Grilled Cheez n Beans

This afternoon we will take a brief departure from Greenlite Meals so I can get these pictures out of my phone :)

Whenever my brother comes home, he buys a bunch of random food and then doesn’t eat half of it. I think we still have pickled watermelon rind from last summer tucked away in the back of the fridge. I dunno what else he left behind, but Sunday I found a package of steamed beans. I dunno what possessed me to put them in a sandwich, but it worked.

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I also tried Daiya Chive & Onion Cream Cheese-style Spread for the first time. The texture is slightly different than dairy cream cheese, not sure what it is…but I loved the flavor. I have a feeling you’ll see this repurposed in a couple recipes here, but first I wanted to use it as it’s meant to be, just a plain old spread.

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Sandwich stuff. The beans were bland, so I added a little Tabasco sauce and salt.

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Spread the inside of two slices of bread with the cream cheese, and the outside with margarine.

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Place the first piece of bread margarine side down on a skillet over medium low heat, spoon the beans over the cream cheese side. You can put as much as you want, but remember it might get a little messy to eat. Top with Daiya shreds,

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then the second piece of bread cream cheese side down. Cook each side until golden brown.

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I don’t really recommend cutting the sandwich in half, I just thought it would look nice for the picture :) It wasn’t as messy to eat as I imagined, though – I think all the melty cheese and cream cheese held it together. The flavor was sort of like a bean burger with extra onions and sour cream, but without all the work.

I am also imagining replacing the beans with tortilla chips sprinkled with Frank’s Redhot Sauce. You can put just about anything in a sandwich. I love sandwiches. What’s your favorite?

Carolina BBQ & Avocado Sandwich

´╗┐Okay, last Wednesday I made Carolina Jackfruit BBQ for the Lenten potluck, and I burned it, and I wanted to throw it away and I couldn’t believe anyone wanted to eat it! But they did. I had the leftovers in the fridge for a few days before I could bring myself to try the BBQ again and see if I could figure out why everyone liked it so much. You know what? I really liked it leftover and cold! And as I mentioned, I had a bunch of avocados to use up.

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So I made this really simple sandwich with the leftover BBQ, thinly sliced onion, and sliced avocado in pita bread. I didn’t add anything else, it was great just like this. I still think I would prefer the jackfruit Not blackened, but this is really good!

By the way, this is still oil free and perfect for a strict fasting day.

Recipe Recap
1/2 C Carolina Jackfruit BBQ
Thinly sliced onion, to your liking
Sliced avocado, to your liking

Classic ALT

Avocados were on sale when I stopped at the grocery store Saturday, so I stocked up. Of course even the green ones I snagged are already ripe enough for use now, so im in hurry to find ways to use them besides just making guacamole. A classic ALT sandwich seemed like a good place to start.

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The beauty of this sandwich lies in its simplicity, it’s just a clean version of the BLT. Here we have avocado, lettuce, and tomato on your bread of choice.

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There’s no need for mayo since the avocado provides all the delicious fat you need. Just sprinkle the tomatoes with salt if you’re missing the saltiness of the bacon. Simple as that. It’s a surprisingly filling sandwich, ready in minutes.

Depending on your bread, it can also easily be oil free – perfect for a strict fasting day.