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Guest Bloggers: Vegan Vamps

28 Oct

Denise and Melina are two best friends who have been living together for almost 14 years. They have been vegan for roughly 10 years and started writing their blog Vegan Vamps. They dream of living in the country and are doing many creative things to try and get there. They have an Etsy store, Melina is a fabulous painter, Denise writes. They have 4 cats: Solstice (the oldest and only girl), Vanian (the very sensitive boy), Sherlock (very fluffy and very proper) and Banshee (who is wild but knows he gets away with everything because he is adorable). Please welcome the Denise and Melina!

When you’ve had a tough week and maybe your diet hasn’t been the best and you find yourself in the produce department on payday, you want to have nothing more than a delicious veggie sandwich. Your whole body is telling you to buy sprouts and avocado and make magic in the kitchen.

Denise wanted to add some tofu, and she wanted to bake it. I said I’d fry it.  She can up with the coating, as she was looking on line for inspiration.  As she does.  A lot.  (This paragraph describes the magic of compromise, a system refined over the past 14 years.  Try this advanced system too early in a relationship and it can result in fisticuffs.  Start slowly.  ~ Denise)

Amazing Veggie and Fried Tofu Sandwich

4 slices bread (your choice, we love the flax bread from our local grocery store)
1 block tofu 225 g
2 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 tsp chipolte chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Veggies for your choice

Slice your tofu in 1/4″ slices, lightly press between paper towel. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, chili powder, cayenne, salt, and garlic powder, and mix throughly.

Dredge tofu through mixture and set aside. Heat oil in pan, and once hot enough to make tofu sizzle drop the dredged tofu into pan. Cook about 3 -5 minutes on each side till a nice light yummy golden brown. Pop on paper towel.

Cut up veggies, we used onion, avocado, sprouts, and tomato. And Denise likes Veganaise and I like Nayonnaise. So yummy.  (I went without tomatoes.  Note that I feel messy food is rather stressful.  Melina thinks messier is yummier.  Guess whose sandwich is whose. ~ Denise)

They were soooo friggin’ good. Fried tofu sandwich. With veggies. Oh, so good.