Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Exhausted.

No, not exhausted from MoFo. Exhausted from working what seemed like a thousand days in a row, with today being the last night, as well as the busiest. I plan to sleep like the dead tonight. I am so grateful to Morning Megan for making this before work today, because there is no way I can face the kitchen right now. I need sleep. But first...

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I remember going to Bennigan's twice in my life. Both times, I got the Monte Cristo. I'm a big fan of savory + sweet, so a French toast sandwich with all kinds of salty, meaty, cheesy insides that could be dipped in raspberry jam was just what the doctor ordered. I was nervous to make this, but it turned out better than I'd expected. I was out of Daiya cheddar, so I used Vegan Gourmet jack cheese and Daiya mozz. I also added Vegenaise (of COURSE), smoked Tofurky slices, and some fried up slices from this:

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I know. Laugh it up. But this shit is amazing. I was never a big fan of ham when I was a meat eater, but I sure do like this all sliced up and fried with a little smoked paprika. It'll be making an appearance in another theme week; don't you worry. If you live near an Asian market, I recommend picking one up.

The bread I used is from Rudi's, of course. One thing about Rudi's bread is that it never lets me down. It's so hard to find whole wheat bread and buns that are vegan (a lot of them have honey), but almost every kind of bread of Rudi's that I pick out is vegan and delicious. I find them to be a brand I've come to rely on pretty heavily, so I was even more impressed when I asked if I could do a giveaway with some of their products on my blog during MoFo. Using the poker vernacular, they were all in!

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So, if you'd like to win a Rudi's prize pack (coupon for a free Rudi's Organic loaf and a super cool sandwich container), go "like" Rudi's on Facebook, and then come back and leave a comment! Also, anonymous comments and guest comments with no contact info won't be in the running. Sorry, but I am way too busy to go tracking people down. I'll be announcing winners for this as well as the Wayfare winner next week. Since I get so few comments, I want to make it more interesting by dragging it out. *wink*

18 comments:

gumbootscatsvegansnacks said...

Your rueben looks amazing! Yuuuum :)

Celeste said...

Sounds sooo good! Gonna have to try that vege ham. Looks like I've got a trip to the store in my future :-)

Jeni Treehugger said...

I've never quite gotten the whole savoury things with jam that my American cousins seem to dig so much....it's weird for my head but really no different than pineapple in chinese food.....or cranberry sauce with Christmas dinner...both of which I love so I should definitely try it AND I should definitely try that reuben too! Hope you're feeling well rested now.
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Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Awesome, awesome! I'd LOVE to win the Rudi's prize! Woo!

Monica said...

Rudi's is definitely my favorite kind of bread that isn't something like a freshly baked French baguette. I like to use it to make Tofurky sandwiches and grilled cheese. Mmm!

Tea and Sympatico said...

I love your theme and I am a fan of sweet and savoury together too.

Sarah said...

Hamtube!

I actually just bought the kiddo some of Rudi's Oat the other day. I really love it, but I can't eat it anymore (gluten intolerance). But she loves it!

Sarahjane Blum said...

Done and done. That sandwich holder is so cute. When I run out of Rudi's though I might just make sandwiches with slices of the ham on the outside. Oily fingers be damned.

callie said...

This looks awesome. I am also a big fan of Rudi's, because the bread is just so delicious and soft, but simple too. The very cheap whole wheat bread always tastes stale and blah.

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Lizzie Bordello said...

Rudi's Colorado Cracked Wheat is my favorite bread. My co-op has sales on it every few months, so I always stock up.

Kaylyndmb said...

This is so weird Megan I made vegan monte cristo's this weekend! Crazy crazy crazy! But I want that bread....I WANT IT!

Mandi said...

I haven't had Rudi's before, but your post makes me want it very much. yum!

Liz said...

Holy yum! That looks so good. And I too rely on Rudi's bread. I think I know what I will be making myself for dinner now too.

supercarrot said...

duuuuude, i miss the monte cristo so much!

i doubt there'd be a way to batter and fry this monstrosity at home, so french toast is a good compromise. good thinking! (or i'm not misremembering it, am i? i could have sworn there was a shell of funnel-cake-like breadiness on the outside of the whole thing)

rudis is so awesome! all the varieties i've tried have been awesome. (but i made the mistake of buying 2 loaves at a time during the high humidity of summer without freezing one of them, and the 2nd loaf totally molded before i got around to it. i was crushed)

thejollyfox said...

I love Rudi's. My favorite are both varieties of spelt. I don't buy it that often because I end up wanting to eat the entire bag in one sitting. I also like the rocky mountain sourdough too. :)

Julia P. said...

That sandwich looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

Paul Aubert said...

By chance, it's not long since I was based in Boulder studying music, very cool place to be. As circumstance would have it, Rudi's is also based in Boulder and it was my fav go to org. bread. They also make awesome cinn-raisin and a rather unqie spelt muffin, something a little more off the beaten path. Good stuff.

Amey said...

I think it's cool that you are doing a rudi's giveaway. I only discovered their stuff recently and I love it. Plus, that little sandwich box is crazy cute.

I've been enjoying your weekly themes, by the way. So many cute animal pictures!