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Caprese Sandwich

H loves Caprese anything! Some mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and he is in Caprese heaven! 🙂

While the house recovers from cold and ear infection this week, we’ve been on a simple, quick to put together diet so to speak! We’ve had take-out from a few Thai restaurants, does the hot curry open up your nasal passages or what? 😛 Then, we’ve been buying soup from Whole Foods. To complete the meal we’ve been making different versions of sandwiches to go with the soups. This particular sandwich has been one of them. The prep time simply involves washing and slicing the tomatoes and washing the basil leaves. Tadaa! So here comes my hubbies favorite sandwich!

Now, (i) apologies in advance for posting a mostly “to taste” recipe. Actually, correction: this is more an idea than a recipe by itself. I’m hoping you’ve made enough Caprese salads or have the taste profile that you like. (ii) I’m missing a couple of images for grilling the sandwich and flipping it.

Caprese Sandwich

Makes: 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes


  • 2 slices of your favorite bread (Gluten-free if needed)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese to taste
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • few leaves of Read More


Italian Basics: Mushroom Risotto

Mom is gone – she was visiting me for the last few weeks and as you can tell I had some amazing Indian recipes to share with you (like this, this and this). I learned a lot and was incredibly inspired to dive deeper into my culture and it’s cuisine. But now she’s gone and I have cook all by myself again. I know – I got spoiled. 🙂 Anyhow, now that it’s back to just me I needed a little break from making full blown meals. So what do I do – I get back to the basics. This is a dish that I love making when I need some effortless cooking that also soothes me.

Risotto is a common way to prepare rice in Italy. There are a lot of different ingredients you can use to create different types of risottos (seafood, meat, different types of vegetables) but they all consist of rice (typically short grain starchy rice) cooked into a creamy mixture using broth.

Although this dish can be pretty easy to make, there is one critical step (Step 5 below). When adding the broth you must stir the mixture almost constantly. The reason to do this is that Read More