It's lunchtime. That chance to eat at your desk.....or maybe sneak away for a very quick, and typically unsatisfying sandwich. If you are like many of us, it is probably the same sandwich you had yesterday, Monday and the week before. Turkey on whole wheat, maybe a slice of tomato. Tuna pocket, lettuce and pickles. Salad with the same toppings and dressing. Yes, I know I said sandwich, but we all know you get the pita pocket to go with your salad, and maybe even stuff your salad into the pocket. Hence - sandwich.
Anyway, let's not argue logistics. The point is, we get stuck in a rut. Today was one of those days for me....until I went outside with my dog Scarlett. And I noticed the bleeding hearts at the corner of my yard. Or at least I think that is what they are called, as I am a terrible gardener. Anyway - these:
So I went inside and started to rethink my lunch and remembered the whole wheat bread I had made and put in the freezer. I had a little bit of red chard left over from last night. OK, it's a start. Now, for some "schmear".......hummus! Yes! I have some cilantro jalepeno hummus. Toast the bread, add the hummus, and lay down the chard. A few edamames stuck into the hummus adds additional protein. And a slice of beet, again, left over, finishes the deal. Kind of a lettuce tomato thing, but chard and beet. Instead of turkey, I chose soybeans. But the bleeding heart reference? Well look at the photo below, and see for yourself. And if that doesn't convince you - try this sandwich for yourself, and you'll get it. Delicious!