Sandwiches & Wraps Recipes

There's more to a sandwich than bread and mayo; a great filling can be held together by more things than two slices of bread. This section contains easy and delicious sandwich ideas for everyday meals and to-go quick lunches, and unique fillings for (tortilla) wraps. For those occasions when small means more, there are mini sandwiches and sliders.

Cream cheese and mango jam breakfast sandwich

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It is a sandwich. The fillings are cream cheese frosting and mango jam. But I took a photo of it like this so that anyone looking at it can see what the fillings are exactly. Had I spread the cream cheese frosting and mango jam on a slice of bread and topped it with another slice of bread, it would be a little difficult to appreciate just how gorgeous this breakfast … [Read more...]

A vegetarian burger with beans, oats and nuts

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It's Friday, vegetarian daughter Sam is home and I made vegetarian burgers for her. The patties were made with mashed beans, toasted rolled oats, nuts, sesame seeds, chopped bell peppers, garlic, panko and egg. The seasonings were basic -- sea salt, Himalayan black salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sam assembled her own sandwich and garnished the burger with avocado … [Read more...]

Midnight snack: pizza-style crisp tortillas

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I'll never understand the sweeping generalization that midnight snacks are unhealthy. Whoever coined it must have lived at a time before there was electricity and no one worked after nightfall. But this is the 21st century, we live in the midst of that social and economic phenomenon called globalization and we're long past the nine-to-five work shift. Just ask call center … [Read more...]

Everything tastes better with bacon — including egg salad sandwich

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I have to admit that this post is about "rubbing it in." And I have my friend and UP Law batch mate Raffy Aquino to thank for the link to an article that makes "skinny blogs" so last decade.Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra says the obsession with a low-fat diet has “paradoxically increased” the risk of heart disease.Other experts have added their voices to his … [Read more...]

Vegetarian burrito with beans and mushrooms

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I've always wondered if black-eyed peas were different from black-eyed beans. It appears that they're the same. After that discovery, I chanced upon dried sitaw (yard-long) beans at the grocery and I wondered of sitaw beans which have that distinctive black spot, are the same as what the English-speaking world calls black-eyed peas. I'm still not sure. But since that first … [Read more...]

SPAM mini open-faced sandwiches

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Speedy loves SPAM. He really, truly does. With bread, with rice, as pizza topping, in pasta sauce... in whatever form. But nothing intrigued him more than SPAM musubi, that iconic Hawaiian creation that defies categorization. We've tried making SPAM musubi at home and they tasted great but, for some reason, they never looked right.My most recent attempt was inspired by … [Read more...]

Spinach quesadillas

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I can hear the noise from firecracker explosions as I write this, and it isn't even December 31 yet. On Facebook, author Geraldine Maayo posted about what she calls the impertinence of hospitals preparing for firecracker casualties when we should focus on banning firecrackers instead. I told her, tongue-in-cheek, that a lot of politicians, policemen and barangay officials … [Read more...]

When meatloaf met embutido, and they marry

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It's curious how some Filipinos declare that they don't really like meatloaf, but they do like embutido. I don't get it. Embutido is a meatloaf. And I wonder if the preference is cultural. Is it the familiarity of the name that brings back memories of Christmas and fiestas from one's childhood? Is the preference then in the context of comfort food?Or is it the peculiar … [Read more...]

10-minute soy-honey pork sandwich filling

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If there's such a thing as girl scout recipes, this should qualify as one. Not in the tradition of girl scout cookies but more in the context of always being prepared. I have a few tricks like that for days when I don't want to cook -- as in really cook -- but still want a good meal.It starts with pre-cooked meat. In this case, a portion of a huge chunk of pork neck … [Read more...]

Creamed bacon and spinach toast

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So many ways to serve toast, so many ways to cook bacon, so many ways to enjoy veggies... Sometimes, we just need to think outside the cooking parameters that we grew up with.This creamed bacon and spinach toast is what would be called an open faced sandwich in some cultures. Knowing the etymology of the word "sandwich", I'm not comfortable labelling it as a sandwich. … [Read more...]