Spicy Banh Mi

The notorious Blue Sage Vegetarian Grill is a few miles down the road from Yogasphere’s Sun Studio, and ain’t that convenient. They have a sandwich just like this one that is Amazing. When I came across this recipe on VegetarianTimes.com, which by the way is a great resource if you are looking for new recipes, I wanted to share it. It is quick go to lunch that is quite filling. If anyone has any creative sandwich ideas they would like to share, it would be awesome to post in the comments bellow.

Spicy Banh Mi

Spicy Banh Mi

Makes 1 large sandwich 30 minutes or fewer

You’ll love this version of a Vietnamese street-food sandwich favorite. Fill with baked tofu, or substitute 1 cup leftover fried tofu cubes from the Stir-fried Tofu Bento Box.
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey, agave nectar, or sugar
  • ½–1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup shredded daikon radish
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • 1 Vietnamese baguette or ½ French baguette, split in half lengthwise
  • 1 Tbs. low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. red chile sauce, such as sriracha
  • ¼ tsp. tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup baked Asian-flavored tofu, thinly sliced, or stir-fried tofu cubes
  • 2 6-inch strips cucumber
  • 6 sprigs cilantro
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves, torn
1. Combine vinegar, honey, and red pepper flakes in small bowl. Add daikon radish and carrot, and stir to mix. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place baguette on baking sheet, and crisp 5 minutes in oven. Cool 2 to 3 minutes. 3. Spread mayonnaise on both sides of bread. Sprinkle with red chile sauce and tamari. Fill with tofu, cucumber, and cilantro. Drain carrot-radish mixture, and spread on sandwich. Top with tomatoes and lettuce, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Press top half of baguette on sandwich, and slice sandwich in half.

May/June 2010 p.64

The notorious Blue Sage Vegetarian Grill is a few miles down the road from Yogasphere’s Sun Studio, and ain’t that convenient. They have a sandwich just like this one that is Amazing. When I came across this recipe on VegetarianTimes.com, which by the way is a great resource if you are looking for new recipes, I wanted to share it. It is quick go to lunch that is quite filling. If anyone has any creative sandwich ideas they would like to share, it would be awesome to post in the comments bellow.
I wanted to share my plans for this week as I am super excited about them. This Wednesday I am leaving for a 10 day meditation retreat called Vipassana.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, and an Art of living.  I look forward to sharing my experience upon return, and will post on my personal blog if interested.
“Vipassana is an insight that cuts through conventional perception to perceive mind and matter as they actually are: impermanent, unsatisfactory, and impersonal. Insight meditation gradually purifies the mind, eliminating all forms of attachment. As attachment is cut away, desire and delusion are gradually diluted. The Buddha identified these two factors— desire and ignorance— as the roots of suffering. When they are finally removed, the mind will touch something permanent beyond the changing world. That “something” is the deathless, supramundane happiness, called “Nibbana” in Pali.” (Vipassana Dura Meditation Society)”
Read more about Vipassana – Insight Meditation Technique – HOW TO MEDITATE for Beginners on: http://buddhist-meditation-techniques.com/vipassana-insight-meditation/?utm_source=INK&utm_medium=copy&utm_campaign=share&

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” ― Amit RayYoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

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