Monday, March 26, 2012

Fermented foods & Vegan Tempeh Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Delicious Vegan Tempeh Reuben Sandwich along with the most AMAZING Dairy-free Thousand Island Dressing!

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This rich, creamy, hearty,tempeh reuben sandwich recipe features a delicious, creamy low-fat Thousand Island dressing recipe, homemade white cheese sauce, homeade sauerkraut and delicious smoky tempeh.

Okay, so first I must confess.......  I have never tasted a traditional reuben sandwich.  So, if you are going to try this recipe please understand that I have no frame of reference on how a reuben sandwich would generally taste.  However, I absolutely LOVED this sandwich.

My family did not test this recipe for me so I cannot make any claims about how well received this would be with children.  The reality is that I wouldn't expect many children to enjoy this very much, generally because of the sauerkraut.  I do not know many children who enjoy the taste of fermented veggies but if your kids do that is amazing!

**** I do not recommend using bottled sauerkraut!!  Why? 

Why would you eat sauerkraut without the amazing benefit of PROBIOTICS!  The probiotics in my homemade sauerkraut have helped improve my digestive health more than anything I have ever taken or eaten. 

I still love my water kefir and it certainly has been beneficial for my digestion,  but not to the extent that fresh homemade dairy-free yogurts and sauerkraut!  If you struggle with candida, constipation, celiac disease, crohn's, colitis, auto-immune diseases or allergies, or any digestive issue fermented foods are an absolute MUST!

Sauerkraut is SO easy to make, there shouldn't be any excuses about not having time or money!  Purchase high quality probiotic capsules and a head of cabbage.  Grate the cabbage an massage with 1 Tb. salt until it releases its juices.  Pack into quart jars, cover with water and release all the bubbles in the jar, top with a cabage leaf and a few cleaned rocks, screw on the lid and leave for a few days!  It's that simple!

I will post more of my fermented recipes later, but I think it is very important to recognize the benefits of fermented foods and realize that in our over sterilized world EVERYONE should be consuming fermened foods.   On to the recipe.......

Assemble sandwich:

Spread one side of bread with white cheese and top with sauerkraut, spread other side of bread with thousand island dressing and top with corned tempeh. You can spread earth balance on the outside of the bread and grill in a skillet or in a panini pan or george foreman grill until browned on each side.

1 comment:

Christine Eubanks said...

"If you struggle with candida, constipation, celiac disease, crohn's, colitis, auto-immune diseases or allergies, or any digestive issue fermented foods are an absolute MUST!"

Yes, when you are dealing with any gut problems, try to consume fermented foods, i've learn it in some articles online.