Grilled Cheese

2013-02-16 16.01.23

Grilled cheese sandwiches were something I missed more many years. Only recently have there been vegan cheeses I enjoyed enough to cook with. Now I enjoy them when I don’t have time to cook a more elaborate meal. The key to a great grilled cheese sandwich is to not rely on the cheese for flavor. Also, cook on a pan with a lid.

What you will need:

2 slices of yummy bread, can use gluten free bread

Vegan cheese you enjoy

Baby spinach

Thinly sliced mushrooms

Thinly sliced ripe tomato

Vegan margarine

Place a frying pan over medium heat and let preheat. Lay your two slices of bread open and spread margarine evenly over both slices. On one slice only, add a layer of vegan cheese, spinach, mushroom, and tomato. Close your sandwich with the other slice of bread, margarine side in the sandwich. If you really like vegan cheese, add another small layer of cheese over the tomato before closing the sandwich. You should be looking at a side of the bread that does not have any margarine spread on it. Go ahead and spread margarine on that side too. Carefully turn the sandwich over and set into preheated pan, margarine side down. Now spread margarine on the final side of bread that has no margarine on it. Cover with a lid and let cook for about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, check the side that is cooking. If brown and crispy, move the sandwich to your plate and let sit a moment. If not ready, keep cooking that same side until it reaches the brownness you enjoy. After a moment of cooling on your plate, use your hands to hold the sandwich together and carefully turn and place back in the pan to cook the other side. Smash slowly with your spatula before replacing the lid to cook another 3 minutes or until the second side reaches the brownness you enjoy. Yum!

Written by Deanna Meyler, PhD

Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator. Sharing an everyday approach to being vegan.

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