Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vegetarian Sandwich with fig and peach jam, vegan cheese and baco bits and lettuce ( Vegitarian, Kosher, Citrus Free, Dairy free)

Microwave fig and peach jam:


1 1/2 cups diced fresh figs (6-10 figs, depending on the size of the figs)
1/2 cup seeded, peeled peach, diced
1 1/2 cups of sugar (reduce if you want, though it won't set as well)
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon oil

2 (8-ounce) canning jars


1 Place the ingredients in a large ceramic or glass bowl or casserole (we use a 2-quart pyrex measuring cup), stir to combine, let sit for 30 minutes for the fruit to macerate in the sugar.

2 Place in microwave. You will cook the fruit mixture on the high setting for approximately 15 minutes. As soon as the mixture starts to boil, after about 6 to 8 minutes, stop the cooking and stir. Continue cooking and stir every few minutes. At about 13 minutes the mixture should start to get viscous. If you spoon out a bit on to a small plate that has been in the freezer, you can push the mixture around a bit with your finger tip to see how thick it is. If it is runny, cook it a couple minutes more. You can also check by seeing how the jam runs off of a spoon. If it seems to firm up a bit as it drips, it's done.

If you use a large pyrex measuring cup as we have done here, you can see that you start with close to 3 cups of liquid. You want to boil it down to 2 cups.

3 Pour out the jam into jars, leaving 1/4-inch of headroom from the top of the jars. If you want to keep your jam in a cupboard, then use sterilized jars (heat them in the oven at 200°F for 10 minutes). If you plan to eat up quickly and will keep them in the refrigerator, regular clean jars will do.

Homemade Vegan Baco Bits:

1 cup plain textured vegetable protein (TVP) granules
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1/4 cup oil

Combine TVP and boiling water in a small bowl; let stand several minutes to rehydrate. Combine tamari, maple syrup, rice vinegar and liquid smoke; add to TVP and mix well.
Heat oil in a nonstick skillet; add TVP mixture. Cook over medium heat until browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
Cool before storing in the refrigerator.

Microwave Gluten Free Roll


2 Tbs oil
1/2 pinch of salt
1 egg
2Tbs flaxseed meal 2 Tbs Rice flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl or container, and microwave on high for 1 minute or until center is set (it will get larger in the bowl). Let set in bowl for one minute, then turn onto a cooling rack to cool. When it is cool, slice through the middle with a bread knife.

Once all these items are made, place some fig and peach jam on the bread, put lettuce on it, put vegan baco bits on the lettuce, top with vegan cheese, and grill until the cheese is melted

1 comment:

Duby said...

woah momma !!!!!! Fig AND peach jam ??? i think you should buy stock in Whole Foods :) :)