Sandwich lunchbox

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Toss in some vegan seitan strips and melt in some savory vegan cheddar cheese. Toast a fluffy, fresh hoagie roll and pile in the Philly Cheese filling. Accents of fresh green cilantro on top, a few juicy tomato slices too. Your Vegan philly Cheese Sandwich is served.

I don’t often get special requests from my husband. He usually just happily gobbles down whatever new or classic dishes I plop in front of him at dinnertime. But a few days ago we were reminiscing about one of our old favorite vegan delivery spots in NYC – ‘Snice. He used to always get their vegan philly-style seitan sandwich. So simple – yet so delicious – with seitan, peppers, onion and vegan melty cheese.

He offered up the challenge . This was an easy and fun dinner feast. Then you add it to red wine as you’d like. I opted for Teese vegan cheese. It melts in a flash and has a very “low brow” feel to it. However, Daiya Pepper Jack or Follow Your Heart Cheddar would also work. Teese comes in a tube and you squeeze it out.

It melts in seconds on a hot skillet – over top the veggies and seitan. For a gluten-free option, substitute with sliced portobello mushrooms – use gluten free bread too. You could also use strips of tofu or tempeh. Or you could even make your own seitan using vital wheat gluten flour – if you want to go all Martha Stewart on me. Prep your rolls and warm in the oven to toast. Add oil to skillet and heat over high heat. Add peppers, onions and optional chilies.