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The choices we make as consumers impact our earth and its inhabitants, we cast a vote with each dollar we spend which in turn shape the world we live in. I am always on a quest. exploring my city of New York and beyond, to find, make, and cook beautiful things made with love. Things that contribute to shaping our world into a kinder, fairer, and more ethical place. I share my favorite discoveries and stories here. 

Tartines 3 ways

Tartines 3 ways

I love easy to throw together lunches, it's not a meal I want to spend much time making or thinking about because I'm always running around in the afternoons. That is why I love Tartines. They are easy to make and there are endless options for how to top them. 

I know bread has been deemed unwholesome and unhealthy by many a women's magazine and just about every fad diet.  But bread has been a staple in the human diet for thousands of years.  A diet rich in whole plants foods, including whole grains, is healthy, it's about the only thing top nutritionists can clearly agree upon. As long as your not a celiac, or have a gluten allergy than go crazy and eat the bread girl(or boy), if you please. 

My favorite is Bread Alone Whole Wheat Sourdough, which is what I used to create these tartines, it has a very simple ingredient list just water, organic whole wheat flour, organic wheat flour, organic whole wheat sourdough, and sea salt. I love simple ingredient lists. You can use whatever bread you like of course but do make sure its whole grain. Why use a fraction of the grain with a fraction of the nutrients when you can use the whole thing. Ya know? 

STRAWBERRY AVOCADO TARTINE

This is a twist on the classic avocado toast with tomatoes. It may seem strange at first, but don't knock it before you try it, the mild sweetness of the strawberries pair perfectly with the creamy avocado.

FOR THIS RECIPE YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 slices whole grain bread (as I mentioned before I like Bread Alone's Whole Wheat Sourdough). 
  • half a ripe large avocado or whole small one sliced
  • 3 large strawberries sliced 
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon 
  • freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION:

Toast the bread until golden brown. Top the bread with ripe avocado, smash with fork. Top with strawberry slices, lemon juice, and black pepper. Enjoy! 

HUMMUS AND GREENS TARTINE

Peppery rocket, crisp cucumber, creamy hummus, crispy, warm toasted bread, and a little kick from cayenne pepper. This tartine is probably my favourite of the bunch. 

FOR THIS RECIPE YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 4 Tbsp hummus 
  • 1/4 hot house cucumber 
  • handful arugula 
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper(optional)

PREPARATION:

Toast the bread. Smear on some hummus, top with sliced cucumber. I like to add a little extra hummus to the tops of the cucumber to give the arugula something to stick to. Finish off with a squeeze of lemon, black, and cayenne pepper. Voila! 

PEANUT BUTTER AND HOMEMADE RASBERRY JAM TARTINE

A classic toast combination, topped with chia seeds. I make my own homemade jam, so I can control the amount of added sugar and because I think it tastes so much better!

FOR THIS RECIPE YOU WILL NEED

  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup frozen rasberries 
  • 1 tbsp agave 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

PREPARATION 

1. Add the raspberries to a sauce pot over high heat, stirring until the raspberries melt and the liquid starts bubbling, turn down the heat to medium-low and add the agave, stirring regularly. Simmer for 8-12 minutes until the jam thickens, keeping a eye on it to prevent it burning to the bottom of pan.

2.Toast the bread. Smear on peanut butter, then spoon on warm jam, top with chia seeds. Bon appetite! 

Kindly, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hummus 3 ways

Hummus 3 ways

Vegan Mary Janes

Vegan Mary Janes