Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Food Series: Salads and Sandwiches

Omg.  Wedge salads are so hot right now.

I'm not a big salad eater.  Typically by the time I 'enjoy' eating a salad it has so much crap on it that it no longer resembles a salad, or anything healthy for that matter.  But what I have enjoyed eating lately are wedge salads.  I know it's ridiculous.  Wedge salads are perhaps one of the least nutritious things you can eat.  But like most people, I fall for things that look pretty and fancy.  Let's break it down:

Iceberg lettuce:  0 nutritional value
Ranch/Blue Cheese dressing:  -100 nutritional value
Bacon: -200 nutritional value
Onions, tomatoes, etc:  Does it even matter at this point?

Lastly I would like to point out the lack of effort it takes to make these salads:  You cut the lettuce into 4 pieces and pour stuff on top of it.  Don't you feel glad you just paid $12 for it?  If you make it at home you don't feel as bad :)

Sandwiches and I, on the other hand, are BFF's.  I love all forms of sandwiches, which makes my rocky affair with gluten free so difficult at times.  Good thing I have found a bread that is bearable (albeit WAY overpriced) so I am eating sandwiches once again.  Rudi's Gluten Free, try it out.  However, I still will not pass up the opportunity for a nice baguette or french bread.

This sandwich is one of my faves right now.

Gluten Free bread (or something more delicious), toasted
Honey roasted turkey
Red onion

I have been so crazy about arugula since eating a burger from this place in San Francisco (hands down best burger ever - I got the French and Fries).  I finally loosened the purse strings enough to buy some.  I'm glad I did.