Years ago, most people would just enjoy a simple sandwich of bread, butter, a simple filling and perhaps some pickle. Eaten at home on a plate! Or in a cafe, if not. Today, we have a multi-million industry dedicated to charging people a fortune to eat plastic-wrapped sandwiches, often made with factory-farmed animal ingredients, palm-oil-laden margarine and the half-eaten sandwich wraps get tossed on the ground.
Reuben sandwich is a New York-inspired classic, built from the popular Jewish cuisine. The traditional recipe is corned beef with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut, along with thousand island dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread. But these plant-based versions are kinder, and much better for your heart (and waistline!) Try this Reuben sandwich recipe (Vanilla and Bean).
Use vegan butters with no palm oil. Keep these recipes away from pets due to toxic ingredients (garlic, onion, leeks, chives, mushrooms, fresh dough, jackfruit etc). Don’t give leftover (stale or crusty) bread to garden birds, as it can choke, and fatty sandwiches can affect waterproofing/insulation of feathers.
Have prepped salad in the fridge, and don’t add soggy ingredients until the end. Grate vegan cheese beforehand, and add a little salt to tomato and cucumber slices, to prevent them sliding out of your baguette. Finally, choose a tasty vegan mayo, mustard or pickle to give your sandwich some buzz! If travelling, store your sandwich in a reusable sandwich wrap. If you run a sandwich shop, VegWare make compostable sandwich bags, which are easy to assemble with clear windows and write-on stickers.