Ham, Eggs and Sprouts in Pita Bread

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: March 10, 2018
Yield: 12 servings
Time needed: about 15 minutes

Prior preparation needed
Cook and cool eggs

Make the filling and let people pack their own pitas.

Ham, Eggs & Sprouts in Pita

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Ham Salad

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: March 6, 2018
Yield: to suit your need
Time needed: about 10 minutes

A pleasing sandwich spread and a good way to use small amounts of leftovers.

Ham Salad

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Basic Chicken Salad

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: February 1, 2018
Yield: 18 miniature servings
Time needed: a few minutes, but make well ahead to allow time to chill

The book gives a recipe for cream puff miniatures and this recipe will fill 18 of them. But I decided not to attempt the cream puffs and served the salad on bagels instead. This recipe would make enough for 8 generously filled bagels. And it is a very good chicken salad.

Basic Chicken Salad on a bagel

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American Variations

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: August 14, 2013
Yield: As many as you like
Time needed: time to cook filling of choice

This is an idea for a buffet-style lunch. Set out a basket of pita bread, tortillas or rolls and a platter of veggie burgers from the list below. Add options of toppings, seasonings and dressing and let everyone make their own sandwich. For my own lunch today I put Homemade Tofu Burgers on naan bread topped with tomato slices, Homemade Curry Powder, toasted sunflower seeds and a homemade vinaigrette dressing.

American Variations

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Secret Sandwich

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: February 21, 2014
Yield: 1 serving
Time needed: 10 minutes or less

The contributor of this recipe remembers his father making it for lunch.  He claimed it was an old family secret.  The combination looks strange, but the contributor says it is one of those things you just have to try to understand it.

After messing this up the first time round, I now know that an important part of the secret is to use raisin bread, as stated.

Secret Sandwich

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Eggplant Chevre Sandwiches

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Made: December 22, 2013
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time to make: 35 minutes.

A melt-in-the-mouth appetizer or snack in which bread is replaced by slices of eggplant.  I really, really like this.

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1 large eggplant
2-3 medium ripe tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Goat cheese

Cut eggplant into 1/3 inch slices. Sprinkle with salt and let sit between two sheets of paper towel for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel the tomatoes and chop finely.
Add a clove of garlic, finely chopped to the tomatoes.
Add olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Slice enough cheese to cover ½ of the slices of eggplant.

Remove the eggplant from the paper towelling and pat dry.
Cook on barbecue or grill until light brown.
Brush with olive oil and continue cooking until golden.
Remove to a cookie sheet  and place it back on grill where it can keep warm.

Spoon tomato mixture onto half of the eggplant slices. Add a slice of goat cheese.
Top with another slice of eggplant. Serve as soon as cheese has softened.