Less commercial store-bought bread means food that was made the day you eat it. Less stale, rancid flours means more life from the wheat that’s in it. Fewer ingredients in the good stuff means components your body can recognize, so enjoying the staff of life adds strength and not stresses.
- 2 slices your favorite fresh crusty bread
- a little butter or olive oil
- a few slices sharp white cheddar
- 2 slices thick ripe red tomato
- a perfect handful of tender lettuce leaves
- a few rings of thinly sliced red onion
- salt & pepper
- 1Butter or pesto to grease the bread. To get those fillings going, on one piece pile the lettuce, then the onion. On the other piece, layer the cheese to cover up the buttered bread, and stack the tomatoes in one layer to cover. Sprinkle the tomato with salt & pepper as desired and carefully put the two sides together.
- 2There is nothing worse, than soggy bread from a ripe tomato touched up against it. To ensure bread that stays crusty and not soggy, the tomato should be layered between a shield of cheese or something sturdy (slices of tofu or lettuce). Butter or soft spreads don’t do much to prevent sogginess, and I for one have had one too many sandwiches returned uneaten on account of the bread being ‘soaked in tomato juice’. Not good.