Everyone is ticked off about the rising oil prices with its many implications. One of them is the increase in food costs. Yet strangely food is being wasted more than ever before. In the UK alone almost 7 million tonnes of food, worth approximately £10 billion, is being thrown in the bin. Why exactly does it happen?
One reason is the lack of meal planning. No one has the time to set aside one hour a week and just write down a shopping list and stick to it. It’s much easier to just barge in the shop and chuck whatever strikes your fancy in the trolley. After all, if you stuck to your shopping list you couldn’t have bought that 2-for-the-price-of-1 special on bread rolls. What a bargain, or is it?
More likely than not, that 2nd package of bread rolls ended up in the bin because the Use By date says it’s gone off. Speaking of which, I read this entertaining yet informative article today on a great site called This is Money. You don’t have to be British to glean lots of great advice; the principles apply to everyone. Johnathan Maitland took up a “dangerous” challenge and for 2 weeks ate food past their sale-by dates. He lived to tell the tale. I don’t know about you but normally when I read on the web I tend to skim through pages to get a general idea of what it’s about and then move on. Let’s face it; there is just SO MUCH information on the wonderful web. Believe me, this is a fantastic article and I read every word. Now that’s a first.
Back to food. This Pastrami & Cream Cheese Sandwich definitely won’t end up in the garbage after the first bite.
Try making this amazing pastrami cheese sandwich. It will definitely set apart any club sandwich recipe that you have in your cook books. Serve with crisps or a side salad.
- 2 slices of bread, white or wholemeal, you decide
- 100g (3½ oz) cream cheese
- a few salad leaves
- 4 pastrami slices
- Spread the cream cheese evenly on the 2 bread slices.
- Place the lettuce leaves on one slice of bread, then add the pastrami on top and close the sandwich by placing the other slice on top. Enjoy.
- For a treat you can serve crisps on the side with a fizzy drink.
- Don’t be afraid to jazz up your sandwich by adding a sliced gherkin and mustard to it.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 217
- Sugar: 2.47 g
- Sodium: 1177 mg
- Fat: 4.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.844 g
- Carbohydrates: 26.08 g
- Fiber: 1.6 g
- Protein: 15.88 g
- Cholesterol: 38 mg