Cooking For Leslie

Welcome. My name is Stu and this is my blog. This blog is my attempt to document my foray into semi-serious cooking, which I dedicate to my lovely wife Leslie (who is a spicy dish all on her own). My hope is that readers who are novices in the kitchen will be encouraged to take risks and to feel braver in their cooking. If you'd like to email me privately (instead of posting to the comments section) my address is

Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Tofurky Italian Sausage & Pepper & Onion Sandwiches

Tofurky Italian Sausage & Pepper & Onion Sandwiches

I'm on a self-imposed vegetarian diet, but I still love the classics!

I took three Tofurky Italian Sausage links, split 'em lengthwise, then sliced 'em thick, and put 'em into a medium-heat skillet. Added a teeny amount of olive oil (for flavor), and browned them. Once browned, I put the sausage into a bowl and put sliced red peppers and sliced yellow onions into the pan, added a touch more oil, and let 'em get soft, with a slight bit of char. Once they were starting to look good, back went the sausage. Then I added red pepper flakes and let it cook a little more.

Meanwhile, I sliced up some Italian rolls, and put on some mozzarella. Then I added the sausage and veggie mix, some black pepper, oregano, basil, then the top of the roll. Not bad. No match for pork sausage from NJ, but they came out ok.