Anna says: One of the reasons I first got into vegan cooking, was because it pushed me to try new things, and cook and eat new foods. With World Vegan Day on November 1st, I wanted to try a dish I knew I liked but hadn’t ever cooked for myself. The Crispy Tofu Sandwich is one of my favorite things at Gateway Market, so after some Pinterest research, I determined it was something I could handle.
Improvised seasoning blend. With some classic Justin Timberlake spinning in the living room, I threw on my apron and got to work. I wanted a bit of a Bahn Mi flavor, so I mixed together 2 tsp Umami Dust Seasoning, 1/2 tsp each red pepper flakes and sesame seeds, and 1/8 tsp each white pepper, sumac, and thyme. Despite seeming as though I grabbed random spices out of my cabinet, I was not upset with how this combination of spices turned out.