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 […]

June 17

Keep It Simple Sammy!

THE SANDWICH: The KISS sandwich a.k.a. the Keep It Simple Sammy: Butter-less Cougar Gold Grilled Cheese with Fennel Seeds or Red Pepper Flakes THE INSPIRATION: The three-ingredient theme for Let’s Lunch* in, um, April. (I just got around to posting it today.) THE INGREDIENTS — JUST THREE! White bread — I had a loaf of the Master Boule recipe by […]

June 13

The Grifters Grinder

THE SANDWICH: The surprise sammies are finally back with The Grifters Grinder! THE INSPIRATION: The 1990 neo-noir classic, The Grifters, starring the delicious John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, and all three actors are spectacular. WHY? Because Noir is the Let’s Lunch* theme for June, in honor of Singapore Noir, a new book of […]

February 14

Bangerz & Mash Sammies

💚💜💛💙 [there are supposed to be heart emojis there] to everyone! Not because it’s Valentine’s Day, but because February 14th means that Miley Cyrus is kicking off her Bangerz tour tonight! Woot! I’m giddy about all the turnt-up, twangy trippiness that’s bound to happen, so I made a marshmallow fondant Miley wrapped in a cotton candy fur coat 👅👅👅 … … and a […]

February 07

Sochi Sliders!

Sochi has hardly been a shining beacon of hostdom, but Let’s Lunch* has made the Winter Olympics its theme for February, so to get in the spirit of things, I’m humming the Olympic theme song, like I did before I ran the torch for the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 … … and I’m […]