Saturday, January 26, 2013

CUCUMBER SANDWICH. HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCMBER.

the cool vegetarian day
cucumber sandwich recipe
trying out health tips, like eating fruits and veggies only for a day,
i have decided to instead, have a vegetarian diet once a week.
Feels fine, light and easy to prepare and lighter , easier for the tummy.
very simple ingredients
1 medium size cucumber
14 pieces sandwich bread slices
7 tbsp finely minced fresh mint leaves... love this
Some nutmeg powder, salt, pepper and paprika
Unsalted butter for spread
Hazelnut butter / peanut butter for spread- if you are a health freak, use the organic variety
the cool way to prepare 
Mix butter with mint leaves, nutmeg powder, salt, pepper and paprika.
Slice cucumber slightly thicker than thin for a crunchy taste and dab with paper towels to dry.. or sandwich between two paper towels.
Slice off bread crust for a cool look
Spread butter mix on 7 pieces of bread for base of sandwich.
Arrange cucumber slices on bread
Spread hazelnut butter for remaining 7 pieces of bread and place on cucumber, as sandwich top

THE COOL LOOK

Using a sharp knife, cut each sandwich into four making  squares, for a cool look

Arrange sandwiches at random on a white plate for an even cooler look

Ensure your thumb and middle finger handles this delicately and enjoy the cooling effect of cucumber and mint…..
you never know how delicious and crunchy this healthy treat is…
JUST FANTASTIC FOR A LIGHT VEGETARIAN MEAL
DO YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS A CUCUMBER SANDWICH CALLED THE BUCKINGHAM PALACE? yes, but i cant remember the ingredients.

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  2. I know that slices of cucumbers are good for hydrating skin around the eyes...

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    1. hi jasna, o ya? thanks for your tip- as always you have great tips to share

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  3. These look perfect for afternoon tea!

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    1. hi dear, thanks, i do agree, but i had these for lunch on my vegetarian day this week :0

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  4. wow...looks different & healthy....:)


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  5. I was a vegetarian for 3 months and it was a good decision. I lost so much of weight and looked so run down. My friends thought I was on drugs or was going through major life crisis.

    So now I am more practical. We have vegetarian dishes maybe twice a week and continue with our normal diet for the rest of the days. I am not a bread person but my other half can eat bread everyday. Love to make these wonderful healthy sandwich for him and I am sure you will enjoy them all the way.

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    1. hi nava- ha ha the vegetarian diet really drained you out of carbo and fat i think. i know i can never go for 'veggie and fruit only' diet for 3 straight days. i tried that, i felt tipsy
      even the green apple juice taste yucky at that time :)

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    1. hi asiya, thanks for your visit, glad to know you

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  7. Very nice ! Loved the way you have mixed the spices with butter.

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    1. hi shobha, thanks- i prefer best the mint taste

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  8. really so cool and tasty sandwich....

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    1. hi dear- cicumber, apart from cooling, also has a sweet smell and taste that will not bore my tastebuds

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  9. I love cucumber sandwich..smetimes I add tuna with it..and yes, the queen's garden party in Buckingham serves cucumber sandwiches! great post, Wan.like the British royalty menu:-)

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    1. hi dr jehanne. how sweet of you to liken my sandwich with the british royal menu :) hove you attended any of the palace garden party, whilst you were there? tuna is great with cucumber

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  10. Such a cool idea to eat a vegetarian diet once a week. Cucumber sandwiches are just so lovely for breakfast or snack. I have to try your recipe with hazelnut butter. Usually when I make I also sprinkle some seeds.Check my recipe too you will love it.

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    1. hi balvinder, thanks , will check out your sandwich recipe, must be delicious- love the idea of adding in healthy seeds- thanks for sharing

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  11. Lovely Post. Nice recipe too.love it..
    Maha

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    1. hi maha, how are you. glad you like this cucumber sandwich

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  12. A vegetarian diet once a week is a great idea. A day of eating nothing but fresh fruit and high water-content vegetables is also good.

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    1. hi anthony, been a while, how was your new year?
      i am trying to go on a veggie n fruit diet once a week only- i feel just fine with this.

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    1. hi julie- yes, cute bites. one pice sandwich has one slice cucumber- size fits perfect :)

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  15. That sounds really good, healthy & tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. hi ambreen- thanks for your sweet compliment

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  16. This is something we will definitely appreciate. Thanks a lot

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    1. hi archana- and it feels good too in the tum tum

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  17. Salam Wan,firstly thank you for your well wishes for me via blog birthday boy Toronto. Yes i was feeling uneasy maybe due to body overheating and your n3 this time came at the right moment macam ada ESP lah you ni,i tried the cool vege tip and i am glad i did, it helped tremendously,from now on it will be once a week affair for me.Thank you its a classic way to cool your body system once a week.Aunty pun turut ikut jugak,and she is also appreciating it. Thanks from the both of us and yes i am getting better by the day.Have to start wearing my dark glasses again so no one knows where i am looking ahahahahaha. Best regards from UNCLE AL and AUNTY INA in PENANG THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT.

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    1. Salam Dato AL and Datin Ina from the Pearl of The Orient- the oriental pearls !!
      Nice to know that you are feeling better and up and about again. With your sunglass on (rayban??), you sure gonna feel fit like Toronto boy. ha ha ha ha
      Once a week go vegetarian is ok,it's a great detox, but for me, not more than a day...i need the protein.
      Have a wonderful day both. God bless

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  18. That is really good info Wan. I love cucumber in curries, now started using in juices too.

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    1. hi swathi, o ya? i have never tasted cucumber in curry before. i guess you add some fish inside too.
      cucumber juice is yummy, no need to mix with other fruits

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  21. Hi Wan, I love cucumber sandwiches, partly because it brings back memories of my young days studying in England. And the English people bila ada party, social function, da tentu keluar kan cucumber sandwiches.

    But I sure love the way you do yours....and your picture displays are really classy and elegant....
    maybe like what we see at the Raffles hotel or Toronto's 4Seasons.
    I love cucumbers with either soy sauce or hot chilli sauce. By itself.
    Hey, I noticed the date Jan 26th....whooohooo and we had sliced cucumber with chilli sauce to go with other dishes my wife made.

    Wan, you sure come out with elegant foods and displays....somehow your blog spells elegance...
    Must remember to put on a tie next time I drop by, ha ha.
    Have a nice day, you stay beautiful.
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    1. hi lee, sure you may come over in formal attire-use a bow.
      Jan 26th? what a coincidence..
      love cucumbers, the taste does not bore and it's sweet smelling too- crunchy is best for me. i do eat them with chili sauce also- as in "stuffed tofu" and with rice.
      thank you for your sweet compliment here, hmmm... am flattered. have a nice day> God bless

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