Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lunch Lately

With the exception of Tuesday, I've eaten the same thing for lunch all week - and it's something that until now, I had never tried:  a mock tuna sandwich.  I used Happy Herbivore's recipe, sweet onion sprouts, and winter berry bread (it has wheat berries in it - from the same company that makes the sunflower whole wheat you've seen here before).
It's pretty good, considering I don't have kelp powder or vegan mayo (I threw in a spoonful of cashew cream).  I like the fact that it makes a non-microwave usage, filling lunch.  I will probably make it again.  
I've accompanied this sandwich with celery or an apple - or both, just one eaten as a snack later on.
The rest of the meals have been all repeats: cereal, miso soup, tostada. . .  

I hope this short post finds you well! Here comes the weekend!

13 comments:

  1. I love that the mock tuna recipe doesn't have mayo in it. HH makes the best recipes. The sandwich looks terrific!

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    1. I've been thinking of checking out the newest Happy Herbivore Abroad from the library (I own the first two) to see if I should buy it as well! I have liked everything I've made out of it. One box (or can - I just buy the no salt added, which come in a box) makes enough for four servings!

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  2. The mock tuna looks great! I've never really had that either, besides the raw sunflower version I make occasionally. Hooray for sprouts, too. I really enjoy being able to make something once and enjoy it all week long.

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    1. I was hesitant about trying it (afraid of it being too life-like), but I'm so glad I did - and it is good. I imagine kelp powder probably makes it seem "sea" like, or maybe it would make it be really amazing. Sprouts are so great!

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  3. Thanks for the link to the recipe. I'll have to try that.

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    1. You are welcome, I'm happy she had it available, and didn't have to be cryptic about it! :)

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  4. Oooh looks good! I've never tried mock tuna... mostly because of the mayo situation but this sounds interesting. Love that you added the sprouts, I bet the added a nice crunch :) The apple is a perfect side!

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    1. It is good! I might try to make my own tofu mayo and keep it handy, as I can see how the recipe would need it. Sprouts are great for crunch - apples, too! :)

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    2. Lol I'm definitely not a mayo person so the cashew cream sounds like a great substitution for me!

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  5. That mock tuna looks great. I'm going to bookmark that recipe. We've probably discussed this before, but what kind of apples do you like best? I'm a fan of Pink Ladies.

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    1. It has been too long since I've had a Pink Lady! These are Gala, simply because they were the organic ones on sale. I like Braeburn, too.

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  6. I remember liking tuna much when I did eat meat in the last century, but I think I could be persuaded to give that mock tuna go. I've seen a similar recipe with soaked almonds instead of chick peas which sounded kind of appealing too. I wonder if the kelp makes a lot of difference?

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    1. Ooh, soaked almonds might be nice for a bean-free version. I really need a proper food processor. I'll have to try it with the kelp at some point, and report back!

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