Archive | Burgers, Sandwiches and Tortillas

Black-Eyed Pea Burgers with Mississippi Comeback Sauce

“The Candy Man makes everything he bakes satisfying and deliciousNow you talk about your childhood wishes, you can even eat the dishes“ Growing up, I loved burgers. In fact, when I was a kid, my Dad would take me for breakfast before he drove me to school. He worked nights so for him, this meal […]

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Tempeh Reuben Sandwiches

So this is one of those recipes that I’m veganizing without ever having had it in its original form. If you asked me what a non-vegan Reuben sandwich contains, I couldn’t tell you one specific ingredient other than sauerkraut. I never did like cold cuts (and WOW, how that term, “cold cuts,” makes so much […]

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Tempeh "Fish" Tacos, Zesty Lime Corn and Other Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo. What will you be serving with your margaritas? Here are my suggestions and some new recipes. There is no better meal than brunch. Breakfast and lunch all mixed together. No food is right or wrong. I love it. Start the day with my Mexican Sunday Brunch feast (even if it’s […]

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Double-Dipped Gardein "Chicken" Sandwich

As you probably know, most of the recipes on this blog are gluten-free. When I read how a gluten-free diet can help autoimmune disorders by reducing inflammation, I tried it out. At first I didn’t do it consistently and not surprisingly, I didn’t feel any difference. But when I got serious and completely eliminated gluten […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Tempeh Po’ Boy Sandwich Edition

Leftovers have such a bad connotation. Who wants to eat the same old thing that you just had the other day? That’s a recipe for BORING! But rather than see leftover food as just another rerun, see it as an opportunity to turn it into something completely new and delicious! For instance, my recipe for […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Chickpea Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce Edition

A couple of years ago, I was perusing Vegan quotes and sayings to share with people on a discussion board. One day I was looking for something light-hearted (there are some really funny Vegan jokes and riddles) and I found this poem. I instantly loved it and looked up the author. That’s how I learned […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: French Dip Sandwich with Jus and Onion Spread Edition

“Oh my G-d! Oh My G-d! OH MY G-D!!!!!” Tom repeatedly cried out last night. I don’t think I have ever seen a look of such pleasure, such passion, such hunger, such rapture on Tom’s face. His eyes were wide with fascination, his mouth wet with desire. “OH MY G-D!” he exclaimed. And then he […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Buffalo Lentil Burger Edition

One of my favorite recipes is my “Chicken-Fried Steak/Buffalo Wings” edition which is a double-dipped hot sauce battered seitan cutlet served over a carrot and celery salad and topped with Vegan Bleu Cheese http://thevword.net/2009/11/extreme-vegan-makeover-chicken-fried/ But I’ve been gluten-free for two months (today) and so I’ve had to renounce seitan. It’s not that I’m gluten-intolerant. Not […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Tom’s Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Tomato on Rye Edition

If there are any perks to being sick, one might be getting breakfast in bed. I have trouble sleeping and then it takes me awhile to get going in the morning, but Tom is always up early – reading, working on his classes, etc. When I finally wake up, Tom comes into the bedroom to greet […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Quick Quesadillas Edition

Given that my life is currently like a cross between a Lifetime movie and a Law & Order episode, I haven’t been able to indulge in one of my favorite activities: cooking. Besides not feeling well enough most of the time, I don’t have my cookbooks, my utensils and gadgets, my pots and pans or […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Improvisations Edition: "McVegans," Cheezeburgers, Corn on the Cob with Spicy Chile Garlic Butter, Sweet N’Crunchy Color Slaw & Simple Summer Salad

Between Tom and I being in between homes and living out of bags like nomads since last winter and the effects that has had on my health (including being out of work), we have missed out on a lot of things. We haven’t seen or spoken to our friends, we haven’t been able to attend […]

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