The thing about calling vegan food by a non-vegan title is that it conjures up images, smells, tastes, and memories that just aren't there. Such is the case of BLT sandwiches. I remember reading about 'fake bacon' early on when I made the switch and was excited about making a BLT. Well, it wasn't the most horrible experience ever, but it sure wasn't a BLT!
So here I am about a year later and I was really wanting a BLT. This time though, I knew not to expect a BLT.......this time I knew to expect a TART - tempeh, avocado, romaine, and tomato - sandwich. A very proper vegan name if you ask me.(Another thing that has changed from a year ago is the avocado part. I was using Veganaise until about 4 months ago and would have slathered that on the sandwich, but not anymore. No more mayo for us. A mashed up avocado does a nice job of replacing it.)
The Emo kid still isn't too fond of these sandwiches, and Red just plopped her applesauce all over her sandwich, but Boo ate 2 1/2 sandwiches. Even more amazing though is the fact that he didn't make his own real bacon on the side to supplement the sandwiches. That's progress I think!