My friend Vic (from The Life blog) created a truly amazing recipe for homemade vegan Deli Slices. I baked the Deli Slices on Monday and I have been eating them every day ever since then. The recipe was very simple and easy to follow and it was not time consuming to prepare. However, it took a long time to steam and bake, plus there was some additional time for cooling. I also liked the fact that it did not have any soy ingredients, I needed a break from soy and this was a great idea.
I decided to change up the spices a bit, I left out the cumin and added "poultry seasonings" (sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and nutmeg) and few dashes of hickory flavored liquid smoke.
When I got the wonderfully smelling stuff out of the oven, it reminded me of a vegan meatloaf. I could not resist and ate some still warm with some mustard and bread. Yummy! Then I let it cool and it firmed up nicely. The texture and taste reminded me of Tofurky Italian Sausage. I made some tasty sandwiches (with tomatoes, lettuce and vegan mayo) for dinner that evening, and more sandwiches during the week for work.
I crumbed up some Deli Slices into a salad the next day, for a filling and delicious dinner.
I also used it crumbled up in tomato sauce instead of vegan meatballs. That was fantastic!