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Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

When I was a freshman at Penn State, there was a little eatery right across the street from campus called Beekman’s Bagel Deli. I was a vegetarian in those days, and I loved going to Beekman’s for a cream cheese, hummus, and veggie sandwich. The last step of the sandwich-making process involved steaming the sandwich to heat it without wilting the veggies. Oh my. I have wonderful memories of Beekman’s Bagel Deli. Except that it disappeared over the summer before my junior year. I was heartbroken. And then, during my senior year, I saw Beekman’s Bagel Deli had not closed … Read more

Touchdown Sandwich

  We are a football family. Both Joe and I went to Penn State, and we are in love with our alma mater. We rarely miss a Penn State football game. We started Grace watching football when she was very small. It was a hard sell at first, but in the last year or so, she’s become pretty interested. When Chef Jill Houk from Sara Lee said her son would be carrying this Touchdown Sandwich in his lunch for Take Your Whole Grain Sandwich to School Day (today!), I knew that I would post it for Grace’s Kitchen.   Chef … Read more

Black Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

We eat a lot of soup. Soup is easy to prepare, and it can usually cook all day in the Crock Pot. Plus, it’s usually healthy and can include lots of great, fresh, whole foods. Or, if you’re so inclined, you can use soup to hide a lot of great, fresh whole foods from picky eaters. Chef Jill Houk from Sara Lee made this soup for us at the Sara Lee Back to School Nutrition Summit. I loved it. I loooooved it. I loved it so much that I might just make it tomorrow. It was that good. And, it … Read more