Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Open Faced Sandwiches

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My parents recently moved to a condo in downtown Toronto almost right beside the St Lawrence Market.

It is a beautiful space with a ton of fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, breads and more! In other words- endless food inspiration.

I had been browsing for some salad recipes and came across this Eggplant, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad by Martha Stewart. So I headed to the Market to get the freshest ingredients to make it. While I was there I came across some freshly baked buns and decided to turn the salad into a sandwich.

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I baked the Eggplant following Martha’s directions

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While the Eggplant is cooking, cut the bun in half, and spread pesto on both halves.

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Arrange eggplant, tomato slices, and mozzarella on the bun and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic.

I had lots of leftovers the next day to make a big salad- delicious!

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Dr Joshi Detox: Day 6

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Day 6 was a so-so day. I had my hot water and lemon first thing followed by the now usual granola, banana, soy milk combo for breakfast.

I didn’t have a ton of time to make lunch so decided to throw together a sandwich using the gluten-free bread I had in the freezer.

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I mixed together some softened goat cheese and dried herbs to make a spread and then layered on spinach and beets. It was my first time trying the bread and can say I honestly didn’t taste a real difference.

Dinner is where I had a tiny slip up. I didn’t finish work until 8:30 and was going to be spending the night at my parents. I really didn’t feel like cooking, so on the way home I stopped at the grocery store and grabbed this:

 burrito

It is a gluten and dairy free rice and bean burrito by the brand Amy’s. Even though it doesn’t have wheat or cheese, I still count it as a bit of a slip up as it is a processed food. On a different note, I do like Amy’s product and would recommend them!

6 days down, 15 to go!