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TLT!!!!

So….tempeh, lettuce and tomato hasn’t been in my life for awhile…I’m not sure why, since it’s such a classy combination of deliciousness…but we seem to have gone our separate ways, and yesterday I decided it was time for a reunion.  I had sandwiches on the mind, because the Foodbuzz publisher program that I’m a part of sent me a sample loaf of the new Nature’s Pride Hearty Wheat Bread with Flax.  FYI, they aren’t kidding!  This bread is seriously HEARTY…as soon as I opened the bag I could smell the heartyness…this is not like the fiber one commercials where no one believes it’s got fiber….I only had to LOOK at this bread to know it was fiber-happy.  I have to say that considering how good for you this bread was, it really does taste good.  Sometimes when breads go a bit grain happy, they end up with this bitter aftertaste I can’t stand, but this one wasn’t like that at all.  Also, my favorite thing?  I could pronounce every single ingredient in it.  As my favorite car wreck of the moment would say, DUH, WINNING.

So back to the TLT…

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The TLT recipe is from Vegan with a Vengeance, and I used the cashew “mayo” from Appetite for Reduction.  I also made this open faced, because I did eat a side salad, and one slice of this bread is practically a meal as it is!  While the recipe in VWAV calls for cooking the tempeh bacon in peanut oil, I skipped that this time around, and simply fried it up with a bit of non-stick spray.  All in all much lower fat with the switched out spread and oil, and still SUPER delicious.  Mmmmmm, TLT.  I’ve never had a BLT, but it can’t possibly be this good…And in the interest of honesty, I guess it’s actually a TLS….because I used baby spinach instead of lettuce, but SHHHHH, no one needs to know!

Selah.

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