I meant to post this a few days ago, but oops, it’s been sitting in the queue. I thought now would be the best time to get around to posting it. I wanted to provide something a little uplifting after that last post, & to prove to dairy eating vegetarians that there is life after cheese, & prove to omnivores that there is life after bacon…
This is my favorite sandwich ever! It was inspired by a sandwich my Mom saw in a magazine several years ago. She began making it on Christmas eve, a meaty version for the boys, & a vegetarian version for us. It quickly became a tradition. This year we completely veganized it & it was perfection.
Here is what you need: one loaf of ciabatta bread (make sure it’s vegan), Vegenaise, chopped scallions, sliced savory tofu (we used Trader Joe’s), thinly sliced vegan mozzarella (we used Follow Your Heart), tempeh bacon (we used Tofurky Smoky Maple), arugula, organic cranberry sauce.
This is how we do it: Cut the ciabatta down the middle. On the bottom half, smear the Vegenaise, sprinkle with scallions, spread the cranberry sauce, layer tofu, mozzarella, tempeh bacon, top with arugula. Smear Vegenaise on the top half of the ciabatta, then top the sandwich. Viola! Cut into generous servings & enjoy. Be intuitive in the amounts of ingredients you use & layer as you wish.
So amazing. I look forward to it every year & you will too!