Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day Thirteen

Lunch was from Panera Bread today. The 'Mediterranean Veggie' Sandwich on Ciabatta -described as "zesty sweet Peppadew peppers, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions and Cilantro Hummus" $5.69 I also got a bowl of Black Bean Soup $4.49.
I ate the sandwich open face -- I've never seen Tomatoes, Onions or Cucumbers sliced so whisper thin. The meer hint of Hummus on the bread amused me as well. Panera corporate honchos must stipulate that each sandwich gets no more than two slivers of Cucumber and two slivers of Onion etc.
Dinner was Boca Chick'n Patties (non-organic!) topped with a Mustard Caper Sauce and Roasted Acorn Squash.


Katie said...

Yeah, I know!! The organic Boca patties are NOT vegan! I just noticed that after consuming one box and buying another one. :( But, I am not a waster...so I must finish the box. I am NOT happy or proud about it though. Shouldn't it be the other way around? The non-organic should have the stupid egg whites in them. Haha


I didn't know that u could order that sandwich on ciabatta bread? Cool!

Vegan Epicurean said...

I haven't stopped at Panera in a few years but I do like the idea of cilantro hummus. Thanks for the idea.

BTW, your dinner looks good and so autumnal.


dirtyduck said...

that was a sad sandwich. and expensive soup. i like to support places that have veggie dishes but this....i will not be going to panera

Vegan In The VI said...

For once it pays it be poor;-)

Vegan Tickles????!!!! THE Vegan Tickles came to MY site??? I'm not worthy!!!!

My plans are to make one of your recipes tonight. Hope I can pull it off.

Dirty Duck,
It was an expensive lunch, but I'm still laughing at the sandwich innards. I'd love to get video of the guy carefully putting the two cucumber slices on the bread.

Vegan Epicurean said...


You will be fine. Which recipe are you making tonight? If there are any tips I can share that may make it easier I will send to you if you let me know which recipe it is. Can't wait to hear how it turns out.


Vegan In The VI said...

I am planning to make the Amaranth (my first time working with that grain) with the Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions and Red Wine reduction (my first wine reduction). We shall see...

Vegan Epicurean said...

You won't have any problems with the wine reduction if you keep the heat at medium or lower and whisk periodically. I used a big red wine (Amarone) but just select any wine you like since the flavor will concentrate as the wine reduces. The wine gives the dish most of the flavor.

Amaranth is something we had to get used to. The texture is a cross between soaked chia or flax and polenta. It is sort of hard to describe but you will understand when you make it. My husband likes the amaranth with plenty of sauce because he doesn't like the texture on its own. I like that amaranth is a complete protein.

Good luck tonight, I think you will be fine. You picked a quick dish that is perfect for weeknight cooking.

kimberly said...

i always ask for extra hummus because i don't get the feta on my sandwich at panera. they're usually pretty nice about it.

also, i absolutely love the chikin boca patties...i think it's ridiculous that it tastes so much like real chicken. it sort of freaked me out the first time i tried them!