Good day my foodie friends! I hope you’re all off to a great start this week.
Summer is in full swing here and we’re busy dodging thunderstorms while we attempt to re-sand and re-seal our back patio. It’s a big project we would like to wrap up but Mother Nature has other plans!
We started the day pretty early…
and a nice glass of juice was certainly welcomed when the morning lightning and thunderstorms began.
The fruit and veggie pulp…
was so colorful and delicious I just hated to toss it! You know I’m always trying to find new ways to incorporate pulp into my recipes. Since we were rained out I had a little time on my hands o I thought I would try using it in a loaf of sandwich bread! Why not? I knew it could fail but hey, it’s always fun to experiment!
Birds Basic Veggie Sandwich Bread
- Wheat Flour (2 cups)
- Bread Flour (2 cups)
- Almond Milk (1 1/2 cup)
- Maple Syrup (2 tbsp.)
- Olive or Coconut Oil (3 tbsp.)
- Fruit and Veggie Pulp (1 ½ cups)
- Sea Salt (2 tsp.)
- Yeast (2 ¾ tsp.)
- Italian Seasoning (1 ½ tsp.)
- Garlic Powder (1 tsp.)
Don't have a juicer?
No problem! Just use your veggie peeler or cheese shredder to shred the carrots and beets! For this loaf I used mainly carrot and beet pulp! I didn’t want to add additional moisture to the bread on this first experiment!
Mix all of the ingredients in your favorite bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, cover and let it rise for an hour or so! Punch the dough down and into the bread pan we go. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes. Voila! Golden brown and the texture, so yummy!
Can you see the colorful bits of fruit and veggies? Love it!
My friends @plantstoplanks and @puravidaville are always talking about how wonderful Avocado toast tastes. I'm trying it for the first time today now that I have a fresh loaf of tasty bread and lots of avocadoes on hand! Fresh cucumber, red onions, tomatoes and some marinated basil mozzarella balls were all available in the fridge! Perfect for a sandwich! Grab the avocado, remove the pit, mash and add your favorite seasonings, mine were garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper, chopped cilantro and a splash of lemon juice! Toast that fresh bread and we’re good to go!
Voila! Bird Style California Avocado Toast
Wow, now I understand what all of the excitement is all about! What a great sandwich! So versatile, you could top it with an egg for breakfast or with a burger for dinner! Do you like Avo toast? I would love to hear about your favorite recipe! As for the bread, well the experiment was a success. I’ll definitely be making more of this, it will be fun to try it using different fruit and veggie combinations. Lunch break is over, the rain has stopped, time to hit the pavers! Thanks for stopping by today!
And as always, blessings to you all!