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I'm still working on the dishes that will be served at the upcoming 3-Day Raw Food Spiritual Ashram Retreat (only 2 spots left!). Today, I worked on the Sandwich Fixin's that will be served for lunch on one of the retreat days.

On the plate is a kale salad (in the back), eggless salad on top of spinach (on the right), and a sandwich (on the left). In the background you can see the various fixin's that went into creating the sandwich. You can even see a little edge of the tiny cucumber sandwiches that I made, as well.

We love eating sandwiches here at Pure Jeevan! Once the weather gets warmer, we enjoy them more and more. We used to make our own raw bread in the dehydrator, but then Love Force came out with their wonderful breads! Now making sandwiches is just as quick and easy as it used to be when we ate baked bread, but now it's even tastier and healthier!

Here are two recipes for the spreads we put onto the sandwiches.

Sunflower Spread (serves 4)

1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked for a few hours

1 medium clove of garlic

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of salt ?

Process in a food processor until smooth.

Cashew Cheese (serves 4)

1 cup cashews

1/2 cup macadamias

1/2 medium red pepper, seeded and chopped in large pieces

2 medium cloves garlic

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 Tabelspoon Nama Shoyu

Process in a food processor until smooth.

For the sandwiches, I spread the sunflower paste onto the bread, topped it with a slice of tomato, onion slices, lots of sprouts, a scoop of the cashew cheese, and then topped the entire sandwich with a large green leaf of lettuce (to serve as the top piece of bread). We've eaten these in the past with two pieces of the raw bread, but we felt they were a bit dense. So, we now eat them with a large leaf as the second piece of bread and they are super yummy!

You don't have to buy the bread, however. I have many times made tiny sandwiches with slices of cucumber (sliced long, rather than in small circles). Just top them with your fixin's and they are super yummy. In the picture you can see some tiny round cucumber sandwiches that only have the sunflower spread in the middle and a tiny dollop of the cashew cheese on the top.

When it comes to making sandwiches, the variations of what you can put together are endless.How do you create sandwiches

Original Comments

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On May 5, 2008, Penni wrote:

I understand why BunnyBerry has you listed under her raw food porn section! Your food looks so mouth wateringly's almost too much for this juice feaster to see! I save all your recipes because I know they are amazing. You are so generous to share them with your adoring public!


On May 6, 2008, weare1 wrote:

Yes, thank you Wendi for sharing your delicious recipies and web resources.........all are blessings, especially for those of us just getting started on this new and healthier journey of raw foods.


On May 6, 2008, Sarah wrote:

Wendi, my kids LOVE cucumber sandwiches! Those look great. When I was growing up in Malaysia, when people used to make western sandwiches, they would put cuke slices in there instead of lettuce. I realized over time that the cukes were what I loved about the sandwiches anyway! Mmm crunch! :)

On June 10, 2008, hihorosie wrote:

I LOVE SANDWICHES! The sunflower bread looks mouth-watering. Mmmm!