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Turkey Foldit with Micro Greens

Kyle Cherek knows a thing or two about food, and this time he’s keeping it small and simple. He visits Big City Greens in Wisconsin to get the scoop on what it takes to grow micro greens, tiny seedlings of bigger plants that pack tons of flavor and nutrition into each little sprout.

With all the tiny complexity that micro greens offer, his favorite way to eat them is making a flatbread sandwich using a Flatout Foldit, some sliced roasted turkey, and a dollop of mayo. He makes it look so easy, because it is!

micro greens: small plants with big flavor!

Thanks, Kyle! Always great to see you eat such fabulous food!

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Shrimp Salad Wrap

Somewhere in the depths of my cabinets, I have a set of little yellow porcelain dishes that once belonged to my grandma. They’re shaped like little fish, hollowed out on top to hold something like a seafood salad. I love them, but they take up a lot of space because they don’t stack, whatsoever. I need to be able to store them in a special way and they claim more room than I think they should.

I’ve held onto them all these years out of sentimentality; they remind me of the fancy luncheons my grandma used to give for her “card ladies.” Her girlfriends, who she’d play bridge with, would arrive at her house ready to eat, drink, and be merry about every month or so. The little dishes would be filled with shrimp salad and arranged on a tray for the ladies to take as individual servings. I thought it was so cool to have a dish all to yourself, and shaped like a fish, to boot! The spread was very old-fashioned, and it was so much fun to “help” my grandma get ready for the afternoon. (Because who am I kidding, I was probably more of a bother to her while she was trying to get ready!) Once they arrived, I’d be on my best behavior, introduce myself, etc, but then I’d be on my own to play with the toys my grandma kept at her house for visits. (The Evel Knievel motorcycle toy, in particular, all to myself. Oh how I dearly loved that toy!)

Anyways, the fish dishes found their way to me when she downsized (she didn’t have room for them either) and they’ve been with me ever since. Maybe it’s because I don’t play bridge, but I have never thrown a party where I got to use them. So there they sit, waiting.

I think it’d be easier to just find a reason to bring out the dishes than it would be to teach my friends to play cards, so as of today, I’m vowing to do it. This recipe is based on the shrimp salad that my grandma was very fond of serving inside the little fish; although, if flatbread had been around for her parties, she probably would have made this wrap instead, and sold the dishes in a yard sale. The flatbread wrap makes for tidy eating while you’re holding a hand of cards!

-Amy at Flatout

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Mini Club Sandwich

My dad and I used to go out for lunch every once in awhile, and when we did, nine times out of ten, we’d split a club sandwich at a diner or other lunch place. Kid’s menus were hard to come by in those days, and I wasn’t big enough to eat my own entrée, so it worked out perfectly. Sharing that lunch at an early age taught me the inordinate pleasure of sharing food with someone you love. If my big brothers were with me, we couldn’t split anything; they’d eat everything on the table anyways, so when it was just us, it felt extra special. Plus my dad would eat my crusts, so it was a win-win.

My better half and I share a lot of food when we dine out. Actually, that sounds like we order the menu and have at it like cattle once it gets to the table. Rather, we share food frequently when we dine out. (Much better!) Not only does it cut way down on calories, but we save a bit of scratch by sharing, as well. When we stay at home and prepare food together, we end up sharing each other’s meals, too. If, for example, we bake flatbreads with our own toppings, we will trade bites back and forth to see whose flatbread is better. It’s fun, and a little competitive, I’ll admit.

This flatbread sandwich, however, is made for just one person. A miniature, quick version of the club sandwich that you can make and enjoy all by yourself. No big bothers, I mean brothers, to steal it off your plate. You know what I mean. Sometimes the circumstances require you to eat a meal all to yourself, and this little flatbread sammy does just that. No sharing allowed. Heat up some soup while you’re making it, play some solitaire while you’re eating it, and call your dad when you’re finished. Just to say “hi!”

-Amy at Flatout

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TBLT Rollups

How cute are these little flatbread rollups? A super simple riff on a classic BLT, with a bit of extra protein oomph from sliced turkey is a snacker’s dream come true.

I’m finally growing my own tomatoes this year. Every other day I’m over at my community garden plot, weeding, watering and coaxing my tomatoes to grow up, up, up into their sturdy wire cages. I WILL have homegrown tomatoes. There will be no excuses this year! No longer will I pay $8/pound for heirloom tomatoes; I will have my own.

Sigh. If I’m being honest, I probably will end up paying (at least) $8/pound on my own tomatoes, if you count the cost of the garden plot, plants, fertilizer, compost, cages, chicken wire, supplies, not to mention blood, sweat, and tears. But there’s something pretty great about having a little piece of land to call your own, albeit temporarily.

The best thing to do with tomatoes? Duh. A BLT. And an even better thing? The TBLT. This flatbread roll-up makes a lovely breakfast for the savory protein lover, a fail-safe lunch at your desk, or a shareable snack for you and your office mate if you have to work late.

Need a quick appetizer for an impromptu potluck party? Look no further than flatbread and make the TBLT, cut it into slices and hold each piece together with a skewer or toothpick. So much more delicious than most of the stuff that people bring, I guarantee. Few can resist the power of the TBLT! And at 4 SmartPoints® value per serving, why would you?

-Amy at Flatout

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