Thursday, June 19, 2014

Grilled Cheese

I have a confession.

I haven't had grilled cheese, in probably like 10 years. I'm not even kidding. I can't remember the last time I had it. The only time that sticks out in my mind is when I was little. 

The last time I remember what a "normal" grilled cheese tasted like, was amazing. Grilled cheese with tomato soup was one of my favorites when I was little. I'm not sure why it has taking me so long to have such a simple sandwich, but I guess the wait was worth it ;) 

I made this sandwich a couple weeks ago, but I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. Especially considering I probably made one every day for a week straight. Go ahead and judge away. Or make one for yourself. I feel almost silly posting a recipe for grilled cheese. But honestly, if you're new to eating gluten and/or dairy free. Finding simple alternatives can be really tricky. I have had to learn a lot on my own and figure out what is good and what isn't.  I'll link every ingredient to the brands site so you can check them out :) 

Can you see the cheese? And that perfect golden brown crust of the bread?
Honestly, it's grilled cheese perfection. 

I'm about to make one of these, because I've gone a week without. That's to long. I'll never go a long time again without having one.

Also, since grilled cheese is a simple staple, you can add anything in it. Like ham, chicken, burger (it makes an amazing cheeseburger) and whatever else your little stomach desires. 

Grilled Cheese Perfection


2 Slices of Udi's Gluten Free Bread (Any type will work) 
1 Tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread, Soy free (You could use coconut oil as well) 


Of course you know how to make a grilled cheese! But I'll list my directions here. 

Heat stove top pan on medium. 
Spread half Tbsp of buttery spread on one slice of bread, then the rest on the other side. 
Place one slice of bread, butter side down. Place cheese slices on top. Top with other half of bread, butter side up. 
Place in pan, cover with lid to help the cheese melt. Let brown for 2 minutes, then flip over and brown the other side. Once it's golden brown and cheese is all gooey. You know it's done!