Posted by kindlizard at 09/08/2008
I found a few articles online, but I wonder about any of your experiences. We were just gifted a new Panini grill. I have never had one so at first I thought of just returning it for credit, but the more I think of possibilities, I think it could be fun. Only, has anyone here experienced vegan panini before? Details!!! I've read enough to where I think I could do something fun, but as I've never had one, I wonder if my vegan version would be worthy of keeping such an instrument. Thoughts (please no McD posts) of your own? Thanks
My panini maker also came with a cookbook, which has a surprisingly large number of vegan recipes. I haven't tried them yet, but here's a couple that sound tasty:
2 slices rustic whole grain bread
extra virgin olive oil
salt/fresh ground pepper
fresh basil and mint, chopped
pinch of dried Meditteranean oregano
finely chopped garlic
1 medium ripe tomato, sliced
Drizzle bread on one side with oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Then cover one bread with herbs and garlic then top with sliced tomato. Repeat with salt, pepper, herbs, and garlic. Cover with other bread and grill away!
There's a ton more with mostly Meditteranean and Italian themes, with ingredients like olives, eggplant, artichokes, and a lot more. Sound tasty :)
Here was an easy but tasty sounding dessert panini:
2 slices country bread
3/4 oz high quality bittersweet chocolate
Cover one bread with the chocolate, stopping 1/2 inch before edge since it melts. Cover with other bread and toast!
I think if you can use the grill pretty often then it would be worthwhile to keep it, there are definitely lots of fun vegan things to do with it, but if you think it will sit and just take up space, you could probably get something else with your store credit. I do like having mine, though. It's fun to toast sandwiches and grill veggies and tofu ^_^
ugh... I'm hungry.
Thinking I'm going to trot down... err... ride down to Proper Eats before they close.
Thanks y'all for the 2 cents. HM, let me know when you need one... does Proper Eats have Panini too?
I didn't end up going there tonight. By the time I was leaving I realized I'd be cutting it close so I went to the Bye and had a grilled cheese... ate half and brought the other half home for lunch tomorrow.
I have more recipes so let me know if you want anything else, I can probably type out more for you ^_^