Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Vegan Pesto Grilled Chesse Sandwich

So yesterday was my last day subbing for the year and hopefully forever and today is Jimmy's last day of school with the kids. I can't believe how far we have come in a year. This time last year I wasn't even sure when I would see him again and now today we have moved across the country and get to  experience so many new and amazing things together. I miss my family and friends back home but for our relationship it was and is the best thing we could have EVER done. I am looking forward to many more great memories!

Anyway, I have an interview for a Kindergarten job at a local school here in Glenwood. I can actually walk there it is so close. So right now I am at home just waiting patiently for 1:15. I was starving and decided to make some lunch. We are leaving for summer soon and I have a whole bag of Daiya mozzarella so I figured I should use it. Grilled Cheese sounded amazing so I added a little twist to it. It took me about 5 minutes to make and is absolutely delicious!

Makes: 1 sandwich
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

2 pieces whole wheat or white bread
1 tablespoon basil paste
1-2 tablespoons vegan butter
1/2 cup daiya mozzarella
5-6 pieces fresh spinach
2 slices tomato

1. In a medium pan melt your vegan butter on medium heat.

2. Get your 2 slices of bread and evenly coat each piece with basil paste. Add your mozzarella on top on each slice as well. Place your spinach and tomato on one side. Sprinkle with pepper to taste and close sandwich. 

3. Place sandwich in pan for 15 seconds to soak up some of the butter and quickly turn so both sides get some butter. Let cook for about 2 minutes and then flip again until both sides are evenly browned. Be careful not to burn.

4. Remove from pan and slice in half. Sprinkle some salt on top if you would like. Serve hot and enjoy!