Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Once a week, I meet up with a private tutor to study Turkish. It’s a challenge learning another language, but it has been well worth the effort.

On nights when I go to my Turkish lessons, I only have about an hour to make dinner. So on these nights, I usually try to make something quick and easy. This can sometimes feel like an impossible task because I rarely eat fast food or frozen/microwaveable meals.

Once again out of pure luck, I managed to throw something together that turned good.


Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Serves 2

1 chicken breast
1/2 green bell pepper
Chopped onion
Shredded pepper jack cheese
Salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder
4 slices of French bread
Canola oil and Olive oil


1. Rinse chicken breast and pat dry with a paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
2. Heat about a tbsp of canola oil on a pan. Once hot, add chicken and cook thoroughly. Set aside.
3. Chop green pepper and onion and saute in olive oil in a separate pan. Season with cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.


4. Place French bread on a cookie sheet with shredded cheese on one side. Broil just long enough to melt cheese and remove from heat.


5. Put some of the pepper/onion mixture over the melted cheese.


6. Cut the chicken breast into thin strips and as pieces as you’d like over the peppers.



7. Add a little mayo on the other side on thr bread and cover the other half of the sandwich. Put a little bit of olive oil or butter on a pan and grill each side of the bread.

The tastes of all the individual ingredients combined really well. A gourmet sandwich made at home on the fly.


An Apple in the Morning and a Lazy Dinner

You’ve probably heard it: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Well it’s true. Apples are anti-inflammatory and protect against disease. While an apple any time of day is good, I’ve read that an apple in the morning is best. This is because the body digests fruit best on an empty stomach. I’ve also read that eating fruit is the best way to replenish cellular fluids. 

I hated apples when I was a kid. Actually, I really hated most fruit. My mom only bought Red Delicious apples when it turns out that I like Granny Smith. Another thing that held me back from eating apples was biting into the skin. While I know that the skin holds the most nutrients, I just can’t stand its texture. Then one day, I realized I could peel my apple and cut into thin like chips. Just like that, I learned to love apples. Good thing too, because the more I learn about this tree fruit, the more I want to eat it. It’s natural medicine. 



I give the cores of my apples to our resident squirrel. He comes to our balcony everyday for almonds and apples. 🙂

This has been a hectic week and I just haven’t had the energy to cook. 😦

But I have a quick, inexpensive option for you the next time your schedule gets hectic. 

A delicious sandwich on a French baguette. I filled mine with rotisserie chicken, shredded lettuce, onions, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. When I make this sandwich in the summer, I add avocado and red onions. Bacon is always a great addition. Mmmm. Chili Cheese Fritos on the side. Yum.