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We're two sisters and lifelong herbivores (one vegan, one vegetarian). We promise not to bicker too much.
These reubens are quick and easy to make, but SO scrumptious. My mom and I have been perfecting the recipe for years. In the past we’ve tried tempeh and seitan, but I think we finally hit the mark with Field Roast’s Wild Mushroom Quarter Loaf. Since we’re a mixed-diet family (two vegans, one lacto-ovo and a no red meater), we used two types of cheese: Daiya for the vegans, Trader Joe’s half cheddar half gruyere for the others. If you’re in the SF Bay Area, top off your sammy with Berkeley’s Cultured Kraut- it’s the best.
Meat of choice, sliced thinly
Cheese product of choice
Special sauce (vegan mayonaise + ketchup)
Very lightly toast bread
Lightly pan fry sliced meat
Mix special sauce to taste, usually about 50/50. Slather generously on both toast slices, lay meat on one piece of bread.
Sprinkle cheese over both slices of the bread, put back in toaster or regular oven on broil for 3 or 4 more minutes.
When cheese is melted and bread is crispy, take it out and pile on sauerkraut. Add a dollop or two of sauce as well, and avocado if you roll that way. Close it up and enjoy!
E and N come from a lineage of vegetarians. I’m their mom, and have been a vegetarian since 1974, and a vegan for many of those years. My sisters are also long term vegetarians. Between the five of us we have almost 160 years of vegetarian living!
When I eat in vegan restaurants and find something I love, I go home and try to recreate it. That is how Yum Yum Alexandria Sandwiches were born. While visiting my sister in DC, we rode bikes on a cold and rainy day to Alexandria, Virginia and ate some very delicious sandwiches, which I recreated and we have been eating and enjoying for many years now.
Some type of ridiculously processed plant protein such as Tofurkey roast beef slices, vegan chicken or vegan turkey slices
Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Broth
Vegan Bacon (optional)
Deli Rolls or Dutch Crunch Rolls
Slice onions and sauté slowly in pan with a little olive oil until caramelized.
Add sliced mushrooms, any herbs you want, along with undiluted “Better than Bullion” veggie broth, and cook till all the liquid is gone.
Slice your ridiculously processed plant protein and then pan fry.
Mix vegan mayonnaise with some of the Better than Bullion” veggie broth, and spread on both sides of the bread
Add the pretend meat, onion-mushroom mixture, vegan cheese, and melt in oven.
Remove from oven, add avocado, and optional vegan bacon, close and eat. Yum Yum.