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Some various meals I’ve had the last few days! Sometime I’ll have to do dessert drawings—the amount of regular food on here belies the crazy sweet tooth I have. I’ve been too busy working to do an involved illo, so I hope that these sketches suffice. As you can see, I reuse a lot of ingredients but try to make varied combos with them.
fig. 1 - sesame whole wheat bread, mayo, roma tomato, english cucumber, yellow pepper, avocado, english cucumber

fig. 2 - chicken flavored rice, kimchi, baked chicken, broccoli

fig. 3 - sesame whole wheat bread, goat cheese, mixed lettuces, sriracha sauce, yellow pepper, baked chicken, green onion, smashed avocado

fig. 4 - chicken flavored rice, broccoli, cheesy breaded baked chicken

fig. 5 - sesame whole wheat bread, goat cheese, mixed lettuces, sriracha, yellow pepper, english cucumber, mediterranean chicken salad (hummus, chicken, lemon, and green onions)

fig. 6 - country bread roll, goat cheese, arugula, garlic & herb sauteed mushrooms, goat cheese

Some various meals I’ve had the last few days! Sometime I’ll have to do dessert drawings—the amount of regular food on here belies the crazy sweet tooth I have.
I’ve been too busy working to do an involved illo, so I hope that these sketches suffice. As you can see, I reuse a lot of ingredients but try to make varied combos with them.

fig. 1 - sesame whole wheat bread, mayo, roma tomato, english cucumber, yellow pepper, avocado, english cucumber
fig. 2 - chicken flavored rice, kimchi, baked chicken, broccoli
fig. 3 - sesame whole wheat bread, goat cheese, mixed lettuces, sriracha sauce, yellow pepper, baked chicken, green onion, smashed avocado
fig. 4 - chicken flavored rice, broccoli, cheesy breaded baked chicken
fig. 5 - sesame whole wheat bread, goat cheese, mixed lettuces, sriracha, yellow pepper, english cucumber, mediterranean chicken salad (hummus, chicken, lemon, and green onions)
fig. 6 - country bread roll, goat cheese, arugula, garlic & herb sauteed mushrooms, goat cheese

— 2 years ago with 147 notes
#LUNCH  #DINNER  #roundup 
andwhentheworldisspinning asked: suggestion: pasta, maybe? i had this amazing pasta from California Pizza Kitchen (which are only in the USA, i think- so depending on where you live you might be able to go to one). it was spaghetti with raw chopped tomatoes, cooked asparagus and spinach, and permesan cheese. it sounds simple (and it is), but it was so good!! *drools* :)


Answer:

Yum! Y’know, most of the time the simple stuff is best! I love pasta, and I definitely eat other things besides sandwiches! I guess I’ve just been on a sandwich kick lately because I’ve been trying to get more veggies into my meals and it’s easy to just slap a bunch of ingredients between bread and have it turn out ok—and cheap too! Pasta and rice things will be in this blog’s future, though. I even hear-tell of mashing up avocado and using it as a pasta-sauce as is (!)

— 2 years ago
gantpants:

Today’s Lunch! Inspired by Kali Ciesemier’s blog Kali Eats as well as some delicious illustrations by Rebecca Bradley, and Kelly Lasserre.
Recipe: 
1 Avocado1 small can of tuna1tbsp of EV Olive Oil1tbsp of Balsamic vinaigrette or of lime juice1 large tomato, halved, or 1 small tomato
feeds one mildly hungry guy for lunch.
Halve and pit your avocado. Salt and pepper to taste and leave it to the side. Slice your tomato evenly, salt and pepper to taste and leave it to the side.
In a bowl, mix tuna, vinegar, and olive oil together, until all the tuna is coated. add a little salt and pepper (i love pepper). Use a spoon to heap the tuna into the pit cavity in your avocado halves. Dribble what’s left of the dressing in the bowl over the avocado and tuna. Serve the tomatoes next to it and enjoy!
Try adding walnuts, celery bits, golden raisins, or other tasty things to the tuna, or make a traditional tuna salad by using 2 tbsps of mayonaise rather than the O/V mixture. You can also substitute chicken for tuna.
Also, you if you want a tasty hors-d’ouevre for a party, mix the avocado meat in with the rest of the tuna dressing mixture, and serve on sliced tomatoes on top of crackers. They’re colorful, and tasty.


:O !!! Gant, this is awesome, it looks and sounds delicious! I feel like a FOOL right now because I just ate the last of my avocado in a sandwich and I COULD HAVE DONE THIS INSTEAD! So good. More plz. (and you all should check out the rest of Gant, Rebecca, and Kelly’s work too!)

gantpants:

Today’s Lunch! Inspired by Kali Ciesemier’s blog Kali Eats as well as some delicious illustrations by Rebecca Bradley, and Kelly Lasserre.

Recipe: 

1 Avocado
1 small can of tuna
1tbsp of EV Olive Oil
1tbsp of Balsamic vinaigrette or of lime juice
1 large tomato, halved, or 1 small tomato

feeds one mildly hungry guy for lunch.

Halve and pit your avocado. Salt and pepper to taste and leave it to the side. Slice your tomato evenly, salt and pepper to taste and leave it to the side.

In a bowl, mix tuna, vinegar, and olive oil together, until all the tuna is coated. add a little salt and pepper (i love pepper). Use a spoon to heap the tuna into the pit cavity in your avocado halves. Dribble what’s left of the dressing in the bowl over the avocado and tuna. Serve the tomatoes next to it and enjoy!

Try adding walnuts, celery bits, golden raisins, or other tasty things to the tuna, or make a traditional tuna salad by using 2 tbsps of mayonaise rather than the O/V mixture. You can also substitute chicken for tuna.

Also, you if you want a tasty hors-d’ouevre for a party, mix the avocado meat in with the rest of the tuna dressing mixture, and serve on sliced tomatoes on top of crackers. They’re colorful, and tasty.

:O !!! Gant, this is awesome, it looks and sounds delicious! I feel like a FOOL right now because I just ate the last of my avocado in a sandwich and I COULD HAVE DONE THIS INSTEAD! So good. More plz. (and you all should check out the rest of Gant, Rebecca, and Kelly’s work too!)
— 2 years ago with 80 notes
Anonymous asked kalieats: Next semester (hopefully!) I’ll be moving out of the dorms and into an apartment and as silly as it sounds, I can’t wait to do so so I can create all these lovely recipes you’re compiling! I love sandwiches! Do you know any other blogs like this which I can add to my collection? :D

Hey, awesome! Have fun with your new kitchen! It’s always nice to get more space. :) I don’t follow any sandwich-specific blogs (and to be honest I wasn’t expecting to draw this many sandwiches in a row— I eat other things too!) but there are various types of food blogs I like to follow, like these:

*Marian Churchland’s hchom.com was actually an indirect inspiration for this tumblr. She posts illustrated lists of things she wants—generally focusing on food, clothes, and cool fantasy bits ‘n pieces. It doesn’t have many recipes per se, but if you enjoy collections of yummy-looking things like I do, then you will like this.

*If you’re looking for a tumblr of illustrated food, I looove Kyle Fewell’s drippy, smiley foodstuffs at Hello, this is food.

*I was also just recently made aware of Kat Verhoeven’s Drawn and Devoured, where she blogs about her eating experiences with bunches of illustrations!

As far as regular photography food blogs go, there are a few that I’ve been following for a while, all with yummy recipes!
*The Kitchy Kitchen— verrry nicely designed photos and videos.
*Just Hungry & Just Bento, sister sites with wonderful Japanese recipes from Makiko Itoh.
*Smitten Kitchen—Not many sandwiches, but lots of other things!

And of course, there’s my favorites FoodGawker and TasteSpotting, which I always seem to drool over at the latest possible time at night.

— 2 years ago with 10 notes
fig. 05.05.12

toasted ciabatta roll
lemonaise (mayo)
kimchi
fried egg over easy

TIP: Sauté the kimchi in some butter briefly to warm it up and reduce the liquid. This sandwich is very tangy, do not make it if you’re on the fence about kimchi! I loved it, and may add some melted cheese next time! (I also think regular mayo may work better than lemonaise!)

fig. 05.05.12

toasted ciabatta roll
lemonaise (mayo)
kimchi
fried egg over easy

TIP: Sauté the kimchi in some butter briefly to warm it up and reduce the liquid. This sandwich is very tangy, do not make it if you’re on the fence about kimchi! I loved it, and may add some melted cheese next time! (I also think regular mayo may work better than lemonaise!)

— 2 years ago with 752 notes
fig. 05.04.12

rosemary & olive oil loaf
goat cheese
‘spring mix’ greens
sauteed onions
roast beef
red pepper pesto

TIP: assemble the beef & pesto (or anything slightly spicy or tangy—sriracha, peppadews, peppers, etc.) on one bread slice, spread the goat cheese on the other slice. While sauteeing the onion, toast both halves openface in toaster oven until everything becomes warm and melty. Add onion & greens, then EAT.

fig. 05.04.12

rosemary & olive oil loaf
goat cheese
‘spring mix’ greens
sauteed onions
roast beef
red pepper pesto

TIP: assemble the beef & pesto (or anything slightly spicy or tangy—sriracha, peppadews, peppers, etc.) on one bread slice, spread the goat cheese on the other slice. While sauteeing the onion, toast both halves openface in toaster oven until everything becomes warm and melty. Add onion & greens, then EAT.

— 2 years ago with 4594 notes
#LUNCH  #TOASTED  #Illustration 
aberleigh asked: I had the most amazing sandwich at a local cafe. It was thick cut ham and brie cheese on a soft baguette then melted with a drizzle of spicy mango sauce. Everything complemented everything else perfectly!


Answer:

Damn! Spicy mango sauce, eh? I feel like I need to be investigating more kinds of relishes and sauces around here, that all sounds delicious! At one of my local cafes I had a breakfast plate of thick ham on potato pancakes with apple butter that sounds like it had a similar balance of sweet/salty/fruity!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
47minutesago asked: Something to broil, from bottom to top: slice of bread, avocado/guac spread like mayo, tuna mixed with thick salsa, cheese. :9


Answer:

Ooo, this sounds gooood! Although I will admit I’m not much of a tuna salad person, so maybe a substitute of chicken or chickpeas would also be delicious? Or maybe it’s just time for me to give tuna another chance.
In any case, I’ll definitely give it a try! Yum! Thanks!

— 2 years ago with 1 note
fig. 05.01.12

'spring mix' greens
diced pickled hot pepper (sport pepper)
ground black pepper
peeled & seeded cucumber
cilantro
hummus
red pepper pesto
pita bread

fig. 05.01.12

'spring mix' greens
diced pickled hot pepper (sport pepper)
ground black pepper
peeled & seeded cucumber
cilantro
hummus
red pepper pesto
pita bread

— 2 years ago with 149 notes
#DINNER 
fig. 04.30.12

rosemary & olive oil loaf
goat cheese
sliced peppadews
‘spring mix’ greens
roast beef
tomato slice
chopped olives

fig. 04.30.12

rosemary & olive oil loaf
goat cheese
sliced peppadews
‘spring mix’ greens
roast beef
tomato slice
chopped olives

— 2 years ago with 653 notes
#LUNCH