Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Of Art and Bread

Rudi's Organic Bakery, the maker of some pretty yummy vegan-friendly breads, has partnered with Chef Ann Cooper to "revolutionize" school lunches. If you're not familiar with Chef Ann Cooper, she's the bad-ass Renegade Lunch Lady who has made it her mission to advocate for healthier options in school cafeterias.


Anyway, earlier this summer, Rudi's (click here for a handy list of their vegan breads) invited fans to create artwork for reusable plastic sandwich boxes for its "Let's Doodle Lunch" contest. More than 18,000 designs were submitted, and fans had a chance to vote for their fave between July 1st and 31st. For every fan who voted, Rudi's donated $1 to Chef Ann's "The Lunch Box" campaign. The winning box will become Rudi's official reusuable sandwich box, and anyone with three proofs of purchase can get a free one from Rudi's between now and September 30th. For every sandwich box sent out, they'll donate another $1 to Chef Ann's cause.

The winner hasn't been publicly named yet, and I don't know how much was raised. But nonetheless, Rudi's has offered to give away a fun art kit to one lucky Vegan Crunk reader as part of the promotion. The art kit, which would be awesome for someone with kids or someone who is a big kid at heart (like me!), contains a collection of paints, markers, and colored pencils, a sketch pad, a reusable bag, a beret (fun!!), and coupons for Rudi's.


I don't usually do non-food related giveaways, but I love Rudi's bread. And I think this is a great cause. The more we can spread the word and support healthy school lunches, the better.

For a chance to win the giveaway, just leave a comment letting me know your favorite sandwich. That's it. I'm not doing the whole Facebook/Twitter for extra entries thing this time. No reason. But feel free to tweet away anyway!

I'll randomly select a winner on Sunday night. Good luck!

49 comments:

East Village Vegan said...

I would have to say Tofu Banh Mi.

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

LOVE rudi's bread:) and let's seeeeee....pb, banana and cinnamon:)

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

J says bahn mi. A says italian sub with provolone and olive dressing and also tomato sandwich -- but only in the dead of summer. :)

Scissors and Spice said...

Hilarious! I just did a post with a similar style title! :)

moonsword said...

My faithful favorite is peanut butter, blueberry jam, kiwi or strawberry slices and cinnamon...superyumful!
I've heard so many good things about Rudi's and this is even better. Thanks for the info and the giveaway. Cheers!

civis said...

Looove vegan Nutella and some kind of berry jam, usually strawberry. Or a vegan BLT, if I'm in the mood for something savory.

The Cheese Guru said...

A grilly. A grilled cheese with kale and onion, Daiya of course. Also, is Cookin' Crunk going to be available in e-book form? I'm so stoked!

varouna said...

My favorite sandwich is leftover baked tofu with a bit of veganaise and some lettuce.

This is a great giveaway.

herbandolive said...

Anything with pickle. Pickles make nearly any sandwich better, except maybe something with jelly on it.

Bethany said...

Thanks for the no FB/Twitter! I don't do either and I get frustrated when so many blogs require it! My favorite sandwich is almond butter, banana, cinnamon, and raisins on some homemade soda bread. Mmm mmm!

Sara said...

my favorite sandwich is definitely chickpea salad on whole wheat bread with tomato and sprouts. Yum!

AbsurdistGap said...

My favorite sandwich is grilled zuchini, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach.

climbinvegan said...

My favorite sandwhich is plain gluten free bread with vanilla almond justins butter and blueberry jam.... yum :)

jenojoon.com said...

I LOVE sandwiches! My favorite is with some sort of vegan deli slices or Field Roast, vegenaise, sweet/hot mustard and lettuce and maybe a slice of vegan pepperjack.... Mmmmmm

Meghan said...

Favorite sandwich?! Hm, I can try to narrow them down...pb and banana is always good, especially with cinnamon. Tempeh mashed up with vegan mayo and mustard, on toasted bread with some vegetables. Or a family classic that sounds disgusting but is amazing I promise: almond butter, (vegan) mayo, and cucumber slices. On whole wheat.

Audrey said...

I love a good chickpea salad sandwich. And then you can't beat avocado, tomato, and lettuce. Oh, and of course the classic PB&J.

Des said...

My fave sammy is a veggie delight from subway!!! Rocks my world :P

bookworm bri said...

I love Rudi's bread! So yummy with a vegan blt mmmmm...

bitt said...

hummus, tomato, pesto, sprouts

Anonymous said...

You can't go wrong with PB&J. And old favorite! Kate

Lauren P said...

Veggie sandwiches are my new favorite thing! Some tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach.. sprouts, mustard.. ANYTHING GOES!

kelly said...

chip pea salad is a good one, but a tomato sandwich in the peak of summer cannot be beat!

Jennifer Rice said...

Fried green tomato and vegenaise.

generationcake said...

Roberto Martin's vegan grilled cheese with tomatoes, red onion jam, and arugula. Heaven!

Karen Y. said...

BBQ Tofu Sandwich...with extra BBQ sauce!!

Blake said...

BBQ tempeh on homemade rolls!

sarah@thesweetlife said...

Tofu Reuben
http://www.thesweetlifeonline.com/2012/06/17/happy-fathers-day-and-a-tofu-reuben-sandwich/

gail said...

pb&j
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ronn said...

Peppered Tofurky Deli slices with mustard and whatever veggies are hanging out in the fridge.

Amy said...

I have a few favorite sandwiches but right now I seem to be really going for almond butter with sliced bananas. There is something decadent about it, especially on a grainy bread.

Amber said...

Definitely peanut butter (no jelly tho...). It's a classic, although I feel like if you put anything on bread, it will probably be good!

sharklegs said...

it's not exactly a sandwhich, but i love a classic hummus & raw veggies stuffed pita pocket. this is a great cause, being a lunch lady myself, during the school year i am disgusted daily by what we have to feed the kids!

xvavaveganx said...

Aww how fun! I love this! My favorite sandwich is a tie between a hummus veggie sandwich and a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Yum!

Abbie said...

It's a toss up between my all-time go to sandwich of peanut butter and fruit spread, maybe with some fresh fruit slices or unsweetened coconut flakes thrown in the middle... OR avocado, sprouts, tomato slices and spinach (and many other veggies from time to time) on hearty, thick toasted grain bread with something like hummus or stoneground mustard.

Rhonda S. said...

My current sandwich obsession is eggless egg salad (aka tofu salad) with lots of red onion and tomato.

gingerfingers said...

Grilled tempeh reuben sandwich from the Jan-Feb 2010 issue of VegNews. Just thinking about this sandwich elicits a satisfied gustatory sigh.

Sharon Lee said...

Reuben vegan style with avocado and panini pressed. Dill pickle on the side. Delish!

Karen Lowry said...

chickpea "tuna" salad sammies are soooo good!

Karen said...

Chickpea "tuna" salad sammies are the best!

Sara said...

Good ol' almond buttah and jam, man. Always hits the spot. Woohoo for awesome giveaways!

Hanni said...

There are so many to choose from, but my all-time favorite would have to be tempeh bacon, lettuce, and tomato, with a little bit of Veganiase spread on toasted bread. The only thing that can make it better is home-grown tomatoes from my garden!

Mara said...

My favorite sandwich is on sprouted whole wheat with avocado, broiled tofu, salad greens and roasted red peppers - ohmygosh, I'm hungry now!!

Mary said...

It's a tie between tempeh-lettuce-tomato or a basic veggie with avocado.

t_rich73 said...

Avocado hummus, whateva veggies, spinach on good bread, pressed dry in grill pan with cast iron skillet on top. Filling, healthy and totally yum.

VeganLinda said...

Right now our fave sandwich is fresh tomato from the garden, hummus, greens, chipotle vegenaise, and avocado on Rudi's whole wheat bread.

リア said...

Tempeh bacon sandwich from Busboys and Poets in DC, it's hard to order any of the other awesome vegan things on their menu because that sandwich is so good...

Mary Lou said...

My favorite sandwich right now is a panini with hummus, mushrooms, onions, spinach smashed and heated until the hummus melts like cheese.

Kimberley said...

three slices toasted bread, a layer of chipotle mayo on each. on the first piece add a slice of vegan bacon, and lettuce and top with second slice. top that with tomato and roasted tofurkey slice and more vegan bacon and avocado. add final slice, mayo side down and eat.

spicy chipotle club.

Terri said...

I'm a new vegan (March 2012) and I just discovered "Tuno" salad sandwiches. YUM!

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