When the ingredients in the fridge get low, D and I will look at each other and start making random observations about dinner. We've gotten pretty crazy with our ideas sometimes, but for the most part, every meal still turns out edible and usually even delicious. The other day we were both sick and definitely not up to going to the store to get more groceries, so we had to play this fun game. The stakes were a bit higher, however, because D offered to cook. Since I knew he was up for making just about anything, as long as it wasn't too complicated, I mentioned that I had recently bought some soy curls. From there we ventured to making homemade BBQ sauce and putting everything on top of Happy Campers gluten-free buns, which would equal a meal.
This was a super easy lunch. And, although it had very few ingredients, it was tasty, filling, and easy to clean up as well. Of course, it may not be the most nutritious meal, but we paired it with fresh corn-on-the-cob, which I would suggest as a lovely seasonal side.
BBQ Soy Curls Sandwich
Vegan and gluten-free, serves 2
2 c. warm water
1 c. dehydrated soy curls
3/4 c. ketchup
1 T. wheat-free tamari
1/4 t. liquid smoke
1 t. maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
1 t. olive oil
stone-ground mustard (optional)
gluten-free hamburger buns
- In a small bowl, soak soy curls in warm water.
- Meanwhile, start making the BBQ sauce in a different small bowl. Mix together the ketchup, tamari, liquid smoke, maple syrup and salt and pepper.
- When the soy curls are plump, quickly saute them in a dry pan on medium heat until slightly crisp. Add oil to the pan and stir the soy curls around.
- Pour the BBQ sauce over the soy curls until they are well covered and everything is heated through. Remove from pan and plop onto a bun. Add mustard if desired. And, eat.