Sunday, June 6, 2010

More Power To Ya!

Long, long ago, before I started blogging (god, has it really been almost 3 years?!) and before my cookbook had it's Southern theme, I invented a little sammich I like to call Power Protein Pockets:

At the time, I knew I wanted to write a cookbook, and though I'm primarily a soul/Southern cook, I hadn't yet realized that I should go with that theme. This sandwich is admittedly more California than Tennessee, but it's so, so tasty that I feel like I must include it in my book.

The premise is simple — baked tofu (marinated in a special mix of tasties, recipe is in the book), avocado, homemade mung bean sprouts, and a little sauce I like to call Dreamy Tahini Sauce. All served inside a whole wheat pita pocket.

The combination of flavors in both the baked tofu and the tahini sauce make this sandwich special. I can't tell you what's in the marinade or sauce before my book comes out because then I'd have to kill you. And that's not very vegan.

16 comments:

VeganLisa said...

In order to preserve my existence I will agree to wait...but that sandwich is pretty powerfully enticing.

Rick said...

that is a fantastic idea for a high-protein dinner. must try.

Chocolate-Covered Katie said...

You've made me so hungry I could eat an elephant.
Oh wait, that's not very vegan either ;)

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Beautiful photos!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Mmmm....what an awesome looking sandwich!

miss v said...

you know i'm so excited for you book - i've loved everything i've made as a taster!

digging those awesome sprouts!!! :)

i heart kimmie said...

I've never had mung bean sprouts. This is the perfect opportunity to give them a go.

Belle said...

This book needs to come out asap.

Erin said...

Looks delicious! I bought some mung beans a while ago and haven't done anything with them yet, now I want to sprout 'em.

helgstarrs said...

when will your cookbook be out? We are in Memphis too and ready to start using your recipes.
Do you know of any vegan cooking classes around here? We are 10+ year vegetarians, but are ready to make the vegan switch.

Leslie R. said...

Ohh I am anxiously awaiting that recipe!

Golden the Pony Girl said...

Wow those are all of my favorite things! What do you mean by homemade mung bean sprouts? Do you grown them at home?

Mike K said...

One more reason to look forward to your book! So I'll keep any pesky questions to myself. That's a good looking sandwich though!

T said...

Oooh, that does look good. Anything with avocado is tempting to me...

Caz said...

Hey, just wanted to say that I'm wayyyy excited about your book coming out! :)

Helen said...

those are actually pretty! looks yum!