Flavors From Your Past
Growing up in Glendale, California there was no shortage of Persian and Armenian markets. It was convenient for me to get everything I needed to make the Persian dishes I grew up on. For my boyfriend it’s been a little harder to find that taste of home. He grew up on the East Coast with an Italian deli always in close proximity. He went to college in Boston, where he could grab his Italian favorites. Living in L.A. was an adjustment, but with the opening of Jersey Mike’s and Rita’s Italian Ice he felt a little more at home.
Anyone who cooks dinner multiple nights a week will tell you that it’s easy to run out of ideas. Coming up with a new menu plan for the week can become challenging after a while. I look for inspiration every where. If we go out to dinner, and enjoy a meal I will attempt to recreate it at home. While attempting to plan this week’s meals I looked for inspiration from my boyfriend’s time in Boston. Many times he spoke of this amazing sandwich he loved from the East End of Boston. The sandwich sounded simple, and easy enough to make. To make this sandwich more than ordinary it would take fresh ingredients. Fortunately I know of an Italian Deli in Glendale. Mario’s offers many Italian imports, serving everything from fresh bread to gnocchi and homemade marinara. I was able to pick up everything I needed, plus some extra pastas for just $20.
Follow the simple instructions below to make a light and easy meal. This sandwich travels well too, making it the perfect meal for a lunch in the park or office.
What you’ll need:
Fresh French Bread
Make sure to rinse all your produce and pat try with a paper or clean hand towel
Slice tomato into thin slices
Cut bread loaf in half
Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over your tomato slices, mozzarella slices, basil, and the inside of the bread slices.
Sprinkle pepper over the mozzarella and tomato.
Sprinkle garlic salt over the tomatoes.
Stack your sandwich any way you like, piling up your ingredients.
Slice and serve! It’s that easy.
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Happy Dining XOXO