Monday, September 10, 2012

Gluten Free Goddess!

After a long and lovely summer vacation, the Your Secret Ingredient blog returns better than ever!

We were at the Chappaqua Farmer's Market this past Saturday and had a blast! We made some delicious egg, pesto, and tomato sandwiches on freshly baked multigrain bread, using everything right from the market.

 Here's the recipe...
Sandwich Ingredients

Pam or olive oil spray 1 egg, fried
1 tbsp fresh pesto*
1 slice fresh tomato

2 slices whole wheat or whole grain bread

*Pesto Ingredients
1/4 cup walnuts
1⁄4 cup pine nuts
2-3 tbsp chopped garlic (7-9 cloves) 3 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, packed
1 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp pepper
1⁄2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  1. 1)  To prepare pesto, place nuts and garlic in a food processor or blender and blend for 10 seconds.
  2. 2)  To food processor, add basil, spinach, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3)  With the processor running, slowly add olive oil until thoroughly pureed. Add parmesan
    cheese and blend for another 10 seconds.
  4. 4)  To prepare sandwich, toast bread until desired doneness.
  5. 5)  While bread is toasting, cook egg in pam or olive oil spray until desired doneness. Remove
    egg from pan and cook tomato slice for 1 minute on each side.
  6. 6)  Prepare sandwich by spreading 1⁄2 tbsp pesto on each slice of bread. Add tomato and egg.
    Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Tip for the pesto, freeze in an ice cube tray for easy future meals! 

We also came across something amazing- gluten free brownies that taste better than most brownies we've ever tasted! Rich Brownies & Betsy's Bitties claim to have the "best brownies you've ever tasted" and boy are they right! They make everything from scratch, using all natural ingredients. They also have some other incredible creations, such as the salted caramel (AKA moaning brownie) or the chai moca brownie. Portion size, people! They are too good to pass up and just a taste does the trick.

For the best gluten free dessert you've ever had, check them out at

By the way, we will be frequenting the Chappaqua Farmer's Market a lot this fall and will be sure to let you know when. We are always making something delicious and secretly nutritious. Come by, we'd love to chat!

Stay tuned for some awesome back to school lunch box tips coming next...

--Amy & Sam MS RD CDN

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