Monthly Archives: March 2015

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hand Pies

Happy extremely belated Pi Day.  That’s how I roll, always behind on the national food holidays.  I celebrate them promptly, but forget to post about them on time. #slacker

Okay, have you ever had Uncrustables?  I’m sure you’ve heard of them, but they’re peanut butter and jelly sandwiches without the crust (obviously) and they’re perfect when you’re on the go.  I used to eat them all. the. time. when I was a kid. 

I sort of tried to recreate the Uncrustables with pie crust instead and they turned out pretty well.  My only complaint is that there isn’t much filling in each one, but I guess that just means you’ll have to eat more or make them bigger.

What was your favorite snack as a kid?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hand Pies

Ingredients:

1 serving of your favorite pie crust, unbaked
¼ cup peanut butter, smooth
¼ cup jelly
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon egg whites

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350.
2.  Roll out dough as thin as you can get it without tearing, or as thick as you want it.
3.  Using a round cookie cutter, cut circles out of your dough.
4.  Fill each circle with 1 teaspoon peanut butter and 1 teaspoon jelly.  Fold in half and pinch off the edges.
5.  Brush each folded hand pie with egg whites and sprinkle with sugar.
6.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until the edges start to slightly turn brown.

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Spicy Vegetarian “Chicken” Sandwich

Okay, this sandwich is SO simple to make.  You can either use refrigerated biscuits or Minimalist Baker’s vegan biscuits, which is what I used and they are amazing and super easy to make.

Typically, by lunch, I’m super hungry and just want to make something quick, so this is one of my go-to’s.  I’m vegetarian and try really hard to only pick vegan options, too (although, that doesn’t always work).  It’s nice to have cheese alternatives because I love cheese.  I was worried to try the “Go Veggies” cheese, but it’s actually really good.  It melts just like cheese and the taste is pretty spot-on.

Spicy Vegetarian “Chicken” Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 biscuit
1 Morningstar Buffalo Chik’n Patty
2 tablespoons Go Veggie “cheese,” or shredded cheese
lettuce
spinach

Directions:

1.  Break biscuit in half, toast it (or not…your choice).
2.  Heat up “chicken” patty on microwave safe plate in the microwave for about a minute.  Take patty out, flip it over and place your cheese on top.  Put it back in for about 30 more seconds.
3.  Assemble sandwich.  Enjoy!