Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Haven't you heard? April is National Grilled Cheese month! I have been making Dayv Grilled Cheeze for months now, as it is one of his favorite dinners. I could lie and say I make him fancy grilled cheeze, layered with fruit and a savory jam to dip it in(like my girlfriend Courtney), but we all know my husband is a man of simple pleasures.
Dayv actually came up with the idea of using tomato sauce to dip the sandwiches in, as it is reminiscent of tomato soup(which I have yet to make a vegan version of). I find enjoyment in cutting the sandwiches into quarters, even though Dayv has told me on several occasions that it isn't necessary. Maybe it's my maternal instinct coming through, having a desire to make bite-sized food. Whatever the reason, it makes them look super cute and easy to dip. Nevertheless, it's optional ;)
makes two sandwiches
4 pieces of gluten-free vegan bread(I use Ener-G brand)
1/2-1 cup cheddar-style Daiya shreds(depending on the size of your bread and love of Daiya)
1-2 tbsp Earth Balance
1/4-1/3 cup tomato sauce
pizza spice, or other spice, to taste(optional)
Place 2 slices of bread on a microwave-safe dinner plate. Top each slice with an equal amount of cheeze. Gently place another slice of bread over each cheeze topped piece. Microwave for 1 minute, or until cheeze has melted and bound the two pieces of bread together.
Remove from the microwave and, to the best of your ability, spread desired amount Earth Balance in the center of one side of each sandwich. Place both sandwiches Earth Balance side down onto a skillet. Heat the skillet over medium heat. While the sandwiches are being grilled on the one side, place additional Earth Balance in the center of the pieces of bread which are facing up.
Let the sandwich cook for 3-5 minutes, or until lightly browned on one side. Flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a saucepan, or microwave-safe container with a lid(to place, not fit), heat tomato sauce until warm. Add additional spices, if desired.
Cut sandwiches into quarters(optional). Serve with prepared tomato sauce, to dip, and a salad, like this one. Enjoy!