Vegan Potato Sandwich

A staple in Southern homes, potato sandwiches were favored by mothers like my own. You can use any leftover potatoes, hash browns or make Baked Red Potato Slices (page 168).   1 tomato, sliced   1 red onion, sliced   Hash browns or any leftover potatoes    Dill pickles, sliced   Mustard or flavored mayonnaise    2 slices fresh bread Coat […]

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Vegan Sloppy Joes

 Children always seem to love Sloppy Joes. To experience the recipe with a vegan twist, try this combination adapted from the standard old recipe. The best and least processed way to add texture to this recipe is to use Crumbled Tofu.    1½ cup Crumbled Tofu (page 233)   1 cup ketchup   3 teaspoons mustard, prepared, regular […]

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Vegan Grilled Tofu Sandwich

There are many ways to change the flavor of this grilled tofu. You can choose a variety of sauces as marinades: BBQ sauce, salsa, flavored mustards, soy sauce with chili sauce mixed in. Marinating can be skipped altogether and plain tofu can be seasoned with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes sprinkled on right before […]

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Vegan Tomato, Avocado & Red Onion Sandwich

 This is an amazingly simple sandwich that is crisp and juicy all at once. The family will love it, especially when summer tomatoes are at their peak! Makes two sandwiches.    4 slices fresh country-style bread  1 large fresh tomato, sliced   ½ avocado, peeled, pitted, sliced   ½ small red onion, thinly sliced   Crisp red leaf lettuce […]

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Vegan Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

  These are great sandwiches for backyard cookouts on a charcoal or gas grill. For indoor gatherings, use a grilling pan in your kitchen. Much of the flavor comes from the spread or topping you use so try different spicy or flavored mustards or make your own spicy mayonnaise using vegan mayonnaise with roasted garlic, horseradish […]

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Vegan Spicy Black Bean Burger

 A great spicy sandwich that everyone enjoys. Top with Pico de Gallo (page 258) for an extra burst of flavor. (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed   ½ cup cooked rice, chilled   ¼ cup fat-free barbecue sauce   ¼ cup quick cooking oats 2 tablespoons cooked beets, fresh or canned 3 tablespoons onion, minced 1 […]

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Vegan Mushroom & Nut Burger

Nutty, crunchy, spicy, wholesome and not dry or boring. Serve on toasted buns with tomato, lettuce, onions and your favorite condiment.   1 tablespoon oil   1¼ cup mushrooms, finely chopped   ½ cup carrots, finely chopped   ¾ cup shallots, finely diced   1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely diced     1-2 tablespoons garlic, minced   1 cup chickpeas, drained   ¾ cup […]

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Vegan Veggie Wraps

You can do anything with this wrap. Use whatever you have on hand and be creative!   4 flour tortillas, regular or whole wheat 1 cup hummus, homemade or store bought 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 roasted red peppers (from a jar or homemade), sliced, dried off with paper towels   ½ cucumber, sliced   1 avocado, […]

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About the Author

Deborah Brutsché believes in uncomplicated meals. Through the power of simple and satisfying recipes, Deborah has created a connection for people who are on a journey to healthier living by choosing a diet that is free of animal products. She gladly embraced the challenge of giving her traditional, Southernstyle cooking a vegan twist. Deborah was influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes.

Raising a family in Dallas and now living in Austin, Texas, her cooking is influenced by the distinctive flavors of the Southern U.S. and Mexico and new influences from her multi-cultural family.