Sandwich-making is lost art form. Unfortunately, it’s been buried beneath a ton of sexist jokes and therefore doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Seriously though, I’m convinced I love sandwiches a minimum of four times more than your average person. I’m all for purchasing a better-than-average sandwich but when I make them on my own, I often do go for the ordinary sandwich. This was an exception, though. All it took was buying a 50¢ (go, go, go shawty) wheat bun and it somehow cause me to go above and beyond. Here’s that delicious and so-easy-that-you-don’t-have-an-excuse-not-to-do-it sammich.
- wheat bun/roll/whatever you want to call it
- sliced turkey
- 1 egg
- bell peppers
- avocado (not pictured!)
Everything after is pretty self-explanatory. I made the egg sunny side up (with olive oil) and also placed the cut bell peppers in the pan for a bit after the egg. I typically like less meat on my sandwich and more crunch from the veggies (lettuce, spinach, what-have-you), but after setting up my sandwich I realized I did need two slices of turkey instead of one. After placing the turkey, the avocado followed, and all other ingredients, along with the cooked egg and bell peppers.
And there you have it: a sandwich that could be given at a fancy shmancy brunch place but you could enjoy from the comfort of your own home. In PJs. Watching Netflix. And that I think is what they call a win-win.
Often times, the best things are also the simplest. I don’t know why I’m surprised by this, as it holds true time and time again. The same can be said for this breakfast, which is the easiest thing to make while also being my favorite thing to eat in the mornings
The process is simple: make an over medium egg while leaving some bread to toast. For the egg, I prefer to use olive oil, then cracking one egg white on the pan. Over the egg white, I also crack one more whole egg, then add salt and pepper. Once the egg is done, I use the pan for whichever vegetables I can find in the fridge. I will say my favorites with this breakfast plate are bell peppers and zucchini.
Also, excuse my poor, burnt pan. We can’t come to terms with how much heat it can take. Anyway, Once the toast is done, I add avocado to it, and soon, the veggies are done as well. And done! Easy breezy. Easy peachy? Whatever the saying is, easy and delicious! Of course, my favorite part comes afterward. Sometimes, I add all the ingredients on the toast, though I do usually enjoy them separately.
Please, please, please don’t be fooled by the lack of color in the picture above; this really is about the most cheerful dessert you can make in less than 5 minutes! So easy anyone could’ve thought this up (as I’m sure they have) but go ahead and take the credit while you’re putting this together in the blender. All you’ll need is:
- 1 frozen banana (I recommend an overripe one for it to be sweeter)
- Nut butter (I used almond)
- Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Nibs (the secret ingredient!)
The measurements for these ingredients is really up to you. If you’re wondering, I used about 1 generous tablespoon of almond butter and about half the container of the Dark Chocolate Nibs. Just mix all these ingredients in a blender and voila! You may want to only do half the banana first with the full measurements of the other ingredients, then blend in the other half once it’s mushier. Wow. Never though I’d use “mushier” in a sentence. The Dark Chocolate Nibs really do make all the difference! Of course the dessert is still good without them, but they do help. If there isn’t a Trader Joe’s in your area, you could use a dark chocolate chip alternative, though these are a lot closer to actual cocoa versus the store candy, so get it as natural as it can be with none of that milk chocolate stuff. Happy blending!