Thursday, May 19, 2011

Brisling Sardines, Swiss Chard on Toast - Nature's Pride Hearty Wheat with Flax

Can Swiss Chard be eaten raw ?

With some sources which state that cooking, rid some nitrates out of them, I tried blanching before using them in my sandwich. Cooking reduces concentration of oxalic acid (some sources state a link between oxalates and kidney stones) in the vegetable, reduces consumption by the body.

Sardines (lemon, tomato, cilantro dressing) and Swiss Chard as filling for the toasted sandwich

After blanching, I squeezed out as much water (moisture) out of them, and julienne them really thin (to a "slaw-state"), worthy of Nature Pride Hearty Wheat with Flax sandwich.

Toasted is much more digestible than un-toasted bread as dry toasting "cooks" the starches in the bread (tip to be shared with  Tip Day Thursday).

The bread is toasted using my George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine GR7BLK that I have already owned for five years and still serving me well as a small, portable, indoor grill.

Nature's Pride - Hearty Wheat with Flax is baked with pure olive oil and is a good wholesome source of fiber and Omega 3-ALA. This sardine sandwich toast will be shared with Souper Sunday.

*This Nature Pride Hearty Wheat with Flax bread was received as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. Thank you Foodbuzz and Nature Pride.

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