Sandwiches & News








I just received an advance copy of the sandwich book, and amazon says it will be in stock on Saturday.
By gum, it’s almost vegan sandwich o’clock.

While I’ve given up on my own Facebook privileges because I’m comfortable being 80% dinosaur, I’m told a fancy Facebook page was created for the book, and it will be mostly wo-manned by Tami herself.
But it doesn’t mean I won’t be available if you want to chat about it: I’m always happy to read from you and will send a prompt response to your sandwich-related (or other) questions and feedback, via email or comments here.

Pictured above:

1. The Almighty BLT (enhanced with a hearts of palm spread)
2. The UnFish’Wich
3. Pav Bhaji (no meat sub)
4. Sesame Berry Ice Cream Sandwiches
5. Fruit-Stuffed, French-Toasted Brioche
6. The Chazwich (no meat sub)
7. Dagwood’s Special Sandwich (I was hoping this one wouldn’t look a squishy mess once sliced in half, and thankfully it came out rather well. What you don’t see is that it threatened to fall apart every time my finger hovered over the shutter button. Clearly, the Dagwood had a bone to pick with me. I took my revenge by eating it with extra gusto once the job was done.)


You’re in for a treat if you love Animal Place as much as I do! Their second annual Music in the Meadow is coming up soon, on September 22, 2012 from 11am to 5pm at Animal Place, 17314 McCourtney Road, in Grass Valley, CA 95949.

Here’s a little snippet taken from their about page, in case you’ve never heard of the sanctuary before:
“Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for neglected and abused farmed animals. We nurture compassion through tours and workshops, promoting a plant-based vegan lifestyle. Located on 600-acres is our primary refuge, home to more than 200 permanent residents in Grass Valley, CA. Additionally, we operate a 60-acre adoption center called Rescue Ranch in Vacaville, CA that takes in thousands of farmed animals annually and re-homes them.”

You will spend the day listening to live music in a dreamy meadow, get to eat delicious vegan food, and if that wasn’t reason enough to make the trip, you’ll also spend time with the stars of the sanctuary themselves: the animals! Including Ruby!
Tickets are only $25 for adults, and $12 for children 12 and under.
Spread the news, and check out Mariji Beach‘s heartwarming pictures of the sanctuary, to convince you that you just need to be there.


I was and still am honored to be one of two case studies in Andrew S. Gibson‘s ebook called Up Close, which is a guide to macro & up close photography. It’s beautifully illustrated with photos by Andrew himself, as well as those of Mandy Disher‘s.

In addition, I answered a few of Andrew’s questions here.

There’s a bunch of recipes and book reviews coming up in the next few weeks, I just need to shake this summery hibernation I’ve been into lately. Hope you’re well!

  • Erin says:

    It all looks so good! I immediately went and harassed the Amazon people about where my pre-ordered copy is. :)

    Will have it next week, can’t wait!

    • Celine says:

      Awesome, I wonder why amazon has it before any other store though. Keep me posted if you have questions!

  • Allysia says:

    God those are beautiful looking sandwiches – such gorgeous photos, and I’m assuming that sandwiches aren’t the most photogenic things to take pictures of. I’m excited to pick up a copy of your book! The Dagwood’s special sandwich is especially appealing right now…

  • celyn says:

    What absolutely gorgeous photos. I want to try each sandwich right away! Also, the yellow tomato slice peeking out of the second sandwich is the perfect tomato slice. Flowermato!

  • Eileen says:

    All sandwiches all the time–yes! I really need to try making pav bhaji one of these days–it’s probably my favorite Indian snacky food. :)

  • Josiane says:

    I thought I was done eating just before I started reading your post, but I should have known better! Everything looks sooooo good that I can feel a little hole in my stomach growing and wanting to be filled up…
    Congrats on having yet another book out! Hooray!
    Also, congratulations on being featured in that photography ebook! I’ve enjoyed reading your interview; it was great.