Gina Young (she/they) is an award-winning writer, director, playwright, songwriter and performer whose work spans genres and forms. From The Hammer Museum and REDCAT to punk clubs and gay bars in both America and Europe – she/they has presented plays, musicals videos and events featuring them both.
Her cookbooks have all become New York Times best sellers; her latest, Happy Cooking, was published in November 2015.
1. Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Gina Young recipes are quick and simple ways to stay healthy, featuring tuna sandwiches made with fresh ingredients for lunch or dinner that will leave you feeling full and energized. They’re also great ways of encouraging children to consume more fruits and veggies!
Make yourself a tasty lunch that satisfies your hunger with this easy sandwich recipe that combines tuna and sweet potato chips for an irresistibly delicious and nutritious lunch or picnic treat! Make this sandwich vegetarian-friendly by swapping out tuna for jackfruit instead. Add in some roasted red peppers as well for an irresistibly nutritious treat!
2. Egg Salad Sandwiches
Are you in search of a high-protein, low-calorie lunch idea? An egg salad sandwich could be the solution! With ingredients like avocado, lettuce, pickles and herbs available to use in its preparation – as well as being easily prepared on whole wheat toast to provide additional fiber!
When making egg salad sandwiches, always drain and rinse your boiled eggs after boiling – this will prevent watery or runny eggs. Also ensure you use freshest eggs possible!
Add some zest to your egg salad sandwich by including mustard. Low in calories and full of flavor, mustard can add an extra pop to this classic lunch option! Combine it with mayonnaise in the egg salad recipe or use as a topping on top.
4. Bacon Cheeseburger Sandwiches
The bacon cheeseburger is an iconic American dish that features a juicy beef patty topped with crispy bacon and melted cheese. A favorite in diners, restaurants and backyard barbecues alike, this versatile recipe can also be tailored to specific toppings or condiments for maximum customization!
To create this burger, first assemble two slices of bacon on a bottom bun half. Next, layer on a beef patty topped with Colby Jack cheese and two rings of red onion, as well as crinkle-cut pickles and two slices of Colby Jack. Cover everything up with leaf lettuce and drizzle it with spicy mayo!
Serve this mouthwatering sandwich to your guests at their next outdoor gathering, or create it yourself during a busy weeknight for maximum bacon cheeseburger enjoyment! Enjoy with fries and cold beverage for the complete experience.
5. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Gina Young is an award-winning writer, director, songwriter and performer whose work spans genres and forms. From plays to musicals, videos and curated events – seen from The Hammer Museum and REDCAT to punk clubs and gay bars across North America and Europe – her performances span genres and forms.
A perfect grilled cheese sandwich should be gooey and melty on the inside, yet crispy and golden-brown on the outside. Start by using high-quality bread and butter, before choosing from various fillings such as Havarti or Gouda cheeses; cheddar, provolone or Swiss may also work well.
Before cooking them on a medium heat griddle, brush the sandwiches with melted salted butter (or mayonnaise). This will prevent them from sticking to the surface.