Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Grilled Portobello Sandwich

Today's lunch was a lot easier to fix than my previous one, but it's still every bit as delicious. A Grilled Portobello Sandwich is right up there in my top 10 list of things to eat. In fact, it seems like it's sometimes the only vegan option at some restaurants, other than salads of course. Whenever I order one out at a restaurant I always have them leave off any cheese or mayo that they might normally add, and I learned once, early on in my veganism, to make sure and ask that they don't put any butter on the bun because a lot of places seem to like to butter the buns and grill them. I like toasted buns, but no butter please. :o)

I actually made this sandwich kinda' out of necessity since I had a Portobello Mushroom cap hanging out in my fridge from where I was experimenting with those veggie burgers last week. I would REALLY hate for something like that to end up getting thrown away. So I just grilled it up last night in a skillet with a little bit of Soy Sauce and then threw it onto a Light Bun and topped it off with some Roasted Red Peppers, which are packed in water by the way. Fairly low-calorie for such a delicious sandwich, I think.

In the green container I've got some Hoppin' John, which is just a mix of Stewed Tomatoes, Black-Eyed Peas, Onions & Jalapeno Peppers. It's spicy and delicious. Not too many calories there either. I've seen several recipes on the internet for making your own, but this just came out of a can from the grocery store and it did NOT list any type of pork product in the ingredients (apparently it's common to season this with pork when people make it at home).

While looking for food items that I needed to get rid of, I also stumbled upon a few Sugar Snap Peas that were left so into the lunchbox they went. And then for dessert I just tossed in a few Dried Apricots that I spotted on sale at the store a couple of weeks ago.

So I guess that does it for Wednesday's lunch. Shew, that was a lot easier than yesterday's post. [grin]

Believe it or not, I've actually been getting my extra exercise in that I wanted to do this week. I've been doing my normal walk during lunch and then doing another 30 minutes in the evening after work. I guess I'll get some extra exercise in this evening after work too because I'm gonna' have to break down and finally mow the yard. ARGH! Hopefully, all of this extra physical activity will translate into a few lost pounds come Monday.

So thanks for checking in today and I'll see everybody tomorrow!


Tracy said...

I've never heard of Hoppin' John, but that looks DELICIOUS!!
I'll have to give that a hook.

kennyboy said...

I'd never heard of it either. It just caught my eye at the store, so I picked it up and looked to see if it had any animal products in it and figured I would try it.

Stewed tomatoes aren't my favorite thing, but this was actually pretty good. I'll probably buy it again.