Instead of loading two slices of bread with cheese + meat [a typical panini], I folded a large slice of pumpernickel in half, loaded it with leftover sauteed veggies that needed to get used up and topped it with a slice of provolone cheese before popping it into the panini press [works just as well on a skillet grilled cheese style!] Instead of pairing it with chips I simply added more veggies to the plate. Quick, easy and under 200 calories if you’re like me + happen to view veggies as a calorie-free food
toasted sourdough w/ whipped cream cheese
a medium banana
Super Speedy Veggie Panini!
a glorious Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte Larabar
salad x2, one garlic bread stick, + a rockin’ bowl of seafood brodetto
Two servers actually approached me to ask about this dish. They said they’ve been dying to try it based on looks alone. Sadly my photo doesn’t do it much justice but oh. my. gosh. YUM! I passed on the ciabatta bread since I had already eaten a bread stick with my salad, but the meal was so filling I didn’t miss the bread! The white wine broth had carrots, onions, spinach, mushrooms and herbs in it and tasted absolutely amazing. I would totally get this again =)
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