It's been awhile since I've made anything from my own cookbook. Any readers who were around last year might remember that nearly every post featured something from my cookbook. That's when I was busy testing recipes. Now that we're in the editing phase, I've been taking a break from my own stuff.
But green tomatoes are in season! And I have been craving a Fried Green Tomato & Tofu Sandwich! So I made one of the recipes in my upcoming Southern vegan cookbook (due in January ... yes, I know I've said it a million times ... but I'm slamelessly plugging wherever I can):
That's a big ole sandwich with two cornbread-coated fried green tomatoes, two slabs of marinated smoky tofu, and a yummy Dijon-mayo sauce. I used Miso Mayo this time because I LOVE that stuff!
On the side, I made a helpin' of my Southwestern Corn Salad:
This balsamic corn/pepper/olive salad is also in the book. I'm not sure how Southwestern it is, but sometimes, in the South, we like to give foods names from other places. My Granny invented this salad for a Thanksgiving a few years back.
Speaking of my cookbook, I was actually interviewed yesterday on "The Jazzy Vegetarian" radio! Host Laura Theodore talked to me about the book, my blog, my day job as a newspaper reporter, and eating out as a vegan. I even shared my recipe for Summer Tomato Salad, which you can also find here.
Laura also interviewed Rob Ventre on the show. He's the vegan men's crossfit champion and gold medalist in the IKFF/IKSFA New York Open Kettlebell Championship! My interview is about 10 minutes into the show. Listen here.