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Friday, October 27, 2017

Chickpea "Tuna Fish" Sandwich

Hi everyone! Today's Vegan MoFo prompt is "Meals for the young (at heart)." Growing up, tuna fish sandwiches were one of the staple lunches that my mom made for me to bring into school, so I decided to make a vegan version for lunch today. To make the chickpea "tuna," I used a fork to mash 1/2 cup chickpeas, then stirred in 1 tablespoon Vegenaise and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Served with chips and a pickle.

Here's my Inktober sketch...



And here's today's cuteness: Cringer and Leela sharing the bed!






Peace. :)

12 comments:

  1. I love chickpea tuna! Have you tried adding just a bit of celery seed or celery salt? You can believe how good that is! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Tracy; I'll try adding celery salt tonight since I have chickpeas to use up! Happy Saturday to you as well! :)

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  2. I've always wanted to try chickpea tuna but I just have such an aversion to mayo. I need to figure something out to replace it. I love this sketch! Hooray for Caturday! So adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah; this was one of my favorite Inktober sketches so far! :D
      Not sure what would be a good replacement for the mayo... A chickpea tuna salad recipe I've made before includes a bit of mustard but of course that's in addition to the mayo... Maybe some sort of creamy dressing, like the Daiya ranch since it's thicker? I'll keep thinking, haha!

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  3. Yum, I love chickpea tuna sandwiches!!
    Wow, sharing the bed that's a special moment!!

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    1. Thanks, Hillary! It really was a special moment, and it was even more impressive because Cringer was there first, so that means Leela chose to nap near her. Cringer seems to be missing Buttons the most (especially since she loved to cuddle with her), so I'm sure she appreciated Leela sharing the bed with her! <3

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  4. Chickpea is definitely my go to preference for making tuna-style salads and sandwiches. It is so yum.
    Cats sharing the bed is always exciting!!!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! And yes, chickpeas are the best! :)

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  5. Tuna sandwiches were always my fave as a kid! I really need to find a way to recreate it without the chickpeas because I can't really digest beans anymore, I'm thinking yuba and nori, maybe I'll experiment and post a recipe one day!

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    1. Your idea sounds really interesting, Jojo! I'll look forward to seeing how it turns out! :)

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  6. I like the cat to food ratio in this post XD

    I love chickpea salad sandwiches, though I don't think I ever had them as a kid (err... tuna) I always had tuna noodle casserole... I tried making that one vegan mofo.. but that FAILED XD

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer; I thought it was a good ratio, too, haha! :D
      I don't know if I've ever had tuna noodle casserole; that's a shame your attempt didn't work out, but at least you gave it a try!

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