well, it's super tuesday and news has come in that hillary clinton took the majority of delegates in tennessee. here in new york, i was really proud and quite moved to be able to cast my vote for barack obama, so i'm hoping her future gains are few and minor. after visiting the local polling place, at the older adult's luncheon club down the street, i came home and reclaimed tennessee in obama's name by creating a newer, more wallet-friendly version of the memphis forque sandwich i made a couple of months ago. well, truth be told, i wasn't so much trying to cast my vote with my dinner plate as i was seeking to quiet a nagging craving i've had for this meal. it's one of the only things i long for on a regular basis and i've been wanting some bbq and celeriac slaw for a week or so and i finally had to give in.
i was really pleased with this version, which replaced the meal starter strips i used before with some smoky marinated and sautéed bbq tofu. it was way cheaper and easily as good. i'm sure it'll be amazing when i finally get around to preparing it with seitan, but i'm also keen to make a jackfruit carnitas version.
regardless of what the bbq component is, it's the tangy sauce and creamy, dijon-y celeriac slaw that take this sandwich to nosebleed heights. it's so nourishing and delicious with a side of simple potato salad. i'll never take it out of rotation.