Sandwiches and Wraps

Baked Falafel with Smoky Tahini Dressing

Falafel wraps detail

Fried foods aren’t great for you, which is why this recipe for baked falafel is such a pleasure. Besides being healthier, it’s also much easier to make. Plus, frying is just messy. Serve these little balls of happiness with the accompanying Smoky Tahini Sauce in a pita or in wraps with fresh tomatoes and lettuce, or atop rice or whole grain.  Contributed by Dynise Balcavage, from Celebrate Vegan* (Lyons Press, ©2011). more→

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Vegan “Elvis” Sandwich

Vegan "Elvis" Sandwich

Recently, someone I know told me that she’d eaten a vegan “Elvis” sandwich in a New York City eatery. Curious, I learned that Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich was grilled peanut butter, banana, and bacon. It sounds a bit odd, but the combination is curiously good in its vegan rendition. The biggest modification is that smoky tempeh takes the place of bacon; natural, organic peanut butter and whole grain bread make it healthier. It’s a bit intense, but for active people or hungry teens, this could be a big hit. Multiply the ingredients given here for more sandwiches. It makes a great school lunch. more→

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Vietnamese Tofu Wraps

These flavorful wraps have all the bold flavors and textures of bahn-mi sandwiches, but without the French bread. This recipe is reprinted by permission from Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less* by Robin Robertson © 2011.
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Sloppy Janes

Everyone will love these Sloppy Janes, even if you’re not gluten-free. They pack a punch that will have everyone wanting a second!  Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cookingby Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011).

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Veggie Heroes with Herb Mayonnaise

These heroes bridge the gap between not wanting to cook and not wanting to do take-out. This is also a good choice for brown-bag lunch or warm summer nights. Add baked or microwaved sweet potatoes and some sliced fresh fruit, and you’ve got a reasonably nutritious meal in a remarkably short time. more→

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Chunky Bean Spread Sandwiches

Here’s a cool and casual sandwich that really satisfies. An excellent fresh bread is a must. more→

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My Hero (or Super Wraps)

Here’s a sandwich feast that never disappoints. And any meal made mainly at the table can’t be bad, either. You’ll need: more→

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Chickpea Sandwich Spread

This easy preparation is especially tasty when spread on hearty whole-grain rye bread, but it’s great spread on wedges of fresh pita bread, too. This has long been one of my favorite sandwich spreads to take on picnics. Or ditch the bread and just serve a scoop on a nice green salad (this goes especially well with arugula or massaged kale). more→

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