What to do with all of the wonderful tomatoes that are beginning to come into season? I love fresh vine ripened tomatoes and pretty much refuse to have anything to do with that luscious red fruit (Yes the tomato IS a fruit!) at any other time of the year. I eat them during the hot summer months whenever I can some times three times a day and always for breakfast! I think that this is left over from my childhood, when my mother used to make me open faced grilled cheese with tomatoes and bacon on toast for breakfast everyday before I went to school!
These days I rarely eat the cheese or the bacon, but that still does not keep me away from my beloved comfort food! Vegannaise is an excellent substitute for mayonnaise and galaxy rice cheese in any of the flavors will be perfect! If you want to have cheese or bacon , have real cheese OR real bacon but still use the vegannaise~ that will keep you at your 10 percent sin level! After that it's really simple. Just spread a piece of Ezekiel sprouted whole wheat bread with a bit of vegannaise that you've mixed with some fine herbes and a little bit of garlic. Add a piece of rice cheese and pile the tomatoes and some fresh basil and whatever else you want on top. If you want it toasted just reverse the ingredients- cheese on top! Put the whole thing under the broiler for a few minutes and you've got the oozy, gooey toasted cheese that you remember. If you want the bacon flavor (like I always do!) just layer a slice or two of smoky tempeh or smoked tofu over the tomatoes before you add the cheese! Delicious!
We're doing 103 in the shade here in Northeast Ohio so toasted cheese was not on the menu today! The sandwich shown above was however and it was wonderful. Ezekiel bread, "Cheese", Vegannaise and those flowers are peppery edible nasturtiums from my garden, chives and fresh basil too! I dusted the whole thing with a bit of sea salt and ate it with gusto! Quick, Delicious and so very good for you!