grown up grilled cheese

Every now and again I’m in the mood for a grilled cheese sandwich… not just cheese, melted on bread, no, I like mine with veggies, herbs and cheese or any combination thereof. Grown-up style…

This wasn’t a ‘planned meal’ by any means, I just used what I had on hand – a bit of fresh parsley, broccoli, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Pesto would have been good too or fresh basil, the options are endless – use what you have – get creative, have fun with an old (and easy) favorite!

Cheese, bread and veggies – what could be better? Are you vegan? Well, then, use vegan cheese!


Simply saute veggies in a bit of olive oil, add a pinch of two of salt and pepper.



Butter one side of each slice of bread (whatever kind of bread you like).

Place one slice of bread, buttered side down, onto a skillet over medium heat.

Place sauteed veggies on bread first, then top with cheese…

melt cheese

cover with lid (for a short time to help cheese melt), then top with second slice of bread, and flip to brown the other side.

Remove from pan, let rest a few minutes and enjoy.

Grown-up grilled cheese, yum!

Need a summer inspired sandwich – go here!

What’s your favorite sandwich?


simple summer sandwich

This sandwich has many faces…at its most basic it’s deliciously nutritious and simple to prepare. Hummus, tomatoes (whatever type you have on hand), avocado and fresh basil topped with a light sprinkling of salt and freshly ground pepper assembled between freshly baked bread and yum, lunch is served! The great thing about this sandwich is its’ flexibility – add some shredded carrot, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, fresh baby spinach or lettuce, sprouts, goat cheese or perhaps cheddar – and you will enjoy a blending of fresh flavors sure to delight… especially on a hot summers day. Try it yourself – experiment with a variety of fresh veggies and see what works for you. Enjoy.

what’s your favorite summertime sandwich?