Being a typical American, grains were a part of my diet growing up. I ate cereals for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and various pastas for dinners. Other things were eaten as well, of course like meats, fish and vegetables.

For the last 15 years I have been avoiding grains in my food as much as possible replacing them with vegetables, legumes and fruits.  The grain family includes corn, wheat. rice, barley and oats.

Sometimes I eat my sandwiches without bread, but I really miss it and it gets messy.  I was looking for a bread alternative and my garden this year provided it.

For the first time in several years, I grew Zucchini.   One day I was making a sandwich and saw one of my zucchinis on the kitchen counter.  It occurred to me that it could be cut it into round sections and used to hold the sandwich contents together like bread.  The sandwiches are smaller because my Zucchini slices are smaller than the bread.  The great thing about Zucchini sandwiches is the Zucchini doesn’t get soggy like bread does when the sandwich contents are moist and fall apart.