This is a great quick lunch to make at home especially if you are feeding kids. My lunch here consists of a vegan sandwich with Amy’s Organic Lentil soup topped with chopped red jalapeno, and a side of Kale and Chia gluten and GMO-free tortilla chips by Wild Roots which also has Quinoa and Flax. I found the soup and chips at Costco and they are good.
What’s cool, my triplet nieces were visiting for the week, and they thought my sandwich looked better than their slices of cheese pizza. That’s a pretty big score when 7-year-olds think your vegan sandwich looks cool. I got the girls to try the sandwich and they liked it. Feeling some auntie pride here!
Thanks to the folks at Whole Foods Market, I got turned onto Kite Hill vegan cheese made from almonds and macademia nuts. Last week I made an heirloom tomato, basil and cheese salad using the White Alder which was heavenly. I did say I saw a cheese and tomato sandwich in my future and voila! Here is my creation. It's really exciting to me to see that the bar on vegan cheese is rising. My mom and nieces had no idea the White Alder was vegan. They thought it was cow milk cheese.
The White Alder cheese combined with fresh dill is amazing! I spread some of the cheese, herb combo on gluten-free brown rice crackers and that made for a fun happy hour appetizer with white wine.
At Costco besides the soup and chips, I found this really cool organic One Bun whole wheat pocket bread made by Ozery Bakery. Besides sandwiches, you can use the pocket bread for hot dogs or tacos. Hey, why not be a little different and use bread instead of a tortilla to make tacos.
Other twists to zest up this veg sandwich is to add cucumber slices, roasted eggplant, or roasted red peppers.