I'm always looking for simple and practical solutions for a light meal that I can whip up in 5 minutes or so. Sometimes I don't feel like having a proper lunch and just go with some tapas or with a soup and salad kind of meal. I guess I just like food and usually I tend to get bored easily if I keep eating the same thing over and over again.
Nan bread or pitas allow us to have a nutritious and satisfying meal in a hurry without having to cook which is the issue most of the times: we don't have hours to cook lunch/dinner! I recently got this California Lavash Nan to try out and decided to make it two different ways over the weekend: a savory one and a sweet one.
California Lavash uses pure ingredients - their products have no artificial preservatives, chemicals, dough conditioners or gums. The company is non-GMO Project Verified and they don't use any animal byproducts. The philosophy of the brand also runs through their packaging choice: all the materials are recyclable and there is a great concern about reducing waste as much as possible.
California Lavash is also known for its connection with the community. Every day they supply bread to local organizations who feed the hungry and each week the not-quiet-perfect products are distributed by several neighboring farmers.
As for the products, I've only tried the Nan and I really loved its texture: soft enough to eat it as is or with a perfect light crunch if toasted in the oven for about 5-10 minutes. There are other products available from the same company.
This type of bread is traditionally found in the Middle East, Central Asia and in Russia and it was the very first products sold by the company. It's perfect roll-ups, crackers, pannini-style, sandwiches or pizza. There are 4 flavors available: Traditional, Whole Grain, Spinach and Garlic & Herb.
This bread is originally from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and it's perfect for dipping, pannini-style sandwiches and pizza. There are three flavors: Traditional, 100% Whole Grain and Garlic.
This is a handcrafted flatbread generously sprinkled with caraway and sesame seeds - exotic an hearty! It's traditional in Afghanistan and if you warm it up for a few minutes it will turn out delicious. Choose form the traditional or the whole grain variety.
This Iranian flatbread is rich with nutty sesame seeds and smoky. Delicious and perfect as crackers, for dipping, in sandwiches or pizza style. It's available in the whole grain variety.
To know a bit more about the brand and the California Lavash's products go to the website here and get some inspiration looking up some of the delicious recipes in the "Our Recipes" section.