Roasted Vegetable Sandwich with Balsamic Raspberry Vinaigrette

Last week I had the most incredible roasted vegetable sandwich at Cafe Brazil during a lunch meeting. After a week of craving another one, I decided to re-create it at home. While it wasn’t exactly like the restaurant’s, it was equally as delicious. And a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, which I am always trying to do.

Vegetable medley of red and green bell peppers, onion, squash and zucchini
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
1 tablespoon raspberry preserves/jam
Sourdough or thick whole grain bread (I used cracked wheat sourdough from Sprout’s)
Feta cheese, crumbled

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Toss vegetable medley with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast peppers and onion for 15 minutes. Add squash and zucchini and roast for 15-25 more minutes or until vegetables are tender.

While vegetables roast, mix together balsamic vinaigrette and raspberry preserves in a small bowl.

Toast or grill bread and layer one slice with roasted vegetables. Drizzle balsamic/raspberry mixture over veggies and top with crumbled feta cheese. Top with remaining slice and enjoy.


Meet the Furry Family

You will be seeing these guys a lot.

From left:

Petunia Grace, the newest member of the family and only cat. She picked me out during an adoption event at Petco. Evidently she knows a sucker when she sees one. See picture below – that laser “pick me” focus says it all. She’s been with us just about a month now and has enjoyed exploring every inch and surface of her new home and tormenting the dogs.

Phoenix Louise von Dogster the first. My first dog and a shelter rescue from New Mexico after leaving college and yes, that name does fit on her dog tag. She enjoys running, walks, playing ball, playing ball, and playing ball. If she were a human, I’m pretty sure she’d be an Olympic athlete.

Franklin Benson Ellis Whitobee Furter. AKA Frank Furter the weiner dog, Furter for short. Furter is spoiled, pampered and quite crotchety when he doesn’t get his way. He enjoys tuna, pesto, napping on pillows, and belly rubs. He does not enjoy Petunia Grace.