Share A Little
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

How about we do a little sharing, shall we..
What is your favourite sandwich?? (no .. "what *this restaurant* serves" please, unless you tell us exactly what is in it.)

I suppose this could be a little 'boring', but there is nothing like a cheese (real cheese.. non of the processed stuff) and tomato sandwich.. yummmmmmy! You must, must sprinkle salt and pepper on the tomatoes (it's not natural to eat them any other way), and if you really want to indulge.. butter is most welcome. Oh..on anything whole wheat.

Okay my dear readers.. I look forward to your feedback.

A pointless post? oh nooo.. I wouldn't dare!, it will actually help me with a sandwich project to help those who are not so well-to-do, insha'Allah. So share!


posted by Sketched Soul at 4:06 PM | Permalink


At 4:50 PM, Blogger purvis

Wow, LOVE the new look for your blog!

Okay, the first thing that popped into my head is this turkey sandwich I had... on an airplane. Maybe it's because I was really hungry, maybe my expectations were really, really low, but... it was SO GOOD.

The sandwich consisted of: 1 hoagie with deli turkey breast spread with 1 packet of mayo/mustard combo. I don't even remember if there were any veggies on it. But it was very satisfying.


At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Adikbongsu

Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Masya'Allah...i love the new look! :)

and the pix of the sandwic is really tempting...hehehe

my fav sandwic would be sardine sandwich. You just had to smash the sardine, add in dice onions, chillies, a bit of salt and pepper and squeeze some lime juice. Mix all, add to the bread and can even add slices of cucumber inside the sandwic. Truly yummylicious!...hehehe


At 10:13 PM, Blogger Baraka


Your blog looks great!!!

I love Thanksgiving sandwiches - a croissant filled with roasted turkey, cranberry relish, stuffing, and gravy! YUM!



At 11:34 PM, Blogger gulnari

Salam Alaykum

Mashallah! New year new look :D I really love it.

My favourite would have to be sharp white cheddar cheese (nuked for 1 minute until slightly crispy) on dark whole grain bread with avocado and freshly ground black pepper on top. That is just... wow.

When I don't have avocado I squirt on some tangy deli-style mustard.

Oh... and when I lived in New Zealand I used to eat fluffy kaiser buns spread with pumpkin hummus and a slice of sharp white cheddar.

I can't stand thinking about that pumpkin hummus! I haven't eaten it in 5 years and it brings me much *agony*.



At 5:50 AM, Anonymous Dont be sad

Asalaamu alikum wa rahamatullah Farhana

Something has changed at sketched soul.... of course its the theme. Masha'allah it is very striking (the red) compared to the more subtle pink tones of late.

The extra side bar is more functional too.

On the subject of sandwiches, I find apart from fillings, the bread needs to be good. Granary is my preferred or something wholemeal.

One of my favorites is chopped in half black olives and a generous amount of feta cheese and some salad (different leafed lettuces).

So that’s a black olive-feta-salad sandwich in short.

I'm going to be away from Dont be sad until mid-February. Hope the Warm the streets goes well. Keep up the good work.

Dont be sad


At 8:54 AM, Blogger wayfarer


A few favorites;

1. Chicken salad. Use leftover roast or rotisserie chicken, pull meat off bone. Add mayo, dijon, chopped celery, salt and pepper. Olives, grapes, chili's can be a nice addition too (one at a time). Top with lettuce and tomato.

2. Iranian chicken salad sandwich (it has potato and egg in it - delish!). Potatos (boiled whole and then skin removed and diced) with chopped boiled egg, and chunks of chicken...mayo, salt and pepper. Top with lettuce and tomato.

3. Kid sandwich - peanut butter and sliced bananas with honey on top

4. Philly cheesesteak. Saute thin sliced beef (slice it against the grain so it's tender) with onions. Add worchestire sauce, salt and pepper (peppers too if you want). Top with provolone and serve on bread with mayo.

watchu up to?


At 9:37 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters, and Don't Be Sad :D

Wow.. either I sleep too much, or you guys don't sleep enough.. look at all the comments! :)

Jazak'Allah for all the feedback, very much appreciated. It's made me very hungry..hehe I insha'Allah I hope to try every sandwich out!

Wayfarer, I'm hoping to get some sisters together to make sandwiches for the shelters in my area.. maybe once a month, insha'Allah.

Purvis, Jazak'Allah..I am very happy to hear you love the new look. Who ever would have though plane food was good :D Thank you, I shall try it out insha'Allah.

Adikbongsu, alhumduliLlah.. glad you like the new look. Ooh, I've had the same sandwich but with tuna and no cucumbers. But I'm loving this combo. Jazak'Allah.

Baraka! So nice to see you, I pray you are well :D ahh yes, anything in a croissant has to be good! I have never tried a sandwich like this.. and I might have trouble with the ingredients..but will look around, insha'Allah. Jazak'Allah.

Gulnarita, yuppers..I think it was a good time for a 'face lift', I am happy you like it. I have heard about the avocado sandwich, but never had the opportunity to taste it.. will do, insha'Allah. Pumpkin hummus sounds interesting, I wonder if you can make it at home? Jazak'Allah for sharing.

Don't be Sad, yes.. I went for total opposite, I wonder if it was a good idea. Red supposedly makes people angry..hehe I might not have any readers soon. I definitely agree..the bread makes a difference! Jazak'Allah for sharing, I already know I like this sandwich :) And thank you for letting me know you'll be away..I get worried when people don't post replies, if they normally do. Look forward to seeing you in (mid) Feb, insha'Allah.

Wow Wayfarer!, you my new sandwich queen :D Thank you so much. They all sounds delicious! I totally like grapes in!! I still eat the kid sandwich :) (no-one needs to know..hehe) and my second favourite is a Philly cheesesteak.. yummy.

Thank you again everyone!

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

As Salaamu ALaikum Sis:

Love the makeover at your blog.
Hummm, I love sandwhiches.
Ever had a tuna cheese panini sandwhich. Warm sandwhihes are the best.
How about a bean and beef burrito?
I can't pass up this Mexican version of a sandwhich, with some hot sauce on the side.
Wow, I am getting hungry as I type.
Thanks for the visual post.

ummabdurrahman wordpress


At 3:33 PM, Blogger just a temporary measure

Salaam Farhana
you read my mind!! i was going to post about two new sandwiches i've discovered whilst being in "revision mode". I seem to be preferring sandwiches as they'r quick to prepare and easy to eat so less revision time wasted!!. I have to agree with Gulnari avacado sandwiches are excellent!! i have mine roughly mashed with a bit of salt and some lemon on brown seeded bread. My second favourite one that i discovered a few days ago is smoked black pepper mackarel with mixed salad leaves and cucumber again in brown seeded bread yummy

love the new design by the way it was a pleasant surprise!!


At 5:20 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters,

Jazak'Allah for dropping by and adding to our wonderful collection of sandwiches!

And thank you both for enjoying my new blog look :)

Umm Abdur Rahman, you know.. I love every kind of burrito, I'm so with you on this! (This post is killing me..I must make a sandwich once done). Yes I have had (a long time ago) the tuna-cheese-panini but with mayo and lettuce added.. lovely indeed. Jazak'Allah.. for the feedback.

JaTM, haha.. I am happy you will find this list handy too! If you give any a try, come back and let us know. I'm going to go buy some avacadoes soon, insha'Allah! I really like the sounds of the smoked black pepper mackerel.. where am I going to find that!? :(

I should make next week 'sandwich week' and have a ball! :D

Jazak'Allah ladies.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 12:48 AM, Blogger UmmBilal

Assalamu alaikum Dear Sister Farhana...I almost clicked to exit thinking I was at the wrong blog with your new rose bud garden! Gorgeous, Masha'Allah!
Avocado...yum...guacamole, or just as is with brie or camembert, this slice of beetroot and rocket lettuce....on a sourdough wood fired seeded favourite when living in a land where all this was just a dream, Alhumdulillah.
JazakiLlahu khairan to all other yummy combinations.
Wassalamu alaikum


At 2:24 AM, Blogger Z.

Assalamu alaikum,
thank you for commenting on my blog! And I love yours, can't wait to read all your archives ow :)
My favourite sandwiches:
1) Prawn mayonnaise
2) Cheese tomato sandwich

Right, I'm off to the archives now :)


At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Maryam

The template is very beautiful.

I love the same sandwich as you, and i even like eating tuna sandwiches. I love them, Have you ever tasted them ?


At 1:49 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters,

Oh my.. I can't keep up with my comments! Jazak'Alla :D

Aww..UmmBilal, you are at the right home! Jazak'Allah. Wow "brie or camembert, this slice of beetroot and rocket lettuce....on a sourdough wood fired seeded bread" that does sound like a dream! I love beetroot.. why have I never thought to put it into a sandwich! Great. I have so much eating to do..hehe

Z, I am sooo happy you made it this end, I pray I get to see lots of you! Prawn Mayonnaise..another one I've never tried. Although I've had crab-mayo..yummy!

Maryam, jazak'Allah my dear sister. Oh, I would love to have you over for a snack! We can enjoy out tomato and cheese sandwich together. Yes I have tried the tuna sandwich, with cheese, mayonnaise, and lettuce added.. delicious!

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 9:19 AM, Blogger just a temporary measure

Salam Farhana

well we normally get the mackerel from our local supermarket, from the fish counter. The brilliant thing about it is that you don't have to cook it, it's already been cooked via the smoking process and it sure tastes good too!!


At 9:25 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest JaTM,

Jazak'Allah for the info. I shall definitely ask at our local supermarket. The fish couter people know me a little to0 well..haha one of the ladies recognized me at a different store recently..and I'm completely covered (niqaab).. so I don't know what I doing wrong..haha :)

I'll keep you posted.
Take care,
Love Farhana


At 7:52 AM, Blogger UmmUmar

Assalamu'alaikum Farhanna,
I'm not sure if I'm late for this comment, but I'll give you the PuertoRican version of a sandwich... ha! Toasted bread (preferably french bread), sandwich spread on one side, pineapple preserve on the other, tuna (in oil and drained) on the sandwich spread side & either muster cheese or swiss cheese on the pineapple side. Put that half on the grill for a few seconds so the cheese melts and there you have it!! JOin them & eat them!!! My mum used to make these for me when I was little.... Also, I've seen & tasted a cheddar cheese sandwich with potato chips inside... very yummy!!
Aishah Bey


At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Elisabeth

That sandwich looks delicious! I also love camembert cheese and raspberry preserves on French bread.


At 9:03 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters,

Aishah... I am always up for some Puerto Rican food! Wow.. you know this sounds really, really interesting! I will totally have to make this..and I'll tell everyone it is and Aishah Bey special!..hehe I am familiar with the cheese-chip sandwich. And if I'm not mistaken in the UK they actually have a fries sandwich. Jazak'Allah for sharing. I'll keep you posted.

Elisabeth, thank you so much for dropping by. Heeey.. I usually use a different kind of cheese, strawberry preserves and whole wheat bread!! I should try out your style :) Thank you.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 3:54 PM, Blogger ammena

yummy... looks delicious sis, might just try it... as for whereabouts am i, not too far.. I currently live in cambridge, but i did move from mississauga and i do hang out there quite abit. So if youre ever in my neck of the woods gimme a shout insha'allah


At 9:59 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Ammena,

Jazak'Allah for stopping by my end!! Much appreciated, I pray I get to see you more often.. and in person too :)

I know people in Cambridge and Mississauga, although I'm way on the other end..(East)..but insha'Allah we can meet up one day.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 10:17 PM, Blogger Mona

Oh, man this post is making me hungry! My favorite is actually the same as yours, crusty bread, cheese (cheddar, gouda, munster) with tomato slices and salt & pepper. Grilled.


At 5:00 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Mona,

Jazak'Allah for you lovely, lovely comments. I am so happy to have you as a guest on my blog. I pray you will visit me often.

AlhumduliLlah, we share the same favourite :) You'd make a wonderful person to cook for!

Haha.. yah.. this post makes me hungry too.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 10:20 AM, Blogger Amina

it's very good idea is even soemtimes better to share with food with strangers in need as giving straight cash :)


At 4:38 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Amina,

Jazak'Allah for dropping by! I appreciate you comment very much.

Yes, I agree with. There are many benefits to giving food to those that need it.. than just giving money. Although the process is harder, but insha'Allah there is a bigger reward with the more effort put in.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 1:37 AM, Blogger Sandy

Good morning Farhana, thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. Wow - yours is wonderful, you're so creative, I am Kermit green with envy! I only wish I were closer to help you practically with all your bits and bobs but there's a few miles between us! I can see I will have to set aside a bit of time to read all your archives.

Favourite butty. That's easy. Homemade Coronation chicken on crusty bread. The type of bread doesn't matter, white, brown, wholemeal, but it has to be crusty, the kind that you're in danger of losing teeth with and the chicken homemeade.

Fry 1 finely chopped onion for 5 minutes, stir in 1 tbsp curry powder. Stir in 150ml chicken stock, 1 tsp tomato puree, juice of 1/2 lemon and 2 tbsp mango chutney. Stir until boiling, cook for 5 mins until the mixture reduces and thickens. Allow to cool then stir in 250 ml mayonnaise (whatever kind depending on how healthy you want to be!)and 3 tbsp double cream. Add cooked chicken chunks and 2 oz chopped dried apricots and stir to coat.

Much love


At 1:14 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Hello, hello Sandy,
So wonderful to have you here, thank you very much for visiting my side of the world..and for the lovely comment! I wish you were closer too, to help me out :) but the thought is very much appreciated.

This recipe sounds really, really interesting, and delicious! I must try it. LOL@the bread type (I better try it while I have my teeth).

I'll let you know how it goes.

Take care.
Love Farhana


At 12:12 AM, Blogger iMuslimah

As'salamu alaykum wa rhamatullahi :)

My favorite sandwich......well that changes with the time of day (I am expecting LOL). Right now I would love to sink my teeth into a thick peanut butter (organic) and jelly sandwich, with super soft fresh whole wheat bread, accompanied by a tall glass of ice cold milk.



At 1:13 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Haha.. well sometimes it's nice to have lots of 'favourites'.

Congratulations! May Allah Most Merciful grant you righteous, health children. Ameen.

PB & J.. just not losing with that one! :)

Jazak'Allah for sharing.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


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