Vegan Fakin, Avocado & Tomato Sandwich

This recipe hits all the senses and food spectrum. The creamy dressing, savory Fakin, fat-rich avocado, and summertime fresh tomato all held together by a fluffy bun. No guilt here!!

What you need for the insides for one sandwich:

1 ripe tomato.

1 avocado.

3 strips Light Life Fakin Bacon Tempeh (the BEST fakin EVER).

1 tablespoon of Veganase.

1 minced garlic clove.

½ teaspoon onion powder.

What you need for the outsides (makes 7 buns):

2 cups of almond meal.

1 tablespoon of baking powder.

½ teaspoon of baking soda.

¾ teaspoon of salt.

4 tablespoons of Earth Balance/Coconut oil.

1 cup of unsweetened, plain non-dairy milk.

1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Directions for the buns:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix the almond meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Coarsely chop the Earth Balance/Coconut oil and cut in with pastry cutter or fork into almond meal mixture. Pre-mix the lemon juice with non-dairy milk and slowly add to almond meal mixture until sticky. You may not need all of the liquid. Turn out on floured surface 5 or 6 times, to make sure everything’s combined. Roll out the dough making it about 1” thick. Cut it with glass or biscuit cutter and place dough on an un-greased baking sheet.

Bake for 10-15 minutes.

While that’s baking, Slice up your tomato & avocado. Place the fakin strips in a pan on medium-high heat and cook until hot. Do not over-cook, the fakin becomes no fun after that. To make your sandwich spread; mix Veganase, onion powder and minced garlic.

Now put that sandwich together and enjoy!!!

Vegan Mushroom Burger

Grilling options seem limited when your a Veggie. Don't get me wrong, veggie skewers are awesome, but if you are like us and have a LOT of bbq’s to go to…. ya gotta mix it up a little! You don’t have to skip out on the fun of grilling, just throw this fun little patty on the grill! The mushrooms give great anti-oxidants, almond flour provides protein, rice makes great fiber & carbohydrates then last, but not least, all that garlic is great for your heart and immunity!


1 pound of Crimini mushrooms.

1 cup of almond flour.

1 ½ cups of cooked white rice (preferably cooked in vegetable broth).

3 cloves of minced garlic.

2 teaspoons of onion powder.

2 teaspoons of smoked paprika.

Add salt & pepper to taste!


In food processor, finely chop Crimini mushrooms then add remaining ingredients until blended together. Should make a thick consistency. I found the easiest way to cook these is in a greased tin foil packet, on a skillet or grill over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes on each side or until firm. These things may look ugly, but they TASTE SO GOOD. Don’t be afraid. :)