Subsitute for "T" in a BLT sandwich?

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I second the slice o' cheese suggestion.

I like raw tomatoes with salt on them. Plain, they're just blah.

If you like the taste of tomatoes, but hate the raw taste, you could use a little tomato paste spread on the bread, or a thin slice of canned tomato.

I like grilled veggies with a sundried tomato pesto as a panini with a slice of provolone, yummm. Bacon would go well on that, too, but not lettuce. The sandwich press would wilt the lettuce.
 

Imzadi

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I have to leave the T off the BLT too. It's not that I particularly hate raw tomatoes (I don't particularly like them either), it is just am allergic to them or something. If I eat even just a little bit, it will break my mouth out in blisters.

Tomatoes that are cooked, or tomato products... no problem at all.

That is a condition called Oral Allergy Syndrome. (Google about it. :) )

I also have Oral Allergy Syndrome and cannot eat most RAW fruits, tree nuts and some raw veggies. An allergy Dr. told me it is really because I am allergic to some trees. Since most fruits grow on trees, I am allergic to most of them.

But, cooking or heating the fruits, tree nuts & veggies breaks down the enzymes or acids and then I can eat them. :thumbsup2

I was hoping for some suggestions to replace the tomatoes on this thread. But, I can't avocados or cucumbers either. :(

Maybe mixing (cooked) ketchup into the mayo and slathering that sauce on would do the trick for me? Or canned tomato paste. Canned fruits & veggies are heated enough during the canning process so that I can eat them. And tomato paste has a nice sweetness to it. :scratchin
 

Nette

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May 8, 2003
I second the slice o' cheese suggestion.

I like raw tomatoes with salt on them. Plain, they're just blah.

If you like the taste of tomatoes, but hate the raw taste, you could use a little tomato paste spread on the bread, or a thin slice of canned tomato.

I like grilled veggies with a sundried tomato pesto as a panini with a slice of provolone, yummm. Bacon would go well on that, too, but not lettuce. The sandwich press would wilt the lettuce.
I hate *store bought* tomatoes. Those things are nasty. Grainy, pale, very little flavor and just not worth it at all. I also read that they grow them in sand and so the nutrient content is poor too.

Now, homegrown or farmers market tomatoes are entirely different. To the OP if you've never had a homegrown tomato, you might try it since the raw tomatoes you buy in the store are picked green, where the canned tomatoes are picked much closer to ripening.
 

mombrontrent

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Mar 8, 2008
I hate *store bought* tomatoes. Those things are nasty. Grainy, pale, very little flavor and just not worth it at all. I also read that they grow them in sand and so the nutrient content is poor too.

Now, homegrown or farmers market tomatoes are entirely different. To the OP if you've never had a homegrown tomato, you might try it since the raw tomatoes you buy in the store are picked green, where the canned tomatoes are picked much closer to ripening.
I agree:thumbsup2 Nothing beats a tomato fresh picked from your garden. Still warm from the sun and juicy::yes:: Totally different flavor than a store bought tomato.
 


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