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Vegan sausage and peppers

IMG_1258This was a very tasty, spicy, high protein meal. It is also a quick meal to prepare. Perfect for those recovering from vigorous exercise. Sausage and peppers are everywhere this time of year, especially at local street fairs. Unfortunately, in my area they are never vegan. So I figured I would make my own.

I used one Tofurkey Italian sausage(30 g of protein), along with the 3 pepper Melange a Trois, both of which I got from Trader Joe’s. The Melange a Trois is a combination of 3 different colored peppers, red, green, and yellow. I also added some onions, I can never get enough onions or garlic, and I sauteed the sausage and peppers and onions for about 10 minutes in extra virgin olive oil. Although I am not Italian, I sometimes suspect my garlic addiction indicates I am an atavism of some remote Italian ancestor. Or better yet, maybe you can call me an “atavismo”. Sounds better doesn’t it?

The Melange a Trois is found in the frozen food section at Trader Joe’s or you can just get peppers from any grocery store. The only minor problem I had was not having the right type of bread. The bread slices I have are too soft to make sausage sandwiches with, so I ended up crumbling the bread into the sausage and pepper mix. It was still a fabulous meal and recommend it to vegans and non-vegans alike.