Thursday, October 22, 2009

Organic, Gluten Free, Mayo Free Egg Salad Sandwich

Are you ready for this? I have not eaten a sandwich since 2001, right before being diagnosed with Celiac Sprue during the end of that year! I can remember my very last sandwich I ever ate, it was a "live food" sandwich from the All Natural Store in New Orleans, it was totally stuffed with organic veggies, tempeh, miso & dill, and totally a gluten death sentence for me... I remember picking the middle goods off the whole wheat bread and thinking 'the bread part is sick!' This last year I have finally healed enough to begin eating a few gluten free baked products, mainly all from a brand called Namaste. This is how I got today's idea to make a Egg Salad Sandwich using their sugar free muffin mix and a little cajun DNA to invent something yummy to replace mayo - I am born to make something out of what seems like nothing.
Egg Salad Recipe:
  • 5 hard boiled organic eggs (chopped up)
  • Fresh or dried herbs- rosemary, thyme, chives (or any flavor you like)
  • Lemon squeeze 1/2
  • Olive Oil (a few cap fulls)
  • Ume Vinegar (2 cap fulls)
  • Shredded carrot
Bread Recipe:
  • Namaste's Gluten Free Sugar Free Muffin Mix (bake in the oven)
  • Add a little extra oil to give the bread thickness- cause it's gluten free, basically it's gonna fall apart a little. ;)
You mix the egg salad makings together and then mash a bunch of it onto your "bread" slices. I drizzled olive oil onto the gluten free bread before layering the egg salad on. Mmmmmm.
Oooooooh HOly crap! It is so good! You know exactly what happened next after this next pic... I cleaned the plate. :)


Mokihana and Pete said...

Your sandwich looks as delicious and it tasted! It's good news that you have healed enuf to try some of these gluten free bread recipes.

The ingredient I most love: a little cajun DNA to invent something yummy to replace mayo - I am born to make something out of what seems like nothing. My mom and dad met my cajun friends one summer ... they met for food and yakking, found among other things there make rice exactly the same way with that "little cajun DNA" that lives with Hawaiians and islanders ... making good stuff from 'like nothing.'

Ummmmhmmmmxxoo Mokihana

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

Thanks Mokihana!
That 'nothing' is just what looks like nothing - nothing is always something waiting to happen ;)

Lou Cheese said...

You mentioned making a mayonnaise replacement, but you made a real mayonnaise. What people buy in the stores is the replacement version.

When I first started cooking for myself, one of the areas I thought I would skip over was condiments. Then I learned how easy most of them are to make, and how much better they taste than the store bought variety. And then I learned about all the nasty chemical preservatives, color enhancers, and flavor enhancers they all have.

Now that I'm baking my own bread, I was going to try and cook up a white bread that uses great northern beans instead of flour, so people with CS can enjoy a sandwich every now and then.

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

Mr Cheese!

I wanted a quick mayo replacement, that was also cheap - i can make my own mayo but it takes alot of expensive olive oil... and i have to confess i liked the gross white sicko mayo from stores!!! I wanted veganaise to be gluten free so bad, it says it is on the bottle but it made me sick everytime i ate it.
The herbs/lemon in this gave me that zing. ;)
Share your bread recipe please!!!

earthwalker said...

I know it's prohibitively expensive, but if you ever want a treat, try for gluten free bread and bagels. They have a large array of single-ingredient flour choices (e.g., sweet potato, millet, pinto bean, etc), made with only sea salt, rainwater and love added to that, and it tastes to-die-for. It changed my life after 6 years of being grain- and bread-free!

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

Wanna be my new BFF!? You know what i am talking about- most the gluten free baked goods have so many ingredients in them i couldnt even digest the thought muchless the food, plus they'd contain other food allergens like corn etc...
Can't wait to see something yummy made from sweet potato! My dream is to one day have a for real pumpkin pie again (sans gluten and dairy). Thanks for the tip!