Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dreaming of Paninis

Tonight's dinner was a summery chicken salad with chopped grapes and SCD mayo served over a bed of baby spinach with Gorgonzola cheese and pecans. Though the best part was the Olive Sandwich Bread from Raman's Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (page 41).

I made it on Sunday night and then put it in the fridge to cool off and firm up. I then sliced the loaf in the same shape as slices in a loaf of bread, toasted up a few pieces and then dipped them in an olive oil, garlic paste, rosemary concoction.


This bread may inspire me to break out my old Panini maker. Here are some Panini combinations that have me dreaming of making more Olive Bread:

- Prosciutto, Arugula, Havarti
- Tuscan Tuna and Navy Bean (SCD prepped of course)
- Artichoke and Tuna
- Chicken Salad
- Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Fontina
- Turkey and Brea
- Gruyere, Prosciutto and Dijon
- Tomato, Provolone and Prosciutto
- Turkey, Muenster and Cranberry Puree
- Roast Beef, Blue Cheese and Onion
- Baked Butternut Squash, Gruyere, Caramelized Onions, Sage
- Prosciutto, Vegetable Tapenade and Provolone
- Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and SCD Herbed Goat Cheese

* Many of these foods are for more advanced SCDers. Always do your research to ensure you are introducing foods at the correct stages. Also, it is important to find LEGAL Prosciutto (no sugar added). Finally, there are lots of recipes on the Internet for caramelizing onions without the use of sugar. Onions contain their own natural sugars.

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