This Vegan BLT is 100% Plant Based + 100% Delicious
I spent seven years of my relatively short existence on this planet as a full-fledged vegan. I was vegan for a lot of reasons- personal, emotional, health- and it taught me so much about food. I learned how to prepare all sorts of things that I never would've contemplated before, I connected with how my body was feeling at any given moment, and I learned how to take charge of my health. I don't identify as vegan anymore, but I would say that my diet is still about... 90% plant-based. I'm just enjoying living life without any food boundaries at the moment, you know?
That being said, the year 2018 in Seattle is quite possibly the BEST time and place to be vegan. There are so many delicious options that there's no way to keep up with them all. When I started being vegan in 2011 the first cheese option I tried was so awful that I threw up after trying it. I'm not kidding. I wish I was kidding. I still can't get that smell out of my nose.
I still crave my favorite vegan treats, which always surprises people. I still love vegan cheeses and meat alternatives and raw-vegan salads. When I was vegan I discovered my true love for sandwiches. One of my favorites is a BLT, but since it's technically not actually bacon, I guess that name doesn't quite speak the truth, let's call this a #TTLA, because I found some badass Tempeh bacon that I can't stop eating.
MAKE THIS SAMMICH
- Start by spreading your favorite vegan aioli over a slice of bread. I found a loaf of fresh whole-wheat goodness at Whole Foods that seemed like it was meant for this sandwich.
- Get your hands on some Lightlife Organic Fakin' Bacon Tempeh Strips. I fried mine on the stove (just like I would regular bacon!) with a baby dollop of coconut oil. YUM.
- Layer your brand with tomato, avocado, and lettuce. Pickles are optional but strongly recommended for maximum TTLA action.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, then close your sandwich. Consume immediately.