Thursday, September 26, 2013

Vegan MoFo 2013: Vegan Sandwiches Save The Day Giveaway

I first reviewed this book in August of 2012, but since I love Celine and Tami, and the folks at Fairwinds were kind enough to give me another book to give away, I thought it would be nice to reprint it again here.

Never eat a boring sandwich again!

Celine and Tami's new book Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!: Revolutionary New Takes on Everyone's Favorite Anytime Meal is finally out, and man, you all need to get your paws on it!

Amazing recipes for amazing sandwiches. I fancy myself a bit of a sandwich snob, and this book has impressed me from page one. Smartly laid out in a fun format, this book has tips, tricks, and of course amazing photos of delicious sandwiches.

My favorites so far:
Berry Stuffed French Toast Pockets (page 34) because the crispy, crusty french toast recipe is great on it's own, but the berry filling makes a great surprise. These also work great on the go as a handheld. Super yum.
Orange Fennel Summer Rolls (page 83) because they are so easy, fast, and refreshing on hot days. NO COOKING REQUIRED! Plus they are so pretty, and make a great appetizer as well.
The Party Monster (page 124) because it is delicious green bread stuffed with delicious home made deli slices and other savory goodness. It's a bit time consuming, but oh-so-worth it.
Oreo Wafflewiches (page 173) because, even though it's meant as a dessert, this one screams breakfast (to me) and tastes like a giant Oreo cookie! Whoa.

Another fabulous feature of this book is Chapter 8: The Building Blocks, which is has recipes that can be used throughout the rest of the book, or on their own. Recipes for how to make your own sandwich breads, and deli-style slices to come up with your own sandwich creations.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.  Sure, I am biased!  Because I love Tami and Celine.  But I only love them because they are so awesome, and so are their recipes.

And guess what else?  The fine folks at Fairwinds Press have offered a copy for me to give away to one of you!  And because they mailed it directly to me, this giveaway is open to readers worldwide!  Simply Follow the prompts in the widget below to enter.

The lovely ladies were also kind enough to lend a recipe to share with y'all, so here it is:

The Almighty BLT from Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day
by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes, Photo by Celine Steen.

The Almighty BLT

For spread
1 jar (14 ounces, or 392 g) hearts of palm, drained
1/4 cup (60 g) nondairy sour cream or unsweetened plain nondairy yogurt
1/2 cup (112 g) vegan mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste
1 tablespoon (8 g) drained capers
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons (14 g) sliced sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained

For sandwiches
8 slices any bread (crusty or soft), toasted
4 large lettuce leaves
1 recipe Tempeh Bacon, panfried (recipe below)
1 beefsteak tomato, cut into 8 thin slices
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut into
12 slices
4 razor-thin slices red onion (optional)

To make the spread: Process the hearts of palm in a food
processor until coarsely chopped. Add all the remaining
ingredients and pulse a few times to leave chunky, or process
thoroughly until smooth. Stop to scrape down the sides occasionally.
Chill in an airtight container overnight to let the
flavors meld. Enjoy the leftovers within 1 week.

To assemble the sandwiches: Smear 1 tablespoon (16 g)
spread on each slice of bread. Top 4 slices of bread with 1
lettuce leaf, 2 ounces (57 g) bacon, 2 slices tomato, 3 slices
avocado, and 1 slice onion. Top with the 4 remaining bread

4 sandwiches
2 cups (515 g) spread

Tempeh Bacon

8 ounces (227 g) tempeh
3/4 cup (180 ml) vegetable broth
1 tablespoon (15 ml) pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon (16 g) tomato paste
1 tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon (15 ml) tamari
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon (20 ml) liquid smoke, divided
2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil

Using a serrated knife, carefully cut the tempeh into 1/4-inch
(6-mm) strips across the short side. In a 9 x 13-inch (23 x
33-cm) pan, combine the broth, syrup, tomato paste, vinegar,
tamari, cumin, coriander, salt, onion powder, garlic powder,
and 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the liquid smoke. Place the
tempeh strips in the marinade and turn to coat. The strips
will probably be touching, which is fine. Cover with foil and
refrigerate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C, or gas mark 2). Bake
the strips in the marinade, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Most
of the marinade will either be absorbed or coating the tempeh.
Remove from the oven. At this point, the strips may be
prepared for serving or stored in the refrigerator for up to 1
week and cooked as needed.
To cook, combine the olive oil and remaining 1 teaspoon
(5 ml) liquid smoke in a small bowl. Heat a large skillet over
medium heat. Brush both sides of the tempeh strips with the
olive oil mixture and, working in batches, cook for 4 minutes,
or until browned. Turn and cook the other side for about 3

8 ounces (227 g)

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Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

Thank you for the giveaway, Joni! I'd love a copy of this book.

n_selah_d said...

What a great giveaway(AGAIN!) Tempeh Reubens are my favorite followed by chickpea salad

coconutandberries said...

This one's been on my wishlist for EVER! It's sad being a poor student :( I don't make fancy sammies- I need this book to give me some inspiration. Currently I'm enjoying PB, apricot jam and banana paninis :)

Anonymous said...

Falafel sandwiches are my favorite

Em said...

Typically PB and J with potato chips.

Beedi said...

My fav is grilled cheeze with tapenade and tomato slices.

Terri Cole said...

Good whole grain bread, spicy mustard, heirloom tomatoes, hummus and barbequed tofu makes a killer sandwich!

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Anonymous said...

grilled cheese all the way!

jacqui said...

I've been making pimiento cheeze with tempeh bacon. Yum! I need this book for inspiration.

The Peace Patch said...

My usual favorite go-to sandwich is cashew butter and homemade blueberry jam with kiwi slices and cinnamon, but today I am so craving a lentil loaf sandwich. I blame it on the falling leaves and falling temperatures and this recipe... ;)

Dana Vickerson said...

i am LOVING sandwiches right now!!! i have been making vegan muffalettas and they're fantastic

Tanya said...

Mine is just a simple chickpea, vegan mayo, relish sandwich, LOVE this!

Book and Cat Librarian said...

My favorite sandwich is actually the TLT!

sarahhhhhh said...

grilled cheese!

Jennifer said...

I love avocado toast open faced sandwiches, especially topped with some hot sauce. Simple and classic.

Candyce said...

Avocado and jersey tomato on Rye with veganaise...and some lettuce :)

JMyers666 said...

I like a nice, juicy seitan and Daiya sandwich with capers and vegenaise.

Tofu Cat said...

My easy go-to sandwich is avocado, tomato slice and veganaise. But a slice of baked Asian tofu and some cabbage and kim chee make a great bahn mi.

Unknown said...

I LOVE SANDWICHES! Oh my gosh, love, love, love them. Especially paninis. I think my favorite sandwich is any version of a vegan BLT. Whole Foods makes one with dehydrated eggplant and a smoothie place here in Austin (Daily Juice) makes one with dehydrated zucchini that's colored with beet juice. So damn good. At home I really like to make sandwiches with vegan mayo, mushrooms, grilled eggplant, and hummus. MMMmmmmm. And after a long run - sprouted bread, vegan mayo and hummus, and sliced Field Roast sausage. I also can't wait to try the Buffalo Popcorn Tofu Sandwich that Wheatsville in Austin makes.

Katie said...

Favorite sammich is the classic tempeh bacon TLT... mmm...!

Lizzie Bordello said...

Lately I've been obsessed with Tofurky on a hoagie, with pickles, cucumbers, tomatoes, Vegenaise and mustard. Sooo good!

Unknown said...

I love a good mediterranean sandwich–hummus and veggies on a good whole grain bread.

Jessica Eagle said...

My favorite sandwich is a pita bread filled with hummus, baby spinach, tomatoes and kalamata olives...miamm !!!
Thanks again for the giveaway :)

Valerie said...

Veggie Reubans are my go-to sammy

Wendy said...

My favorite sandwich is one with smashed falafel and veggies!

Bobbie {thevegancrew} said...

Nothing beats a good ol' vegan BLT! The one above looks especially fabulous!

Carmen said...

Looks like I'm not alone in my Reuben love!

Jessica said...

i love anything with grainy mustard!

Cee said...

Definitely just a plain hummus and veggie sandwich, either cooked sort of panini-style with roasted veggies or cold with things like cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, etc. ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Aimee Douglass said...

Tempeh or tofu ruebens are my favorite.

Unknown said...

A sandwich made with slices of eggplant and tomato that have been fried and some raosted red pepper slices in between.

Sharon @ Bit of the Good Stuff said...

This book sounds amazing! It would give me so many ideas for school and work packed lunches. This week I've been loving a very simple open toasted sandwich with slices of roma tomato, shredded basil and a light sprinkling of himalayan salt. The tomatoes have been so sweet this summer. I'm going to miss them!

Jeffkevin walker said...

I have no regrets that I am a Vegan because today it is possible to have tasty vegan snacks like sandwiches and organic superfoods vegan friendly very easily from online stores.

Health Food and Lifestyle said...

I just love food and I too love reading such useful blogs.
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