Summer, means fresh homegrown tomatoes and fresh tomatoes mean that it's time for a BLT!  It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many alternative options on the vegan market!  I've really been having a craving for BLT's lately and I blame it on my good lookin' tomatoes in my garden that have been staring back at me!  I came across several recipes to make "bacon" at home but I just haven't tried it out yet.  I will put that task on my "To Do" list!  However, this past weekend while my husband and I were shopping at Outpost something had caught my eye.  I was picking out some tempeh for our spicy sushi rolls that we were going to make that night and I spotted this lovely package...

Pure excitement came over me because that was the first time that I've spotted a bacon alternative in the grocery store!  I looked to my husband and said, "Look its bacon!!!!  We have to try it!!!  Can we get it?!?!"  Of course my husband couldn't say "no" to my pure joy!  I couldn't wait to try it out!
So last night we decided to have the BLT's for dinner and it was a complete success!  I had fallen in-love with my vegan BLT.  I actually finished my sandwich before my husband finished his!  To prepare the bacon all you do is fry it in a pan with a touch of oil until the edges are crispy.  This bacon is a tad sweet and a little smoky.  We both really enjoyed the flavor.  I wish that it could have been just a bit more smoky and peppery.  You could easily make it more peppery by dipping the edges in some ground black pepper and then fry it up in the pan!  It's just a personal preference of mine but I do love my pepper!  Overall, I think I would buy this product again if I don't have the time to prepare my own homemade "bacon"!  I think this bacon is a perfect option!  It's certified vegan and USDA organic.  For more product information and to find it in a store near you, please check out this link.
We kept our BLT's simple and just used veganaise, romaine lettuce, the tempeh bacon, tomatoes from our garden, and a couple of avocado slices.  It was perfect!  I served the sandwiches with fresh cucumber slices with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper on top.  Delish!

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