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Monday, September 9, 2013

MoFo 2013, day 9: Test Recipe: BANGIN SANGWICH

Okay, some of this stuff could not possibly be local, but sometimes ya just gotta make a bangin' sandwich. The best part of it is the test "dressing" (which I used as a spread here) from Joni Newman's upcoming Going Vegan cookbook. It is AWESOME and calls for fresh tarragon, which I don't believe I've ever used before! That stuff is crazy! It smells like licorice! Anyway, it was hard to find enough tarragon at the Farmers market (there were only little plants) so I bought that and chives for the dressing at a store. The parsley ($1) I got at the market along with a zucchini (.75 cents) and a French baguette ($3). Sorry, I can't remember which stand the bread is from.


Toasted the bread because, I mean, duh. Here, slathered on the bread is the dressing, which also called for avocado and lemon juice. Do they sell avocados at Farmers markets in California?? Dang. That would be sweet.


With zucchini and shredded carrot. Sadly, I was out of any other vegetables but a portabella and some tomatoes would have been even better. Guess I'll just have to make another bangin sandwich.

29 comments:

  1. vegetables in a sanger is no bad thing. Just chow down and feel smug about getting your vitamins and saving a few bob too!

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  2. Yes they do sell avocados at the farmers markets in California — at least in Marin. And they have more than one variety. I saw some I couldn't even recognize as avocados. They also sell dates and olives. Is it fair? Do the people in California even know what we're up against?

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    1. I am jealous. Olives really pushed it over the edge.

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  3. That looks like a pretty awesome sarnie if you ask me.

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  4. Baaaaaaahahaha SANGWICH!!! Omg that is amazing. Almost as amazing as the sandwich itself! The dressing sounds incredible! It is packed with so much fresh flavor, it really sounds delicious. I bet mushrooms and tomato would make it even more delicious but I bet it stood pretty well as is. The bread looks amazing as well. Nothing better than fresh french baguette!

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    1. Haha, thanks! The sandwich WAS great so that's high praise. mushrooms and tomatoes make everything incredible.

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  5. Vegetables in sandwich form = yes.

    I can confirm that they do in fact sell avocados at my CA farmer's market. There are also big bags of tiny ones for $2 at the grocery store sometimes. But the best thing is when the neighborhood trees are dropping ripe avocados onto the sidewalk and you find them fortuitously. AVOCADO.

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  6. It's a shame the recipe didn't use fennel or rue; we could've done more Shakespeare quoting. x

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    1. You are probably better at that than I am. Rue? mustard seed?

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  7. Sandwiches are the best. I can't wait to be able to try this dressing!

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  8. Just got back from cali and there was a big stand selling haas avocados. (All others are sub par). They were sorted by how ripe they were and they also had organic ones. Regular $1, organic $1.50.
    I want to know the sauce/spread that made this sandwich so bangin'! Sounds like the tarragon is key.....
    Ttrockwood

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    1. Totally. If you send me yr email address I can send you the recipe. You deserve this.

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  9. I love reasons to use fresh tarragon! The only time we really use it is in something like a tofu scramble. Hells yeah to the sandwich, now I want to go buy me some bread!

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    1. Now I know what it's like I should use it more often. Especially in a scramble. It's been too long since I've made one. I don't buy bread all that often so it's gotta be worth it.

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  10. I don't know why, but I've never even *thought* about *fresh* tarragon. Weird. Now I need to find some to check it out!

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  11. Yum! Fresh tarragon feels so fancy. I used it to make some strawberry tarragon popsicles earlier in the summer.

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  12. Thanks for the reminder; I used tarragon the first and only time in a cannelini/kale/carrot soup that would be pretty great just about...yesterday. Ah well, maybe next week when it's not 95 degrees.

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  13. That does look like a bangin' sandwich! I can't believe Ms. Joni is already working on ANOTHER book. She is a MACHINE!

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    1. I know, right? The previous one isn't even out yet!!

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  14. Ooooo fresh tarragon? I have never seen or used them before! I like the sound of licorice or anise! Ah yum on that toasted bread with the dressing! I want some!

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    1. I love licorice too. A lot of people don't.

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  15. Sandwich looks great! Yes, they do sell avocados in the Farmer's Markets out here. I'll think of you next time I'm preparing one. :-)

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