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November 14

Sans Rival Sandwich Bites

The Sandwich Surprise: With Thanksgiving just days away, I had a special dessert on the brain: Sans Rival Sandwich Bites. The Inspiration: Sans Rival is a traditional Filipino cake for big occasions, like graduations, weddings, and birthdays — the theme for this month’s Let’s Lunch. (Check out everyone’s birthday dishes here!) Sheets of baked meringue alternate with healthy smears of buttercream […]

November 10

November Nine Sandwich

The Sandwich Surprise: A kitchen-sink sandwich called The November Nine. The Inspiration: I love love love this time of year, when my favorite ESPN event — the World Series of Poker main event final table, airing tonight at 9pm ET — follows my favorite holiday, Halloween. (Btw, this Halloween, I went to my monthly degens […]

September 19

Spicy Pickles & Pork Sammy

The Sandwich Surprise: Fall is a terrific time for Spicy Pickles & Pork on a Sesame Basil Roll. The Inspiration: I love pickles (especially hot, sour ones) and anything involving vinegar and fermentation, so I declared it the theme for this month’s Let’s Lunch. (Check out everyone’s briny dill-ights here.) Also, Le Bernardin’s bread basket includes […]

August 31

Peri-Peri Chicken Sandwiches — a.k.a. The 5 Seconds of Sammy

THE SANDWICH: The 5 Seconds of Sammy with 5Sauce! THE INSPIRATION: This sandwich is perfect for Labor Day, because it’s a tribute to 5 Seconds of Summer, a pop-punk band whose name pretty much sums up what the holiday is all about. The fab four from Australia* — Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and […]

July 17

Donut Chicken Snackers with Coffee Sauce

THE SANDWICH: Dude: It’s Donut Chicken Snackers with Coffee Dipping Sauce. THE INSPIRATION: The lavender cake donuts at Doughnut Plant — so. damn. good. Also, I made the coffee sauce with a BBQ bent to it, because I’m already looking forward to next year’s Big Apple BBQ! THE INGREDIENTS: Lavender cake donuts — Get these at Doughnut […]

July 15

Summer Slaw for Sandwiches

Humidity is bumming me out right now. So I’m revisiting a Summer Slaw I whipped up last year — it’s terrific on burgers, hot dogs and steak sandwiches, and can easily carry a sandwich on its own. (Bonus: It’s vegan!) This slaw is juicy, crisp and refreshing. Plus, you can sub in whatever fruits are the freshest […]

July 11

Peachy Picnic Sliders

The Sandwich Surprise: Easy peasy Fresh Peach and Honey Lavender Goat Cheese Sliders. The Inspiration: Eating al fresco — the theme for July’s Let’s Lunch gathering — which, to me, means reveling in summer’s fresh-picked fruits and herbs. And this is a picnic sammy you can easily prep outdoors. No cooking necessary! The Ingredients: Small organic whole wheat/white rolls: You can, of […]

June 27

Sweet & Savory Bacon Bites!

THE SANDWICH: This one’s perfect—and easy!—for the bacon lovers in your life: Balsamic Glazed Bacon with Fresh Basil on Sweet Dinner Rolls. THE INSPIRATION: “I might do a five-day bacon cleanse.” My genius sister, Diana, said this last week over dinner at Bubby’s. THE INGREDIENTS: Organic uncured bacon Balsamic glaze — I used Acetum Blaze, which […]

June 24

No-Mayo Spicy Tuna Salad!

THE SANDWICH: An open face No-Mayo Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwich. THE INSPIRATION:An ex-boyfriend’s super simple, go-to tuna salad recipe. THE INGREDIENTS: Store-bought organic English muffins 2 cans of albacore tuna packed in water — I think my ex’s original recipe involved olive oil, so while I don’t use it in my version, feel free to use albacore packed in […]

June 20

USA World Cup Hot Dogs!

THE SANDWICH: USA World Cup Hot Dog on homemade buns with Red, White & Blue Relish THE INSPIRATION: Sunday’s USA vs. Portugal match in the Group of Death.   (I love how the caxirolas, which are the red, blue and green things that sound like maracas when you shake them, look like alien cyclops ready to get down […]