Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A.L.T.T.

Who knew the T.L.T. could be improved? Well, add avocado to just about anything, and I like it more, so thus, the A.L.T.T. (Avocado, Lettuce, Tempeh, and Tomato) sandwich was born!

I love that the new sandwich is an ALTT-ertative to the more traditional BLT. :) Too cute? Maybe. But too tasty, too.

Marinading:
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Cooking:
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Drooling (wait, that was me, not the tempeh):
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14 comments:

Melody said...

Yeah... you can't get much better than that sandwich... mmmmmm... It looks sooo good. I will be eating one of these in the next couple of days.

Dori said...

I love the new pictures added to your blog. It's so colorful here now. My favorite is the tofu scramble with jelly toast.

funwithyourfood said...

ooh i ALWAYS put on avocado.. it wouldn't be a sandwhich without it

haha

Teddy

Vicki said...

i'm soo excited to see all these photos!! yeaaahhhh, catherine. ok, i'm loving the tennis shoes in the middle, your kitty camping, the sandwiches, & was that pumpkin pie?! did i mention that i love the photos?!

VeganCyclist said...

hey, we have the same frying pan :)

LOVE those sammies.

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Ha - you're right about Psycho Suzi's...I don't feel ill from the fried food. But, I kinda had too much to drink, so that made me feel icky :( (I don't usually have more than 1 drink anywhere...ooops)

-Crystal

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

P.S. The sandwich looks awesome! I love avocado on my BLT's/TLT's. I also like cream cheese.

-C

Catherine said...

Melody, enjoy! I used Isa's tempeh bacon from VwaV, with my own modification -- I don't have liquid smoke, so I use 4 dashes of Tobasco and 4 dashes of ground cumin.

Dori, thanks! I love having pictures, too, although it takes me a really long time to load my blog on dial-up now! Alas. My tofu scramble and jelly toast was pretty tasty.

Teddy, you're so lucky that you're in California and avocadoes are everywhere! They are pretty expensive here, and I buy one oh, maybe every two weeks or once a month as a treat.

Vicki, that WAS pumpkin pie! It's my favorite pie of all time, and I make it on a fairly regular basis . . . or at least I did, until I cut out dairy and eggs at home. Now that I've found a killer tofu pumpkin pie recipe, it will be back in my rotation! My non-holiday pie usually is just the filling, however -- I skip the crust and bake the custard directly in the greased, floured pie plate. I figure I save quite a few calories that way. :) And then I can enjoy pumpkin pie whenever I want to!

Vegancyclist, hooray for Calphalon! I do love my pans, especially that saute pan, but I hope to someday have a set of All Clad . . . sigh. And Shun knives by Kershaw . . . double-sigh. My kitchen wish list is VERY long . . . !!

Crystal, if it's any consolation, I had ONE BEER on Friday night, and just about fell asleep at the table (we were at the Hexagon seeing the Alarmists). My friends had to take me home so I could go to bed, and then they went back to the venue! I'm such a lightweight. And regarding the cream cheese, is that in lieu of the mayo, or in addition to?

Johanna3 said...

i want to ask you a question for that is about a falafel recipe you post here a long time ago, this one:

FALAFEL (4 servings)
Combine in a food processor (or alternately, smash the chickpeas with a fork and stir everything until well blended -- this is what I do because I don't own a food processor!):
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg
15 oz canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or alternately, 2 cups cooked chickpeas you did yourself)

Shape the mixture into 16 small patties. Cook patties in 1 tbsp olive oil about 5 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Serve in pita halves with lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and YOGURT SAUCE (Combine until smooth: 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp tahini, and 1 clove garlic, minced.)


like i never in my life do falafel i will like to ask this:

1)is there anything i can use instead the egg?

can i frozen this recipe? at wich step of it?

thanks,
johanna

Catherine said...

Johanna, you can use 1/4 cup plain soy yogurt, 1/4 cup soft silken tofu, 1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch plus 2 tablespoons of water, or 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed plus three tablespoons of water to replace the egg. You could freeze the patties once you shape them and fry them off at a later date! I've never tried that before -- let me know how it works.

Johanna3 said...

thanks for the help! i will let you know how they turn!

Anonymous said...

MMM.... that sandwich is definitely what I want for lunch...

Urban Vegan said...

Absolutely Lovely, Tempting and Tantalizing

KleoPatra said...

Looks sooooooo good!!