5.24.2012

BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches with Homemade Coleslaw


Ok, so I've strayed from my pattern a bit with this post. This is an honest post. This is a normal-food post. See those potato chips? They're not hand-cut or homemade. The BBQ sauce came from a bottle, and the bun came from a store. The coleslaw? It's not a secret family recipe, its just regular, old-school coleslaw. I'm calling this an honest post because this is the way we normally eat.  

As in I'm not whipping up homemade sauces and starting from scratch on every ingredient all the time, for every meal--because really, who has the time? I would love to have the time--to spend all day every day experimenting with food and flavors--but there's this day job to deal with. And since the two new recipes I worked on last weekend need a bit more tweaking before getting posted, I decided to give you a normal weekday meal instead. Except this one is appropriately timed for Memorial Day, one of the biggest BBQ/grilling days of the year. And actually, as easy as this meal was to prepare, it felt sort of indulgent, because, as vegetarians, BBQ is something we have basically resigned ourselves to foregoing. And then there's the coleslaw--since I've never actually had homemade coleslaw, I figured it was something that is just hard to make at home. I couldn't have been more wrong! If you've got mayonnaise, vinegar, a knife and a cabbage, you can make coleslaw. So if you've been assigned to bring a side to this year's Memorial Day cookout, try it out!

1 comment:

  1. Paige, I like an "honest" simple post. Though I have to say your photos are anything but ordinary - amazing! I could step into the pix and take a juicy bite right now:)
    Have a great week,
    E

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