April 10, 2012


I love sandwiches. I love hamburgers. I love that you can taste so many flavors in a single bite. And the options are limitless...
Some of our favorite restaurants in Nashville include Silly Goose and Burger Up because they use delicious, interesting ingredients in their food.
But here is the deal, sandwiches require close to no cooking and are quite simple if you know what ingredients to buy. This is one easy way to make a yummy meal. Click on this link and look at the Silly Goose menu. Delicious, right? Now go to the store and buy those ingredients and enjoy your favorite sandwich multiple times at a fraction of the price. (But still go to these restaurants every once in a while to support local business ;)

We decided to create some of our own gourmet sandwiches.

Sandwich #1: Fennel and Salami
What we used: 
1. Grilled slices of fennel (from the bulb)
2. Alfalfa sprouts
3. Salami
4. A goat cheese and chopped olive spread (we added some pureed garlic, fennel tops, salt and pepper, apple cider vinegar, a little mustard, capers and a splash of milk) 
5. Tuscan bread from Provence 

 Sandwich #2: Our own take on a BLT
What we used: 
1. Spinach
2. Bacon
3. Gruyere
4. Some more yummy bread
5. Herb Aioli - Whisk an egg yolk while you slowly add olive oil. Add a tablespoon of vinegar. Mix in herbs (here we used basil, garlic powder, oregano and marjoram) 
6. Fried tomatoes (not fried in this picture...) 

 Sandwich #3: Turkey, brie and raspberry
What we used: 
1. Sliced Turkey
2. Brie
3. Dijon Mustard
4. Yummy bread, once again
5. Fruit compote: diced apples, raspberries, plum, cranberry juice, and a touch of horseradish and balsamic vinegar. Mix it together and put over low heat. We used the emulsion blender to help mix up the fruit.

So yummy and now I get to eat these tasty sandwiches all week long :)


  1. Yum, yum! Awesome recipes we'll have to keep in mind!

  2. Yum! Ben and I are all about some good sandwiches right now. We grilled some the other night with prosciutto, arugula, honey, dijon mustard, arugula, apple, and white cheddar. They turned out great! We will definitely have to try these out soon!