I’m thinking of my nine year old self on a sultry Sunday afternoon during the summer. My parents take me to visit a museum in the big city like perhaps the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Suddenly, the world feels so big and exciting as my small mind is consumed with dinosaurs, robots and how each organ of my body works in all of the anatomy exhibits that we stop outside of one of the exhibits on one of the benches underneath a giant dinosaur in the rotunda. That’s where we eat our bagged lunches: a bag of potato chips, a waxy apple, a pouch of Hi-C or Capri-Sun and a sandwich wrapped in clear cellophane with no speculation over the dangers of cottonseed oil or why you would wax a fruit.
This is partially why I will always have a soft spot for people who still willingly still carry bagged lunches to work with them or they pack their own sandwiches. Aside from bringing up fuzzy memories of childhood, there’s a simplicity and beauty in it that denotes a smart person with simple tastes. And many times simple can taste just fine and better.
Hot Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
1/4 cup of organic peanut butter
1 banana, sliced
two slices of sprouted grains bread
1 tbsp of coconut oil
Spread peanut butter on bread. Lay sliced banana on top – doesn’t have to be as neat as I made mine. Take a hot pan and melt coconut oil (unless you live in a hot climate then the coconut oil is already melted for you) inside. Once the oil is melted, fry up the sandwich for 2 minutes once on each side
Cost of materials: Under $10
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