better-for-you spreads for bread
I've just started baking bread again, courtesy of Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day - so now we've got warm, crusty and delicious bread around the house ALL THE TIME. To make the indulgence a little healthier than it is when spread with sweet butter, I'm thinking of delving into the world of veggie- and other healthy spreads that satisfy as butter substitutes. Along the lines of NYC Josie's Restaurant's sweet potato-tahini spread, which they offer with bread before meals. Any ideas appreciated. Here's a link to a version of the Josie's spread, which I find delicious: http://www.purcellsisters.com/node/42...
thanks for the help!
not sure if this is on the same line but I love hummus on good toast, as well as a great black bean spread.
Cottage cheese blended with scallions, fresh herbs, and a bit of garlic
Roasted peppers, garlic, grilled eggplant, and olives pureed with a little olive oil
White beans pureed with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and basil
love all your suggestions. the muhammara is right up our alley - yum! would you mind posting suggestions on the pea/onion suggestion, and the carrot/curry? just veg. purees w/a little flavoring, or is there something else going on? I love that little funkiness that comes from adding tahini to the sweet potato in the josie's spread - sounds like the onion and curry do that in your ideas - anyway, details appreciated and thanks so much.
I have consciously avoided that book b/c I'd be eating bread all the time if I had the good stuff around the house . . . you're a strong woman. And I love that Josie's spread - forgot about that stuff, haven't been there in years.
a little ricotta, a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of chopped nuts (walnuts, pine nuts, watever you like)
When the tomatoes get good, a schmear of cream cheese/cottage cheese, a slice of tomato and salt & pepper
Unsweetened apple butter
Peanut butter and banana/apple slices/raisins
White beans pureed w/garlic & olive oil
Hummus and halved Kalamata olives