Friday, February 1, 2008

A winter version of a classic - BLT

Once I was found out I could never have gluten again, I thought I would never, ever have a fabulous sandwich again. No more paninis, or my mother's famous Italian subs. No more infamous "Famous Roast Beef" sandwiches in the little local restaurants that seem to dot the New England landscape.

But as well are all finding out; more and more food opportunities are out there. More small businesses are cropping up with quality products, making all the food we thought we had to say goodbye to, possible. It seems that there are going to be a lot more delicious sandwiches in my future.

Today, lunch by myself at home, no radio playing in the background, just quiet, sunshine on the snow and my little table I love to eat at, with the smell of a potentially fabulous sandwich in front of me, and the time to enjoy it.

My husband used to laugh at me, I used to tell him that really, really good food could tickle my shins and make my toes curl up. This sandwich did that to me. Maybe it is because I never thought I could have one again, maybe bacon just makes everything taste so darn good. Or maybe it was the new twist on the combo, the sweet snap and bite of the green apple against the smoky bacon and lettuce, a drip of mayo.

My word, I am running out to the store to get more bacon. Is there such thing as a bacon diet? ;)


The bread I used here is from the company, Walk on Water. I LOVE the no wheat-faux wheat loaf. My sandwich was great because of this bread. I buy the loaf, cut the slices, and package them two slices together, and freeze. When I want a sandwich, or toast, I pull out the package, defrost, toast and I am ready to go.


BLA (Bacon, Lettuce, and Apple) Winter Sandwich
(I called this a winter version, since tomatoes would be fabulous in the summer when fresh, not so good in the winter though. )

2 slices favorite gluten free bread
3 slices bacon (cooked or uncooked, whatever you have on hand)
nice slice of green apple
mayo (make sure gluten free)

Toast your bread. (I love to pan fry mine with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.) Cook or reheat bacon. Put apple slice on heated pan for about 2 minutes each side, enough to take the chill off, but not so much to take the snap out. Spread slices with mayo, top each slice with some lettuce. Add bacon and apple. Sit and enjoy.



PS. There is some Big Idea vote going on over at Martha Stewart's blog. One of the ideas for a special edition magazine for people with food intolerances. Go on over and vote if you'd like to see Martha create a magazine for us and others with food intolerances. Don't let the pet lovers beat us out! :)


Carrie said...

I could go on a bacon diet too! We should write a book! LOL

Lea said...

that sandwich looks amazing. My husband lives on BLT's in the fall. All those beautiful tomatoes from our garden and I just crave sandwiches at that time of the year.

CeliacChick said...

That bread is amazing looking!! Do you know if it has corn in it? I couldn't find an ingredients list on their website...but it is at least clear it is gf/cf.

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

Carrie ~ LOL! Once a meat lover, always a meat lover! :) As you can see, I am done my diet testing, no change, so I can eat meat again, but I have cut WAY back. (Which needed to be done, I just didn't want to!)

Lea ~ It was a great sandwich, I can't wait to have it again!! I love the fresh tomatoes too, but they are so sad this time of year!

CeliacChick ~ It does have corn starch in it. Other ingredients: rice flour, tapioca flour, eggs, honey, molasses, montina flour, potato flour, agar, xanthan gum.

I am so bummed if you can't eat it, it is the best I have tasted yet.

Gluti Girl said...

I never thought to put apple on a bacon sandwich, but it sounds the the perfect combination!

Carrie said...

SM -- NO kidding on being a meat lover! While, I can give up beef (because it hurts my tummy these days) I just can't give up a good roasted chicken! Nothing better!!! MMMmmm! I'm so glad we're eating it again! AND you have been tagged my friend! Check out my site for more details! Have a great week!

celticjig said...

It's tagging time and I have tagged you! Check out the details on my website and give us the skinny!

celticjig said...

Ach, now I see that Carrie tagged you too, I should have read more closely, so you get two for the price of one!

Erika said...

Yum! For some reason this combo just sounds so good to me, especially for fall and winter. I will definitely give it a try!

Sheree said...

You've been tagged. This is a blogger game started by someone else. Look at to get the rules.

Katie said...

I think you've probably had enough of this tagging but I'm sorry! You've been tagged again....I'm sure you get the drift by this point :)


Beth said...

That bread looks so good! Just like the "real" stuff. I've been experimenting with baking my own and while it's edible it's not the same.

I had a bacon phase after Christmas. I even toasted bread in the bacon fat after cooking the bacon. Unbelievably good.

Anonymous said...

Buenas noches

It is my first time here. I just wanted to say hi!

Anonymous said...

I can' t but agree.I always wanted to write in my site something like that but I guess you' r faster.

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Anonymous said...

The moment I saw your blog was like wow. Thanks for putting your effort in making this post.

Gina said...

this is amazing! i always get a blt minus the t because i HATE tomatoes. this is a new twist on an old favorite that i'm defintely going to try!!!!

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