In appreciation to the English for inventing the English muffin (my everything bread), this sandwich is for you. Even though you can make any kind of sandwich with this special, unique bread, I’m going with something simple and cheap, given the economic climate we’re living in.

Every vegetarian when first giving up meat, misses the goopy, drippy mess that biting into a juicy burger makes. Nowadays you can replace that burger with a veggie/soy burger, but when you can’t afford that or when you don’t have one on hand, this sandwich fits the bill.

Makes 1 sandwich

1 English muffin, split, lightly toasted and spread with softened margarine

Grey Poupon Dijon mustard

sweet pickle relish

peeled, thinly sliced cucumber

thinly sliced sweet onion, very thin

fresh cracked pepper

After spreading margarine on both sides of the muffin, spread one side of the muffin with mustard and the other side with relish.

Top with cucumber slices, slightly overlapping, then top those with very thinly sliced sweet onion. Sprinkle with cracked pepper, close and serve with a few napkins.

Notes: How simple is that! When you eat this sandwich you’re going to be thinking you’re eating that juicy burger with all the goop that you think you’re missing so much.

This sandwich would normally call for Vegenaise (soy mayonnaise), but since we don’t have a car, and the grocery stores in Black America won’t carry the really good soy products, I often have to do without, so I found that Grey Poupon mustard, which is usually on sale, is fluffy enough to substitute for the fluffy texture of the soy mayo when teamed with the margarine that melts into the nooks and crannies on the muffin and the wet relish. It comes out perfectly every time. I don’t even need the soy mayo. But when I have it, I of course use it along with the Poupon mustard and relish.

Toast your English muffin lightly, too crisp and you defeat the purpose by making it so crisp that you don’t enjoy all of the ingredients blending together with the muffin to create the total texture achievement.

L’oven Fresh Brand of English muffin is a great muffin. Plump, soft, and animal-free. Sold at Aldi’s discount food stores.


Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer/author, animal-free chef, activist

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