Peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Seriously, now I know why Elvis liked these so much.
I recently ate at Which Wich? after reading this article about its vegan offerings.
I have to say, Which Wich? Has a LOT more and better vegan options than many of its competitors (like McAlisters, Sweet Peppers, Firehouse, or … yick … Subway).
Their samdwiches are great, but beware their hot pepper blend … when they say hot, they mean it.
Their house chips are awesome, a top notch salt and pepper style.
They also have a light and refreshing sweet green tea.
Give them a try the next time you want a deli sandwich.
Growing up in the South, I’ve eaten a lot of yummy tomato sandwiches, just sliced tomatoes, salt, pepper, and mayo on soft white bread (or toast).
But just last week I discovered you could do the same thing with spinach.
I’ve been devouring them like the end of the world is coming ever since.
You should give it a try. You can also combine them into a spinach and tomato sandwich, if you think you can handle it 🙂
I feel like a Doctor Who villain: Devour! Devour! Devour!
Seriously, I’ve never tasted, and certainly never made, tofu this good. And I owe it all to this video from Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen:
This was actually my second batch. The first tasted good, but didn’t quite have the golden crisp texture I was looking for. This one nailed it.
By the way, one package of tofu makes three big sandwiches or maybe six smaller ones.
I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce as the final ingredient in the tofu “fry”, and added some to the sandwich.
For the sandwiches, use your favorite bread (I made two sandwiches, one on white and one on seeded wheat, and both were equally good).
Put the sandwich together and you’re ready to go.
The tofu and the toasted bread are warm and both crispy and soft at once. The cabbage and onion are cold and crunchy.
The combination of flavors and textures really makes the sandwich pop.
That’s a raw red onion, leftover broccoli, and kernel corn sandwich with Vegannaise and Pickapepper hot sauce, on the best bread ever baked, my Mom’s homemade whole wheat.
The broccoli was already cooked firm. The corn was canned. I toasted the bread and microwaved the veggies for 30 seconds.
It was simple and thrown together, but I liked it.
Oh Christmas sandwich
Oh Christmas sandwich
How yummy are thy flavors
Two slices of Mom’s homemade bread
Leftover dressing of cornbread
Add cranberries and Vegennaise
How yummy are thy flavors
I’ve loved leftover dressing for years. This is my vegan version.
I used my vegan cornbread dressing, two slices of my Mom’s homemade bread (the best bread ever), vegan mayo on both slices, and homemade cranberry sauce on one slice.
I toasted the bread and left the rest of it (including the dressing) cold. The contrast of the hot bread and the cold filling is part of the fun.
Twenty years ago, I spent the summer studying in London. One of my favorite places to eat was an affordable little Italian cafe called Mona Lisa.
And my favorite sandwich there by far ease Fungi Peter Shilton, sauteed mushrooms on white bread with swiss cheese.
Last night I remembered this sandwich, and as the late great Jerry Clower would say, “had a craving flung upon me.”
So I tried to recreate the experience with items I had on hand:
I’m sure it would have been better with fresher ingredients, but it was delicious even out of the can.
This made two thick and juicy, hot and toast sandwiches. I will definitely make this again.
Not pictured: the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten. I’m really bad at food photography.
We went to the Magic Kingdom two days during our Disney World trip. On the first day, we ate at Cinderella’s Castle. But that’s an expensive, once-per-trip (at most) expedition. We went with something more low-key (and less expensive), The Liberty Tree Tavern.
Like Cinderella’s Castle, Liberty Tree had a few great vegan options on the main menu. We had corn fritters for an appetizer, and I ate the “Vegetarian Proclamation” sandwich. It was amazing, just filled with seasonal vegetables like squash and zucchini and mushrooms. The entire flavor was just too good. I said “I want to just stay here and eat more of these sandwiches all day. I don’t need any more rides.”
Needless to say, we left and did more rides. But the sandwich was just that good.
This isn’t a very expensive meal by Disney standards, but you will need reservations. There just isn’t really any way to get a walk-in.
Vegan Grilled Cheese, that is, starring Cheddar Flavored Daiya, 100% cow-free. Which is good for the lactose-intolerant, as well as vegans. It’s doubly good for folks like me that are both.
Here’s how I make my grilled “Cheese” (daiya) sandwiches:
Okay, I know this isn’t a huge, overwhelmingly complicated process, and I know you could have figured this out yourself, but the grilled “cheese” (daiya) sandwiches I’ve been eating lately have been so darn good I just had to share.
Okay, so I haven’t had a grilled cheese sandwich in over a year. Even before I became vegan, when I ate lots of cheese, I rarely had something melty enough for a property grilled cheese.
And I thought I’d never have one again, now that I’m eating plant- based.
Then I saw daiya in a grocery store. It’s not exactly a local store, but it’s in a city we visit occasionally anyway.
Yesterday, I bought a package (cheddar flavor), and tonight I made a grilled “cheese” sandwich, using vegan margarine and bread.
I am in love! I can have grilled “cheese” again! One of my ultimate childhood comfort foods!
And I am pretty sure it was the best grilled cheese sandwich I ever had.
Daiya isn’t perfect: I did not like it one bit when I tried to eat it cold, with crackers. But hot and melty? Yes, please!
Now, I surely won’t eat this stuff like I used to eat cheese: the stiff price tag and long drive to find it will prevent that. But I can have it when I really want it, and that makes me smile.