsĀ® bagelĀ (Weight WatchersĀ® 3 PointsPlus)
  • 4 Tablespoons black bean hummus (I used my own Black Bean Hummus recipe, but there’s also an easy one you can make from the original recipe here)
  • 2 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons of your favorite salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced black olives

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Start out by spreading on the hummus and Greek yogurt…then add the rest of the toppings!

Separate and toast a bagel. Place bagel down open-faced and top each half with 2 Tablespoons of black bean hummus, 1 Tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt (or low-fat sour cream), 1 Tablespoon salsa, 1/2 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, and 1 Tablespoon sliced black olives. Serve immediately. For more servings, just multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want to make.

ncChickCaesarnmCHICKEN CAESAR POCKET adapted from Thomas’Ā®

Makes 1 pocket sandwich

  • 1 OroweatĀ® Italian Herb Pocket ThinsĀ® flatbread (Weight WatchersĀ® 3 PointsPlus)
  • 2/3Ā cup Romaine lettuce leaves, chopped into small pieces (or use a Romaine lettuce mix)
  • 3 slices thin-sliced deli chicken, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 heaping Tablespoon shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons non-fat Caesar salad dressing

Toss chopped lettuce leaves, chicken, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing together in small bowl. Fill Italian Herb Pocket ThinĀ® with lettuce mixture and serve.

ncTomatoBrushettanmGRAPE TOMATO BRUSCHETTA adapted from ArnoldĀ® Bread

Makes 2 slices of bruschetta

  • 1 ArnoldĀ® Sandwich ThinsĀ® Honey Wheat roll, separatedĀ (Weight WatchersĀ® 3 PointsPlus)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise (be sure to slice them lengthwiseā€“I sliced mine the wrong way and they didn’t lay on theĀ roll as well!)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil or garlic-infused olive oil
  • 3Ā large fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon shredded Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Toast the separated Sandwich ThinsĀ® rolls to a light golden brown. In a bowl, mix sliced grape tomatoes with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Stack basil leaves and roll them in the shape of a log. Horizontally slice the rolled basil, making ribbons. Toss most of the cut basil with the tomatoes, reserving a little for garnish.

Spoon dressed tomatoes on top of each toasted Sandwich ThinsĀ® half and garnish with the remaining basil ribbons and shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Hope you enjoy trying these recipesĀ out! šŸ™‚

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSEDā€“Winning comment is #18!

Now for the Giveawayā€“a $25 Visa gift card and coupon for free product! If you’d like to enter to win a $25 Visa gift card, plus a coupon for free product shownĀ in this post (Sandwich ThinsĀ®, Pocket ThinsĀ®, or Bagel Thins), leave a comment on this blog post between now and Sunday, March 30 at 8Ā p.m. (CST)ā€“the random drawing will be made from the comments on this post only! The winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org and announced on SundayĀ evening, March 30. Winner will be notified via email (if winner does not respond in 3 days, I’ll do another drawing). Giveaway is limited to readers in the Continental U.S. and Canada.

First entry: Leave a comment on this postā€“it would be great to hear what your favorite healthy sandwich is!

Bonus entry: If you are a new or existing follower or subscriber, you can leave one extra comment telling me the way (or ways) you are following.

Note: If your comment doesn’t show up right away, it just means I need to click on it to approve it before it’s visibleā€“I do this because of spam comments that sometimes come through!

 

 

Dill Pickle Tuna Salad

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I’m a big fan of tuna salad. It makes such a quick, easy meal and you can make sandwiches, wraps, or put a big scoop of it on top of some salad greens! Continue reading

Sun-Dried Tomato-Avocado Sandwich

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Avocados and tomatoes are such a tasty and healthy combination…especially sun-dried tomatoes! And when I received a loaf of Nature’s Pride new Hearty Wheat Bread with Flax as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I decided to try making a healthy Sun-Dried Tomato-Avocado Sandwich! I got the idea from a paperback cookbook I had that was simply called Sandwiches (published by Silverback Books, 2000). The creamy avocado spread mingled with the sun-dried tomatoes tastes great spread on this healthy, hearty flax wheat bread. It just goes to show that eating healthy can be really delicious! šŸ™‚ This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.

SUN-DRIED TOMATO-AVOCADO SANDWICHES adapted from Sandwiches

Makes 2 sandwiches

  • 1 small, ripe avocado
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt or light sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 to 6 Romaine lettuce leaves (about the size of a bread slice)
  • 5 to 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (or 1/4 cup pre-sliced sun-dried tomatoes in oil)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 slices of wheat bread

Cut the avocado in half lengthwise; remove pit and scoop flesh into a small bowl. Mash well with a fork. Peel and mince garlic, then add the garlic, yogurt or sour cream, and lemon juice to the bowl of mashed avocado; mix all ingredients well. Season this avocado mixture with salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

Wash the Romaine lettuce leaves and pat dry. If using unsliced sun-dried tomatoes, cut them into fine strips.

Lightly drizzle the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes over the 4 slices of bread.

Divide the Romaine lettuce leaves and place on 2 of the slices of bread. Divide the avocado mixture in half and spread over the lettuce leaves on the 2 slices of bread. Arrange the sun-dried tomato strips over the avocado mixture on each slice, then top each sandwich with the remaining slices of bread. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.

This makes a very filling sandwich that’s yummy as well as healthy! You could toast your bread slices if you like, and if you’re a cheese-lover, you could add a slice of cheese to each sandwich.

Happy healthy eating! šŸ™‚