Category Archives: Sandwiches

Smoked Tempeh ‘Bacon’


If you’re plant based or vegan, the one excuse that you hear all the time from people for not being plant based is “bacon”.  Typically the conversation is, “plants are nutritious, and meet all the requirements for maintaining the health of your body”, the response to which is “But bacon”.  For some reason people love their bacon.  Well, let me assure you, you can go vegan and still get your bacon fix with options like this tempeh bacon.  I’ve done and seen many other types of vegan bacon, but this one is pretty easy and hits all the notes for smokey and savory.  So the next time bacon is the response, hit’em with a piece of this tempeh (not literally of course).  The piggies will thank you.

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Tempeh Gyros with Tzatziki

 Tempeh Gyros

Food is the universal language, and I can prove it.  If you’re a native English speaker, what Italian words do you know? What Spanish words, or Chinese words, or German words?  I’ll bet most of them are food related, like pizza, ravioli, szechuan, lo mein, strudel, sauerkraut, and on and on.  The reason for this is because cultures spread first through food.  No matter where you go, you have to eat, and that requires often times consuming what’s available where you’ve travelled to.  What’s my point?  Well, todays post is about gyros, and sadly that’s one of the few Greek words that I know, or at least that I know that I know.  There are lots of Greek words that have been incorporated into English, but if you asked me to say something Greek, I’d probably say gyro.

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Whew, what a busy weekend!  Middletown High School put on a wonderful performance of “The Sound of Music”, and my son wound up being cast as Captain Von Trapp.  As a result, I wound up hosting different groups of aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents, and cousins on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  I wanted to make sure everyone came away knowing how delicious a healthy vegan meal could be, so I put of effort into creating great tasting family friendly meals.  Here are a few of the dishes and some video clips for you to enjoy as well.

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Decadent Vegan BLT (with an attitude)

Okay, so it’s missing the bacon, and the lettuce too.  Even so, when you bite into this sandwich, I guarantee the first word that will come to mind is unbelievable. It’s made with these Sweet and Smokey Coconut Bacon bits, along with the quick and easy Vegan Cream Cheese, fresh tomatoes, spinach, dried basil, dried chives, organic dijon mustard, and sprouted whole wheat bread or gluten free bread. 

To assemble, toast two pieces of bread, then spread the vegan cream cheese on both.

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