Tofu Garlic Vegan Mayo

I don't currently have the luxury of a lot of ingredients lying around. The coronavirus has turned everything on its head. Still, I'm trying to find comfort in familiar hobbies like cooking and origami.

What I did have was half a package of silken firm tofu that needed to be used and a whole head of garlic that wasn't getting any younger. That is the inspiration for this recipe. That, and my love of all things creamy and garlicky.

1/2 package silken firm tofu, drained
8 cloves garlic, stems removed
1 habanero, deseeded
1 serrano
3 tbls olive oil
3 tbls white vinegar
1 tbl salt
1/2 can chick peas, drained and rinsed

Puree all ingredients in your food processor until a creamy mixture is the result.

It's great right away, but you can chill it in the fridge for a few hours to thicken and let the flavors coalesce.

This is extremely garlic forward and also hot from the chiles. Because the mayo is tofu based and tofu has no flavor of its own, the full on flavor …

Vegan Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

vegan sloppy joe sandwich This recipe isn't a true sloppy joe. It doesn't use manwich. Which is vegan. I just wanted something easier and less expensive than buying manwich and buying fake ground beef. The answer - Hormel Vegetarian Chili. Which is vegan as well. And already packed with beans, vegetable protein and spicy tomato goodness.

I made some rice first and then added the chili to the rice. I also added some fresh diced onion and minced garlic.

Add warm concoction to a sandwich roll and top with kosher pickle slices and vegan cheese if you have some. Cheddar or american flavor work best. Alternatively you can sprinkle with nutritional yeast and/or hot sauce.

This sandwich tastes great hot or cold. Is easy to make. Convenient. Inexpensive. And very filling.

There's something very satisfying about eating a sandwich. Just because you don't eat meat, doesn't mean you shouldn't still enjoy the simple pleasure of a hearty and delicious sandwich.

Try this one out. I guarantee you'll love it.