Stuffed Pita Pockets

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Lately I’ve been hooked on pita pocket sandwiches. It’s one of those recipes I quickly forget how easy it is to make, but always enjoy eating.

You might not know it yet, but this is about to be your new favorite way to eat all your favorite greens. It’s such a simple idea, and there are two tricks to making them extra good!

First, lightly toast your pita so it’s a little crunchy and still warm when you bite into it. You can do this in the microwave if you’re in a hurry.

Second, (and this is very important) stuff that pita in every nook and cranny with your greens. It may not look it in the picture above, but those two pita pockets are holding about three-handfuls of greens between them. With every bite, you get crunchy warm bread and a perfect proportion of flavorful crunchy greens.

I’d also recommend keeping the salad mix fairly simple. My favorite is a mix of kale with fresh squeezed lemon. If you want a heartier mix, I like to massage an avocado in with the lemon.

Pita sandwiches are great when you’re running out the door—just stuff and go!

Greek Pita
1C homemade hummus
Sliced cucumber
8-10 cherry tomatoes, sliced
Olives, diced
Feta cheese

Alaskan Pita
Smoked salmon
Sliced tomato
Cream cheese

Breakfast Pita
Scrabbled eggs
Bell peppers, diced
Sliced avocado
Green onion, diced

Simple Salad Pita
Tuna salad
Sliced tomato
Sliced avocado

Cold slices of ham/turkey
Sliced tomato
Coleslaw

Pizza Pita
Tomato sauce
Mushrooms, sliced
Olives, diced
Onion, diced
Mozzarella cheese
Crush red pepper and oregano

Vegan Baked Falafel Pita 
Falafel is made from crushed chickpeas made into the shape of a ball and lightly fried or baked. Falafel is very nutritious and fills you up for hours.

2-3 Falafel balls
Sliced cucumber
Sliced tomato
Tahini sauce

Grilled Pita
Grilled portobello mushroom
Grilled onion
Sliced tomato
Mozzarella cheese

Asian Pita
Fry onion, garlic and ginger
Add bok choy and firm tofu
Mix all together, cool
Spread the pita with peanut butter and add the filling

Sweet Corn Pita
1 C sweet corn kernels
1 spoonful Miracle Whip
Sliced carrot
Sliced tomato
Green onion

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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Banana Bread

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  Warning! Warning! 

This recipe is moist, nutty, rich, scrumdiddlyumptious, and may cause injury from impatient family members waiting to be fed.

Don’t blame me!

Blame the delicious bananas that make this bread absolutely perfect.

BAKE WITH CAUTION!

Instead of making banana “bread” I decided to make banana “muffins”. You follow the same recipe, though instead of using a bread pan you use muffin tins.


NOTE: the recipe calls for sour cream. If you don’t have sour cream, you can substitute plain or vanilla yogurt instead. The measurements are the same, you will still need 16oz of yogurt. 

You want to choose the “right”
“type” of bananas – he he

“Despite” the color, the “right”
“type” of bananas are the “ripest” ones

   

We ate almost all of them that night.



ENJOY!

Ode to the Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

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OKAY – who honestly doesn’t love a peanut butter and banana sandwich?

Ever since I started buying Great Harvest Co.’s bread I haven’t been able to go back to buying the regular $1.09 Fred Meyers, white, processed, little to no nutritional value bread. I just can’t do it anymore.

High 5 Fiber or Honey Whole Wheat is what I would recommend. I’ve been getting Honey Whole Wheat lately because it complements the sweet goodness of the peanut butter and bananas mashed together.

I dedicate this post to the sandwich I love so dearly – Mr. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich you are my one and only true love.

The perfect peanut butter banana sandwich
I walk into the store and dart to the banana bin

Digging and searching for the perfect yellow ripened skin

There you are –

I examine one last time and start to walk away

Though I always find myself looking back questioning whether the bananas I choose would be okay.

I accidentally run into the apple stand

Now with apples rolling around on the ground

I duck-down low

And try not to show

My embarrassed bright red face

As I head to the peanut butter case

O there you are my love

I bat my eyes and smile because you don’t judge

I rifle through the plastic container bag

So excited to enjoy the freshly ground peanut butter made

Once the container is full to the top

I place the lid on it and wait to hear the snap

Then placing it in my cart

bananas, natural peanut butter and Easter chocolates

I dart to the to the nearest check out line

Where the lady was quick and kind

Once I got home I twisted the twist tie off the bread

Then I dropped a huge dollop of peanut butter to spread

Afterwards I lick the peanut butter left off the knife

Grabbing the banana and begin to slice

Slivers of banana nicely in rows across my bread

Finally genteelly placing the peanut butter side on top of the slice covered in bananas

And as I lift my perfectly perfect peanut butter and banana sandwich to the sky

I cheers to you Ms. Peanut butter and banana sandwich

You are my one and only true love

More than any love I may have for a silly ol’ guy