I love the idea of make your own food parties. Food bars are where you let the guests construct their own meal from the ingredients you put out. I’ve seen pizza bars, taco bars, baked potato bars, and cupcake bars. But the best bar ever? The cupcake bar. A Sandwich Bar. And what better sandwich to start with than a BLT! Read more
It’s summertime! Time for some Summer Sandwiches. What is a summertime sandwich? Uhhh….
Summer is sunshine, water, and tomatoes. Gorgeous, ripe tomatoes. Have you ever had a tomato in the Winter? Don’t. It’s blasphemy. We wait months and months for the sweet taste of the first ripe tomato. And when it comes, it doesn’t disappoint. This year we tried out some new varieties, including some massive heirlooms. Read more
Sometimes the best things are born of necessity. Like when you have a bunch of leftovers and it is necessary for you to eat them… in style. We had a party where we grilled a bunch of vegetables. Like a lot. And then I ate them for the next few days. I made a Vegan Italian Veggie Sandwich. And I ate them with noodles, rice, and in tofu scrambles… which is where I got the idea for this sandwich.
I have a minor in math, so I can attest to the accurateness of that formula. So one of the best parts of this sandwich is that it was made with leftovers. Leftover veggies and leftover avocado spread. Because I use that spread on everything. Breakfast toast? Roasted-Garlic-Basil-Avocado Spread. Tomato sandwich? Roasted-Garlic-Basil-Avocado Spread. Chocolate cake? Well… maybe not everything.
So in case you weren’t at my cookout, let me tell you what vegetables we used:
And then I added olives, because I like olives. And green onions, because I like those too. But you could use whatever vegetables you like. And you don’t have to have a cookout. You could just cook them up in a pan… or in the oven. They would still taste as yummy. Let me give you a pro-tip, though: marinate them in basil, thyme, and oregano. Or whatever herbs you are currently feeling. Herbs make everything soooo much yummier. (Four o’s… that’s a lot of yumminess.)
This recipe is actually really adaptable. The tofu could be seasoned with any herbs/spices you want. I used basil, oregano, and thyme. But you could totally play with the spiciness… add some paprika. I don’t know… I’m just throwing things out there. The important pieces are:
Roasted Garlic Basil Avocado Spread
As long as you have those things, you should be good. Just cook up the tofu and add in the veggies to warm them up (assuming they are leftover), spread the Avocado Spread on each piece of bread and put the tofu/veggies in the middle. I also grilled this up in a frying pan. Just slather some Earth Balance Butter on the outside and fry it up! So good. And it is pretty healthy. Vegetables, avocado, tofu… sounds healthy to me.
So now you have a delicious healthy vegan sandwich to make with your leftover vegetables. Sandwich on, friends!
When you are little, you eat a lot of grilled cheese. Usually it’s orange American cheese on some cheap white bread. That’s what kids eat, right? Well you aren’t a kid anymore! And although adult-ing gives you responsibilities like paying bills, going to jobs, and wearing your underpants inside your pants… it does have some perks. Like this Adult Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Read more