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Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!
Revolutionary New Takes on Everyone's Favorite Anytime Meal
"Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes have reinvented the sandwich, taking it to all new heights with spectacular creations that will forever change your perception of lunch (and breakfast and dinner, too!)."—Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner, The Complete Book of Pies, and more
"Celine and Tamasin have the magic touch; everything they make turns out delicious! Who knew you could fit so much flavor between two slices of bread?"—Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, and Vegan a la Mode
"This is the first time I've ever found myself drooling over sandwiches. This book oozes with gorgeous photos, creative recipes, and flavorful wit that make you want to read it like a novel, from cover to cover."—Alisa Fleming, author of Go Dairy Free and founder of GoDairyFree.org
"Take two super-creative, experienced, and highly regarded vegan cookbook authors, allow them to apply their imagination and exceptional palates to a theme where there are few boundaries other than slices of bread, and you have this incredible book."—Carla Kelly, author of Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale and Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking
101 Colorful Sandwiches Your Brown Bag Never Saw Coming
What’s the best thing since sliced bread? The sandwich of course! Layered with flavor, simple and portable, and full of endless variety, sandwiches have been stealing the show for as long as they’ve existed.
But it’s time for the traditional, calorie-laden, meat-centric sandwich to move over, because there’s a new sheriff in town—the vegan sandwich! Filled with healthy, natural, plant-based ingredients, vegan sandwiches are your one-stop shop to total breakfast, lunch, or dinner satisfaction.
Inside Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!, you’ll find 101 amazing combinations to suit any time, any craving, and any occasion, including:
—Berry-Stuffed French Toast Pockets
—Apricot Breakfast Panini
—Puff Pastry Pot Pie Sandwiches
—Mango Basil Wraps
—Portobello Po' Boys
—Mediterranean Tempeh Sandwiches
—Mango Butter and Ginger Whoopie Pies
Whether you're vegan or just looking to incorporate more meatless meals into your diet without spending hours in the kitchen, you'll find the tasty solution you're looking for—no fork required!
"The Earl of Sandwich would be proud! Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes have reinvented the sandwich, taking it to all-new heights with spectacular creations that will forever change your perception of lunch (and breakfast and dinner too!). From the scrumptious, mouthwatering recipes to the gorgeous photographs, this book is a must-have for sandwich lovers. Prepare to be inspired!"—Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner, The Complete Book of Pies, and more
"Celine and Tamasin have the magic touch; everything they make turns out delicious! They’ve brought sandwiches back to life with innovative, stacked creations like the Strawberry Spinach Tacowich, Portobello Po' Boys, and even Oreo® Wafflewiches. Who knew you could fit so much flavor between two slices of bread?"—Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, and Vegan à la Mode
"Celine and Tamasin have elevated sandwich making to an art form, with homemade artisan breads and inventive ingredient combinations infused with lots of personality. Sandwiches like the Jamaican Dip, Sushi Soy Wraps, and Bananas Foster Cake Sandwiches are enough to make you swoon! Vegan or not, these are guaranteed to be the best sandwiches you have ever tasted."—Alicia C. Simpson, author of Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food and Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations
"Take two super-creative, experienced, and highly regarded vegan cookbook authors, allow them to apply their imagination, and exceptional palates, to a theme where there are few boundaries other than slices of bread, and you have this incredible book. And what a book! My mouth is watering, thanks to the beautiful pictures, the detailed descriptions, and superlative flavor combinations. Way to make a sandwich, Celine and Tami!"—Carla Kelly, author of Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale and Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking
"Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes, two stars of the vegan culinary world, have raised the sandwich bar and then some with this smart, sassy and satisfying book that’s packed with helpful tips, recipes that say ‘make-me,’ and Celine's wonderful photographs. THE INCREDIBLE GREEN SANDWICH brought me back home to bagels and that was just the beginning. Handheld and convenient, yes, but these recipes make satisfying entrees (and some desserts too), that just happen to be nestled between two slices of bread."—Fran Costigan, culinary instructor and author of More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally
"This is the first time I’ve ever found myself drooling over sandwiches. Vegan Sandwiches oozes with gorgeous photos, creative recipes, and flavorful whit that makes you want to read it like a novel, from cover to cover."—Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org and author of Go Dairy Free and Dairy Free Made Easy
"As if you need another indication of the depth of vegan cookbooks from ’12, how about this one: nothing but sandwiches! Yes, the duo of Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes cooked up this original between two slices of bread. No fears, it’s not all lunchtime fare. Included are sandwiches for breakfast, for dessert … you get the idea. Now, get the book." —Joseph Connelly, Publisher VegNews Magazine
Introduction: The Best Thing to Happen to Sliced Bread
Chapter 1: Sandwiching Made Easy: Tips and Tricks to Make Your Sandwich-Building Experience a Breeze
Chapter 2: Rise and 'Wich: The Early Bird Gets the Breakfast Sandwich
Chapter 3: Going Topless: Bread at the Bottom, Filling on Top: Rated R for Ravenous
Chapter 4: Keep it Cool: Chilled, Make-Ahead Sandwiches Ready for Eating Whenever Hunger Strikes
Chapter 5: The Classics and Deli Delights: Retro, Diner-Style Sandwiches That Will Rock Your World
Chapter 6: Bold New Ground: Pushing the Boundaries of Taste-Bud Adventure. No Passport Required!
Chapter 7: Sweetness Follows: Sweet Desserts for a Perfectly Sandwiched Final Touch to Your Meal
Chapter 8: The Building Blocks: A Few Incredible and Indispensable Staple Recipes
About the Authors
Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Sandwiches
Oh yes, we did. if you’re in a pinch and prefer using panfried and ready-to-go tempeh bacon instead of the “fiberful” chickpea goodness here, it will work well, too.
Yield: 4 sandwiches
For chickpea bacon:
—1 can (15 ounces, or 425 g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
—1 tablespoon (15 ml) pure maple syrup
—1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
—Heaping 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
—1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt, to taste
—1/2 teaspoon onion powder
—1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
—2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon (10 to 15 ml)
—Liquid smoke, to taste
—1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
—1/2 cup (128 g) crunchy, unsweetened natural peanut butter
—4 soft bread rolls, cut in half, or 8 slices any bread
—2 small, just-ripe bananas, sliced
—Nonstick cooking spray or nondairy butter
To make the chickpea bacon:
Preheat the broiler. Combine all the ingredients in a medium-size bowl and then spread in a shallow, 8-inch (20-cm) baking dish. Make sure the chickpeas are in a single layer so they cook evenly. Broil for 8 minutes, stir, and broil for 6 to 8 minutes longer, checking every 2 minutes to make sure the chickpeas don’t burn. They are ready when the liquid has been absorbed and the chickpeas are crispy and dark golden brown.
To assemble the sandwiches:
Spread 1 tablespoon (16 g) peanut butter (or enough to cover the whole surface of the bread) on each slice of bread. Gently press down a generous 1/3 cup (90 g) chickpea bacon (or as much as will fit) into the peanut butter on 4 of the slices. Place as many slices of banana as will fit on top. Put the second peanut-buttered slice on top.
Lightly coat a large skillet with spray, or melt some butter in the skillet. Cook the sandwiches in batches on medium-low heat until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes on each side.
These are also great prepared in a closed panini press, for about 6 minutes in all. This will meld the ingredients together a little more than just grilling the sandwich does.
Serving suggestions and variations:
You might want to consider making a double or triple batch of chickpea bacon to eat as is, because it makes for a delicious snack that will fly out of the bowl faster than you can swat at the hands attempting to steal your beans. if you do make a larger batch, be sure to use a larger baking tray so the chickpeas can be spread in an even layer, not sitting on top of each other, so they all get a chance to brown up.
Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats and Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day! were named to the 2012 Top 10 Best Vegan Cookbooks list by VegNews. Learn More.
In the hands of creative cooks, sandwiches can be taken to new heights. That's just what Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes do in "Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!" according to the (Portland) Oregonian. Learn More.
Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day is an editors' pick in the September/October issue of VegNews Magazine. Learn More.