YVES VEGGIE BACON WALNUT AND PEAR SANDWICH
WOW. Sandwiches don’t get much better!
Makes as many as you want
2 slices country-style white bread
animal-free mayonnaise – I used Follow Your Heart Vegenaise
Smoked Ginger Beer Walnuts (recipe below)
2 slices Yves VEGGIE BACON
green leaf lettuce or romaine
ripe comice pear, sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
Spread both slices bread with mayonnaise.
On one piece of bread place bacon and top with black pepper.
On the second bread line up smoked walnuts so when you cut the sandwich you don’t cut through the walnuts. Then top with lettuce, sliced pear and red onion.
Close sandwich, cut in half and serve.
Smoked Ginger Beer Walnuts:
1/2 c. ginger beer
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 T. vanilla – I used imitation
few drops of liquid smoke
2 c. walnut halves
1 scoop white sugar
In large skillet, over low heat, combine ginger beer and brown sugar. Stir till dissolved.
Add salt, vanilla, liquid smoke. Stir.
Add walnuts. Stir well to coat, then stir often without leaving stove area.
When liquid evaporates and a light film of sticky covers walnuts remove from heat. Let cool to lukewarm in skillet.
Pour a large scoop of granulated sugar over walnuts. Stir to coat evenly.
Using fingers, separate large pieces and coat each piece thoroughly, then place them all in wire mesh strainer to sift off excess sugar.
Use as toppers for dishes of choice: desserts, sandwiches, salads, cooked veggies.