I decided to visit my old friend gluten to see how my body would handle it after a year of being gluten free. So far, mixed but encouraging results. One benefit is that I get to eat a classic French baguette. It looks beautiful, smells beautiful, and feels beautiful. When toasted, it becomes something even more magical. Crusty, aromatic, warm, and golden, the baguette is an icon of the French culture. Baguettes are ubiquitous in South Louisiana, where I grew up, and where they were slathered with not-so-healthy, but delicious, mayo, cabbage, and fried shrimp.
I decided to cobble together a Thai-inspired sandwich on a baguette, which was introduced to Thailand by the French. This sandwich, a take off the Thai banh mi, included:
- peanut butter
- fish sauce
- kale (not traditional, but I wanted something to replace the typical meat filling)
- green onion
- sriracha sauce