All Grain Free Sandwiches Are Not Created Equal

by Sherry Riter in Cooking  ,Food,Gluten Free,Grain Free,Sandwich

As you’ve already learned, having a grain allergy is different than being gluten intolerant or having Celiac disease. So when I was diagnosed with a grain allergy to ALL grains, one of the foods I had to immediately give up was sandwiches. At first I thought that I could tolerate white rice occasionally, but that has been proven to be untrue. White rice breaks out my face and makes me sick just like all other grains. Guess what ingredient is prominent in most gluten free bread?

You guessed it!

White rice!

Ugh.

So for the last year and a half, I have been on a quest to find a yummy grain free bread recipe.

When I use the term “grain free,” I mean that the food item has no grain in it which includes wheat, rice, barley, rye or oats to name a few. So how do you make bread without using grain flour?

Obviously, it isn’t easy since most of the recipes I’ve tried taste totally awful. But since I just created a fantastic grain free bread recipe of my own, it has been “catch up on sandwiches” time!

All Grain Free Sandwiches Are Not Created Equal

Like I told you the other day, first I made sop chocolate to dip my bread into and then I ate a banana sandwich. By the time I finished that first loaf of bread, my mind was going crazy with all the sandwiches I wanted to eat. The next loaf of bread came out of the oven and I immediately cut into it and sliced off two pieces of bread.

By the time I went to bed, I had consumed a sandwich for each meal and all three were Avocado Egg Salad sandwiches.

Avocado Egg Salad Grain Free Sandwich

Today when I woke up I had already planned to have a sandwich for breakfast.

Yep!

I cut two slices of bread off the grain free loaf of bread, carefully put them on a plate, spread peach jelly on one piece of bread and homemade peanut butter on the other piece of bread. Then I put the two slices together slightly smooshing the peach jelly and peanut butter together.

But wait!

I spread pear fruit spread on the top of the top slice of bread.

Okay, now the sandwich was ready to be eaten.

Ahhhhh, such a lovely breakfast.

Ahhhhh, such a lovely lunch.

No, I didn’t have a sandwich for dinner although I was very tempted to make another one.

Maybe you think I’ve gone a little overboard with the whole sandwich thing. It is just that I have been unable to eat sandwiches for so long that I am now really enjoying these very simple meals.

So the big question is, “What is the next kind of sandwich I’m going to eat?”

Oh, I’ve already got that figured out.

For breakfast, I’m going to have a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.

My mouth is salivating with just the thought of that sandwich.

For lunch I’m going to have a Sloppy Joe and I’ve already made the Sloppy part of the sandwich. It is in the refrigerator just waiting to meet the Joe.

For dinner, well, I’m haven’t thought that far ahead.

It is so wonderful to eat sandwiches again. My excitement with sandwiches and the grain free bread clearly shows you who I am….simple and easy to please.

Imagine if everyone in the world was as enthusiastic about the little things and valued a simple, wholesome life.

People would be…

Honest.

Trustworthy.

Kind.

Thoughtful.

Grateful.

Helpful.

Appreciative.

Caring.

Loving.

Yeah, people would value the little things like I value a loaf of grain free bread.

Grain Free Bread In Loaf Pan

It really is the little things that make life worth the experience.

Baby smiles.

Pets.

Holding hands.

Puffy white clouds in a blue sky.

Sunrises and sunsets.

The sound of birds chirping.

Kisses.

Butterflies.

Sandwiches.

Mmmmmm, sandwiches.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Joan May 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm

If I really am your very good friend you would pack that beautiful grain free loaf of bread up, after you get it fresh out of the oven, and mail it to me overnight so I can enjoy eating it too.

I’m sitting here like one of Pavlov’s dogs salivating over those two pictures on your post. There’s nothing in the world I love more than an egg salad sandwich piled high with mayonnaise! (Actually, I might even love the mayonnaise more. I put mayonnaise on everything. Well, not everything. I have never put mayonnaise on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. That’s where I draw my culinary line.)

But if you could just send me that grain free loaf I can slice it into thick slices and eat my beloved egg salad sandwiches on it. You know my birthday is a week from today. (Hint, hint.) There’s nothing that I would love to receive more as a birthday gift than a loaf of your grain free bread. I would consider it my birthday cake. (Just don’t add candles to it, it might blow up in transit!)

An egg salad birthday cake. Now that’s what I call living! And while you are at it, you can also send me a bag of potato chips. There’s nothing I love to eat more than an egg salad sandwich piled high with mayonnaise accompanied with a bag of potato chips.

And scallions. (How could I forgot the scallions?) I love scallions too. I eat stalks of scallions with my egg salad sandwiches and potato chips. I don’t even bother to chop the scallions into the egg salad. I just eat the scallion stalks whole. I got it all down to a fine art. First I take a bite out of the egg salad sandwich, then a bite out of the scallion and a bite out of a potato chip. (Don’t knock it until you have tried it. It’s delish!) :)

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2 Sherry Riter May 10, 2014 at 10:34 am

Do you want to go grain free, Joan? LOL Well, if I send you a loaf of bread overnight, you have to take a picture of yourself with the bread so that I can post it on my blog! Since your son is a professional photographer, getting a picture taken of yourself will NOT be hard to do! :P Just saying!

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3 Joan May 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I’m getting faster writing my comments. The above comment didn’t take me my usual three hours to write. I’m down to an hour and a half! :)

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4 Sherry Riter May 10, 2014 at 10:34 am

LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo! You crack me up!

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5 Jerel Gall May 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Is this a recipe you will share or is this going in the Redhead Riter Cookbook?

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6 Sherry Riter May 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

I think after working for so long to create a GOOD loaf of grain free bread that I’m going to save this one for the cookbook. :D Good idea?

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