Amanda's Kids' Lunch

A Post-Modern Jewish Deli Sandwich

by • August 15, 2013 8 Comments

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Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration. 

Amanda's Kids' Lunch from FOod5

The cucumbers, kale, and cherries from our CSA inspired today's lunch. Every weekend, my kids and I go for a run (I run, they scooter) through a local park, and we end our workout at a small local grocery where they sell good bread and chocolates. This past weekend, I picked up a loaf of Hot Bread Kitchen rye, the unsung hero of the sandwich world. 

I spread the rye with cream cheese and laid down a blanket of smoked salmon. I topped this with some shredded kale and pickled onion, and declared it a post-modern Jewish deli sandwich. On the side, I added some cucumbers, which our babysitter had sliced and salted, and fresh cherries, and sent the kids off to wall-climbing and skateboarding camp.  

What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches

Tags: brown bag lunch, amanda, sandwich, smoked salmon, everyday cooking

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almost 2 years ago beejay45

Um...Amanda? Do you deliver?

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almost 2 years ago Brette Warshaw

If you can get your hands on it, Eli's health bread is my favorite vehicle for smoked salmon. Going to try all these additions next time!

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almost 2 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Eli's is so good!

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almost 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

It's like crack! I just picked up a loaf at costco for the first time. (I try not to pass the bakery dept too often, as it could suck you right in.)

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almost 2 years ago lastnightsdinner

Have you tried the Finnish Ruis bread at the Union Square Greenmarket? The little rounds are my favorite base for smoked/cured fish these days.

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almost 2 years ago Ollie Zhang

YES! I live a block away and they always have samples of the gluten-free health loaf. I love to grab a piece while I'm buying their cheese and bread, which are the only reasonably priced items there in my opinion...

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almost 2 years ago KristiW

While I'm not near such good bakeries, I can get by with Deutsche Kuche pumpernickel, dark whole rye or sunflower seed bread at Aldi's.

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almost 2 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

sexyLAMBCHOPx is a trusted home cook.

Your kids are sophisticated diners.