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.

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Lunch for one: bacon cheeseburger

With everyone out of the house today, I thought I'd keep things simple and have leftovers for lunch. But I had a craving -- a bad craving for meat. Since there was a pack of ground beef in the fridge and a couple of buns from last Sunday's all-burger lunch, I decided to make … [Read more...]

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Visualizing our Christmas Eve meal

The other Sunday was the final day of the photo shoot for Sam's portfolio. We had to cook/assemble/plate five different dishes in one afternoon so that she could complete her set of photos. What we came up with turned out to be a teaser trailer of what we had been planning … [Read more...]

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Banh mi sandwich with fried eggs

Over at About Southeast Asian Food, I've started publishing and the first two articles are about banh mi -- that iconic Vietnamese snack that is part French and part indigenous Vietnamese.Just to clarify, banh mi is the bread and not the Vietnamese term for sandwich. … [Read more...]

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Bruschetta with pesto, tomatoes and feta cheese

It's been a while since I posted anything. I was sick -- some bug I caught while shopping. Am not sure if it was bad food or drinking water or something else. But what started as a stomach ache turned into a fever over the weekend. I was still able to cook for the girls … [Read more...]

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Cream cheese and mango jam breakfast sandwich

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 … [Read more...]

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A vegetarian burger with beans, oats and nuts

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 … [Read more...]

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Midnight snack: pizza-style crisp tortillas

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 … [Read more...]

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Vegetarian burrito with beans and mushrooms

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 … [Read more...]

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SPAM mini open-faced sandwiches

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 … [Read more...]