Open Faced Heirloom Tomato Sandwich
Hello and Welcome to VeganMoFo 2013! I love and hate that MoFo is in September this year. First I love the idea of doing it a month earlier every year. I hate it because September is so busy for me this year. My plans for VeganMoFo this year are to focus on my daughters school lunches and some desserts, with other things like reviews and such thrown in. I’ve been wanting to add more dessert recipes for awhile now so I think this is the perfect opportunity to do so. I’ve tried themes in the past and they always blow up in my face. So loose laid plans seem like a better things to go with! With all that said I’m going to start off with two of my favorite summer lunches. My daughters 1st day of school is tomorrow so I have to wait on the whole school lunch thing.
First up was the most delicious tomato sandwich I’ve ever had. I grew 6 heirloom tomato plants this year in the garden. Most of them didn’t work out. It was hard year for a lot of local tomato growers due to the weird weather. Its September now and 2 of the remaining plants I have are JUST starting to ripen. That’s not right at all! I was lucky to score some gorgeous tomatoes at or local farmers market though. They were hands down the best tomatoes I ever had and they were destined for a sandwich. I toasted up some whole grain bread, spread on some veganaise, layered the thinly sliced tomatoes, sprinkled on some fresh cut basil and gave a healthy dosing of Himalayian Pink Salt. It was perfect.
Hummus, Artichoke, Black Prince Tomatoes
This toast, hummus and artichoke sandwich actually contains tomatoes that grew in my garden. They weren’t as amazing as the farmers market ones above but they will do. At least you could taste the warm sun in them.