Brought these adorable lil things along to the picnic as well!
Credit for these owed to Post Punk Kitchen again: http://www.theppk.com/2011/07/cucumber-avocado-tea-sandwiches-with-fresh-herbs/. Check it out for the ingredients and prep.
These were definitely a hit! People often ask me what goes on the inside of vegan sandwiches, because sandwiches are of course merited by the type and quality of meat and cheese they have (not). Here’s a great example! Other sandwiches you can make are vegan versions of classics like the BLT, grilled cheese, even sloppy joes. At school I would like to toast hummus and grilled veggies between whole wheat bread, too.
The only change I made to the recipe was using whole wheat bread instead (because it’s better for you and why not?). Speaking to the recipe, the green pureed mixture has the same look and consistency of guac, but is obviously not. The flavor is mildly tangy and very pleasant — you can definitely taste the dill, lemon and cucumber without them being overpowering.
Aren’t these just the cutest? I’ve decided to only eat tea-sized from now on. Enjoy!
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A simple recipe and yet a good one. Perfect for college students on a budget and with limited time/cooking skills.
Alright. Gonna be honest and put this right out there. This was my first grilled cheese since going vegan (about seven months back now), so it wasn’t bad. However, this sandwich may be a bit challenging for those of you non-vegans that are freaked out by the prospect of vegan “cheese.” (HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK???)
So. Not that you really need a recipe for grilled cheese, but I loosely used Ann Gentry’s recipe in “Vegan Family Meals: Real Food for Everyone.” It’s pretty much what you would expect. Here’s what you need:
- whole wheat bread
- vegan mayonnaise
- cheddar, american, swiss, or monterey jack vegan cheese (you can use any combo)
- vegan butter
First, butter both sides of the bread. I recommend Earth Balance:
Then spread the mayo on the insides of the sandwich. This is what vegan mayo looks like, in case y’all are wondering:
Aaaand then you put a couple slices of the scary vegan cheese between the bread to form the sandwich. Obviously you can use real cheese if you want, but if you’re brave enough to try the vegan alternative, make sure the cheese you buy is casein-free. Companies like to sneak in milk protein for some reason. You can buy the cheese in slices or a block. This is what I used:
After that, you put a few tablespoons of butter on a hot grill pan at medium heat. Place the sandwich on the grill pan and cook for about 3 minutes, or until golden-brown. Turn the sandwich over and repeat. Make sure the cheese is fully melted.
Here’s what mine looked like:
Yum! You now have your animal-free sandwich, enjoy!
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