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Almond Butter and Cheese Make Me Happy

by Meghann on August 4, 2011

I’m not sure why, but I have a slight obsession with grilled almond butter and cheese sandwiches.

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I know it shouldn’t taste good, but I love it. Creamy melty cheese…. crunchy salty almond butter.. two of my favorite things in one. 🙂

Today I added some sliced carrots (pre-grilled on the good ole George Foreman) and some spinach to my combo. I also used Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, which made the sandwich extra rich and fabulous.

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On the side some sweet potato chips.

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And a pickle

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Rasa-Lila Fest

Back in April I had my asana handed to me at the first Rasa-Lila Fest in Tampa.

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It was an amazing 8 hour day of back-to-back yoga classes that had me feeling more in tuned with my practice (and the yoga community) then ever before.

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Peace, Love, & Yoga!

Turns out I wasn’t the only one who loved it – the whole festival was a hit! So much so, that Rasa-Lila Festival is coming to Orlando on September 10th!

Now, THIS I’m excited about! All of my favorite Orlando studios (Oh, how I miss Orlando yoga!) in one spot for a full day of yoga and fun?!? Count me in!

Even better – Katy and I have teamed up for the Central Florida event! We’re official sponsors (whoop! whoop!) with an official affiliate link (<– all money earned is being donated to something cool for the Orlando Lady Bloggers ‘Club’), an official table, and the official desire for a meet up. Score!

So, the question remains… who’s with us? Are you going to the Orlando Rasa-Lila Fest?!?!

1 Cait @ Cait hates Cake August 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I would’ve NEVER thought to put that combo together, but I may have to try it since you rave about it so much!

2 Sabrina August 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

It’s official! I am going to have to recreate that for dinner, ASAP! Hm… I might twist it up with some sliced peppers!! Good thinking!
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3 Hope August 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm

That sandwich looks so good! 🙂

4 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I’ve never put that combo together and probably wouldn’t ever have thought of it either. Sounds good though!
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5 gia August 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Get ready for some more harsh comments for that one! 🙂 I like your weird meals! On other blogs I’ve read “let your freak flag fly!”- yeah! Even with food! hah.

6 Faith @ For the Health of It August 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

You bet your butt I’ll be there – looks like so much fun!

7 Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups August 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Sweet potato chips are so delicious!
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8 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm

omg that looks so awesome! Unfortunately I live too far away! But I would so love something like this!
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9 Mary August 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Ab and cheese… I can see it, like sweet and salty. Everyone loves sweet and salty!
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10 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I would never think to put all of those ingredients together. Sounds good!
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11 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I want to try that combo out now–I love cheese + jam, so AB would not be that much different….right?!

I don’t live in FL but that sounds fun 🙂 Nice job on the gig!
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12 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I’m excited for the yoga fest – count me in! Woot! Woot!
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13 Amanda August 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I really want to go to the Rasa-Lila Fest, but I am super new to yoga. Is it still something I could enjoy, or is it tailored more for experienced yoga students?

14 Meghann August 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I would say it’s perfect for someone looking to get into Yoga because it’s so yoga-lovey, dovey. I think ALL yoga classes can be tailored back to a beginner level.

15 Cait's Plate August 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Those sweet potato chips look incredible. And I love paninis…I definitely need to eat more of them.
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16 Hillary August 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Why have I never tried this combo before? Have to put that one on my “must make” list.

Bring Rasa-Lila to Baltimore, and I’ll be forever grateful!
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17 Army Amy* August 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I have never seen sweet potato chips before. I love sweet potato fries though, so I bet the chips are just as yum!*
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18 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine August 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

That looks awesome Meghann. I really need to do yoga more consistently! I’m gonna see if there is anything like this in Southern Cali! I bet there is!
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19 Jane @ Broccolini + Cheese August 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Almond butter + cheese I bet is awesome. Something I will be trying gin the future.
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20 emily August 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I don’t really like almond butter, but I thought I was a serious genius when I “invented” peanut butter and sharp cheddar grilled cheese in high school!

21 Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 4, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Whoa, that sandwich does sound magical! I’d love to try yoga outside like that. It’d be so peaceful..and even hot yoga if it were done here!

22 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 4, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Aw I’m from the Orlando area but also happen to be a struggling student who cant afford to make it this year 🙁
I will be there in yoga spirit! I’ll make sure to do yoga that day and bond telepathically with the yogis
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23 Halley (Blunder Construction) August 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm

That is one beautiful lunch, but totally something you would eat! I don’t know if I’m ready for that combo!!:)

24 Maren August 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Almond butter and cheese? I would never have put these together.
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25 Katherine Morgan August 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm

There is a pub in Chicago called the hopleaf that has a grilled cashew butter, fig jam and cheese sandwich!

26 Meghann August 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

That sounds good!

27 Anne August 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Looks like Rasa-Lila Fest is going to be awesome! I’m just starting to incorporate yoga into my workout routine, and it’s amazing. If only I didn’t live in China right now i’d come join you!
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28 Emily@SavoryandSavage August 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm

lol, odd combo but it did look really delicious.

I wish they had yoga-centered fests in my area.
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29 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 4, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I love almond butter and cheese together! Especially on top of a sweet potato :))

30 Meghann August 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Me too!

31 Stephanie @cookinfanatic August 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm

when i was younger i used to love spreading peanut butter on apple slices then topping them with a slice of cheese – everyone thought i was so weird haha – guess not so much anymore! i’m with ya on the nut butter/cheese combo, it’s legit.
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32 Bella August 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I wish I could find a way to start doing Yoga. There are just no classes offered and I am having such a hard time figuring it all out!
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33 Ali @ Ali Runs August 5, 2011 at 7:51 am

I could see that combo being good and maybe with tomatoes too! How awesome that the first event was so successful, they are having another one! 🙂 It sounds like a great time.
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34 Mary @ food and fun on the run August 5, 2011 at 9:30 am

I am going to have to try that sandwich! I have never even thought to put the two together! Sweet and salty mmm!!!
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35 Dina August 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I might have to go to that. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun.
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