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June 06, 2006

Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

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Sauerkraut is full of vitamins A, B-thiamin, riboflavin and niacin-C, phosphorous, calcium, iron, potassium and fiber, so it's great for you! Sauerkraut is also a cruciferous vegetable that contains cancer fighting phytochemicals, and studies have shown an increase in consumption of sauerkraut decreases a person chances of developing certain types of cancers such as breast, colon, lung or liver. So, there are also health benefits to sauerkraut consumption.

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The recipe below will make 2 nice sized sandwiches...and maybe some extra for nibbling! The baked tempeh paired with the warm sauerkraut and the homemade Russian dressing are so good you won't want to put this sandwich down!

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Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

One 8 oz. Package Tempeh, sliced into sandwich sized pieces
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup tamari or shoyu
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon caraway
2 teaspoons grainy mustard
1 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Cup Krrrristkraut Sauerkraut
3 Tablespoons veganaise (vegan mayo)
3 Tablespoons ketchup
3 Tablespoons minced pickles
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
One tomato, sliced thin
One red onion, sliced thin
Bib Lettuce
Sandwich bread, toasted (I used a nice Tuscan bread)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small bowl combine water, tamari, cumin, caraway, mustard, garlic and oil and whisk together. Place tempeh is a baking dish and place marinade over it. Bake in oven uncovered for 40
minutes. WHen finished cooking tempeh will be dark and should be removed from any excess liquid. Place on a separate dish and set aside.

Place Krrrrispkraut Sauerkraut in a small frying pan over a low heat to warm through. You want the sauerkraut to be warm for the sandwich but not burned so keep theflame LOW!

In a small dish make the Russian dressing by combining the veganaise, ketchup, pickles and lemon juice and mixing thoroughly. Now to assemble this tasty sandwich: Place bread on a plate. Spread a tablespoon of the Russian dressing on and add the tempeh. Add the warmed Krrrispkraut Sauerkraut, tomato, onion and lettuce and place the other piece of bread on top.


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Slice the sanwich down the middle and enjoy!!!

Posted by podsumer at June 6, 2006 04:42 PM