(to give proper credit for this recipe, it is an ad insert for Kraft Sandwich Recipes, and I believe can be found at Kraft.com)
Here is the ingredient list as it appears in the magazine: (I DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT ANYBODY FOLLOW THIS RECIPE; READ ON FOR MY EXPLANATION)
♦ 2 slices multi-grain bread
♦ 1 tsp. Grey Poupon savory honey mustard
(Ingredients: MUSTARD SEED, WATER, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, VINEGAR, BROWN SUGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, HONEY, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SALT, FRUIT PECTIN, CITRIC ACID, SPICE, TURMERIC, SUGAR, CARAMEL COLOR, PAPRIKA.)
♦ 6 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast (phew, that's a mouthful right there! Do people realize they are getting more than just meat in this meat? Why would you need to add chicken flavor to chicken?!)
(Ingredients: CHICKEN BREAST, WATER, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM LACTATE, SALT, SUGAR, CHICKEN FLAVOR (YEAST EXTRACT, SALT, FLAVOR), SODIUM PHOSPHATES, CARRAGEENAN, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM DIACETATE, SODIUM ASCORBATE, SODIUM NITRITE, CARAMEL COLOR.)
♦ 2 thin tomato slices
♦ 1 KRAFT singles (Kraft calls these Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. Why can't they just call it "cheese"? Because it is not just cheese...
(Ingredients: MILK, WHEY, MILKFAT, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SALT, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM CITRATE, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SORBIC ACID AS A PRESERVATIVE, APOCAROTENAL (COLOR), ANNATTO (COLOR), ENZYMES, VITAMIN D3, CHEESE CULTURE.)
2 tsp. butter, softened
Directions:Spread 1 of the bread slices with mustard; top with chicken, tomatoes and Singles. Cover with remaining bread slice. Spread outside of sandwich with butter. Cook in skillet on medium heat 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides.
Ironically, they say they... "scoured our favorite regions for locally grown produce and native tastes that got our mouths watering and creative juices flowing...What follows is a travel guide for the tastebuds."
This recipe was 'inspired' by the region of the Rocky Mountains. And yet, none of the ingredients listed above are 'local' ingredients, are they? Did I miss the name of the boutique farm who produces the mustard? Oh, no, it's Grey Poupon...hmmm.
My recommended recipe for this sandwich after RECIPE RESCUE:
♥ 2 slices of multi-grain or sprouted grain bread WITHOUT PRESERVATIVES OR HFCS (high fructose corn syrup)
♥ Annie's Naturals Organic honey mustard (Ingredients: *Mustard (*Apple Cider Vinegar, *Yellow Mustard Seed, Salt), *Sugar, *Honey, *Cinnamon. *=organic)
or Annie's Naturals Organic Dijon Mustard (Ingredients: *Distilled White Vinegar from corn, *Mustard Seed, Sea Salt, *Cloves. *=organic)
♥ NO MEAT. or if you are one who does eat meat, use REAL chicken, NOT prepared lunch meats. Make it clean meat chicken that has lived free range, veg fed, without antibiotics or hormones.
♥ 2 locally grown, organic heirloom tomato slices. If you cannot get local, organic or heirloom, try to at least find pesticide free tomatoes.
♥ sliced NATURAL cheddar cheese. Organic if possible, but at the very least, with ingredients free of antibiotics and hormones (look for rBGH/rBST free). The ingredients should be: Milk, salt, cheese cultures, enzymes. There should not be anything else. No annatto for color (your cheese should not be orange), and no preservatives!
♥ 2tsp. butter. That's REAL butter, organic or at least free of antibiotics and hormones.
Then, follow the directions for preparation above. Cook on IRON or STAINLESS STEEL cookware. Avoid aluminum and teflon, non-stick cookward at all costs! Aluminum is still on the official "safe to use" list, but so are a whole host of other things that I believe to be harmful. Teflon can kill birds and other small animals such as hamsters and causes flu-like symptoms in humans. Teflon flu? Can this be a good thing?
After Recipe Rescue, I can create a healthy sandwich without unnecessary and possibly harmful chemicals that I can feel good about eating and feeding to my family. Please follow this link to read more about chemicals in food processing.
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