You know you have to try something when Chef Rich says, “This is one of the most delicious sandwiches I’ve ever made (or at least I think so)”! Made with tempeh “meat,” this sandwich bursts with the kind of flavor that will make you impatient for the sunlight to come out so you can host a summer BBQ.
Q: Why did you use tempeh as the “meat” for this sandwich?
Tempeh has a perfectly soft yet firm-enough texture to replace traditional ground meat in a hearty sandwich, and it mixes very well with seasonings and spices so you can make it your own. It meshes so, so very well with the traditional flavor of the raw-based BBQ sauce; together, they make an intoxicating taste! On top of that, tempeh has the same protein quality as meat, which keeps you full, and it’s fermented which offers great benefits for your digestive system.
Q: How can you make this recipe 100% gluten-free?
All you need to do is choose gluten-free bread! Everything else is completely free of gluten.
Q: What made you add slaw to this vegan sandwich?
No BBQ is complete without slaw! ☺ Not only does it add a smack of flavor, but it also adds a nice crisp that goes perfectly with the tempeh “meat.” If you make more than you can fit into the sandwiches, eat it as a side—it’s great alone too!
This salad is crisp and refreshing, and a breeze to prepare. It packs a ton of nutrition from the cruciferous arugula, while delighting your palate with the sweet, minty dressing. This salad has become a staple at the Health Retreat, and hopefully it will become one at your house as well.
It’s finally possible to get nostalgic without compromising your health! Try Chef Rich’s PB&J Protein Smoothie for the ultimate thirst-quenching drink that will take you back to your childhood—without the processed sugar and corn syrup. Reminiscent of the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches most of us ate as kids, this smoothie is a tasty treat that will boost your energy—and your kids’ too!
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