TLAT — My New Favorite Sandwich


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I LOVE the TLT at Om Cafe in Ferndale (and now Traverse City too!). I developed a bread/sandwich thing while pregnant and certain aspects of it have not yet left me. I still crave that sandwich regularly, but haven’t had it in several weeks.

Today I got the babe down for a nap and found myself starving — I only had juice I made this morning. What I really wanted was that TLT. Then I realized, I had the ingredients to make a pretty good rip-off myself.

I started with organic tempeh. If you’re not familiar, it’s basically a bunch of fermented soybeans smashed together into a brick. It’s really high in both fiber and protein and also has good amounts of iron and calcium.

I started by cutting the brick in half, then cutting each half into three thin slices. I browned the slices in a sauté pan in a little bit of oil and seasoned them with Miracle Blend from Michigan’s own Alden Mill House.

sandwichI popped a couple of slices of bread into the toaster and sliced a small tomato and an avocado. My favorite method for that is to cut the avocado into two halves, use your knife to make slices while still in the shell, then use a large spoon to scoop them all out at once.

I grabbed my Organic Girl 50/50 blend and a jar of Follow Your Heart Pesto Vegenaise I picked up a couple of weeks ago but hadn’t tried yet.

In about 5 minutes, I built this sandwich and I have to say — DELICIOUS. This will definitely be a go-to when I’m having a TLT craving. Don’t worry, OM. I’m still your biggest fan.

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3 responses to “TLAT — My New Favorite Sandwich

  1. Looking good. Since we make tempeh here at home, I usually marinate about 1 lb at a time so it’s always ready to be used in various recipes.
    We produced Betsy’s Tempeh in Mich. for 9 1/2 years back in the mid 80’s. Although we retired, our love for tempeh continued so we started making tempeh using a picnic cooler as an incubator which has worked fine. Since many previous customers continued writing and asking why our tempeh was so good, we made a video and started our website showing our easy method for making tempeh. makethebesttempeh.org
    Check out our website for future developments.
    betsy shipley

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