Sometimes in the afternoon I get really hungry and need something to tide me over for dinner. When this happens, one of my favorite things to put together is a simple open faced sandwich. I really try to mix it up, sometimes it’s [nutella and banana], sometimes [cucumber, cream cheese and turkey], sometimes [peanut butter, banana and honey]. (Only one slice of bread makes it healthier, right?)

An Italian Version: Simply toast a slice of bread (I used a multigrain, whole wheat slice), slather with some really good ricotta cheese, top with a warm balsamic roasted red pepper (I simply take a roasted red pepper out of a jar, put it in a little pan to heat with a couple of teaspoons of balsamic), a dollop of home made pesto, and a dash of black pepper. It’s delicious.