BLT….Vegan Style!

Since my husband has been gone for over a week, I wanted to welcome him home with a fantastic vegan lunch!   A comfort food classic, made vegan!  I love tempeh and use it pretty frequently when cooking.  Tempeh is made from cooked and slightly fermented soybeans and formed into a patty, similar to a very firm veggie burger, high in protein, iron and calcium.  The bacon tempeh is a good bacon substitute, the flavor and aroma are pretty close.

This version is so healthy with so many substitutes:  guacamole instead of mayo, tempeh instead of real bacon and whole grain bread.

You will need:

Smoky Maple Tempeh

Guacamole  (I love the Wholly Guacamole because it is fast and easy and avocados don’t last long in my house)

Whole Grain Bread

Romaine

Tomato

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Smoky Maple Tempeh, Wholly Guacamole, Whole Grain Bread, Romaine and Tomato

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Smoky Maple Bacon Tempeh

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Saute in a pan until browned and slightly crispy

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Layer on the goodness, guacamole, tempeh, tomatoes and romaine and serve with all natural Classic Lays

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The Vegan BLT

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Ikea….I think I love you!

Ok, I admit it….I have been having a love affair with Ikea!  I have found so many great things for my classroom there!  And everything is so inexpensive too.  It’s  a good thing that the closest one is about a 30 minute drive or I would be there everyday.  I had to write a post on this and share some of the great and cheap finds from Ikea.  And I can never leave without getting some coffee (delish and organic) and some cinnamon rolls!

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Ladybug chairs in our Reading Center from Ikea

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Art Easel from Ikea, $14!

 

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Ocotpus hanger for hanging wet art projects, $4.99 a piece.

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Ikea finger puppets $4.99 for a pack of 10!

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Paper roll holder that I have for my own children at home and don't forget the Smencils, don't get me started on those! However those are not from Ikea, Holder $6, paper rolls $5.

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I don't know what these are called, but you make a pattern with beads on a plastic tray and then melt them together with your iron, from Ikea too! This was a fun weekend project for my daughter.

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Not so prickly cactus….

Today we continued to talk about the letter Cc and the cactus!  We looked at many different cactus pictures and how different they can be.  Some have lots of needles, some have flowers and some even look like cucumbers!  We learned why the cactus have needles (so they won’t get eaten…and they actually help the cactus to retain water) and then made some during Arts and Crafts.

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First we started with a card stock cactus template and green paint

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Then, we glued tooth picks onto the cactus for the needles

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Next, we glued tissue paper flowers onto the cactus

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Our finished cactus!

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