Friday, July 10, 2009

So not natural....but so vegan...


I am a huge fan of sandwiches and fake meats. Oh, and fake cheese when it adds to the experience (some fake cheeses are just added empty calories and processed food intake). I have blogged previously about my love of the bar Tube's vegan ham & cheese english muffin sandwiches and when I was scavenging about in my kitchen for some easy food I came across Tofutti American slices, Tofurkey Smoked Turkey, Vegenaise and my English muffins. I knew that would be tasty, no matter how unnatural the ingredients are. I love to prove that being a vegan doesn't necessarily mean you eat healthy...

I decided to make a melt and since I don't have a panini press, I heated up the slices in a pan on the stove while the English muffins toasted away. I flipped the slices, added a cheese slice and then covered it and turned the heat off. I slathered one side of a muffin with the Vegenaise and added the now melted cheese topped turkey. Deliciousness! Warm, gooey, meaty goodness! I ate one every day for 4 days. I just couldn't help myself...One day I did make some kale as a side so that I felt a little more nutritionally balanced. Another day I had a green smoothie, so I'm still healthy, right?

5 comments:

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

that is so karla!

Zac said...

"I love to prove that being a vegan doesn't necessarily mean you eat healthy..."

As do I!

Tara said...

Yum! That looks sooo good!

Tofuligans said...

Mmmm grilly and fake meaty.

I've been making pretty much exact replicas of the tube sandwiches lately. All that's needed is to whip up some chipotle mayo. If you don't have a panini press, just use your cast iron grill pan and press the sandwich with the hot pan you used to cook the ham tube or slices or whatever fake meat you're using. Works so well!

Jamie Walker said...

I have to admit, I try not eat too many fake things, but my bf recently introduced me to vegan fakn bacon...and it is the shit. :)