Posts Tagged ‘new york’

Food News: Peanut Butter Art Gallery Exhibit

04 Mar

As I was spending my mid-afternoon having a peanut butter and preserve sandwich with a cup of tea, and scrolling through my Google Reader subscriptions, I ran across an interesting article posted by Slashfood. Funny enough, it had to do with peanut butter. The Peanut Butter & Co. along with the National Peanut Board are hosting the first peanut butter art exhibit and calling it the Nutropolitan Museum of Art. So if you happen to be in New York this weekend, check out this art exhibit. Oh yeah, you also get a free jar of peanut butter, and they will donate another jar in your honor to the New York Food Bank. It’s a win, win. Entertainment and free peanut butter for you, as well as something good for the community.

Now I will leave you with my PB&P. I did not receive a free peanut butter jar from Peanut Butter & Co. as I am not in New York City and can’t attend the event, so I used “Simply Jif”.

DimpleArts’ PB&P:

2 slices of whole wheat bread
Simply Jif Peanut Butter
Raspberry Preserve

Toast both slices of bread to your liking (I prefer my bread not to be too crunchy). Spread peanut butter on one slice and raspberry preserve on the other slice. Slap the two slices together (with the peanut butter and preserve facing each other). Cut the sandwich in half (or not, up to you), and serve.

Here is what you get…

Peanut Butter & Preserve Sandwich

…well…that’s what I had.


Cook and Tell: Breakfast Sandwich

02 Mar

A few years ago I spent a year in New York. New York has tons of culinary options for your taste buds. Today however, I wanted to share something simple that I enjoyed on an average workday morning but which brightened my day.

Every Friday morning, on my way into the office, I stopped off at a cafe that was conveniently located on the first floor of my building. There in that cafe, every morning, one could order a bagel breakfast sandwich, made to order, right in front of the customer. My order was simple, plain toasted bagel, with egg and cheese. The hot fried egg and warm toasted bagel would make the cheese melt in the wrapper. By the time I was at my desk, unwrapping the bagel, I would have a delicious, warm breakfast sandwich with egg and melted cheese. I know this might sound strange, but I have fond memories of those Friday mornings and the tasty breakfast sandwiches.

I decided to recreate a version of the breakfast sandwich that I so much enjoyed. You can definitely play around with the kinds of ingredients you include in this sandwich. After all, anything goes with a bagel.

Breakfast Sandwich:

Thomas’ Plain Bagel thin (less calories than a regular bagel)
1 Egg
Salt and Pepper
A little bit of non-fat milk
1 slice Havarti cheese
1 slice mortadella
4 cucumber slices, extra slices for garnish
Pam Cooking spray for frying

Toast the bagel to your liking. While the bagel is toasting, beat the egg with milk. Add salt and pepper to taste and beat until fully combined. Fry the egg mixture on a skillet coated with cooking spray. Place bottom side of the bagel on a plate and layer with a slice of Havarti, fried egg, mortadella and cucumber slices, finishing off with the top side of the bagel.

That’s all there is to a very tasty start to any morning…

Breakfast Sandwich

What goes on your bagel?


First Snow on the East Coast

10 Dec

I recently took a quick trip to the East Coast. I was lucky enough to witness the first snow of the winter season. It’s very exciting to wake up and realize everything is white outside. I almost felt like a kid again. Here is what I saw out the window:00042_tmb.jpg00043_tmb.jpg