Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Is it true that bread rots your brain?

Well commence brain rotting, for I am about to feed you a sandwich. Unless we were in Japan, then I would be feeding you a sandwich on rice bread.

Ya, that exists.
I love my sunglasses (and the person who bought them for me)!
The other day, I ran home during lunch to grab something, and whipped up some lunch while I was there.  I wanted something light and healthy... but still filling. Something that could be prepared and eaten in 30 minutes... but not convenience food. I had a portobello mushroom in my fridge that was destined for something else, but that afternoon the powerful bread lobby convinced me to make it into a sandwich.

My usual beef with portobello mushroom sandwiches is that they tend to be messy. And, well, messiness from a sandwich wasn't the kind of mess I was looking for on that afternoon. The lunch plan then became to make a fast and clean portobello sandwich. The fast part sort of dropped as my balcony beckoned me to eat my lunch on it. But whatevs (she sure uses a lot of ghetto slang...). But if you make it, I ensure it will be all that I promised: a fast, clean, and filling portobello sandwich. California style.

Portbello Mushroom Sandwich
  • 1 portobello mushroom cap, stem and gills removed
  • sesame oil
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • sprouts of some sort
  • tomato slices
  • 2 tablespoons mayonaise (I use vegenaise
  • 2 tablespoons mustard (I know what you are thinking... this isn't nearly enough mustard.)
  • 2 slices bread of choice

  1. Lightly rub each side of the mushroom with sesame oil.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat.
  3. Sear the mushroom over high heat, about 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Assemble the sandwich: Spread the mayonnaise and mustard on the bread, top with mushroom, avocado, tomato, and sprouts, give the whole thing a shake of salt and pepper, and top with other bread slice.
    • I would have toasted my bread, but my toaster oven decided not to work this afternoon.
  5. Enjoy!
    • Preferably on a balcony.

Ok, now i'm just showing off.


  1. Hi Alexandra,

    Denise, here from Digital Media Playground. I was checking in to see how your photography is coming along, and to see what deliciousness you have going on. I have to say, I LOVE the shot on the brown paper bag. Makes me want to bite into the sandwich. Keep up the great job.

  2. What a simple, beautiful Portabella Sandwich! Excited to make my own, hope it look's as good! Mmm!!


  3. Looks great! A good way to get more veggies in the diet.

  4. I've been eating this non-stop every day for the past 2 weeks. It's a convenient vegan lunch, easy and quick to prepare and never leaves me bloated - perfect for the summer. Thank you for sharing. (I just wish the view from my window was as gorgeous as this one!...)