I am very blessed that my husband comes home for lunch almost every weekday. Except Fridays. On Fridays, he goes out to lunch with his co-workers. I used to be sad about that. I get lonely during the day and it really feeds my spirit to have that hour with him in the middle of the day.
Recently, however, I realized that there is one benefit to having lunch without my husband: I can eat whatever I want! No, I don't mean secretly pigging out on ice cream or Hostess products. I mean I can eat leftover soup that he thought was gross, or have a big salad that he might not consider "substantial" enough. Or I can eat radishes. And lots of them.
When I was in kindergarten I checked out a book from the school library in which an old man tells a little girl, "Don't be saddish, have a radish!" We quoted that line often throughout my childhood, but it wasn't until recently that I began to truly appreciate radishes. Thinly sliced on salads and sandwiches, they really do have the ability to turn a sad mood into a happy one.
So yesterday when my hubby was eating Chinese food with the guys from work, I devoured this little creation. And it made me smile. I feel almost silly giving you these instructions on how to make a sandwich, but here they are, nonetheless. Try it!
Hummus, Feta, and Radish Sandwich
soaked, sprouted, or sourdough whole grain bread
hummus, preferably homemade
radishes, thinly sliced
homemade Greek Dressing
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Toast the bread. I made it open face but it would work as a traditional sandwich as well. Spread butter on the bread. Spread hummus on the bread. Sprinkle some crumbled feta on top of the hummus. Layer sliced radishes on top, and drizzle with the dressing. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top. Admire your creation and gobble it up before your husband comes home to see what you're eating!
P.S. I'm not gonna lie. My hummus was store-bought, preservatives and all. But what can I say, I just had a baby!