Friday, August 17, 2012


I am delighted to see that the series  Blogger of the Month has so many prolific bloggers adorning my humble space with their charm & verve. This month is no different. Gauri Trivedi graces my blog with her sassy presence. Her warmth and passion rubs on you and I am a big fan of her style of writing. An avid reader and a hobbyist writer, her zest for life is reflected in the heart-felt blog A day in the life of a MOM . Besides, her heart and hearth adventures are chronicled in Pasta and Paratha; the blog has recipes that are not only healthy but kids friendly too and is totally packed with flavor. 

Presenting Gauri 

Ok, so I finally make it to the roll of honor on Priya’s Blog !! Month after month as Priya introduced her guest bloggers, I patiently waited my turn and I must say it came soon enough...

I remember growing up in a household where lunch was always a full meal, meaning roti, sabzi, dal and rice were the minimum items on the platter. Add some salad, an occasional raita, a pickle and a papad – that was what completed the meal. And in those hot summer days which lasted for half the year, a frothy glass of aromatic buttermilk awaited us after lunch. 

Fast forward to present day. The full platter lunch is now a weekend extravaganza. Two or three nights a week, dinner happens to be an elaborate affair, but lunch is always “fix it as fast as you can”. Quick lunches are the need of this day! As I browse through more and more recipes for quick lunch ideas, I realize that a one pot meal or a quick lunch does not have to be lacking in nutrition, in fact it may as well be healthier than your four course meal, depending on the ingredients used. 

So here’s presenting my lunch for today – An Avocado & Jalapeno Sandwich. 
It uses simple ingredients, is healthy enough and takes no time to cook. I devoured it with gulps of fresh lemonade in between since the temperatures have hit a scorching 97 F at noon but feel free to nibble it with anything from your pantry like potato chips, ketchup or both!


  • Ripe Avocado – 1 medium
  • Jalapeno – 1 medium
  • Pepper Jack cheese – 1/2 slice
  • Cream cheese – 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil – 1/2 tsp
  • Butter – as needed
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Bun or Bread of your choice. 

Here's How :-

Slice the avocado and jalapeno. You may de-seed the jalapeno if you want the heat out of your sandwich. Heat a flat skillet and grill the sliced avocado and jalapeno using olive oil, salt, pepper and flipping sides as needed. Make sure they have a nice char on them so that they give out a smoky flavor. Put the slices on a plate, sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice. 

Next, apply butter on both sides of the bun and toast it on that same skillet. I decided to use white bun since I had those, but wheat or a multigrain bread substitute would also work great. Once done, spread the cream cheese evenly on the inner portion of each part of the bun. 

Lay one part flat and layer it with avocado, jalapeno and half a slice of pepper jack cheese. Close it with the remaining part of the bun which also had cream cheese on it.  The sandwich is all ready to eat, so dig in!

p.s. – This one’s also a great take along lunch for picnics if you are bored of the peanut butter or grilled cheese routine!



  1. Looks very healthy and yummy.....

  2. healthy & yummmm ..

    great space with a variety of recipes.. quite impressive.. glad to follow you :)

  3. Healthy and filling sandwich..thanks for the recipe.

  4. THis is a gorgeous sandwich - Ah two of my fav ladies :) awesome to hear from both of you in one post!!!

  5. Interesting and impressive combination of avocado and jalapeno! Will try it out :)