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  1. whisperinggums

    Did you mother say that? I don’t recollect hearing her! Still, if it results in recipes like the above, I’d say she should say it more often. Wonder bread indeed!

    1. Hannah

      So maybe I took a little creative license with her voice, but I’m pretty sure I got the gist right 😉

  2. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    That sandwich sounds SO good, but the pilaf sounds even better! And that gives me a bloggie swap idea—spices! I have access to Mexican spices and seasonings (like the chili powder we’ve already discussed), while you probably have easier access than I do to ones like panch phora, chunky chaat masala, maybe even za’atar, et al. And they’re lightweight, even—perfect! Any you’d want besides chili powder?

    1. Hannah

      That’s a brilliant idea! I definitely have easy access to Indian spices, and perhaps more Asian ingredients? (Although they tend less towards the dried, so might be harder to get through customs.) I’ll go investigate the place I get my spices from, and I’m thinking I’ll throw in a few Australian native spices too 🙂 What was the chili powder we were discussing? Was it ancho or something along those lines? Because yep, I’d love anything beyond the generic “chili powder” we get here 🙂

  3. croquecamille

    I love the colors in that last photo! Pardon my ignorance, but what is panch phora? Some kind of Indian spice blend?

    1. Hannah

      I really should start pretending that it’s me, not my housemate, who has all the artistic flair… 😉 Panch phora is a combination of whole nigella seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and fenugreek. I bought it on a whim, having never tried it before, and I’m now in love. In fact, I have the other half of this currently defrosting for dinner tonight 🙂

  4. Vaala ◪

    You have pretty much summed up my evenings in the kitchen after work (okay, without the canned artichokes or the sardines). I often stare into the fridge looking at all my fresh veggies and yet really just want to eat peanut butter and jam on a bagel. I like the sound of that sandwich though…perhaps I should try it!

    1. Hannah

      Not perhaps – you should! It hits the spot after a rough day, I promise you that 🙂 (Also, I understand the no sardines, but no artichoke hearts? Dear Vaala, why no artichoke love?)

  5. thehungryscholar

    I should really not read blogs when I’m hungry and it is 10:32 PM. That looks great. How can you be such a good chocolate critic AND a good cook? I’m jealous with all your skills.

    1. Hannah

      Aw, that’s so kind of you to say, but you definitely beat me when it comes to cooking things like pizza! 🙂

  6. Jess

    That looks so professional, in fact it looks better than the one my local Indian makes

    1. Hannah

      What a compliment! Thank you!

  7. Anna Johnston

    Ooohhh… you’ve gotta take that sandwich to the next step g/friend…. 🙂 That bad boy takes on a whole new level of deliciousness if you fry him up in butter – then you can tell me who you really wanna marry 🙂

    1. Hannah

      I’ve heard most things taste better fried in butter 😀 Oh, lord, I want peanut butter so badly right now…

  8. theresa

    I have no idea what panch phora is, but mustard seeds + fenugreek are A-OK in my book. This looks like a wonderful dinner, but I also think I have identified my first meal next time Andy goes out of town — double decker sandwich of wonderment for the win!

    1. Hannah

      Mustard seeds, fenugreek, fennel, cumin, and nigella seeds. SO GOOD. You know, I could always make us sandwiches of wonderment next Thursday instead of venturing to Au Lac… 😛 Nah, let’s let someone else cook so we can make the most of chatting-time 🙂

  9. Helen (grabyourfork)

    I totally have a craving for that peanut butter and chocolate chip sandwich rich now! I reckon pilaf followed by triple happiness for dessert 🙂

    1. Hannah

      OMG. I have to open that kaya so I can have peanut butter-kaya-chocolate wonderment sandwiches!

  10. Johanna GGG

    am writing this while dinner is taking forever and was just looking at the half banana left by sylvia and thinking why didn’t I just have peanut butter and banana sandwiches – and I did have that blankness today which meant that I had a stack of cookbooks on the sofa with still no inspiration – some days are like that but this pilaf looks like something I should keep in mind for such days

    1. Hannah

      It’s a super easy recipe, as you can tell, so definitely would be good for the tired/blank days! I’m sure your family appreciated the proper dinner rather than a wonderment sandwich, though. See, I’m just me, so I can do such things with no consequences 😛

  11. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OK I’m intrigued by this sandwich of yours. I’ve never had anything quite like it. Have you tried the Elvis PB and banana sandwich? 😛

    1. Hannah

      Nope, but I’ve had the Elvis Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (King Size!) 😛 That’s almost the same, right?

  12. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    This looks wholesome and delicious and nutritious and wonderful and you should be proud of your creation, but I am noticing a lack of fried monstrosity sandwich photos in front of my eyes. Just sayin..

    1. Hannah

      Well, see, it’s one of those things I never thought I’d admit to eating in public. Photos made it all too real 😉

  13. Fiona

    I need more pilafs. And wonder white.

    1. Hannah

      Yes to pilaf. Perhaps not to wonder white…

  14. Rose

    I love pilaf! I havent made it in agesss though, yours looks deliciuous!


    1. Hannah

      Thanks! It tasted pretty great too 🙂

  15. Agnes

    I’m amazed that you buy Wonder White – it doesn’t fit in with the image I have of you 🙂 Now if you had just said: peanut butter on a spoon, topped with choc chips and maple syrup, that I could totally imagine!

    1. Hannah

      It was the first time in all my 23 years of living that I’ve purchased Wonder White. My reasons were it was a) on tremendous sale and I am very non-rich right now, and b) it’s high fibre! High fibre, Agnes!

      However, you don’t need to imagine the second image. That’s just reality, plain and simple.