Monday, August 4, 2014

Creating a Beautiful Morning Routine

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Since I've been in Montessori teacher training this summer, my days have been just as long (if not longer) than they will be once I'm actually teaching again. My carpool leaves my driveway at 7:15am Monday-Friday, which means my alarm rings around 6 telling me it's time to jump in the shower.  I arrive at training at 8, go until 5:30, and then generally arrive home between 6 and 6:30. (Told y'all training was intense.) While I'm not lounging by the pool all day like every teacher hopes to be between the months of June and August, I'm also grateful to have this job and remind myself of that everyday when my alarm goes off. Sure, sleeping in past six seems like a luxury I may never get to experience again, but I know that's not true. With my early morning wake ups this summer, I had two choices: be grumpy, or be happy. It seems like a lot of work to be grumpy about something you wanted in the first place, so I chose the latter. A large part of that was starting my day off intentionally.

 As a child, I watched my parents sit at the kitchen table every morning before work, sipping coffee and reading the paper. While no one cooked a hot breakfast on weekdays (I can hear my mom cackling at the very thought), my brother and I ate real food (toast and peanut butter, shredded wheat and banana) at the kitchen table as well before getting ready for school. Even though my parents often had to be at work well before 9am, I never remember any rushing, or shouting, or shoving a granola bar in our faces as we sprinted out the door. In a word, we started our days peacefully.

Even though I live by myself and technically have a lot of alone time, those few quiet minutes in the morning are the only ones that ever truly feel like "me" time. I've started setting my alarm just a few minutes earlier on weekday mornings to make time for some simple pleasures. Below, I've listed a few ways I start my day in a way that sets the tone for the rest of my day:

{find this print here}


#1. Drink lemon-cayenne water as soon as I wake up (and on an empty stomach). Elise from Cheers Y'all got me hooked on this after posting about the original article from Food Babe. I was more than skeptical when I first started doing this, and now I can't imagine starting my day without it. Supposedly it's cleansing, gets your metabolism revved up, etc. Whether it actually works or not, a little cayenne pepper and zing of a lemon certainly helps wake me up in the morning. If nothing else, the lemon juice will help to alkalinize my bod and make sure I'm feelin' good the rest of the day. I use my awesome new stainless steel juicer to juice 1/2 a lemon and pour it into my mason jar, then fill it with water and add a dash or two of cayenne. I have a reusable plastic straw I generally drink it with so that I can keep stirring and not get a little mouthful of cayenne when I get to the bottom. Bleh.

#2. Make tea instead of coffee. Ok, fine. Every summer I declare to anyone who will listen that I've broken my coffee addiction, only to go right back to chugging mug after mug once the school year starts.While I don't find coffee to be bad in moderation, I found that I really couldn't wake up without it. The automatic brew setting caused me to walk zombie-like to the coffeepot immediately upon waking and basically be incoherent until it had absorbed into my bloodstream. No thanks. Green tea with a splash of vanilla almond milk for me it is. Considering I've kept this up throughout early morning wake ups for teacher training, I think this is a habit that I've made permanent. (Pats self on back.) I also notice I'm having a much easier time waking up in the am (no more zombie impressions) and get absolutely zero caffeine headaches. Addiction? Broken.


#3 Read something good for the soul. Reading is one of those things that I would love to do for hours a day but in reality carve out 5-10 minutes for. (I'm trying to be better!)  Right now I have two devotionals that I'm reading, Jesus Calling and Everyday a Friday, but my morning reading isn't always Christian-based. Sometimes it's a short magazine article or a great blog I've been meaning to get to. As long as it's interesting and not so long that it makes me late for work, I'm good. As soon as my tea is made, I sit and read, then hop up and get back to whatever I was doing

Mornings set the tone for the entire day, so I like mine to be two things: 1) healthy and 2) relaxed. (Which should also be my motto for life.)

But as for summer 2015? I plan on sleeping in every.single.day.

What's your morning routine?





Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Broccoli-Grape Pasta Salad + Being Vegan at Family Reunions

So much for my plans to blog all day er'day this summer. Between full-time Montessori teacher training and the requisite weddings and family reunions summer brings, my days of lounging by the pool and rifling through magazines for blog recipes are few and far between. 

This past weekend, Patrick and I headed up to West Virginia to help celebrate my grandfather's 90th (!) birthday with the whole gaggle of aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was P's first time meeting most of my family (most importantly, my brother) and we had a great time. Saturday night found the aunts, uncles, and  21+ cousins, at Foster's, the only bar in town. Haley, my aunt Maureen, and I whooped it up on the dance floor while the other patrons looked on enviously at our rockin' moves. (Perhaps the looks were actually annoyance. Hard to tell in the dim light.) 
{from left: Patrick, moi, my brother Jack, cousin Haley} 

I feel very grateful not only to have grandparents that are still kickin' in their 90s, but also that my extended family consists of people I'd actually want to hang out with even if we weren't related.  How often does that happen? #never. 

I generally bring my own food to family gatherings, both so that relatives don't have to stress that I'll have something to eat as well as ensure I won't be stuck eating a few leaves of iceberg lettuce with Italian dressing for dinner. It's called a win-win, people. When picking out a dish to bring, it has to meet three criteria: 1) travels well and doesn't need much tending to before being served (i.e. can be served cold if needed) 2) is hearty enough to act as an entree or side, depending on what other options might be available for me, and 3) delicious enough to share with the rest of the family. 

In general, pasta dishes meet all three criteria pretty easily. Since I don't eat pasta on a regular basis, it also feels like a bit of a treat. This Broccoli-Grape Pasta Salad I found in a recent issue of Southern Living not only fit all of my criteria, but it gave me an excuse to use vegan mayo. Hello? Done and done. Because now that I've discovered the deliciousness that is Veganaise, I'll look for any excuse to make a recipe with mayo. (Note: When I complain about not having a bikini body, please quote me that exact sentence above.) 

{find the original recipe here}
{the preppy vegan version}

With broccoli and pecans for crunch and grapes (and a teensy bit of sugar) for sweetness, it's hard to go wrong with this one. Plus, has zero cholesterol and less sugar than the original. Bikini bod, maybe you aren't so far off after all.

Broccoli-Grape Pasta Salad

Ingredients
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 (16-oz) package bow-tie pasta, cooked and drained
1 lb fresh broccoli, florets chopped into small pieces
1 cup vegan mayo, like Veganaise
1/6 cup of sugar
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup red wine vinegar 
1 tsp. salt
2 cups seedless red grapes, halved


  • Directions
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350. Bake pecans in a single layer on a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through. 
  • 2. Whisk together mayo, sugar, onion, and vinegar in a large bowl; add broccoli, cooked pasta, and grapes. Stir to coat. Cover and chill 3 hours, and top with pecans just before serving. 

  • Cheers to family, and pasta! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Vegan Traveler: Charleston + Being a Vegan Wedding Guest

This past weekend Patrick and I headed to the lovely city of Charleston to celebrate the wedding of Katie and Austin, two of his best friends since high school. Besides being a ridiculously beautiful place to spend the weekend, Charleston is also one of my favorite cities due to it's abundance of vegan restaurants and menus. Seriously? This place has got it going on. 

Friday morning, Patrick went to play golf with the boys at Wild Dunes and I walked with my friend Lindsay on the beach at Sullivan's Island. #winning. Besides seeing Steven Colbert (true story), I also saw just about every cute dog in existence and even got to squeeze the cheeks of a few fat babies. Pure heaven.

{a few of my beach treasures}
We then walked over to Cafe Medley, which has veggie sausage for their breakfast sandwiches and soy chai lattes. I had the Kathy sandwich, hold the cheese + add avocado. Simply amazing.

Then Linds had to go to work and I was forced to sit on the beach and read for a few hours. Such a tough, tough life that I lead. Since Patrick was in the wedding, we checked into our hotel and walked to McCrady's in downtown Charleston for the rehearsal dinner. 

Being vegan at a wedding can be one of the trickiest social situations I've encountered. Despite the fact that the bride and groom are doing their best to accommodate the needs of all of their guests, it can be rather easy to forget that the date of one of your friends doesn't eat meat. Or cheese. Or eggs. Or butter. You get the picture.

Since I'm a bridesmaid in 99.9% of the weddings I attend (but really though), I'm generally close enough with the bride that I don't have to worry about a thing. During my recent maid of honor duties for my college BFF Ashley, girlfriend had a delish vegan meal awaiting me at every event we went to (and trust me, there were a lot). At her rehearsal dinner, all of the omnivores at my table kept commenting on how delicious my (abundant) plate of grilled portobellos, asparagus, and spicy tomato sauce looked. (It tasted even better, but I wasn't sharing.) At my other college BFF Caroline's wedding, the catering staff made me a beautiful vegan dinner that I couldn't even eat after gorging myself on buffet hummus and guacamole. Embarrassing? Yes. But me + bottomless guacamole = pants that do not button for days. #notsorry.

Since Patrick was a groomsman and closer to the couple than I was, I asked him speak to the bride and groom well in advance about whether or not I'd be able to get a vegan meal at the rehearsal dinner. They graciously told him yes (just as I expected they would) and then confirmed with me when we saw them a week or so before the wedding.

McCrady's didn't blink an eye when I asked for a vegan meal (even when restaurants are given advance notice, they can sometimes be difficult), and the maitre'd made sure to specifically tell me everything that was in the courses they were bringing me to assure me they were vegan. That + the woman who kept coming by to refill my wine made me one happy camper. (By "camper" I mean "vegan wearing Lilly in a five-star Charleston restaurant".) My dinner was a gorgeous plate of roasted vegetables and farro that I ate too fast to take a picture. Whoops.

The reception was a buffet dinner with plenty of vegan options, including roasted potatoes, veggies, and portobello pasta. Afterwards, the bartender kept my grapefruit and vodkas a-flowing as we danced to a live band for so long that all of the women had to kick their shoes off.

{my hot boyfriend & I}
Top 5 Tips for Being a Vegan Wedding Guest
1. Speak to the bride and groom about vegan options well in advance of the wedding. Meaning a month or more, not Friday afternoon of the rehearsal dinner. Politely confirm with them a week or so before the wedding (unless they do so first), and make sure you're clear with them on what you can and cannot eat. 

2. Pack substantial snacks in case a chef's interpretation of vegan is simply a smattering of carrots on a plate. #stillhungry

3. Be gracious. Write thank you notes to the couple and even the restaurant if their vegan meal was outstanding. Perhaps it will encourage them to put that item on the menu!

4. Bring a hot date who makes everything more fun.

5. Have a great time! Unless there's not an open bar. 
Then just go home and seriously reevaluate your friendship with this person.  
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{happy people, even after six hours or so of dancing}
Happy dancing, y'all!



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Places I Love: Book Buyers + The Greener Apple

If you know me, you know that I'm obsessed with reading. Ob-sessed. Whether it's a book, magazine, pamphlet, postcard...if the print goes from left to right, I'll find a way to get my hands on it. (Or I've probably already read it.) This past Saturday night, I was itching to get home from a party so I could finish this edge-of-your-seat chick lit novel I was reading. #truth. #notsorry.

Living in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte allows me to walk most places that I need: post office, grocery store, bank, and...used book store. Used book stores hold a special place in my heart because you can get lost in them in a way you can't in one of the big-box chains. Plus, when you do find a treasure in the stacks it costs like $2, not $25. Yes please.

In my eyes, there's little to be done that could improve a used book store. Until I stepped into Book Buyers (my neighborhood store) which has....drum roll please...a vegan section.

Not a vegan book section, though they have that as well. A vegan market. I was all like "Whaaaaaaaaaa...." when I walked in, my mouth hanging all the way open. Very articulate. Very sophisticated.
but really? how awesome is this. #reallyawesome
Turns out the owner, Lee, is vegan and opened up The Greener Apple inside the bookstore right around when I moved away for TFA. (Figures). They have all sorts of shelf-stable goodies, from cereal and non-dairy milk to baking mixes and chocolate. Just about everything you could possibly think of that doesn't need to go into the fridge.

After chatting for a little bit, Lee let me try an Animal Rescue Bar, which was one of their new products in the store. Besides being delicious (I was going to bring it home and take pics and whatnot but I just...ate it right there) it's also vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Oh and 50% (that's half, for all of you non-mathematicians out there) of their proceeds go to non-profits animal rescue organizations. So basically by eating something delicious, you're doing good things for animals. It's called a win-win, people. 


So basically: 1) this place is what I imagine heaven to be like and 2) I wish I'd thought of it myself. For now, a visit every week or two (what? I'm shopping for book club) satisfies my need to read while allowing me to pick up a vegan treat or two. 

Cheers to summer reading! 


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June Book Club Recipes: {The Signature of All Things}

Confession: I'm obsessed with Elizabeth Gilbert. Well, really I'm obsessed with Eat, Pray, Love, but considering it's her memoir that's pretty much the same thing. Every New Year I reread EPL and discover some new gem waiting for me that I hadn't seen in previous readings. Seriously, I've probably read it five times and even listened to the audio book on a solo road trip once. #obsessed. 

In my book club here in Charlotte, the rules are that when you host, you pick the book. Since I needed an excuse to buy Gilbert's new novel The Signature of All Things (in hardback, no less), I jumped at the chance to host for June. A Liz Gilbert book + a reason to dust off the Lilly wine glasses? Yes please. 


I could pretend I was a literary reviewer and discuss the plot and themes of the novel here in great detail, but you can just read the blurb in the book jacket for that. What I can tell you is this: this book is so good that I did nothing else on my travels back from Ashley's wedding but read it. I didn't crack open an US Weekly, watch the in flight TV shows, or listen to my iPod. I literally just read this book through 2 flights + a rather long layover. What more do you need to know? 

{find it here}
If I were Martha Stewart, I would have planned book-club recipes around the theme of the novel, like cupcakes made to look like orchids and shepard's pie (or whatever they ate in 19th-century Philadelphia), but I'm a working woman. Ain't nobody got time for that. Instead, I just veganized some of my family's favorite appetizer recipes (like pimento cheese and artichoke dip), uncorked some wine, and called it a day. Hostess with the mostess, right here. Check out my attempts at table styling on your way to the recipes below. 

{these Lilly wine glasses are no longer available, but you can find similar ones here}




{Cheesy Baked Artichoke Dip}
serves 12

Ingredients
1/2 cup of veganaise
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1-2 Tbs nutritional yeast

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350. 
2. Mix veganaise, artichokes, and mozzarella shreds together in a medium bowl. 
3. Pour into an 8x8 (or 9" round) baking dish. Sprinkle top with nutritional yeast. 
4. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Serve with Triscuits. 


{Classic Pimento Cheese}
makes 6-8 sandwiches

Ingredients
1 package vegan cheddar shreds (I used Follow Your Heart), or two vegan cheddar blocks, diced (about 2 cups of cheese either way)
1/2 cup of veganaise
1 4oz jar pimentos, drained
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper, depending on your tastebuds (I added 2-3 tsps and it was delicious)

Directions
1. Mix above ingredients in a medium bowl. (If you like it a bit more "creamy", you can beat with an electric mixer until you get the desired consistency). 
2. Chill for 30 min-an hour before serving. (Not necessary, but makes it even more delicious.)
3. Serve on crackers, or in a sandwich with whole-wheat bread and a leaf of romaine lettuce. Yum. 


For your own copy of The Signature of All Things, click here

Enjoy, y'all! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Lean Day 11: {Take Your Vites} + How to Answer "So...Where Do You Get Your Calcium?"


*Let me preface this post by saying I'm not a doctor or nutritionist, I'm merely sharing my own experiences. Take what you want and leave the rest. 

Today's Lean was something I have a lot of experience with (and opinions on): knowing which vitamin and mineral supplements you may/may not need. As someone who has suffered from iron-deficiency anemia on and off since high school (both when I've been an omnivore and a vegan), this is something that definitely affects my everyday life. I'm not quite sure why to some people "vegan" is synonymous with "deficient in vitamins and minerals", since a whole-food, plant-based diet abundantly provides the nutrients we need. After all, we're supposed to get our nutrients from food, not pills. Since nothing makes a person more concerned about your overall health than them finding out you're vegan, my party/dinner table/random conversations go a little something like this:

Question for the vegan: So...where do you get your calcium?
Answer from the vegan: The same place cows do: dark, leafy green veggies. Spinach + kale = my jam. Plus, I chug almond milk like it's my job and it has more calcium than cow's milk. (Mentally I add a little "BOO-YAH!" to the end of that sentence.) 

Question for the vegan: So don't vegans like, have a reallllllly hard time getting enough B12? Doesn't that prove it's not natural to be vegan?
Answer from the vegan: 1) I really wish we hadn't been sat next to one another. 2) B12 is produced from bacteria, and since I don't eat veggies straight from my farm/garden/yard that have a little dirt on them, it can be a challenge. Plus, it's notoriously hard to absorb and common lifestyle issues like stress and alcohol can easily deplete it in the body

Question for the vegan: My cousin was vegan for a week and she got like, sooooooo anemic. Being vegan is like straight-up dangerous!
Answer from the vegan: That wasn't really a question....? But really, being vegan doesn't necessarily mean you're healthy. You can slurp Diet Cokes and extra large fries all day and still be vegan, but you'll probably feel disgusting and need to nap about 20 hours out of the day. 

{Note: after these questions are over, ask that person"Where do you get your fiber and antioxidants?" }

Now onto today's Lean: taking vitamins. Like I mentioned above, this is something I think about daily since I've been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia three times throughout my life. The first was when I was a french-fries and diet coke vegetarian in high school, the second when I was a straight up omnivore and lived with Elise, and the third this past spring when I was (obviously) vegan. 

When I got my most recent blood work back in February, my doctor insisted that I was anemic because I was vegan. I might have believed her if I hadn't also been anemic two other timesneither of which I was vegan and once when I was eating meat regularly. Not only did it not make sense, but I felt like she wasn't listening to me. My diet consists of so many whole, iron-rich foods that it just didn't add up as to why this was becoming a chronic issue. My morning power smoothie alone provided me with more than 50% of my daily recommended intake of iron, and that was just my first meal of the day. Even after I felt like I'd clearly expressed my concerns to her, she continued to tell me I needed to start eating meat again. 

I found a new doctor. 

The second doctor I went to actually sat down with me and asked me a million questions about my diet, lifestyle, favorite foods, and (embarrassing!) menstrual cycle. (As Elise can tell you, I get extremely grossed out by any sort of bodily-function talk. Even with doctors.) After about thirty minutes (thirty minutes!) asking me basically everything except my Social Security number and debit card passwords, she told me that my anemia was most likely recurring due to heavy periods. (Sorry if that was TMI. Just tryin' to keep it real with y'all.)

Which actually...made total sense, especially as to why this would have happened when I was vegan AND non vegan, and why it seemed to be a recurring problem. Did someone say "winner, winner,  chicken vegan dinner?". I sure did. 
//1.deva prenatal vitamin//2. deva B12 sublingual//3. garden of life vitamin code healthy blood//
4. deva vegan vitamin d//5. garden of life vitamin code raw iron
She wrote me a presription for iron pills, and when those ran out I started taking Garden of Life Raw Iron on a daily basis. (Note: I was instructed by my doctor to take over the counter iron pills until I could come in for follow-up blood work.) I don't know if it took some time for the prescription pills to kick in or if that stuff is magic, but after a week of the Raw Iron pills I went from coming home and sleeping 1-2 hours after school everyday to barely resting my eyes for 20 minutes. Big improvement. I had my life back again. When I went in for my follow-up, my iron count had significantly risen, but my doc said it would be a good idea to continue to supplement and come back in a few months for a checkup. 

Once my Raw Iron ran out, I tried Garden of Life Healthy Blood since it contained iron AND B12. Why take two pills when you can take one? I generally take a B12 supplement a few times a week (aka when I can remember), but it's not something I stress about since my blood results for that always come back healthy. Plus, I put nutritional yeast on everything, and it's chock-full of the stuff. In the winter here in Charlotte I also pop a vegan vitamin D, since the sun basically never touches my skin. (And even when it does, I'm wearing sunscreen and you should be too!)

While I'm still building my iron stores up, my doctor also recommended that I take a daily prenatal vitamin (don't freak, Patrick!) for it's high doses of B vitamins and iron as well. Based on how much I've loved my Deva Vitamin D, I'll be trying out their prenatal daily in my next order from Vitacost.

If there's one thing I'd like to get across in this post, it's this: be your own advocate when it comes to your healthcare, and don't assume that your doctor knows everything. Find someone who you feel genuinely listens to you and considers every factor before jumping to conclusions. And switch doctors if needed!


For more info (and sources for this article):

Cheers to health!



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Avocado-Tomato Bruschetta + Vegan Caprese Sandwiches + GIVEAWAY!

I invited a lot of people to my La Brea bread banquet thinking I'd get a lot of "no" RSVPs. After all, the invite was last minute and the party was the Sunday night before the last week of school. Not exactly a "recipe" for a night of festivity. (bam-bam-CHING! I'm here all week, people.) Of the ten or so people I invited, I expected about five to come. Rookie mistake, Ensley. Rookie mistake. Everyone RSVP'd yes. Everyone. Plus I had mentioned to invite roommates and kids, which brought my grand total up to...twelve guests. Dear Lord.

This was after I'd already shopped for food, so let's just say I panicked a bit. Would my guests arrive expecting dinner and I would only be able to provide a few small morsels? Sending people home starving wasn't exactly the advertisement for veganism that I was hoping to make. (Welcome to my home, where I send guests home hungrier than when they arrived!) I sent a few histrionic mass texts to guests asking them to bring salad ingredients, in the hopes I could fill them up on foliage so they wouldn't notice the lack of actual food. 

In the end, I should have just chugged a glass of pinot and calmed it down. Not only was there plenty of food (salad ingredients aside), there was enough for seconds and leftovers. We sipped wine, ate slowly, and enjoyed each other's company with the relaxed air of the last week of school before us. The two recipes below especially took on a sort of loaves-and-fishes quality, where there seemed to always be plenty no matter how many times guests went back for more. While I didn't deliver a Sermon on the Mount (much to the relief of my guests), the night was most definitely a success. 

And the next time I decide to host a party? I'll have the pinot chilled and waiting. 

Avocado-Tomato Bruschetta
{serves 12}
Ingredients
4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 La Brea French Baguette, thinly sliced
1 container cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved
1 avocado, pitted and diced
About 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
1/4 cup basil leaves, finely diced (I know everyone does them chiffondale, but who wants a strip of basil hanging out of your mouth while you're trying to eat? Not I.)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place baguette slices on baking sheet and drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil.
3. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
4. While baguette slices are baking, chop tomatoes and avocado and mix until evenly combined. (The best way to do this may be with your hands, so wash up.) Toss with remaining olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Spoon tomato/avocado mixture evenly onto baguette slices, then sprinkle with basil. Serve immediately.

Vegan Caprese Sandwiches
{serves 6}

Ingredients
2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
6-10 basil leaves, whole but with stems torn off
1 package Vegan Gourmet mozzarella shreds (what I used) or 2 packages of Vegan Gourmet mozzarella (what I probably should have used because shredded cheese can make a mess)
2-3 Tbsp vegan mayo, like Veganaise

Directions
(Note: I elected to make this as essentially one big sandwich and then slice it to make it a little easier. Ciabatta can be a beast.)
1. Slice ciabatta loaf hamburger style so you essentially have one huge sandwich "bun".
2. Spread a bit of the Veganaise onto the bottom slice, then layer basil slices to completely cover the slice. 
3. Layer tomatoes on top of basil. 
4. If you're using mozzarella slices, slice them wide instead of narrow (so they are more of a square shape than narrow slices) and evenly layer them over the tomatoes. If you're using shred like I did, good luck. (Kidding. But a little serious.) Just sprinkle them over the tomatoes and hope that half of them end up in the sandwich. 
5. Slice ciabatta loaf into 6 individual sandwiches. 

Click here to find La Brea at a store near you. And enter below for a chance to win some free bread for yourself!

If you're in Charlotte, catch the #BreakingBread tour Uptown @ S. College St. & E. 3rd St. on Friday, June 20th at 8:30am.

Cheers to great parties, even with hysterical hosts! 

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