I love naan. I love it a little less now that I’ve investigated what it is that I am actually eating. It’s not exactly health food. I have been buying these delicious commercial naan bread that I typically see at my deli counter and now they are available at Costco, double whammy. After I made this sandwich, I started researching recipes online for a healthier, more importantly vegan naan and I came up with a few that I will be trying for my next foray into sandwich-making.
Sometimes not eating meat poses problems in the sandwich area-going to a deli can be less than successful most times. Instead, you have to make up for it in your own kitchen. Pictured is a toss together sandwich made from Tin Foil Beets and various other items found in the fridge. These items would also make a great salad with a squeeze of lemon or orange juice for the dressing. Contents of the sandwich on naan bread are: smear of hummus, fresh baby spinach, avocado with lemon juice and roasted beets. I serve this in a pocket sometimes with sprouts, arugula and carrots. A Mr. Wonderful fave and perfect beach food as they travel well.
Posted in Dinner, Fridge Finds, Less is more, Lunch, Make Ahead, Meat Substitutes, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seasonal Ingredients, Vegan, Vegetarian
Tagged arugula, hummus, isa chandra moskowitz, naan bread, roasted beets, sandwiches, spinach, Tin Foil Beets, vegan, vegan sandwich, vegetarian sandwich
I’m not a huge faux meat fan. I don’t eat meat because, I don’t want to, not because I want to eat something that tastes like it, but isn’t it. Did that make sense? At any rate, there are a few things I do miss about being vegetarian:
2. Chicken Hot Wings
3. Tuna Steak
4. Barbecued Turkey
I discovered this product at Whole Foods on my last jaunt to Ann Arbor, and thought I’d give it a try. That trip was about 5 months ago, so it keeps well in the freezer although I think it was sold in the fresh case, by the lunch meat etc.
Mostly, gardein bbq pulled shreds tasted like, well bbq sauce. The “meat” didn’t have flavor, in fact, after I ate it, THEN I went back to see what it actually was, you know like any responsible consumer-vital wheat gluten, or Seitan in the veg world, which I can make at home. All-in-all, not an offensive product. I think it gave Mr. Wonderful his bbq pork/chicken fix for a little while and it was a quick dinner after a long day. I love this idea of “pulled pork” or whatever and think next time, I will try my own homemade bbq sauce which is much lower in sugar and “pull” my own Seitan. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Faux Chicken BBQ Pizza
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat up bbq shreds according to package directions, from frozen it took just 3 minutes on high.
Put naan directly on oven grate for 1-2 minutes until a little crisp.
Add bbq shreds, onion, grated cheese onto the naan then pop back into the oven until cheese is melty and naan is crispy.
Don’t forget your napkin.
Posted in BBQ, Dinner, Meat Substitutes, Product Review, Vegetarian
Tagged bbq, bbq pulled shreds, dinner, faux chicken, faux pork, gardein, make ahead, Mr. Wonderful, mr. wonderful approved, naan, naan bread, pizza, provolone cheese, quick, veg, vegetarian, vital wheat gluten, yum