The simple things. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what kind of options you have available to you, the simplest of things done just right and consumed at the perfect time make for magical moments.
Tonight I had that experience with toast. Juicy. Butter play toast. For. Real.
- A slice of sourdough bread
- Maple Syrup
- Butter bread. Avoid nooks and crannies so butter doesn’t leak when toasted.
- Toast bread to golden. It will take a little bit longer than usual but wait for it.
- Drizzle maple syrup on bread. Top off with a few sprinkles of salt.
The balance of sour, sweet and salty. The crunch of the toast giving way to soft, butter soaked center. Everything in concert. Just magical.
I actually had a great dinner last night and I’m happy because I was able to cobble something together at home, quickly and easily, that was also tasty and filling. Recipe below. My wife was going to make her own dinner but she took a bite out of this and asked me to make her one. She really liked it as well — and she eats everything!
Vegan Meatball Wrap
Why Am I Sharing This:
- Because it was insanely easy and quite tasty. This is a tough time for me to go vegan since I’m still relatively immobile post shoulder surgery. The fact that I could make a meal like this with one hand means anyone out there can make this, and substitute accordingly.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
- Prepare ingredients for assembly: 1) Remove 6 meatballs from packaging (I also flatten the meatballs so they’re easier to manage); 2) Remove mozzarella cheese; 3) Slice bread accordingly; 4) Slice tomato; 5) Remove arugula; 5) Cut Jalapeno; 6) Keep spices readily available
- Put all ingredients except for bread and arugula in a bowl, stir, cover (with a plate ideally), and microwave for 60 seconds
- Drizzle olive oil onto/into bread for moisture (Optional – Crisp bread/wrap on a skillet for a few moments to change texture)
- Layer arugula on bread
- Place ingredients from bowl into/onto bread