Thursday, April 9, 2009

5 Mock Meat Dishes- Veggie BLTs

This is one of the few times that you'll enjoy faking it. You've also got a variety of ways to fake it- smoked tempeh strips and the soy-based bacon-like strips (my favorite is LightLife for it's super low-calorie & low fat strips!); though tempeh by far makes for a more filling sandwich, I've used the soy-based bacon in this recipe to keep in line with these National Soy Month themed recipes. Add some more flavor to your not-so-classic lunch by using garlic and dill-based tzatziki sauce or a roasted red pepper hummus. It'll be so good you won't even know your sandwich is faking it!

The Whats:

* 2 slices of Ezekiel sprouted bread, or a whole grain pita
* a small handful of arugula
* 3 or 4 slices of tomato
* 4 or 5 slices of veggie bacon
* 2 tbsp. tzatziki or your fave hummus
* 1 tbsp. olive oil

The Hows:

1) In a small skillet, heat the olive oil, then add veggie bacon to the pan. Cook for a minute or so until browned, then flip bacon and cook opposite side for a minute. Allow bacon to cool slightly on a paper towel before using.

2) Toast the bread or the pita. Spread slices with tzatziki or hummus. Add half of the arugula and tomatoes on one side of the bread; add the veggie bacon, then top with remaining arugula and tomato, and remaining sliced bread. Enjoy!

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