Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter Q

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Front-Runner Favs: Quinoa BLTE Sandwich! What exactly is quinoa; does anyone know for sure? I took a trip down Wikipedia Lane and discovered “it is an experimental crop in NASA’s Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration human occupied space flights.” It’s also gluten-free and easy to digest. That’s pretty important stuff in my book. Oh yeah, it’s been around for human consumption for at least 3,000 years. Maybe it’s time to give it a whirl. 
QUINOA BLTE SANDWICH 
Ingredients:

2 slices organic quinoa multigrain bread, toasted

1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise 

2 slices tomato

2 romaine lettuce leaves

2-4 slices thick bacon, cooked crisp 

1 large egg, cooked over-easy

Pinch seasoned salt

Black pepper to taste

Garnish with parsley 
Instructions:

Microwave bacon on paper-towel-lined plate for 5 minutes on High or until crisp. Set aside. In a small skillet sprayed with nonstick oil, crack an egg over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and black pepper. Fry until set, then carefully flip over. Turn off heat. Continue cooking until white is set, but yolk is still runny. To assemble sandwich, slather both pieces of quinoa toast with mayonnaise. Layer ripe tomatoes, romaine lettuce leaves, and bacon strips on one slice. Slide the fried egg onto the bacon. Top the sandwich with the remaining slice of quinoa toast. Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately. 

22 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter Q

  1. Nothing like a good sandwhich , although I will say I’m not much for runny eggs. That is the only change I would make for myself, my husband loves runny eggs. Also I love your idea of cooking through the alphabet! Super fun and creative!

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