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New York Giants / Jets


This week, I made two different versions of a vegetarian Reuben. They both contain the exact same ingredients; one I put on a New York style everything bagel and the other one I grilled using a whole grain bread.

The grilled sandwich was the clear winner. I based the taste on my memories of a grilled vegetarian Reuben at a place called the Kopper Kitchen in St. Petersburg, Florida. Back in my teaching days, that was one of my favorite sandwiches to get when we would order lunch. I am sure my teammates got me one of those for my birthday lunch more than once.

Sadly, the Bucs lost to a rookie qb on this day. At least I was able to drown my sorrows in 1000 Island.

Vegetarian Reubens


I used tempeh as the 'meat'. I marinated it in the following for a few hours:

Liquid smoke

Worcestershire sauce



Rice vinegar

Garlic powder

I then cooked it in a thin layer of olive oil for 3-4 minutes per side.


I layered my sando like this:

Bread (buttered on the bottom)

Cheese (I used a gouda/cheddar combo)


Onions and shredded carrots (I sauteed these while the tempeh cooked)


Tomato slice

Alfalfa sprouts

I grilled this for a few, whilst grilling the top piece of bread on the side. I carefully removed the top and slathered it with 1000 Island dressing. (I made a quick one using ketchup, mayo, and a finely diced pickle.)

The favorite!


If Spencer and I were food items, he would be a pizza and I would be a sandwich.

Behold this happy marriage, New York style!

New York Jets Reuben Pizza


I used the pre-made from Publix this week. Super easy and delicious.


Thousand Island Dressing (I used mayo, ketchup, dill pickle relish, one clove of minced garlic, garlic salt, tobasco, and a little bit of white onion, finely chopped.)



Corned beef, cut into cubes

Caraway seeds

Swiss cheese

Then I threw on a few chopped pickles and drizzled more of the dressing on top. So good!!



Start spreading the news! If you are cooking a New York themed meal, for sports or any other occasion, the possibilities are endless.

For a recent game against the J-E-T-S! , the following items were delightful game day fare.

Check back in the future, I will surely be updating this page. There are so many NY teams to cheer against, and so much food from that city to love.


Corned Beef

This was a simple and delicious recipe.

Layer the following in order:

Pumpernickel Bread (Butter outside)

Thousand Island (we made a quick version-mayonnaise, ketchup, chopped dill pickles)

Turkey or Corned Beef (We made one of each!)


Swiss Cheese

Pumpernickel (Butter outside)

Grill or sandwich press

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Black and White Cookies

Thanks, Publix!

Dr. Brown's Soda



The Bagel is straight outta New York. If you know me, you know I love the sandwiches. This Pressed Bagel Sandwich is just about perfect for your game day eating needs. Follow it up with "The Big Apple" (or two) for a sweet ending.

If you are playing the New York Jets or Giants, you are in for a football day filled with lots of amazing food and drinks:

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