Sunday, September 6, 2015
Vegan MoFo 2015 Day 5 & 6: Best Sandwich Ever/Recreate a restaurant meal.
This is the sandwich I wanted to post yesterday, but was thwarted by a leaking kitchen sink. However, it worked out fine because this can also double as a recreated restaurant dish.
This is my version of Wayward Vegan Cafe's curried tofu salad. I haven't eaten in the cafe yet, but they sell pre-made sandwiches to a neighborhood grocery store and I bought one of these in the deli section. The sandwich is called the Tofu Curry Bomber, and it is a taste bomb for sure; full of texture, spice and creaminess. I don't think the sandwich itself is on the menu in the restaurant, so it must be something they only sell wholesale.
The salad consists of extra firm tofu, pressed and cut into small cubes, and finely diced red onion, celery, jalapeno, green apple, and raisins (whole, not diced). (Grapes are good in this too.) I season it with a couple teaspoons of curry powder, about 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala, a teaspoon of turmeric, and salt and pepper. I also add a splash of apple cider vinegar, a splash of hot sauce, and chopped cilantro.
I just use cashew yogurt instead of mayo, to which I add some finely minced garlic, a pinch of dry mustard, and a small bit of agave syrup. Although, I don't always eat this as a sandwich (it's good thrown on top of a kale salad too), when I do eat it this way, I think the sourdough is essential; it adds an extra tangy-ness.
Happy Mo-Foing everyone!