Gourmet Toasties

Stuffed with delicious fillings and oozing with cheese, GH Nutrition’s  top toastie recipes are the ultimate comfort food.  

Serve as a snack, for lunch or a quick midweek dinner that the whole family will love.

PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE WITH QUINCE PASTE AND ROCKET

Serves 1

Ingredients
2 slices of fresh bread, sliced thick
1/2 pear, thinly sliced
Blue cheese, enough to cover one slice of bread, the more generous the better
Quince paste
Small handful of rocket

To make
Preheat sandwich toaster.  Spray with olive oil.  
Spread quince paste onto one slice of bread and blue cheese on the other.
Top the blue cheese with the pear and rocket.  Add the slice of bread with the quince paste, facing down.  
Place in the sandwich toaster and cook until ready and the cheese is bubbly away. 
 

CORNED BEEF WITH BRIE, SAUERKRAUT AND PICKLES

Serves 1

Ingredients
2 slices of fresh bread, sliced thick
2 slices of thinly shaved corned beef
Brie cheese, enough to cover one slice of bread
Sauerkraut
Pickles

To make
Preheat sandwich toaster.  Spray with olive oil.  
Spread a generous amount of sauerkraut on one slice of bread. Top with the corned beef, brie cheese and pickles.  
Add the other slice of bread and place in the sandwich toaster.  Cook until ready and the cheese is bubbly away.  

TURKEY AND CRANBERRY WITH BRIE AND ROCKET

Serves 1

Ingredients
2 slices of fresh bread, sliced thick
2 slices of thinly shaved turkey
Brie cheese, enough to cover one slice of bread
Cranberry sauce
Small handful of rocket

To make
Preheat sandwich toaster.  Spray with olive oil.  
Spread a generous amount of cranberry sauce on one slice of bread. Top with the turkey, brie cheese and rocket.  
Add the other slice of bread and place in the sandwich toaster.  Cook until ready and the cheese is bubbly away.  

BAKED BEANS WITH BRIE CHEESE

Serves 1

Ingredients
2 slices of fresh bread, sliced thick
1 small tin baked beans
Brie cheese, enough to cover one slice of bread

To make
Preheat sandwich toaster.  Spray with olive oil.  
Spread a generous amount of baked beans on one slice of bread. Top with the brie cheese.  
Add the other slice of bread and place in the sandwich toaster.  Cook until ready and the cheese is bubbly away.  

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.