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Easy Weeknight ‘Chicken’ Club
December 13, 2010, 9:17 am
Filed under: Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , ,

The other night my boyfriend and I needed a quick vegan meal made from a few items we could pick up at a just a normal, slightly terrible NYC grocery store (read: nothin’ fancy and not a lot of specifically vegan items). Turns out we threw together these incredibly delicious chicken club sandwiches.

The recipe, generally:

Boca Chick’n Patties
French rolls
Vegan mayonnaise
Ketchup
Pickle relish
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Smart Beat Non-Dairy Slices

Bake, fry, or nuke the Chick’n patties, melting the non-dairy cheese on top toward the end; mix the vegan mayonnaise (Vegenaise or Nayonaise brand) with a bit of ketchup and relish to make a tasty sauce, then spread it on good French rolls; top with lettuce and tomatoes and voilà! I can’t believe how good these were, seriously. Mmm mm mmm. Who says being vegan is difficult?

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‘sNice = ‘sOkay
August 12, 2009, 12:46 pm
Filed under: Bars/restaurants, Park Slope, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , , ,

I went back to ‘sNice in Park Slope last night because I wanted a quick vegan goodie for dinner. And I was, once again, underwhelmed. I don’t know what they are doing wrong other than that their sandwiches and treats are merely okay—lacking in flavor but overpriced.

 

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I got a Cuban panini, with soy ham, soy cheese, and pickles. It was tasty, but nothing I couldn’t have made pretty easily myself at home. And then I wouldn’t have had to pay the exorbitant price of $8.75 for one sandwich.

I’ve also had vegan cookies from ‘sNice before, and they share that problem of being hard, crumbly, and bland that I was complaining about yesterday.

The lessons here?

1) If you’re looking for vegan comfort food in the Slope, walk the extra few blocks to The V-Spot rather than ‘sNice.

2) Cooking and baking home is always a more economical and potentially tastier way to go.