Friday, October 7, 2011

Vegan MoFo: Coconut bacon, Avocado, & Tomato on Focaccia

In the trend of trying new things in the kitchen, I made focaccia! I used the recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking. Next time I will make adjustments so that it is thick enough to slice through the middle for sandwiches.

A few years ago I worked as a cook in a coffee shop in Columbia, MO. We made huge cookie sheets of focaccia that we had to slice through for paninis. Initially it was so intimidating! Here you are, faced with a huge sheet of bread, and you're expected to cut through it - no mistakes. But you get the hang of it by starting slowly. By the fourth or fifth pan you'll feel like a pro ;)

I filled this bad boy with coconut bacon, avocado, tomato, fresh sprouts, zucchini, and veganaise. Served up with burrito leftovers (beans, rice and Daiya).

Inside shot:

It's been quite fun (and a bit challenging!) posting every day this week. I was planning to aim for the whole month, but I'm going to change it up a bit. Part of the fun of Vegan MoFo for me is previewing the awesome things everyone else is doing and discovering new blogs. This week I haven't done nearly as much of that as I would like! I would rather make more time for blog reading than fretting about posting daily. So, my current goal will be 3-4 a week during October. Considering I didn't post for nearly two months before that I think it's a good goal ;)

Check back soon for the Banned Books Giveaway!


Rose said...

A combo made in heaven! Looks like a whopping good meal! I love, love, love the idea of coconut bacon; vegans are so ingenious.

Molly said...

I could so go for this sandwich right now. It looks terrific!

Vegfox said...

Rose ~ Aww...thanks, it was delicious! I completely agree. When I first saw a recipe for coconut bacon I was amazed and maybe a bit suspicious, but it's good stuff!

Molly ~ It definitely hit the spot! We took a couple of sandwiches out for a picnic the other day. This sandwich + the outdoors = Oh my!

Johanna GGG said...

wow that sandwich looks amazing - never had coconut bacon but yours looks so so delicious - and I imagine it would crisp up so much better than tempeh

Vegfox said...

Johnanna ~ Thanks! It does crisp up quite nicely. Definitely makes for a happy crunch!