Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer Solstice!

I had to forgo my usual summer solstice celebration tonight to meet my good friend Leslie for dinner at the India Palace restaurant. She was in town from Asheville, North Carolina, and I wasn't about to miss a chance to hang with her. However, I did have a pretty summery lunch today — a BBQ Tempeh & Carrot Sandwich with Poppyseed Coleslaw and extra Memphis-Style Barbecue Sauce:

I've posted about this recipe before. It's another crunk cookbook tester, but I made it again just to make sure it was okay. I'm happy to report that the sandwich, slaw, and homemade sauce were just as tasty the second time around.

I served my sandwich with some of the best summer corn I've ever tasted! My dad brought me a bag of corn picked up from a roadside produce stand, and it was so deliciously sweet and juicy. I covered the corn with Bryant Terry's Spicy Garlic-Miso Dressing from Vegan Soul Kitchen:

If you haven't tried Terry's corn dressing recipe yet, it's a must-try. This recipe is by far my favorite from VSK so far.

I held my corn on the cob with these cutesy little corn pics that my mom gave me:

If flip-flop corn holders don't say summer, I don't what does ...

20 comments:

Jacklyn said...

the sandwich looks soooo good! and the little flip flop is very cute : ]

The Voracious Vegan said...

That burger is mine! I NEED IT! Seriously, your cookbook will not get here soon enough.

I think I need to order his cookbook too, because that dressing looks and sounds fabulous. Summer corn - nothing better! Think I'll have some today. Although, mine is from frozen not fresh. :-(

JL Goes Vegan said...

OMG....YUM! Beautiful food!

poopiebitch said...

You didn't tell me Leslie was in town! Boo, hiss.

I forgive you though, but only because that food looks so damn good.

Rick said...

best cornholders ever!

Rick said...

oh and seriously lady, i would love the opportunity to be one of the first to buy your cookbook when it comes out...wallet open and ready! ;)

Velovegan said...

I love your blog so much, it always makes me so hungry! One day I hope my blog will be as interesting and inspiring as yours :) x

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

I hope the Crunk book has a lot of receipes for one or two :)

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

I have never seen sauce on corn-on-the-cob before. Really beautiful pic. Especially with the flip flop holder.

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

Mmm! I've been eating summer corn like crazy- raw and sweet. I need to try that sauce to mix it up. And that tempeh sandwich looks AMAZING. I love slaw on my sammies.

Carrie said...

It never even occurred to me to put dressing on a cob of corn - yum!

Kim said...

Any ideas on when the cookbook is coming out? Please tell....

Amey said...

oooh, i can't wait for corn! it's not quite here yet... but every week I am scouring the farmer's market - eagerly awaiting its arrival. Also, I haven't tried that VSK corn dressing, but you aren't the only person who has recommended it. Usually I just think corn is so damn perfect the way it is... but I promise to try the dressing at some point this summer!

Erin said...

I didn't know it was solstice yesterday until a friend mentioned it last night. We stuffed out faces with vegan sausages at a baseball game to celebrate :) Your sandwich looks delicious!

Jessica said...

Oh, I love barbecue sandwiches with slaw! I need to try making barbecue with tempeh.

Rick said...

bianca, i am such a spaz that i forgot to add you to my blogroll. now you're there...i'm going to point people in your direction, hopefully help you sell some cookbooks once it's released.

Jessica @ Lima's Vegan Kitchen said...

Everything you make looks soooo good! Definitely one of my favorite blogs! I cant WAIT to buy your cookbook and give it a go!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh MAN, want to come over and make dinner?

tahinitoo said...

Ooooooooooooh, that sammie looks superb!!! I am so excited for your cookbook - hurry up already!!! :)

Teresa said...

YUM!!!
Bryant Terry is a God.
Love your blog!!!