Category: Super Sandwich Girl

Tomato Olive Jalapeño Focaccia

Tomato Olive Jalapeño Focaccia

Tomato Olive Jalapeño Focaccia:

Tomato Olive Jalapeño Focaccia is a nice mix of Italy meets California all wrapped up in a billowy bread.

Over the Summer of 2017 I had the grand experience of exploring Italy and all it’s glory. We adventured from the south tip of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the northern peak of Venice to the mountain tops of Perugia to the Piazza De Popolo of Rome, and what I found was Italy is very similar to California as far as produce is concerned. (more…)

Flatout Meet My Spicy Egg Salad Recipe

Flatout Meet My Spicy Egg Salad Recipe

 This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria courtesy of Flatout Bread. However all opinions are my own and the recipe is mine too.
Spicy egg salad wrapped in an Everything Flatout Flat Bread

Just the thought of this sandwich makes my mouth water.  I’ve uploaded all the photos  thinking how much I love a good spicy egg salad recipe and how this one sits pretty high on my list of happy things to eat. I love that it is sprinkled with all (more…)

Creamy Pesto Grilled Mushroom Sandwich And A Hollywood Bowl Picnic

Creamy Pesto Grilled Mushroom Sandwich And A Hollywood Bowl Picnic

A creamy pesto made with Cacique's cotija cheese and cream con sal. I paired it with grilled mushrooms for a heavenly sandwich.

Although summer is coming to a close, the heat here in Southern California is no where near gone. I am relishing my last days of outside entertainment and eating al fresco before the fall really decides to make an appearance. This past Sunday early (more…)

Quick BBQ Pork Sliders And Coleslaw For Those Nights When You Just Don’t Have Time

Quick BBQ Pork Sliders And Coleslaw For Those Nights When You Just Don’t Have Time

BBQ pork sliders #WMTMoms

It seems I barely have a moment to breathe these days. To call my life action packed would be a total understatement…. with work, my boy in school, after school homework, taking him to swimming lessons,  filming videos, creating recipes, traveling, making time for family and friends…. yeah, I’m swamped. In the mist of all the chaos that swirls around me, I still find it necessary to put a wholesome meal on the table every night. I enjoy having that time together as a family to discuss our day and talk about things that happened to each of us while we were apart from each other. Heaven knows sometimes I just don’t have the time it takes to spending hours in the kitchen making dinner, yet I still need to make a yummy meal. In those cases: I make what I call the cheater dinner.

farm-rich-smokehouse-pulled-pork-bbqIt all started a while ago, before my son even took one step into his new school. As you know, I’m a Walmart Mom, and do a lot of shopping, and browsing at the store. So there I was in Walmart slowing cart cruising down the frozen section when something caught my eye. “Farm Rich Smokehouse Pulled Pork BBQ.”  That seems interesting, I thought. I’m a curious one, so it went into the cart. I came home that night and made a platter of BBQ pork sliders for dinner. Since then it has been a regular meal for those nights when I just don’t have time. I make a quick cole slaw to pair it with, and it becomes and everyday feast that my whole family loves. No one even knows it took me a whole ten minutes to make, all they know is we have more time to spend together, and for that I’m grateful.

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Ingredients for BBQ pork sliders and coleslaw:

  • dinner rolls/mini buns
  • Farm Rich Smokehouse Pulled Pork BBQ
  • cheddar cheese slices
  • red onion (sliced thin)
  • pickles
  • Marketside Tricolor cole slaw
  • 3 – tablespoons mayo
  • 1 – tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 3 – tablespoons italian dressing

Directions:

  1. Slice rolls in half. Set to the side.
  2. Heat bbq pork according to package.
  3. Place a slice of cheese on one side of the bun/roll.
  4. Add a nice mound of pork to the top of the cheese.IMG_3895
  5. Top with sliced onions and pickle.
  6. Top with other half of bun/roll.
  7. To make coleslaw: Add cole slaw mix to a bowl. Set to the side.
  8. In a separate bowl whisk mayo, mustad, and italian dressing together until smooth.
  9. Pour dressing mixture over cole slaw, then mix to combine completely.
  10. Serve sliders and cole slaw.IMG_3915
  11. Enjoy.

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The Hundred Foot Journey Movie Review And A Curry Chicken Salad

The Hundred Foot Journey Movie Review And A Curry Chicken Salad

curry chicken champagne grape salad

You know that feeling you get after you just walked out of a film that was so satisfying on every level? The story line was great. The acting was superb. The cinematography was excellent, the art design was dazzling, and you were completely sucked in from start to finish. That was me with The Hundred Foot Journey. I loved everything about it. I roared with laughter, I cried, I had so much food envy throughout the movie… I just loved it! Here…let me give you a briefing on what the movie is about.

An Indian family loses everything they had and owned in India and decides to flee to Europe, the south of France to be exact. Once there, they open a restaurant directly across the street from a very highfalutin 1 Michelin Star restaurant. The culture clash that ensues with the rival restaurateur Madame Mallory (Hellen Mirren) begins and takes us on a visually mouthwatering adventure.

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There is a little bit of everything in this film for everybody. It’s the perfect date film, or a girls night out, or Sunday with your Mom. The Hundred Foot Journey is in theaters now! Go see it!

In complete tribute to the foodie film I wanted to create something I could make quickly but be transported back to the film. Here is my Curry Chicken Salad.

Ingredients for curry chicken salad

Ingredients for curry chicken salad:

  • 1 – pound chicken (cooked and chopped into cubes)
  • 1/3 – cup red onion (cubed)
  • 1/3 – cup pistachio
  • 1/3 – cup champagne grapes ( I used Melissa’s Produce) (stems removed)
  • 1/3 – cup mayo
  • 1 – teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 – chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine chicken, red onion, pistachios, champagne grapes in a bowl. Mix to combine.
  2. Mix mayo, curry powder, and chili powder in a bowl to completely combine.
  3. Pour curry mayo over chicken mixture.
  4. Mix to combine.
  5. Salt and pepper to liking.
  6. Spoon salad over a slice of lettuce. Or put on a slice of bread.
  7. Enjoy!

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Potato Chip Encrusted Milanesa Torta Served With A Chipotle Tartar Sauce…. For Father’s Day!

Potato Chip Encrusted Milanesa Torta Served With A Chipotle Tartar Sauce…. For Father’s Day!

I remember it like it was yesterday.  I had just crossed the border into Tijuana, Mexico with my Dad (which was a rare occasion, since I hardly ever spent time with him outside of the house).  He was determined to take me on an adventure and show me all the customs of TJ.  From the stories that my Dad shared, TJ was a place with no rules, a grown-up fun house where you could take your shoes off and run through the dirt and no one would say anything or look twice.  He also had a big love for the food and was hard set on taking me to his favorite torta (sandwich) shop.  My Dad has always loved tortas and this is one thing I know for sure about him so I wasn’t surprised when this was the first thing he had on our agenda.

We drove into a parking garage and drove down into the underground spiral.  To my surprise there was a little shop deep at the bottom of this parking garage.  We parked the car and started to walk toward the shop and were met with a line wrapping outside the door and along the wall of the garage.  When we finally reached the inside of the shop it was filthy dirty.  It looked as if the floor hadn’t been washed in a couple of decades and grease hung to the wall like an abstract art design.  The air was thick and heavy with mists of manteca (lard) filling every breathable space.  There was a mean dog tied to a rope in the corner of the room, growling and making his presence known with an occasional bark.  I refused to make eye contact with him.  I looked at the magenta and cream houndstooth colored floor tile or the scribble on a dry erase board that listed the only 3 tortas they made instead. CARNE ASADA, CARNITAS, MILANESA.  I whispered to my Dad “I’m gonna get the carnitas.” He smiled at me and said “Not here mija, you have to get the milanesa…It’s the best!”  One bite in I understood why we were in this garage eating torta gold!  It was my first introduction to a milanesa torta and I have been a believer ever since.

In celebration of my Dad and his love for tortas, I decided to create a torta for him and Dad’s around the globe for Father’s Day this year!

Ingredients For Potato Chip Encrusted Torta:

  • 2 – pounds espadilla de res ( flat iron steak or blade steak) (cut into 7×4 pieces)
  • 1/3 – cup flour
  • 1/2 – teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 – teaspoon crushed pepper
  • 2 – eggs
  • 1 – 11 oz. bag of Lay’s potato chips (crushed – makes about 3 cups of crumbs)
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/2 – cup may0
  • 3 – tablespoons chopped dill pickle
  • 2 – tablespoons Roland Foods Chipotle Paste
  • 2 – ripe avocados
  • 6 – bolillos

Directions:

  1. Place flour, dried oregano, and pepper in a shallow dish and mix to combine. Set to the side.
  2. In another dish beat eggs with a fork. Set to the side.
  3. In an additional dish pour in potato chip crumbs. Set to the side.
  4. Dredge meat in flour mixture till fully coated. 
  5. Then quickly dip into egg.
  6. Next dredge meat into potato chip crumbs.  
  7. Place meat on a baking sheet to set while you encrust the next piece of meat. 
  8. In a frying pan over a medium flame add 1 – tablespoon of vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan and allow to get hot.
  9. Add in as many pieces of meat that will fit and cook on each side for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  10. Remove potato chip encrusted meat from the frying pan and allow to drain on a paper towel while you make the rest.
  11. Make the sauce: mix mayo, pickles and chipotle paste together for a spice tartar sauce.  
  12. Cut avocado into strips
  13. Slice bolillo down the center and slather with chipotle tartar then add potato chip milanesa and avocado.  
  14. Cut in half and enjoy!
BBAH  Sandwich (Bacon Brie Apple Honey)

BBAH Sandwich (Bacon Brie Apple Honey)

Mmmmmm. That’s the sound that slips my lips when a scrumptious sandwich as mouthwatering as this one is set before me.  Let me rewind a little.  I was in Vegas for the Blogalicious conference, thanks to my awesome sponsor Sprint.  It was a great deal of fun.  I learned so much and was inspired to run back home and start posting.  I also made a ton of new friends and danced my ass off at a few late night parties and do I really need to explain, we’re talking Vegas here.  Long weekend short, once Sunday arrived I needed something greasy but with a touch of sweet and a light crispy crunch in my belly, something to soak up a weekend in Vegas.  Bacon and apple…. add some brie and a dash of honey and you’ve got the winning hand.

Ingredients for BBAH Sandwich:

2 – slices of french bread

2 to 3 – slices of granny smith apple

3 – slices of brie cheese

1 – tablespoon of honey

4 – slices of cooked bacon

 

Take a slice of french bread and top with apples slices.  The arrange the bries slices on top of apple.  Drizzle the brie with honey.  Top the honey brie with bacon slices.  Place the other slice of french bread on top and you have got your self a seriously delicious sandwich!

  

Thank you Sprint and Latina Bloggers Connect for sponsoring me to advance my career/website by sending me to Blogalicious, and for making me have so much fun in Vegas I needed to dream up this sandwich. Recipe and opinions are my own.