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Sweet sandwiches without bread 
27th-Nov-2008 10:52 pm
京楽 春水 (きょらく しゅんすい)
Does anyone have any sandwich alternative ideas for peanut butter or jam (jelly)? I'm still quite new to gluten free bread (it's just not the same! I miss my Freya's Soy and Linseed!), and I'd like to take a break from bread completely for a few months. The trouble is, I love peanut butter and jam at breakfast, and I need an alternative way to eat them.

Any creative ideas out there? All I can think of is maybe onigiri?

(x-posted to glutenfreevegan)
27th-Nov-2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
you can put them on a rice cake. this is quick and portable. not the same texture as toast, but still crispy.

along the same lines are rice crackers. you can make lots of tiny little sandwiches. or you can put portions of the peanut butter and jelly in little containers and eat them with the crackers like they were chips and dip. this works best, actually, if you stir the jam into the peanut butter so that the whole mixture is loose enough to scoop easily onto the cracker.

you can stir peanut butter into hot cooked cereal (cream of rice, cream of buckwheat) to flavor and sweeten it. my mom always used to do that for us as kids; she'd stir in the peanut butter (or almond butter, or cashew butter) once the cereal was cooked, put it in bowls and then put a spoon of jam on top of each serving. turns out she was trying to sneak more protein into our breakfasts, but we always thought it was a great treat. peanut butter and chocolate chips are a good combination for this method, too.

there are rice flour tortillas, but I haven't found them particularly tasty unless I heated them up, so they make good quesadillas or burritos but not so much on the wrap sandwich front.

14th-Jan-2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
I second the rice cakes. I can't stand GF bread, so I eat pb&j on rice cakes for lunch fairly often. That and a cut up apple is actually a really good lunch.
27th-Nov-2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
nut butter on apple slices is so good
27th-Nov-2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
hmm...I love Van's waffles but that is probably just like bread :)
31st-Jul-2009 05:11 pm (UTC) - suggestions
A quick breakfast is a rice cake with peanut butter and jelly. It's portable and doesn't take any time. Since you have to toast or microwave gluten free bread to get it to taste decent I usually skip it all together. Also cottage cheese doubles have a jam packaged with the cottage cheese, I just add chopped nuts for the same flavor, plus it gives extra calcium!
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