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Tunaless Melt!

This could have made an amazing sandwich but it made an awesome wrap. I’ve been missing tuna melts, not for the fishy tinned tuna but for the melty goodness and crunchy celery. To make the filling I combined the following:

1 32oz tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tbsp vegan mayo

1 cup of chopped celery

1/2 chopped onion

a generous pinch each of tarragon and thyme

1 tbsp marmite or vegemite

salt and flake red pepper to taste

I started by adding the celery and onion and microwaving it until the onion was soft.


I actually used a fork to mush the chickpeas. I liked the texture it provided since it reminded me more of real tuna that way. Once it was all mixed together, I microwaved it until it was hot and then adjusted the seasoning.


We combined this on a wrap with some Daiya cheddar which we melted by microwaving and then topped with some spinach and tomato. It hit the spot, EXACTLY!

This is Christie, signing off!

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B Vitamins… mmm…

Something I have to remind myself to eat is sources of B vitamins. When I look at my diet I realize they’re there but B vitamins are too important to miss. I’m a big fan of a good sprinkle of flake nutritional yeast (a terribly underrated seasoning) or a big glass of kombucha but today we’re revisiting a spread whose cousin starred in a favorite 80’s tune by Men at Work, “Down Under”; not Vegemite but Marmite!

Vegemite was originally refined from a waste prodct. The yeast had done it’s job of fermenting wort into beer and would be thrown away as garbage. Cyril Callister was charged with converting this nutrient rich sludge into a highly nutritious spread. Apparently it worked because this stuff (and it’s competitor, Marmite) are available all around the world.

Brent and I gave it a go with some bread I made Sunday. The bread was nutty and lightly sweet so it went well with the savory flavor that Brent noted had a hint of pine. I understand that a more traditional preparation involves butter so we might have to give it a go with some Earth Balance spread but until then we’ll be revisiting this gem for weekend brunches.

This is Christie and Brent, signing off!

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