Tempeh Lettuce Tomato

TLT - Tempeh Lettuce Tomato Sandwich - The Lotus and the Artichoke - Vegan Recipes from World Travel Adventures

You’ve probably figured out by now that here at The Lotus and the Artichoke, I love world cuisine. The majority of my recipes are inspired by my world travels to far-off countries and enthusiastic experiments with ethnic cooking.

Once in a while, however, I crave some good, old-fashioned comfort food. For me, that means a classic dish from the country where I spent most of my growing up: America. For breakfast and brunch, I’m a pancake kind of guy. But when I’m hungry for a more savory, lunch or dinner bonanza, the totally vegetarian T.L.T. is the way to go. But, but… what about Mac & Cheeze?! Sure… there’s that too, but sometimes it’s just gotta be a sandwich.

This particular dish really takes me back to the old days of diner deliciousness. You’ve probably heard about the classic B.L.T. – Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich, but today I want to share with you a healthier and even tastier, more compassionate spin on that: The vegan T.L.T. – Tempeh Lettuce Tomato sandwich superstar.

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Orange Tempeh Teriyaki

Orange Tempeh Teriyaki : Japanese - The Lotus and the Artichoke

Growing up in the Marshall Islands, our family made frequent visits to Honolulu– a short winter vacation and a brief visit on the way back to the US mainland in the summer. One of my absolute favorite things about Honolulu was going to the Chinese and Japanese restaurants.

I also got to go to the T&C Surf and Skate shop at the Ala Moana mall to get new t-shirts, shoes, and skateboard stuff, but that’s another story.

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