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#1 Old 08-15-2005, 01:24 PM
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Hey there all. I'm hitting something of a sandwich funk. I'm trying to come up with new ideas, specifically, good high protein sandwiches that don't contain soy (I think I'm getting more than I need already and I'm trying to cut back.) Here are some of the sandwich ideas I'm already doing:



-tofu salad sandwiches

-tempeh salad sandwiches

-phoney baloney sandwiches



(now you see the soy issue)



-hummus, tomato and broccoli slaw pitas

-pb&j (lots of different jelly/pb types to try to mix it up)

-avocado, mushroom, baby spinach, red onion, nayo and field greens



What other sandwich ideas do you have? I'm interested in anything with TVP, although I'm wondering if that's a little too processed for my tastes. Thanks in advance!
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#2 Old 08-15-2005, 01:27 PM
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What about falafel with some greens? Its better warm but still good cold.
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You named something similar to my favorite, which is avocado, red onion, tomato, sprouts, and mayo/nayo, with fresh ground black pepper.



I like peanut butter & banana samiches too!
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#4 Old 08-15-2005, 01:36 PM
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I do falafel sandwiches a lot. They are tasty cold with hummus and veggies.



Ooo! Have you tried Fantastic Food's Nature's Burger (no soy)? One of my favorite things to do is fry up a bunch of it on a Sunday and have "burger" sandwiches all week....
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How about making a 'tuna' sandwich out of chickpeas?



I also make 'tuna' using TVP, vegannaise, celery, onion, carrot, and herbs.



Burritos are a good option, too, to break out of the rut.
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what about 5-grain tempeh? or is it 7 grain? The kind made without soy anyway...



I've got a recipe for faux chicken salad using tempeh that I'm going to make tonight for lunch tomorrow.



What about seitan and barbeque sauce on a sandwich?
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Along with the burrito idea.... you could just add black beans (or whichever bean you like), salsa and "cheese" to a tortilla and wrap it up.
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I tried a sandwich (Vegetarian Times Magazine) called a pan bagnet. It layered all the ingredients in a round loaf of bread. First you slice the whole loaf in half and start layering your stuff. The one I made I used hummus on the bottom, tomatoes, roasted pepers, escrole, sauted onions and mushrooms and then I poured a vinegrette over it all (included w/recipe). Then you put the bread top on and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, foil or whatever to keep it all together and place in the frig for at least 3 hrs with something heavy on top. Everything blends really well and it looks nice when sliced like a pie. I think you could use any combo of vegies. I serverd it to company and everyone (omins too) loved it.

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I'm assuming you're vegan from the sandwiches you listed. Have you tried some bean salad wraps? I like this best with black beans, but you could try chickpeas or other kinds of beans, too:



Drain and lightly mash black beans with a fork

Add Nayonaise, chopped celery, chopped tomatoes, and lemon or lime juice

Lay out a piece of leaf lettuce on a tortilla, spread filling on top, and then roll



Enjoy!
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Roasted red peppers. with avacados, mushrooms, anything really.



You can also look up some recipies for sandwich spreads - there's all different kinds. (Not very helpful, I know, but I don't want to type them all up out of my cookbook) Things like chive spreads or sun dried tomato spreads, etc.
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You can also look up some recipies for sandwich spreads - there's all different kinds. (Not very helpful, I know, but I don't want to type them all up out of my cookbook) Things like chive spreads or sun dried tomato spreads, etc.



I've been looking for a sun dried tomato spread....
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I pile on veggies. Lettuce, pickles, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and soy cheese slices. *dies over and over again*
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I've been looking for a sun dried tomato spread....



Stick the fallowing in a blender and blend:



4 OZ soft tofu

1/2 C oil packed sun dried tomatoes

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 minced garlic clove (I have this already roasted kind that's nice)

1 Teaspoon basil

1 Teaspoon agave nectar (or honey, if you're into that)

salt and pepper
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Toasted whole wheat or mult-grain bread

sliced avocado

sliced tomato

(optional) fake bacon

drizzle with a little homemade vinegarette dressing of your choice.
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#15 Old 08-15-2005, 06:19 PM
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nothings like a FLAT sandwich.



fake bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato on wheat bread. For a kick, instead of mustard/mayo/veganaise, I spalsh a lil italian dressing on the bread.



ETA: Bethann's got the idea!





ETA Again: Borealis mentioned a few months ago about a grilled advocado sandwich. Oh man, it was great. All I did was slice an avocado, put it on wheat bread with a bit of seasoning, and grilled it in a skillet with olive oil.



Then there's the bbq sandwich, by taking tvp or ground crumbles, your favorite bbq sauce, simmering it until the liquid is absored, putting it on a bun with onion, pickle or whatever.
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Recently, I discovered a great veggie sandwich at Houlihans ...



Grilled Veggies and white beans on a panini
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How about making a 'tuna' sandwich out of chickpeas?







I love chickpea salad sandwiches...



can of drained chickpeas, mashed with a pastry blender thingy

mayo

pickles

pepperoncinis

fresh cracked pepper



mix together in a bowl. spread on toasted bread, top with tomatoes and other slice of toast.

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nothings like a FLAT sandwich.



fake bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato on wheat bread. For a kick, instead of mustard/mayo/veganaise, I spalsh a lil italian dressing on the bread.





YES! But if you do like me, you take a hint from Rabid Child and grill the Italian-dressed bread.



SO good!
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Mashed beans can also just be used on bread as a sandwish spread... my kids take mashed pinto beans and mix with some salsa, spread on bread with some lettuce and tomato. Yum!



Let's see, what else?



The chickpea idea, but add some curry powder too... SOOO good.



- - chopped black olives, chopped, toasted pecans and tofutti cream cheese.

- - Tofutti cream cheese with chopped green olives, green onions and parsley.

- - Roasted red peppers run thru the food processor, use as a spread with veggies and greens.

- - white bean spread: mash beans with garlic, rosemary and some olive oil and cracked pepper... oh YUM!

- - grilled eggplant, pureed in food processor with garlic, olive oil and herbs. Add greens or whatever veggies you like in the sandwich.



(I've made myself hungry for a sandwich now!!)
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I have nothing to suggest, but I just want to say that this thread is awesome.
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Great suggestions. Someone has already mentioned PB & Banana, which I like to grill in a pan like grilled cheese.

Other peanut butter sanwhich idea:



-One slice ww bread spread with tofutti cream cheese

-One slice spread with natural pb (or cinnamon raison pb from www.ilovepeanutbutter.com )

-layer bread with sliced apples and 1 tsp cinnamon and cloves



Grill if desired!
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#22 Old 08-16-2005, 04:22 AM
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I have nothing to suggest, but I just want to say that this thread is awesome.



I agree, everyone's posts have brought it to a new level of greatness - wow, I'm overwhelmed with the awesome sandwich ideas! *whips out beans left and right* Thanks! (and my husband thanks you, too!)
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This is so flippin' good...



https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ight=mock+tuna



Here's another mock tuna recipe, I haven't tried it yet but it seems to have gotten a lot of good responses...



http://vegweb.com/recipes/subs/4129.shtml

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I make hoummus, basil and grilled vegetables (peppers, carrots, mushrooms etc) sandwiches to take to work everyday. I love them. But after reading this thread I might vary it a little more...
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I'll definitely have to try some of these out. Especially the mock tuna ideas as I used to like tuna sarnies when I was omni (was about the only fish I did eat though).
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I agree. This is great. Ya'll are very creative. I've been doing "veggie" lunch meat, but I've run out of that. I've been doing some grilled cheese sandwhiches from cheese that was still in my freeaer. I've also done some steamed veggies, but those aren't always filling. The only good thing is that I'm home so I can do some cooking. However, I don't want to do much cooking in the summer as the heat gets trapped in the kitchen. Ick.



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I'm sure you've already done this, but I'll just throw it out there anyways...



I made this awesome tofu sandwhich yesterday:

-Olive oil in a skillet, and add garlic salt, black pepper, parsley, basil, italian seasoning to the oil

-Cut 3 thin square pieces of tofu and place them in skillet, then sprinkle the same spices on top of the tofu

-Fry tofu until crispy

-Toast whole wheat bread, and cut up some veggies you have available(I used tomato and onion)



...a simple sandwhich......





I also love wraps.......saute'd veggies and tofu.....bean burritos....etc.
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#28 Old 08-16-2005, 09:57 AM
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Thanks for the sandwich ideas, guys! And the soy ones too, although try to think of NON soy sandwiches for this thread as well, because I love tofu probably *too* much and I want to cut back on soy. ;-) Many thanks, keep them coming!!
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How about tabouli and hummus?
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#30 Old 08-16-2005, 10:46 AM
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That first link that Micheal posted above ^^^ is the same "mock tuna" sandwich spread I make - only I add just a sprinkle of kelp (dried seaweed) - sorta adds a 'almost-fishy' flavor without being overpowering or smelling like canned catfood (which tuna always did to me).



My kids could eat that stuff on crackers, pita, tortillas, chips or toast every day if I kept it around...
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