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Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Who didn't love grilled cheese sandwiches when they were kids...or even as grown ups? They are comforting, familiar and remind us of simpler times. These vegan versions give all the comfort without all the yucky saturated fat we know we need to avoid.

4 slices whole grain bread
Vegetarian butter spread, (like Earth Balance)
4 slices vegan cheese, like mozzarella
4 slices ripe tomatoes

Preheat a lightly oiled skillet or griddle pan over low heat.

Lay 2 slices of bread on a dry work surface and lightly spread both sides of the slices with vegetarian butter spread. Arrange 2 slices of cheese on the bread, top with 2 slices tomato. Lightly spread the remaining bread with vegetarian butter spread on both sides and press on to the cheese and tomatoes. Lay the 2 sandwiches in the skillet and press down firmly with a spatula. Allow to grill until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Turn sandwiches and press with spatula again and cook until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan, slice in half diagonally and serve immediately. 

Makes 2 sandwiches.


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